I’m back in Lafayette for a Saturday Texas Braid workshop! I may be being passed around like a football, but as long as there is no field goal kicking, no fumble, no foul, it’s all good!
I just returned from the dress rehearsal for tomorrow’s Mardi Gras Ball for the Crewe of Victoria. I had the best time being dressed up with more beads, more bling, more bracelets, and a whole goodie bag of fun trinkets to bring home! It’s been a crash-course in parade tradition and how things are run! I learned one thing is for sure, it’s any excuse for a PARTY!
Last night’s lecture in Baton Rouge was terrific, and JoPaula sent me a link to her photo album so I could make copies of the pics. Of course, I only saved the ones where I was NOT making funny faces
When I look at how my quilts DO dwarf me, it’s no wonder that these two bags of quilts weight over 100 lbs! This just shows SOME of the quilts that I bring, but you get the idea here, especially on the size of the hexagon medallion as it grows!
This morning I was greeted ((Oh yes, after writing last night’s post about how I need to watch my portion control..LOL!!)) by this GORGEOUS King Cake! It had cream cheese/strawberry filling, and oh my…..there were also two bags of fresh & hot beignets to tempt me as well!
How can you say NO completely to this? It’s impossible! The beignets got me first, yummm..and the king cake was soon to follow!
Another great day sewing away! You know how it goes when you are chain piecing, and doing ANY kind of production sewing? It seems like working on multiple units at one time takes FOR.EVER. And then, it seems, all at once, everyone had multiple blocks and we were laying them out, taping them to the cabinets and the walls so we could step back and take a look at what they look like and different ways they can be set!
It was after the class that I was driven back to Lafayette, checked back into the same hotel I was in earlier in the week and promptly fell asleep for a much needed nap before going out for the Pre-Mardi-Gras activities tonight.
We ended the night at the Blue Dog Café—I guess it is Legendary in these parts! And I can see why. My opportunities for cajun food are winding down, and I went with the blackened pan seared cat fish, the crawfish ettouffe, and a corn dish I can’t remember the name of! I thought catfish filets were small, but look at this!
It was tender and flakey and NOT fishy at all…perfectly seasoned and oh so yum! Yes, I hate to admit it, but I am kind of developing this need to document all the yummy different foods. I’m not taking back that many souvenirs, but the pics of my meals will always stay with me! LOL! ((In other words, let’s face it – I have had little time to do ANYTHING else but teach….and EAT!))
Oh Gym, I definitely NEED to reacquaint myself with you when I return home!
It’s only 10:45, but I’m tucking in to bed. Tomorrow morning I check back out of here again, go teach the braid workshop for the Quilter’s Acadienne, and then….get this..it has been arranged to drop me off again with the ladies from Prairieville ---so the drivers only have to each drive part way only, the designated drop off station is a rest stop..Hehehe!!! I love it! Earlier they were joking about just dropping me off in some parking lot somewhere, but at least the rest stop has facilities! Oh, what an exciting life!
Night night everyone….catch you on the flip side!