Saturday, March 31, 2007

Partners in crime...

I was thinking about calling this, "Friends and Allies" but really the whole "partners in crime" scene seems more appropriate. From left to right, Walleed, Tanya, and Sharon. We all went to LaPorte, Indiana, for The Gathering- a quilt show. It was a one day show and I think we did great. Here, you can see our booth- or half of it anyway. See those libraries of fat quarters back there? I am pretty sure they weigh a ton each. But it's a great way to bring a lot of variety to a show. We also have a table weighed down with 2 and 1 yard cuts. And lots of books and fun stuff. (Aunt Isobel- if you are still looking for that add a 1/4" ruler, I can pop that in the mail to you along with some flour.) We had 2 vans weighed down and it is something like a clown show to see us unload it- people are amazed at how much we can cram in there. Tanya has a gift that way. The show itself only lasted 6 hours and I didn't meet a single person who wasn't just a jewel. I love meeting new people and we didn't have a breather the whole time. Now that's a great show.

Some of you may have noticed that I have bee a bit scarce in blogland... I have several good, and well-rehearsed, reasons.

  1. I've been sick, off and on, since the middle of February. Nothing major. Just makes it hard to concentrate.
  2. Dh has been hoggin the 'puter. Yes, we have 2, but only one handles my camera. And I hate to post without a picture. It's like making a cold call. When you have a picture you can chit-chat about that for a few minutes and then get down to business. He is a sweetheart and always offers to let me get on, but then, I hate to get all wrapped up on the computer during the few hours he's home in a day, ya know? Yes, I should get my blogging done while he's at work, but then I'm working...
  3. I'm planning a big trip- just moi, the last week of May and I am trying to get ahead of the quilting. You know, it's rather rude of you to bust out laughing when I am sharing my deepest hopes and aspirations... Actually, I have only one more quilt top in the hopper that doesn't belong to me or my Mom. I know for a fact, though, that several more are winging their way to Prairie Quilt-land and will need to be done before I leave. And thank you for asking. I am going to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and to Crater Lake, Oregon.
  4. I have a one-track mind. Yes, I can multi-task. As long as the tasks are mindless. But if it involves using the gray matter between my ears... I just can't go there. I have been getting my bb's adjusted- now you can laugh, and I find it hard to concentrate on anything else, intellectually.
  5. It's spring! The warm weather is drawing me outdoors. I can't let myself get all wrapped up in gardening- cause it's bound to freeze again, but... I'm dreaming. and distracted.

Now I think I need some of those mental clarity herbs I've been hearing so much about.

9 comments:

Patti said...

Oh, what a wonderful trip! Have you ever been to Oregon before? I'm just a bit biased - it's the second most beautiful state after our Washington. You will love both the festival and Crater Lake.

Isobel said...

That looks like a place I would like to be. (Love those lime green shoes.) Thanks but I found the ruler but would like to try some flour. No hurry. That is the way my life is going now. I was thinking of you this morning. When we came home, my blood sugar must have been a little low because I was a little shaky and couldn't cram stuff in my mouth fast enough....not too low any more!

atet said...

Nah, you don't need mental clarity herbs -- what you need is a "wife". You know, someone to take care of the cleaning, laundry, cooking, and daily chores that take time, effort and thought (of a type) to make a house a home. THEN you can concentrate on the thousand and one other things clammoring for your attention. In the meantime, you do a wonderful job keeping up with a hectic life and schedule and still find time to create -- sounds like a hero in my book!

Peni said...

Yes, you're certainly one of MY heroines! Glad to see you 'oot and aboot,' as Aunt Karen might say. I've missed you.

Glad you had a good show, and know that trip will be SO-O-O-O exciting!!

XO Mama

Dawn said...

WOW! Look at all that fabric! What fun. No wonder you were busy all day! Glad it was worth it!

Quilt crazy said...

Oregon has many wonderful shops and no sales tax...so be sure to bring an empty suitcase. For an oregon perspective, check out my blog at oregonquilt.blogspot.com

Darcie said...

I've been missing you terribly!!! I'm sorry that you've not been feeling up to par. Hope things get under control for you very soon.

Oregon! Oh my! Have you ever been there? I must say...I do love where I'm at...but that's just because it is home. In my dreams though...I would live in OR! Are you flying?

Many many hugs to you, my dear!!! Happy Sunny-Day!

Sharon said...

Love the bookcase and your smiling friends too!

Carrie said...

Oh wow it sounds like that show was great fun! Love the pic!

God bless :)