I'm back. I know I never mentioned that I was leaving, but you figured that out, right? I spent a week in Houston at Quilt Market with my sew-good friends. Laura, Isaac's sister, flew in to assist me and we had more fun than two people should on a business trip. I met Laura 16 years ago, when I first met Isaac. We're two weeks apart in age and are good, good friends. More on Laura later -- or earlier. She tends to pop into posts regularly around here.
My new sewing patterns are now available wholesale to retailers. We've built some amazing new systems to support our wholesale program, including an online ordering system. We were at Market to introduce that program and my sewing patterns to the sewing/quilting industry. I can't say what a thrill it is to have such robust systems in place. Now I can really go to town on design, while Tara and Rachel keep order-delivery running smoothly.
I came home to the Halloween rush and a week of Fall activities. We barely fit pumpkin-carving in for all of the parties and events going on. However, carving your pumpkins on Halloween day does mean they're fresh and spritely for trick-or-treating -- especially when the weather's been in the mid-90s all week. My jack-o-lantern has eyelashes and cheeks and Elijah gave his a friendly uni-brow.
I'm excited to be back. I've got my kids under my wing, my home mostly back together and a mind full of projects to get started on.