I have been lamenting the fact that I am not at Quilt Market in Pittsburgh, PA this weekend, but you know what – in the long run, it turned out that HERE is where I am supposed to be.
I want to thank those who sent me photos of my display in the Kansas City Star booth! Thank you thank you thank you thank you!
It made me happy to know that you were trolling the aisles, soaking up the excitement and getting all that fabric and color overload. Hopefully you left eager to start new projects and have a renewed passion for those things we love most….QUILTS!
Jill sent me some great shots and I want to share them with you:
I Spy a Book Display!
Winston Ways, Easy Street and Lazy Sunday!
This cracked me up….can you SEE the large book cover placcard there hanging in front of the quilt? It’s like it is in camouflage! But I’m happy with the display that Kansas City Star put up…SO much color….front and center! There is no way you could miss this display in the booth.
A farther away shot! Yes, this is a Quiltville Corner!
HALF of market! WOW!
I wish all those who traveled from far and wide and near as well a safe arrival home ---
Now for the reason I am GLAD that I am here at home….you know about the electrical strike we had here. This morning we found out that we will also most likely have to replace the washer/dryer combo as the strike took out the pump on the washing machine. I was washing a load of sheets this morning getting ready for the NEXT time we are able to come up ---and the machine unceremoniously dumped a full washer load of water on the kitchen floor, seeping it into the dining room carpet, and through the floor to the sewing area/work room in the basement below.
It’s a complete and utter mess and there were not enough towels to handle the disaster.
We have $1,000 deductible on our insurance, so we were on the fence as to whether make a claim or not. Claims make your insurance rates go UP. Heaven forbid you ever need to use the money you have paid in premiums due to a disaster such as this ---
But the old 1999 washer/dryer stacked combo may have tipped us in favor of making a claim. Or….were they on the outs anyway and it is just one of those things that need to be replaced after 15 years anyhow? Is it worth making a claim?
So…..soppy towels hanging from the outside deck railing, I’m glad we are tackling this pain-in-the-neck disaster the two of us instead of me arriving alone to find it, or bringing up quilt friends to deal with it when all we wanted to do was spend a weekend sewing.
It’s Sunday. There is no getting the washing machine guy or the electrical guy out to come do an assessment. So we are planning on a long hike with Sadie, and will head down the mountain this afternoon. I still have a trunk show to pack for heading to Los Angeles in the morning ((6:15am flight…ugh… so fun to arrive at the airport at 4:30am…NOT!!)) and there are other “at home things” left to be done before I go.
And the upside is – I now have a VERY CLEAN kitchen floor at the cabin!