Friday, April 16, 2010

Sew and Tell Friday

Terry and I are heading to Paducah next week to the American Quilter's Society Quilt Show.  We feel very fortunate that we live close by, especially when we talk to people who have traveled across the world to get there.  Personally, I can't imagine doing that, but maybe that's because I live two hours away.  I'm spoiled, I guess.

We're leaving Wednesday morning and picking up friends along the way. 

This is Terry's purple car.  Isn't it adorable?!!

Our friend, Julie, has a sister-in-law that has a mansion in Paducah so that's where we'll be sleeping.  There won't be much hanging out there, because we'll be too busy shopping and eating at some of Padcuah's fun restaurants down town.  We may even shop at a few of the antique stores, too.

Speaking of downtown...our friend, Betty Cummings from The Village Mercantile, will have a store front shop downtown, as well.

 I just clicked on her website to see where she was going to be, and she has a 10 percent off coupon for everyone who shops at her "store" in Paducah.  Click here to get your coupon, too!
It will be great to see her and her husband, Steve.  I love them both! 

I'm sure I'll see Eleanor Burns, from Quilt in a Day

I owe this quilting obsession to her, and that's a good thing.  Her shows are fun and the fabric deals are fantastic. 

I hope to see, too, my  quilting/blogging/facebook friend Tammy Tadd.  (Please go visit her.  She has fantastic news.)

Every time I see her I want to say, "Woo Hoo"!!  Her shop is always bright and cheerful.  I love her pink and green. 

Of course it wouldn't be Paducah without visiting Hancocks of Paducah.  It's fabric as far as you can see, and then some.

I think we should have started saving money ever since last year!  It's a good thing we're getting a refund on our taxes! 

See that cute bag Terry is wearing?  Every year Terry and I make a new bag for our Paducah trip. 
This is what we made for this year's trip:

Her's is the green polka dot, and mine is the one that says "Authentic".  The pattern is by Sweetwater and it is their Market Bag.  It was easy to make.  This is the only thing I sewed on this week, so it's my finish for Sew and Tell Friday. 

Do you remember how I told you that Terry was getting trading up for a newer long arm quilting machine because we both thought she may have worn the other one out? 

Well, she did!  It's official!!

At one point the two machines were next to each other.  I heard the old one was telling the new one how sweet Terry is, and what a good home and loving family she has, but that was while Terry was standing there.

When she walked away  I heard the old one whisper to the new one, "Good luck!  You'll need it!"

Be sure to stop by Amy's to see another week of Friday finishes for Sew and Tell Friday. 

I almost forgot...It's Heidi's Friday Night Sew In!  I better get busy and finish cleaning my house so I can sew tonight!!!! 


  1. Great bags! Paducah looks like so much fun. Have a great time!

  2. these bags are great...i am jealous that you are going to Paducah!

  3. Woohoo! Mom and I are going to our second annual Paducah trip this year! I'm supposed to be making bags for the trip... I need to get on that!!

    And yes, I do save up money for Hancock's all year now!

  4. Adorable bags! Have fun on your trip!

  5. OMG.....Paducah.....oh boy!!! I know you'll have a blast. I've only been once but I haven't gotten over it.
    Take care.

  6. It sounds like you have so much fun! What a fun and great idea to make a new bag for each trip. Have fun and be safe.

  7. Sweet bags. Have a great time and your shopping is rewarding.

  8. Wonderful bags! That sounds like a fabulous trip! I am green with envy! Don't overdose on fabric shopping! ;)

  9. What a great post! I love your Paducah bag tradition. How fun and creative! And oh, what I wouldn't do to go to Hancock's of Paducah!

  10. I'll be in Paducah on Thursday!! I cant wait. We're driving up in the morning. Gotta be back home that night so I'll be power shopping. lol But we know I can do that right?? Love the new bag you made. Have fun!!!

  11. Love your bags! Fun to make them with a quilting buddy. :-) Have a great time in Paducah!

  12. Your post depicts a perfect day! Wonderful pics! Love the bags and someone is lucky to have a new quilting machine! Enjoy doing lots of shopping and bringing home lots of goodies! of course!

  13. Sharon,

    I'll be there on Thursday, too! You have to give me your cell phone number!!!!!!!

  14. What a fun post! This sounds like SO much fun, and I love your tradition of a new bag each year for the show. They are adorable! Have a great time! :o)

  15. Adorable bags! I'll be in Paducah Friday for my first quilt show experience and I'm so excited! I hope you have a great time.

  16. Great bags!!! Enjoy the show. You are so lucky!

  17. Love your Authentic bags! Super cute! (And I'm drooling on Hancocks of Paducah . . . I want to go!!!)


  18. The bags are darling. And meeting Tammy and Eleanor! Wowie. I'd be star struck. Lovely people.


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