Thursday, November 6, 2014

Home from Houston

This year's Houston trip is over. It was not nearly long enough. Our plan of a full two and a half days was quickly shortened due to the delay of our connecting flight. And it wasn't a waiting in the comfort of the airport delay, it was a we're all in our seats sitting on the runway waiting for takeoff delay... with no A/C. So instead of arriving at lunch time, we didn't get to the convention center until later afternoon. But it's all good, we still managed to squeeze in a couple of very short hours on Friday.

This post will be the fun pics, I'll save the quilts for another post, once I've narrowed it down to my favorites.

The view from our room:

Oh look!  There's Elphie hanging in the Cherrywood Fabrics booth!  

The view at the Gammill booth:

And look at all the camo color options available from Gammill!!! They have a gazillion colors -- something for everyone.

And some more Gammill booth fun:

Nancy's first porthole pic:

So glad Nancy got a scooter... that was way too much walking for her!

The view from the 24th floor at the Hilton -- I can't miss a sunset now can I?!!

And of course, what would a trip be without a margarita pic!

Funny pic of the day... what you don't know is Nancy just poked herself in the eye with her glasses and was using the heat from the coffee lid for some relief.  I quoted it as "she's a little lid headed"...

And my favorite, rice krispy treats!

Some doodle quilting on Ole Glory!

Here I am with Judi Cogliati, my buddy from Queensland, Australia:

And two of my most favorite people and very dear friends - Sharon Schamber and Cristy Fincher of Purple Daisies:

And my name twin and very good friend, Karen Farnsworth. Hoping to collaborate with her on some stuff real soon!!

And really, a pink camo Gammill... OMG! I want one!!!
Why yes, that is a Statler, but watch what happens when you drop the belts:

Love this pic - me, the hand guided quilter with Paul Statler, the computerized quilting genius:

Look at the amazing hand-guide capabillities while stitching with a Statler!

And Nancy waving goodbye for this post!

More pictures soon, once I can organize the quilts and info cards into something post worthy.