I said in my last post, that many hands make for light work, and certainly makes it more fun. Our booth would have not even been close to possible without the generous chorus of Stitching Saints that stitched so gorgeously. While these 9 beautiful souls were sewing their hearts out, my husband (lovingly known by friends as the “one man sweat shop”) and I were busy kitting and shipping their projects, painting backdrops, building ottomans (with help from Mia our dog), cutting, staining, and painting floor tiles, stenciling fabric for booth walls, cutting down Crate Myrtle branches to hang in our booth, and making cacti, tassels, and pendant flags.
Ya’ll, this type of thing totally is what makes up tick and we live for every minute of it. We love working as a team made up of individuals near and far, to create, create, create, crazy awesomeness. We had an all-star line up, that delivered all-star results!
Finally the day came when my husband and I headed to Houston–packed to the brim with Sunshine Serenade loveliness. It’s always so fun and exciting arriving and getting to see the lovely folks that make up Team Windham Fabrics. We spent the day setting up, and finally voilà…she was finished and stunning! It’s like the best kind of rush, better than a roller coaster and cotton candy at the same time!!
I can’t go without saying a HUGE, HUGE, GINORMOUS thank you to Erin Schlosser of Schlosser Designs. Not only did she show up with another incredible quilt and beautiful infinity scarf made out the Sunshine Serenade knits, she stuck around and helped set up (and make tassels!), then helped man the booth all 3 days, and then helped tear down. Seriously folks, laying that floor was a 3 person job, and Matt and I needed a chief in that moment to do it. Erin was our kind, patience, git-er-done chief. THANK YOU dear one!!
Here are a few pics for your viewing pleasure.
She was a beautiful booth. Probably my favorite out of all the trade-show booths we’ve done. I could probably have lived in her happily forever. Everything came together so perfectly. It was a great market made by many!!
One of the greatest rewards of designing fabrics is seeing what all things people make with it. It’s truly incredible to see something that was once just a painting or doodle be loved and crafted by others into something ever-so beautiful. So with that said, let’s get a fat stack of fat quarters of Sunshine Serenade into your pretty little hands.
To enter, simply leave a comment below telling me what your favorite flavor of ice cream is…because who doesn’t love eating ice cream while being serenaded by the sunshine? A winner will be selected at random on Monday, February 2nd at noon.
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend and are able to be serenaded by a little bit of sunshine wherever you might be!! xo!