As in... I have a couple of quick little things to share before I head to Kansas and Missouri for what I hope will be a fun week of hanging out with quilters and pretending that I know more than I do.
I ran across a cartoon I saved...
I remember when it was a HUGE event that Krispy Kreme was opening in Phoenix. Within a week, if you hadn't been there, then you just weren't cool enough to associate with. When the franchises closed, I don't know if anybody even noticed. They're back and if they hadn't been giving away free donuts to everyone getting on my Southwest flight that morning, I probably wouldn't have known it. (Now there's a great idea... give a box of two donuts to every man, woman and CHILD getting on an airplane for a three hour flight... yeah, what marketing genius came up with that idea.)
Schnibbles. Have you seen the Year of Schnibbles that Sinta and Sherry have created? I suppose this means I have to make some new quilts and patterns, doesn't it? And I suppose I should probably come up with some kind of exclusive quilt project... and something for a giveaway or two... and probably something for anyone who manages to make all twelve of the quilts.
Cooking. I tried a new recipe ~ The Pioneer Woman's recipe for Coq Au Vin. Oh. My. It's awesome. And it's surprisingly easy to make! I've made Coq Au Vin before and this is by far the easiest ~ and the best! ~ recipe I've used. You won't be sorry... I promise.
While searching for an address, I ran across another one of my favorite dog-related cards...
Sewing. I finished a quilt that may be a new pattern or might wait until next Spring so that I can teach it again in February. And I have a couple of new Schnibbles that are ready to go to the printer ~ I should have pictures soon. Mostly I've been getting quilts packed for trunk shows and my trip, and getting ready to get the floor in the family room refinished.
And, no, I won't be going to Fall Market this year. Boo hoo... okay, not really. I know I'm going to miss all sorts of wonderful goings-on and I'll totally regret not being there when it's going on.
While I won't be taking my laptop to on my trip, I will be taking my camera. I promise to take pictures as I am going to a couple of quilt shops while I'm there and I promise to share when I get back. Let it suffice to say that I have a couple of friends who have volunteered to be my traveling assistant... which would be a pretty hilarious turn of events. Both Judy and Sue are better piecers than I am so they should be teaching and I should be assisting... or paying attention!
Okay... I'm off. I have to go play with Rosie a bit. As soon as she saw the suitcases, she started moping... and I keep bumping into her since she's right on my heels. Yes... I'm feeling very guilty and very glum about it all.
See you soon!