Friday, July 31, 2009

Not much new ... really ...

I don't really have anything new on the quilting front. In retrospect my memories of the trip to and at the Long Beach Int'l Quilt Festival are a bit fuzzy. No doubt because I was being attacked by a virus and didn't know it. I only had a few small purchases, a couple of them being gifts, so sorry no photos of those. And unfortunately, no pictures from the show.

Well, a trip to my doctor, continued meds and I think things a starting to turn around. It is going to be a slower recovery than I would like, but at this point I am not going to complain.

Take care of yourselves, one and all. You never know when a bug is gonna creep up on you and getcha when you least expect it!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

You know what they say ...

Early on Friday my neighbor, Rose, and I set off to the Long Beach International Quilt Festival. Excitement filled the air as we chatted in the car during the drive.

We arrived, did an early check in at our hotel and walked over to the Convention Center. Did I mention that excitement filled the air? Well, it was.

It was fantastic entering the show room … Robert Duval said it best …

I love the smell of fabric in the morning!

Ok, ok, maybe he smelled something else, but you know what I’m talking about.

The day was great. We had decided to take in the vendors on Friday, of course, and Saturday we would spend on the Quilt Exhibits. So far so good. Got to chat with a lot of people I knew. Did a bit of shopping and saw several projects that I thought would be fun to do.

The day was GREAT. We met with some of Rose’s friends in the evening and had fun talking, laughing and hearing stories of Rose and Marge’s antics.

Then early Saturday morning things took an unexpected turn. I had to go to the doctor for some emergency care. Nothing life threatening, but enough to have to change our plans for the day. So, we stopped to pick up the necessary medications and a couple of other med supplies. Another stop for something to eat and then on the road for the long drive home.

I was so disappointed not to be able to go back for the second day, but it couldn’t be helped. It was just one of those things.

But we did have a fantastic time on Friday and that is what's most important. Sometimes the good does come with the bad. You just have to make the best of it and move on. I think we did.

Friday, July 17, 2009

It's not too late ...

To go over and wish PamKittyMorning a Happy Birthday!

Friday, July 3, 2009

4 + 4 + 1 = FUN

Well, I have been busy getting the last of my Lost Sock blocks appliqued. I can now say that they are done and ready to be trimmed and assembled. I know, I keep talking about these blocks and I don't have any pictures posted of them. I will have to remedy that.
So ... 4 + 4 + 1 = FUN ... what does it all mean anyway ...

It started with 4 days in the country ...

Followed by 4 days on the coast ...

and then today I came home ...

to this!! Not the best quality, but you get the idea.

Have a Happy 4th!