Back from Market and feeling caught up. No way! Market was a blast with lots of new fabrics, books and patterns to look at. We found some new pattern lines that I really liked. We brought most of our patterns home so come on in and take a look. There are some books and patterns that are being shipped so we will have new items arriving daily. The new fabric lines are beautiful. Lots of new batiks, florals, solids, more batiks, baby and kids, stripes, dots........
Lots of Books and Goodies! Hoffman Challenge! Vicki Bellino and Me!
Barbara Jones of Quilt Soup!
Mark, Jen and I really enjoyed doing the market experience together. One night we went to The Mall of America. What a kick! First the three peeps from the sticks had to ride the rail to get there, we passed the Metro Dome where the Vikings play (very important stuff for the grandkids). The mall had a roller coaster, water slides, log run, swings and more. Dinner at Chipotle - love those burrito bowls. Great Old Navy. Jen packed clothes for cold weather and it was warm and muggy there so Old Navy was fun. After a day of schoolhouse and a trip to the mall we were pooped and off to bed. Friday, Saturday and Sunday were Market shopping days and I think we did well. Mark was on a mission to find free stuff and give aways and I must say I have a lot of the new books with autographs!
Metrodome! Entrance to the Mall! Some of the coasters!
We liked Minneapolis. The downtown has been redone since we were there five years ago. We had some great dinners. The best or the most fun was "Hell's Kitchen." A jazz band was playing while we ate which was a real treat. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.
Here a few pictures to enjoy. The best part of Market - the energy level was high with lots of excitement and great people to enjoy.
Some of the City! Hells Kitchen and some of the art work there.
Placed all over the city are these baseball players. They are covered with facts on the Minnesota Twins!
It's always good to be back home but our time home is a bit brief. We are leaving tomorrow for Tahoe - a little golf and Lady Antebellum and Tim McGraw. Yahoo!!!! Monday morning we leave early from there and head to San Luis Obispo to install two Handi Quilters and teach a beginning class. Then back home for a week and off to Graeagle for our first Mystery Quilt away from the shop. We will be home for a week after that and off to Reno to vendor a show at the Grand Sierra. I am so glad our friend Marie stays at our house and takes care of our Ziggy. He absolutely hates seeing the suitcases come out. So do I.