Friday, April 25, 2008

Too Big or Too Old.....

Yesterday was the much anticipated trip to the Paducah Quilt show.... We took off from St Louis at 6am on a bus with 47 other woman bound and determined to BUY..BUY...BUY....

We had a wonderful, tiring, back hurting day of shopping, walking, admiring quilts, walking, eating, walking, buying, walking, drinking and oh! did I mention we walked? My feet and legs were dead by 5pm. Apparently everyone had the same problem as we couldn't find a chair to save our soul. Finally, we found an open classroom, walked in and asked if we could just sit in the chairs for a few minutes. Where we taking the class we were asked? Uh no... No problem. just feel free to sit until the class starts, the Janome expert said, then proceeded to give us the low down on the
?new Memory Craft 6600. Um..we tried very nicely to say we were Bernina gals, but we let her go on and on. Very good deal, but DH would have killed me if I brought home yet another machine...lol

Purchases here....
I pretty much stay away from curves in quilts. When I saw this demonstrated I was fascinated. I do realize, it looked much easier than it probably is, but it opens up a whole new area of quilt patterns for me. I had to buy the Bernina adaptor, but the tweezers were free with purchase. (yes, the photo is upside down)



This was $1. Who could possibly pass this up?? No, I don't have a clue where it will end up, but it's CUTE!!!! and it was only $1...


These are the FQ's I found for my Ava for her Christmas quilt. I will use the Terri Atkinson pattern Snapshots from the book Happy Hour.





This little gadget was demonstrated by Sharon Schamber herself. Looked really easy even for others that tried it (and bought it). My SIL and I got the last two they had and I see that their website is also sold out. Once again the camera has decided to take upside down photos.


I also got a new water erasable marker and a chalk marker from Clover. I did miss one big buy....

About 5pm, SIL and I decided to sit in some chairs and wait for the bus to show up. Along came Ernestine and we started talking about the "great deals" we got. She had a cutting mat AND rotary cutter from Clover and together the cost was $10. WHAT??!!! I want that!! She told my SIL where they were and since we had about 20 minutes she took off to get two good deals of the day. Carole comes back empty handed and says "I can't find them". I get directions and take off. I return empty handed (and feet hurting). Ernestine takes the money, leaves her purchases in our capable hands and starts walking off. I yell "RUN, We only have 10 minutes and the bus will leave without us!!" She starts trotting off while we alternately watch for the bus and Ernestine. She returns empty handed. They SOLD OUT!! Bummer!!!

Watched a cute movie on the bus on the way home. Shirley Valentine about a 40's lady that heads to Greece on Holiday. Very funny, rated R with brief nudity that you will miss if not watching closely....lol

So back to the title of this post...Carole and I were talking and it seems that the Paducah show has become bigger and more spread out and we are going to have to stay over one night next year. Or maybe we are getting older? No, that couldn't be it!!

Off to finish laundry and such....the St Louis Cardinals game tomorrow. Sister has tickets...

Happy Sewing,
Nancy

6 comments:

tina said...

Glad you enjoyed Paducah--- it was GREAT this year!!!

And no, we shall not speak of getting older as the excuse for anything!!

Judy S. said...

Sounds like a fun trip to me! Another day would allow more time for shopping, right? ;)

KCQuilter said...

Sounds like you had a great time in Paducah!!! I need to go again some year. Hey, you won the drawing on my blog, kcquilter.blogspot.com! Email me your address and I'll get your prize in the mail.

Anonymous said...

Glad you enjoyed Paducah. I thought it was a great show, much better than last year. Seeing it in 2 days sounds like a great idea. I checked out the Quilt Halo on the internet site. It sounds like a great idea and a great help. But will it help me???? the world's worst machine quilter???
Miss Nancy

Joanna said...

Oh how wonderful! I LOVE the fabrics you got. Beautiful. I would love, I mean LOVE to go to Paducah one year. Maybe I can tag along in your bags next time :)

Sweet P said...

Sounds like you had on a great time at Paducah. I may get there myself some time.