Thursday, November 29, 2018

'Normal' . . . What 'Normal?'

I came back home from Quilt Festival in Houston to a whirlwind of activity. I'm still not quite done unpacking, and there is a stack of paperwork about a mile high (well, almost a mile high) on my desk that needs to be accounted for, sorted, and dealt with.
I'm doing my best to find normal again. And boom here come the holidays! Can you relate?

As an exhibitor, if you're running the booth solo, like I was, you really don't get out much. These lovely flowers were just outside my hotel. Snapped this photo on the way to get groceries. This show stuff isn't all glitter and rainbows. . . there are flowers, instead!

On the show floor, you have to rely on the fun stuff coming to you. And it did.

Stopping my my booth, these quilters wore their sense of humor on their sleeves . . . or should I say on their T-shirts!

Oh my goodness! The details in these dresses! Each day of Quilt Festival this threesome wore something different and just as intricate! Just stunning and remarkable! My quilts feel so plain, now!

I did manage to venture out a little from time to time - I mean you have to walk past other booths to get in and get out and manage biological needs.

This gigantic sewing machine in the BERNINA booth made me feel like a character from Jonathan Swift!

It was grand to see that I wasn't the only one with Your Nest Organizers on my mind! My neighbors one aisle over from me at Cactus Queen Quilt Company also had a big display of Your Nest Organizers.

They seemed to disappear from their booth as well as from mine! Just can't get enough of them!

I usually like to include a few pictures of quilts from the quilt show, and there were some stunning quilts on display - or so I heard. I set aside one morning to wander through the quilt displays. However only one or two steps into the display area, I felt a stomach-churning crunch in my mouth! Out of the blue, one of my lower front teeth chipped, leaving a very rough hole in my tooth, and I suddenly lost my enthusiasm for quilt-peeking.

Fortunately, the chip wasn't deep enough to cause pain and was easily fixed once I returned home. So at least, my tooth is back to normal. The rest of my crazy schedule may take a little longer to settle back down!

Now, where did I pack away those tree decorations and wrapping paper?

Happy Stitching!

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