Summer seems to be over … the mornings are crisp and the nights c-o-o-l. Leaves are changing and the horses are putting on their winter coats. I was excited to pack the car and head to Portland, Oregon, for our E.E. Schenck Distributor show. It’s a beautiful drive and with the clear skies and pretty follage I knew it would be a relaxing three hours. I always look forward to the opportunity to work the Schenck show because there is such high energy and I love seeing ode friends and making new.
The response to the new products coming in October (a little teaser here!) was great. Of course the new things are awesomeas are all of our products. They’ll make your crafting life easier, more creative and might even promote world peace!! We can hope, can’t we?
Of course I came home with new toys and bolts (BOLTS!) of fabric just screaming at me to make quilt tops and some other fun projects. There is such a sense of empowerment to put BOLTS of fabric that make your heart sing into your stash at home. Ahhhh, so many projects and so little time!
It’s great to hear our customers share stories regarding their favorite tools. The Seam Ripper has to make the top of the list of most loved products with the Ball Point Awl following close behind. The yo-yo makers are still strong in the market and I was amazed at the new quilt patterns I saw using yo-yo’s. Check out Marsha Layton’s quilt patterns. She is totally in love with the yo-yo makers and uses all sizes and shapes in her wall hangings. You go Marsha!!
Skittles and I wish you a happy day filled with wonderful crafting adventures.