I arrived on Sunday at around 11am, this is after I was SUPPOSED to catch a 6am flight out of Greensboro, arriving at the airport at 4:45am (YAWN!) to be where I was supposed to be when I was supposed to be there.......only to find that the flight had been delayed Two HOURS!! Oh I could have used that two hours sleep!!
It actually worked out okay though, my connections were closer than originally planned and I got into Kansas City only 45 minutes later than I would have other wise.
I had one really neat experience on the flight. I was sitting in economy plus, in the bulkhead row. This plane was too small for real first class in other words, and the gentleman next to me asked if there were any service men on board. Just about this time a guy in army fatigues comes through the plane door and starts heading down the aisle to his place in the back. The man next to me told the stewardess to tell that man that he wanted to change places with him. He wanted to give him his economy plus seat. I was just really touched. It was the nicest gesture.
Yesterday we met with the Lee's Summit guild for a lecture/trunkshow and we sure had a great time. you should have SEEN the show and tell these ladies brought...I felt like I could just pack up my bags and go home, their work was FABULOUS! I just love that. It inspires me. It's great to be in a room with people who are as compelled to quilt as you are!
last night I finished quilting the Creamsicles quilt! We were watching a murder mystery and I put in the last stitches! WHooT! This has been compeltely stitched while on the road, and it has just been a joy to tell everyone who asks about the blocks and where they came from. It is a happy quilt and I love how I feel when I run my fingers across all the blocks! I'll get it bound when I get home. Sharon has gifted me some perfect orange fabrics that are going to finish it off just PERFECT!
So now..we are on to:
The more than 10 year old hexagon thing I started when still living in Idaho! I had needed a project to travel to Arizona to visit my grandmother in the hospital, not knowing it would soon travel with me to Minnesota for her funeral. I worked on it intermittently because it was always a good travel project, but in between moves and everything else, I really don't think I've touched it in 5 years >_< And it's time!
The "Mother Ship" has 4 of the 6 large points stitched on, The 5th one is ready to add, the last point needs one corner section, and then I'm off and doing some more motifs. I don't know if you can see this or not, but this is the graphpaper I taped together (LONG AGO!) and colored in how I thought I wanted the design to go:
And this looks like a dizzy kitty pic, but I caught Clyde as he was just deciding to get OFF the quilt...he had to come and inspect it too!
Today is going to be a longie...we have a guild meeting this morning and a half day afternoon workshop with the Greater Kansas City Guild, followed by another lecture/trunkshow at another guild in Olathe! Just color me tired by the end of this day. It's the longest one of the week.
Tomorrow I'll be with the Greater Kansas City quilters again for a full day Cathedral Stars workshop.
Thursday it's a lecture Trunkshow with the Night Time Needlers in North Kansas City.
FRIDAY IS MY PHOTO SHOOT FOR THE NEXT BOOK!! (I can so not wait! It's going to be a long hot day for sure) and Saturday I go home.
So if you don' get much from me over the next few days you'll know why!