This was me waiting at the airport on the way back home...
I had three giant bags heading through security at Hobby in Houston. I had to rearrange and cram my purse into one of the totes - which was quite obviously spilling over the top. I struggled through the terminal with way too much stuff. People were staring and I was getting "the look." You know the look where people are all like "Seriously??"
I caught the flight attendant give me a dirty look as I picked a seat and began to put my stuff away. I looked her square in the eye and said "Don't worry. Everything will be fine..." in my best Obi-Wan Kenobe "These aren't the droids you are looking for" sort of way. And it was. It all fit neatly under the seat and in the space of one suitcase up top.
If I had an extra bag, I would not have been stressing the entire weekend as someone from some quilty goodness company handed me yet another goodie sample. I also wouldn't have failed miserably as I tried to tip the baggage checker as he weighed my luggage that was five pounds over.
I am not complaining. I merely was unprepared for going to Quilt Market and people actually know who you are or at the very least, the magazine you write for - AMAZING! Really... it was fantastic.
But I will start at the very beginning... I got to market in time to shop at Ikea for supplies for the booth. We got chairs, picture frames, accessories. And then we saw this...
We got a bit distracted... but at $5 - $8 per yard, who can blame us???
We finally got to the convention center and set up the booth... in record time I might add!
There was only problem. This was our neighbor...
How is a girl supposed to concentrate??? Especially since, they don't give out charm packs or samples and the fabric that they had for sale was full retail price! OY!
I tried BEGGING...
But that didn't work.
(Actually, this was my buddy Simon who belonged to Jenna and Tom, the creators of "Stitched the film" documentary who were kind enough to let several of us crash at their house.If you haven't seen the film, you should!)
That is all I have time to share today. Tomorrow, I will share more about the fun people I got to talk with like Tula, Bari J, Thomas Knauer, David and Amy Butler... I promise, it will be good.
(Even with my crappy photography skills...)