2014 Quilt Show in Phoenix

What a great day I had. DH dropped me off at the AZ State Fairgrounds in Phoenix around 12:15 p.m. and it was off to the fabric race! Three and a half hours later, I had a few photos, though not as many as I would have liked, a bit of new fabric, some Watkins products, and two sets of clips to hold my quilt rolls when I quilt on my machine. A very tiring day, but a wonderful experience.

At one point I heard a couple of people coughing and as I walked by their booth, I thought to myself, “Don’t breathe, don’t breathe.” I kept my fingers crossed that my exposure to the masses wouldn’t bring me anything ugly. I was wrong. I had trouble sleeping last night for all of the nasal drainage–finally got up at 5:30 a.m. and took an antihistamine. A pot of coffee later, my throat felt a bit better, but I was exhausted so back to bed I went. Slept off and on for most of the day and tonight I’m better, but still nursing a slight sore throat. I don’t know if you can come down with a respiratory virus in less than 24 hrs. but no matter, the result is the same.

Here’s my ‘sweet deal’ on fabrics: I found a Charm Pack of 48 5″x5″ squares of fabric on discount for $5, and later on at a different vendor I found the same fabric in a 1 yard piece for $6! Whoo hoo!

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Also pictured are some quilts that I thought would make nice future projects. I especially liked the one that had the fish … a fellow quilting friend made a hot pad/mug rug that was a puzzle to me — until she said in her blog that it was supposed to be a carrot. I could have sworn she had made a Nemo pad, except the black and white stripes were missing. LOL

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Blessings to all, be safe, be well, and please be happy. Be sure to tell those you love that you love them. Life is meant to be enjoyed…

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About tehachap

The easiest way to define myself is as a very happily married woman with two sons, a daughter-in-law, and two grandsons. My hobbies include creating art with fabric (quilting and sewing) and paper (cardmaking), reading, writing, trains (watching, photographing and running them in our G scale garden railroad), travel and volunteering. I owned a secretarial and desktop publishing business years ago and was a professional proofreader. I closed my business in 1999 when my husband retired, but I continue to enjoy proofreading and editing for e-authors. We have truly enjoyed our retirement years, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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2 Responses to 2014 Quilt Show in Phoenix

  1. mageb says:

    ….and when are you coming home to watch trains again. Hugs.

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  2. tehachap says:

    It’s looking like some time in April. Are you thinking of a visit??

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