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Monday, July 07, 2008
And They're Off!
My traveling trunkshow is on it's way to Florissant Colorado! Because I'm going by plane, I have to ship a partial trunk show, bring SOME with me in my luggage, and do the remainder by power point presentation. You can really call me a nervous nelly right now. But the gal at my mailing spot is SO great! I asked her what was the best way to ship these, crates, boxes or what....and she asked what I usually did to get them around. I told her about the extra large military duffel bags, aka...body bags....and she pulled out these sleeves that they usually put over items like golf clubs, etc. PERFECT! I was able to leave the quilts in the duffels, slide them into the sleeve and voila! I don't teach in Colorado until July 24, but if I wait until I get back from Sisters to ship them, I won't have enough time to get them there I don't think.
When I get back from Sisters, I have 3 workshops to give before I head out to Colo, but I kept the workshop samples here with me, and THAT part of the trunkshow will go with me on the plane. It's comfusing trying to keep my ducks in a row!
And Oh Yeah! Something I forgot was on my camera....ahem...When Charlotte was here she broke in my new ironing board cover! *LOL* I guess she was so awed by the gorgeous woodsy view out of my quilting room window that she forgot she had the iron down. What a hoot! I made her sign and date it as a remembrance of our fun weekend. Gotta love friends! :c) Now I'll smile every time I see it. I think it looks much better this way than new anyway.
My guild meeting was tonight. Very fun time Lisa Alley gave a hilarious presentation on "Its not a blanket, it's a QUILT". I think we all needed depends by the time she was done. There were many oohs and ahhs over the show and tell, especially the items the vendors brought to show, and we coined a new phrase.
Instead of calling it eye candy.....it's QUILT P-ORN! *LOL* I think we were all drooling madly, and having hot flashes. I guess this is when you know the show and tell is really good ;c) (who needs a man???) *giggle* What a fun evening. I'm really enjoying getting to know the ladies here.
I've been faithfully hand quilting on my Charlotte's Baskets quilt...I've got 1 1/2 blocks left to quilt,and then it's just the borders folks! I know it's like a snail trying to show you progress when it's hand quilting that I'm about,but I've tried to keep going on the hand quilting progress. I'm switching gears at dinner time, and everything after dinner is HAND WORK. I'm even going to take out my long time unfinished applique bordered quilt and work on the applique and get it done. Silly me...I should have put the applique in the two opposite corners of the borders, but no.....I did two consecutive corners so now I've got to do ALL FOUR!!This quilt is one of the first 'shirt fabric' quilts I made, and it is about 10 years old now. Will it EVER get done???
Quipped by Bonnie K Hunter at 9:50 PM