Well, I made it back from Houston safe and maybe not so sound. It seems that cold I had the week before I went has returned with a vengeance. I feel sorry for the people who sat next to me on the plane.
Next I want to extend my prayers and sympathies for those of you who have been affected by the storm. I hope everything gets sorted out soon. Hugs to you.
This little picture here is probably in my top 5 favorites from Houston…probably the top 1 to tell the truth. On Friday night there was a sample buying event that I went to and who should I find but Eleanor Burns. I think Eleanor is a Quilting National Treasure and I wouldn’t have been a quilter if she hadn’t published her books.
Way back in the 1980’s, when I was a student I used to ride my bike by this super cute quilt shop almost every day. I finally worked up enough courage to go in one day and I was mesmerized. I didn’t buy a thing because the fabric was so expensive and I was a starving student but I did go to my local craft store and pick up a copy of her book, A Trio of Treasured Quilts.
And my first project was a queen sized Ohio Star quilt. Of course the quilt fell apart just a few years later because I used cheap hobby store fabric and only tied it but I was hooked on quilting all the same.
I actually told her this whole story and we had a really nice visit. As a matter of fact, I even went back to her booth yesterday when I was feeling really bad and we had an even nicer visit. I think Eleanor is now my favorite cure for colds….I sure hope I didn’t give it to her…sorry if I did.
I will be back next week with pictures from Houston and hopefully a little quilting. Right now I am going to sit on the sofa, watch Call the Midwife and blow my nose, over and over and over again.