I wasn’t at the airport and through the security check for more than 10 minutes before I got a notice on my phone that my outbound flight from Greensboro was running an hour late – which meant FOR SURE I was going to miss my connecting flight from Charlotte to Houston.
I made it to the counter to ask for other alternatives when the ticket guy said – there is a 2:50 flight --- with only 3 seats left. Two exit rows which will cost you a ridiculous amount of money, or the very last aisle seat at the back of the plane by the lavatory. I said TAKE IT ---I needed to get to Houston today ---there was no way I was going to miss a fabulous Tex-Mex dinner with a group of 10 guild girls all ready to dip the chips and laugh and talk and get to know each other! ((Well, they knew each other, but I didn’t know them and they didn’t know me!))
Actually the last seat in the plane on the aisle is not all that bad. I’m not much of a seat recliner anyway – I need to sit up to stitch ;c)
And yes, I did have people in line in the aisle next to me waiting their turn for the lavatory nearly the whole trip ---- but it gave me a chance to talk to others and answer their inquisitive questions like:
“What are you making?”
“Are you doing all of that by hand?”
“How big will it be?”
“How long will it take you?”
“How many pieces will it have?”
“My grandmother used to quilt!”
“What would you charge to make ME one?”
Yes folks, there is MUCH opportunity for promoting the art of quilting! You just have to book yourself into seat 26D!
As you can tell by the photo above --- I plugged myself into catching up on a couple episodes of Downton Abbey, Season 2 while I stitched. The two hour flight went by really fast! And I’m making good progress with my hexies. Only one problem. I left the red ones at home :c/
Tomorrow’s class is Roll Roll Cotton Boll, and I have a plan to beg some red scraps from my students just so I have enough to do what I need to do!
Baggage all spoken for! YAY!
We met up with the guild girls at a terrific Mexican restaurant --- and spent a couple hours chatting and laughing and chip dunking and enjoying the evening. And look what I spied on a trip to the ladies room? LOL!!
So – I have hexies and diamonds on the brain…can you blame me??
I’m all tucked into my room for the night….there will be more hexies to follow….but I bust out laughing the moment I walked into the room…Uhhhhhhhhhhh:
Could you sleep with this outside your window?!?
HOUSTON! We Have A Problem!!