Well just one more day till Paula and I hit the road for the AQS Paducah show. We're both very excited. This will be my second time up there. The first time I went I tried to see the show in 1 day (rookie mistake) tried to see that show in one day. We walked so fast to try to see everything we barely made it back to the car. Live and learn. So this year I started looking for a room by the end of Jan. I was shocked they were all pretty much booked up. Panic stricken I called Paula and went into a whirl of rapid fire conversation about what ever would we do. Paula ask me would you mind not staying right in Paducha ...a quick response was - no I'll take anything. So she booked us a room at this gorgeous place called Lake Barkley. When I opened up the web site I was thrilled.
We talked this morning and are wavering on wether or not we'll extend our stay. Since we'll be in Paducah several days we'll have time to go to the National Quilt Museum which I've never been to. I just found out last month that on display there now is the Ninth Quilt Japan, which is the biggest quilting contest in Japan. OH JOY just gives me goose bumps. Then as if that just wasn't enough Jim Shore will be at the museum on the 24th. So if I'm lucky I'll get my first one of his sculptures and get him to sign it. I've wanted one of his pieces for years, but just always end up spending my money on fabric/thread at the shows. I do have his web site marked now thou. The fall AQS here in Nashville I was standing there with a pig Christmas ornament in my hand and Paula just came up behind me and said buy it buy it. I'd like to say I was strong and had will power, truth is I'd spend all my money on fabric and other such wonders. This year I have special $'s set aside for just this purpose. One of my dear friends who understands my "need" for all things pig gave me money for my birthday and said that's for your pig. So to quote a friend - it shall be mine.
All in all we are both so excited to be going, not just to the heart of quilting, but just to get away for a few days. A few days of not fixing dinner and getting up early. Waking up when your internal clock goes off, not the crazy screaming box next to the bed.
My life is good and I feel blessed every day to have all the friends I have, and I'm very lucky with my sweet husband and wonderful sister and her hubby.
My family is small but beyond dear.