October 2007

a real day off.  so, we went to galveston to walk on the beach and get our toes wet in warm water.  lovely.  also had lunch at a nice restaurant – outside, looking at the water.  nice warm day.they have these funny big black birds here – look rather like large grackles.  they make the strangest noises – first they make a crackling kind of sound and then a very high pitched screech/whistle.  they were hanging around the table and suddenly one jumped up onto the empty chair next to me and then grabbed the piece of bread off my side plate!  i guess i had moved it too far away from my main plate!  he wasn’t able to hold onto it, but it surely did startle me!  once i threw him a few croutons he seemed to be satisfied and stopped bugging me.

we did a little laundry – after a nap, that is – once back here.  now just doing about nothing!  did fold and stuff the last of the kits i didn’t finish at home.  nearly 8:30 and i haven’t eaten dinner – hmmm.  no tv on either.  i hate it that i can’t get the cable stations so i can watch my harmless hgtv.  just can’t take any more emotional stimulations these days. ^_^ and the world series didn’t last very long, did it?!

tomorrow morning it’s back to reset the  booth – get out the kits, etc.  then back here to rest and then back in the booth for the preview , 5-10pm tomorrow night.  hopefully will be lots busier than market.

love and beauty

hi ya’ll

so, market its over.  i must admit it was a lot less then wonderful – for anyone.  very poorly attended – not sure why.  even worse than salt lake.  sooooo – am counting on festival to carry me!  need to make expenses and add a little to the bank account!  speaking of that – went in to check my balance and discovered they had already charged me for all 11 nights at this hotel!!  first of all – hotels never do that!  secondly – half of it needs to go on bobbie’s card!  yikes!  called the desk, they(she) claimed they’ve always done it that way.  NOT – stayed here two years ago and i know they didn’t do it then!! grrrr  we will stop at the desk before we head out and get that handled.

going to drive to galveston today – sightsee, have lunch, etc.  then back here to rest for the evening.  tomorrow we need to go in early and reset out booths, then back for a rest – then in again for the preview that’s 5 – 10pm.  then it’s four long days before the long drive home.

i was in costa mesa the weekend right before we left – and i do mean “right before”!!  had do drive home overnight, sunday night – good thing i did or i may not have gotten out!  left about 1 am, fought the wind till i went over the grapevine!  drove right past the orange country fires.  did stop and sleep once i was well beyond it all.  hard to sleep because in an rv you are parked with the trucks and sometimes they come and go – with much huffing and puffing of those big diesels!  aaarrgh.  made it home and to the rv storage with exactly 24 hours to unpack/rearrange/repack and sleep before heading out again.  somehow managed.  and we took a route that avoided the wind and fires.  took a little longer but it sure was pretty!!  we had to drive a little longer the next two days – but well worth it.  sure wish i had had my camera out of the ‘office’ bag – great views!!  i am going to find out what i need to do to add a camera card reader to this thing!  not happy it do’esn’t already have a built in ‘port’!!

ok, time to enjoy my day off!

love and beauty

to say hello goodbye!  what a great show!!  and now i have even more to do to get ready for houston – not to mention this coming weekend.  crazy life i lead. ^_^

it was a great show in every respect – including the quilts, of course.  got some pictures in the (e)mail but no time to look at them.  once i do, i will share them with you – at least one or two.

today is about regrouping and seeing just how much i can get done – as will be each day this week.  can i do it??  we shall see. ^_^

love and beauty

so far, good enough.  three more days to go.  full of pizza and wine for now and about to call it a day.  yes, early – just as well.  need to conserve my strength that will be much needed over the next few weeks!  i thought life was supposed to be easy at this age!!!? ^_^

will say the quilts are once again outrageously incredible.  and i haven’t even gotten to the international ones.  you really should try to make it here.

love and beauty

ok, so i set myself up to fail last night with all my stupid whining.  and got exactly what i predicted.  grrrr.  so, today i declare a great day! 

one thing that has become (painfully?) clear is that i must make some changes this coming year!!  all this running around from show to show has caused me to stop creating!  and if you are going to visit the same areas over and over, you’d best have something new for your ‘regulars’!!  i knew that!! 😦  silly girl!!  and so, 2008 will be the year of new designs – remember, you read/heard it first here. ^_^

with that i will go eat my breakfast and get ready for a successful and prosperous day.

love and beauty

in the hotel and just resting until i must go back for the silly preview deal.  it’s silly because it is only 1 1/2 hrs which is not long enough to either see the quilts or do any real shopping.  the vendors all hate it.  it’s such hard work to get here and get setup – the last thing you want to do is change clothes and come back and stand around.  perhaps some of them way up front do a little business, but those of us way in the back sure don’t do much!  yes, i am whining. ^_^

i’ll keep you posted.

love and beauty

today is setup day for pacific international – goes thru sunday.  if you live in the area, well worth the trip.  quilts from all over the world.   rather a bit like houston, only smaller – still, takes more than one day to see everything.  (‘cept for bobbie. ^_^ )  i usually don’t get to see much as i can’t leave the booth for long periods.  i am right by the wearables, so get to check those out on the way to the bathroom (also closeby).  oh, booth #633.

it is raining, and i am hoping it stops before i have to begin hauling things up.  most stuff with regard to the business end is up there – except for the ‘office’.  however, have laptop, suitcase, dresses and ‘food’ still to take up.  also some last minute patterns i was able to put together once i installed the new print heads!  yea!!  i took the advice of a customer and put all 15 mini patterns in one ‘package’ and priced them just over 20% off.  since i don’t have a ‘quilt’ with them all in it, i had to just do a computer pasteup kind of deal – not perfect, but not bad.

well, tried to put the picture in here, but it’s a word document now and that didn’t work so well.  guess you’ll just have to come to the show. ^_^  won’t offer it on the webpage, not for now.  it will be a show special only.    see ya there!

love and beauty

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