Sunday, 15 October 2006

Back to the dubs

I returned from my trip yesterday. Thanks gwensmom and Mem for proving me right about my widespread readership, hee!

The lodge called me to work today, but I need some time to rest from my vacation first! I was told that if you return from a vacation more tired than when you left, it was a good one. Mine must have been great.

Seriously, I enjoyed myself to the tune of about 300 bucks over budget (I've always been a sucker for supporting my fellow artists and craftspeople). I did get some really unusual items, including some hand maiden yarn, which I was hoping to get my hands on.

Oh and some PEI dirt. Fortunately that was free, as I scrounged it up from the back alley in Charlottetown, heh. I mailed it home to myself. I can't wait to do some textile treatment with it.

I will post pics of all of that stuff when I get the mail-we mailed the majority of it home, so we wouldn't have to haul it around. The postal clerks told us one day an entire bag was full of parcels for the two of us alone.


When I got home and read my emails, I discovered that the QuiltingArts quilts were not being sent home at the end of the month as planned, but are going to be shown one last time in...

wait for it....


*suspence*



HOUSTON.

Those of you who are not part of the quiltiverse are probably thinking yeah so? But if you are part of it I know you get it. :) the international quilt festival in Houston is one of the most prestigious shows in the world, and now I'll be able to brag that I showed at Houston-Ooooo. Nevermind that it's as part of a company display, it's still Houston. I think they were at Chicago too, now that I think about it. Well I feel special anyway. Maybe that will get me off of my rear and make me work at new things.

3 comments:

gwensmom said...

Woo hoo Houston! That really is impressive but well-deserved. congratulations!

Arlee said...

DArlin' i just wish you'd show MORE work; you're so incredibly talented!!!!! Houston is a great start :}
Welcome back!

mem said...

Suspence is how they spell it in Canada? Oh.

Welcome back. :) I trust the vay-kay went well. I drove through portions of Eastern Canada many years ago with family--old Montreal, Moncton, Halifax, Cape Breton Island, and also someplace in PEI (the name of which I can never remember). It was a lot of fun. Halifax in particular was really cool. And we met a few artists along the way. 'Twas fun.

Anyway, carry on.