Yesterday I flew into Peoria, Illinois – a place I've never been before.
If you've followed along with me and my crazy life of the itinerant traveling quilter, you know the kind of luggage I haul when transporting an entire trunk show via plane.
I wish I could have captured this scene by camera, but I was laughing so hard that I just could not stop and think to take photos.
Imagine me – showing up at this beautiful brand new airport – complete with “New Airport Smell” ((Think New Car Smell ---)) and I wind my way down to the baggage claim and --- there are my two 50 lb quilt duffles sitting on the baggage claim belt….
And. THERE IS NOT A SINGLE LUGGAGE CART to be found in the entirety of the Peoria Airport.
They don’t have any! Peoria, this is a problem!
I am one person ----and there is that whole “do not leave luggage unattended” thing. I can’t carry them all at once, nor do I want to leave ANYTHING at the curb while I go retrieve the others ---These bags do NOT have wheels!
To the rescue – a couple of female airport employees saw my predicament and grabbed a couple of WHEEL CHAIRS ---we loaded the Quilt Bags up on the chairs and they paraded me outside to the curb where Marcia had pulled up with her van to haul me away. I’m sure we presented quite the sight ---Me, pulling my carry on with my clothes and class supplies and wearing my big backpack, and the two airport employees each with a wheelchair escorting a 50 lb canvas duffle each!
Thank you for rescuing me, ladies.
Seriously. I was told the airport had FIFTY wheel chairs. But not a single luggage cart. Someone needs to rethink this, don’t you agree?
Instead of me and one luggage cart that I would glady pay a $4 to $5 rental fee for, it took me and two employees to get my luggage to the curb ---is this a good use of
But we made it.
As we drove through town, I could see how much more the leaves are turning up north, compared to the south where I live:
It might look like fall, but it was 83 degrees!
Last nights Guild Meeting was held at the Anshai Emeth Temple in Peoria.
What a beautiful building!
I sent photos to my friend Randy who informed me this beautiful tree is a Tree of Life. The leaves represent donations by members of the temple.
I see not only a beautiful Star of David, but a lovely quilt block!
A full house!
I did post a couple of photos from my phone last evening, but it wasn't until I went to upload them to the laptop that I noticed I caught the lady in the front row with her hand in her shirt…..LOL! Oh, I am so sorry! Hahahaha – it wasn't intentional, I promise!
I wish I had gotten a closer shot of the beautiful hanging that is on the far wall!
The perfect end to a great day?
YES PLEASE!! Can you read by the hats on the guys where I am??
Happy Girls Go To Culvers!
I’m being picked up in about 1/2 hour for a Smith Mountain Morning workshop and I am very excited – I have several repeat students who I am happy to see whenever I get close enough for them to come sew for the day ---
A sweet gal has loaned me her featherweight for my use while I’m here – and I’m planning on a sew-evening working on more mystery quilt parts – it’s getting closer! I’m pedal to the metal trying to get this done so we can get our yardage requirements etc out in a couple weeks time.
Have a great day, everyone! I’ll keep you updated so, watch for more posts!