First of all, let me say that I have missed chatting with you on nearly a daily basis. My connection with all of you is indeed special.
I apologize for not blogging while I was at market. We were grateful to arrive in Houston safely, but we had a very long delay in Denver, which made us arrive late in Houston. Then we spent nearly 3 hours on the freeway getting to our hotel because of a major accident which slowed down traffic on the freeway. So when we finally got to our hotel we were ready to crash! We did enjoy a lovely dinner out together, but I knew while at dinner that I was getting a sore throat.....and by the next morning it was a bit worse. We got our booth set up and then headed out for an afternoon of shopping. I only became more ill and by the next morning when market started, I was ready to take a pillow and a quilt from my display and curl up under my table and sleep. But you wear a smile and just go on, besides I was happy to meet and greet women from all over the world. I was once again reminded that quilters are a lovely group to be associated with.
I shipped 7 boxes by UPS. This was my first experience not to drive to market and it was a wonderful experience. My boxes were waiting for me and were picked back up by UPS from my booth and I've received the tracking number that all 5 boxes are on their way back home. Did you notice that I shipped 2 less boxes home? That tells the story. My patterns are finding their way around the globe as I write. I'm happy to be home safely and my 2 helpers Kerry Green and Julie Wardell made the whole experience a memory to be cherished. I hope to share a few of the booths with you in the next few days.
"Home the spot of earth supremely blest, a dearer sweeter spot that all the rest." -Robert Montgomery