First there was Market - May 15-17th
and we left a day early to get home for
Jake's high school graduation on May 17th.
Here he is with friends Jeremy and Daniel at their graduation party.
The day after we cleaned the house all day (Jake was batching it while we were gone at Market - and he really did a pretty good job) but I'm a little OCD with company coming
and Marie-Claud from Quilt Country in France came on the 18th.
We spent two days going through all of my quilts in the loft
and then another day after Marie Claud left refolding quilts
and putting them back in the cupboards.
Some of you have "known" Jake a long time.
Here he is on the inside cover of Linda and my book Together Again.
And while all of this was going on my friend Linda passed away.
Since we lived an hour and a half away from each other, our relationship was mainly built on quilting and designing. Since she retired we had lost touch so I didn't really even know she was sick.
I'm sorry but I really haven't felt like blogging much - didn't mean to worry some of you and thanks for emailing.
I'm fine - just sad.
After we both left Red Wagon, we decided to have our own companies and occasionally do books together.
When I designed "Coming Home Again" I told Pep that if I was going to do this thing, I needed to go to Market. He said ,"OK, tell me when it is and I'll take off and do the driving and heavy lifting :)"
I told Linda, she and Bob did the same thing and we had booths next to each other in Houston.
That's where we were asked to design fabric for Moda.
Quilts and fabric were woven into the texture of our lives and our friendship for many years.
She was a neat lady and a great designer.
I have a few Home for the Holidays books left and put them on special this month in memory of her.