Thursday, February 28, 2013
Close to Nowhere
Planning a road trip — to Paducah!
• Daughter Dana has taken up quilting with a vengeance! She and her knitting/quilting friend Tammye made a road trip to Jackson this weekend for a rock hound meeting — Tammye’s son Andrew loves the rocks — and they took quilting supplies with them. Not only that, they hit a quilt store in Vicksburg that was “awesome” and came home with more goodies. They even brought me Lorax fabric.
I love, along with most of the rest of the world, Dr. Seuss and the Lorax is my favorite. “I speak for the trees...”
Someday, I plan to paint the inside of my carport with Lorax trees and characters. Now, I’ll have a matching quilt!
The three of us quilting buddies have been taking paper piecing classes, where I’ve learned a lot, especially really vivid use of curse words. I’m taking a simple class next time!
I’m also planning quilts for two of my favorite people in the world, who will just happen to be high school seniors next year.
I figure while in Paducah, Ky., at the quilt show this April, I can collect all the fabric needed for two quilts — one a hodge-podge with space overtones and one a Pink Floyd. Since I just happen to get a lot of fabric, etc. at the quilt show anyway, I might as well get “useful” fabric.
This year while at the quilt show, I’ll be staying in Metropolis, Ill. It’s only about 15 minutes from Paducah, even though it’s in another state. My sister Jackie lives in Missouri, just across another state line from Kentucky. It only takes about 45 minutes to get to her house from Paducah, but you have to go through three states — Kentucky, Illinois and Missouri.
The first time we went to Paducah our hotel room was in Metropolis. I loved the city. There is a huge Superman statue right in front of the city hall and just across the street is a Superman museum.
That first year, we were too excited to waste anytime anywhere but at the quilt show. This year though, I’m hoping I can make myself spend some time in the Superman museum. It’s just a shame to go to Metropolis and not stop in and see him.
And I really need to get a newspaper from there also!
• I’m trying not to say it out loud or even very often, but I think I am mostly recovered from the bout of bronchitis I’ve had since before Thanksgiving.
The witch’s cauldron inside my chest has quit bubbling and I’m not coughing.
I’m not sure how to act when I feel like this — it’s become very strange to feel normal. I’m not sure I remember normal?
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