Hello from Las Vegas.
First I need to apologize for this post. It's taken over three hours to edit these few photos and upload the pictures. If Bill doesn't kill me first I think I will throw this blankity blank computer out the window onto the strip so some crazy taxi driver can put it and me out of our mystery. I think it has something to do with these thick steel hotel walls that effects cell service (and ones attitude).
Monday was a full day of fabric buying. I must say I literally had to dig through:
a wall of flowers,
a booth full of feathers
and more than a dozen booths of satins and bridal laces before I found things I thought you all might want me to buy.
Like printed gross grain ribbon in really cool unusual colors and prints
and fabulous new fabrics from Renee Nanneman called Itsy Bits 2 that coordinates beautifully with Stone Cottage. (Couldn't decide so I bought the whole card).
Renee is known for her use of gorgeous wool so I thought we should have some of that too! ; )
I found new Minkee patterns and colors, exciting and unusual prints from Alexander Henry, three fresh lines from Lucien, and classic batiks and Christmas prints from Hoffman.
Although the treasures were scarce, I'm glad I came. This is a show that has struggled to survive and I'd hate to see it disappear. Because it's not so busy I get an opportunity to chat with my reps and the companies owners, and share with them what sells for us and what you might like them to include in future collections.
All in all it was a good day. Tuesday afternoon we fly to Louisiana and will be staying in an old plantation about an hour outside of New Orleans.
I'm looking forward to taking lots of pictures and to better cell service!
"heart" Suzanne (can't stand to wait for my name image to download - sorry).