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!!!!