It has been a crazy couple of weeks since I last posted. I have been busy- Shannon leaves in two weeks for at least a year. She'll fly to Florida and spend a week or so with her brother and sister-in-law, then on to Switzerland. She will be living in a village about 40 kilometers outside Zurich, working as an au pair for a family with three girls. I think it will be a fabulous time for her, a maturing experience and a chance to live in another culture. So, we have been learning about dual voltage hair appliances, figuring out clothing needs, putting her car up for sale- the list goes on. Funny to think that we will shortly be empty nesters!
I have been working on my journal quilt, but can't post photos. I'll have to get my May Art2Mail cards done soon, so at least I'll have those to post!
But, best of all was this weekend. I was able to work at Spring Market put on by Quilts Inc.- the spring version of the big market that goes on every year just before the International Quilt Festival in Houston. I worked Friday with Suzanne Hyland at her booth, then was able to walk the entire floor today. I've sampled frames for machine quilting, got some great thread samples, got some rubbing plates to use with Shiva paintsticks- and my legs are done for! Friday I stood most of the day, and talked tons- we were busy almost all day. Top that with a second day of walking, walking, walking- I'm feeling it!
They also had some great quilt exhibits, and some fantastic wearable art from past Bernina shows. I was able to get some pictures, but I'm too tired to download them from the camera tonight. Maybe tomorrow morning--
I'll probably go to church with Shannon tomorrow, then head back up to Salt Lake. I'm hoping to collect a few more goodies just before the show closes, then help Suzanne tear down her booth. I know this is small compared to Houston, but for Salt Lake it felt HUGE!! The HMQS show we had a couple of weeks ago had maybe 4-5 rows of vendors. This show had 29 rows of booths!! Quilters heaven!