My name is Konda Luckau. I have been long arm quilting for many years, and now I am writing pattern books. This started when I fell in love with charm packs a few years ago. I am sure many of you can relate. Most of my patterns are written for charm squares (except you can make your own charm squares out of layer cakes, fat quarters, yardage, or scraps). Check out my books at my website:
I'm singing the blues tonight, the Spring Market Blues. Sample Spree was tonight at Spring Market. That event occurred in Minneapolis. I am not in Minneapolis. I am 1,359 miles away according to Google Maps.
Fortunately, there are others who are attending who are kind enough to give us a peek at all their excitement. Pam Kitty Morning has a blog where she has listed some quilters who are posting information about market: HERE is that link in case you are singing the blues like I am.
Why am I not going to Market? I have an almost 7 month old baby. They don't allow children at Market. I don't think it would be a good mix even if they did allow it.
What am I going to do while other fortunate souls are in Minneapolis? Thanks for asking. Actually, I am doing something this weekend. I am going to do a triathlon on Saturday. I did my first triathlon last spring. I was 3 months pregnant. LOVED it!!! (I practically walked the run with my SIL who has horrid hip problems. She then in turn beat me big time because whenever I would start to get out of breath on the bike, I would slow down, you know, for the baby.) Anyway, the triathlon this Saturday is a women's only race called "Women of Steel." You know we all love that name. The host city has "Steel Days" that the race is not in conjunction with, but it is an appropriate name. I think I am more nervous for this race because this time I will be trying to do well. The thing I love about these races is that it feels like a celebration of life. I never know who the actual winner is. I never really care. Everyone who finishes is a winner.
Oh yes, and tomorrow I am going to sew the next block so I will have something to show y'all on Monday! I did get my other two blocks done, but I haven't taken their picture yet. They are being camera shy. I will have to talk them out of that.
What are y'all doing this weekend besides wanting to be at Market?