Thursday, May 3, 2007
And I came home with $
Jane and I arrived home from Paducah, Kentucky about midnight or so Saturday.
We should have been home about 9:30 p.m. or so.
Yes, we got lost. As a matter of fact, we got lost going from my sister’s house in Aniston, Mo. to Paducah once. And yes, my sister laughed at us. Well, maybe with us. Enough on getting lost!
A visit with Jackie is always fun and there just aren’t words enough for the quilts at Paducah. I heard one lady say it better than I could, explaining to another woman that no, her quilts wouldn’t look like those if she bought the Gammill quilter she was looking at (I covet a Gammill!).
The sales lady said, “Actually, these are works of art. And you wouldn’t put an expensive work of art on your bed, would you? You want to make “real” quilts.”
Now, I love the “work of art” quilts. I drool and think “I could make that,” knowing full well that even if I could, I wouldn’t spend that amount of time, let alone money, on a quilt.
But my goodness, they’re gorgeous! There are always a couple of dragon quilts and lots of “stars” and my favorite, the floral designs and fabrics. Some are even ugly!
I might have gone bonkers at Hancock’s of Paducah on floral fabric. And my daughter had requested some Asian fish fabric, so I bought her some at the quilt show, but there was such a huge variety of that I couldn’t decide what she’d like best.
I did get my granddaughters some fabric — Gremlin got poodles and Binky got a button design. Don’t ask me what we’re going to do with it either!
Eleanor Burns, the “Quilt in a Day” lady, has opened a store in Paducah and Jane and I made her store one of our first stops.
One of the gadgets she sells is a bodkin — I bought several to give as gifts. I love mine that Jane bought for me last year.
I bought some new templates to make a circular patch quilt and a bunch of rulers and a bunch of some more gadgets. I also bought a new ironing board cover. The fabric is the same as is used to make astronaut suits.
I might be a tad gullible about gadgets...
However, I also brought left-over money home. That’s a first, I believe!
I love this annual trip to Paducah — I love the quilts and the gadgets and the fun Jane and I always have together.
But I think one of the nicest things about going to Paducah is being with my sister in Aniston. I wasn’t lucky enough to be able to grow up with her; in fact, I didn’t even really know her until I was grown.
I’m very grateful that I know her now!
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