Somehow our car seemed to have a mind of its own instead of turning for home after my eye doctor appointment yesterday it headed south – to Houston!! 2016 International Quilt Festival here we come!!! That’s right I’m going to the quilt show this morning.
Earlier in the week I had mentioned the quilt show and Mike asked “did I want to go” well what is a girl to say to that? How about “of course and are you serious honey – you know if I go to a quilt show I will have to buy something!” – asked Melanie “can you look after the house” “sure thing Mom” everything was taken care of after Mike got on Price Line and found us a wonderful 3.5 star hotel for under $50 a night!!
My home for the next couple of days – hotel room about 15 minutes or so from the convention– We drove down yesterday from Little Rock after the eye doctor appointment which went well – the swelling in the retina is going away and the vision in the right eye is getting better, next time I see him end of December and keep using the eye drops until then. I thought it would be a longer drive but it was 8 hours or so.
The traffic was horrible for the last 45 minutes last night on our drive – we got to our hotel at about 8:15 – Mike actually lived here back when he was in high school about 50 years ago! My how time flies. The last time we were here was back in 86 – his family had long ago moved east and had not lived here since the 70’s.
So I have no quilting to show for this morning – I brought some sewing along but my eyes were dilated for a good part of the drive and I never got it out.
We are seeing the show today – as much as we can this is – Mike is a good sport about quilt shows – but we both do it pretty much the same – we look, wander, see things and move on. Take plenty of photos also. We will see what we can and I’m hitting the vendors last so I don’t have to carry things around all day. After awhile it is quilt overload – there is just so much you can take in and then the vendors – !! It is like you want to grab everything in sight and know you can’t I found a list of vendors and wrote down what I want to find and now lets see if I can.
I’m not sure what we are doing Saturday and Sunday but I’m sure we will find something – might drive to Galveston and walk on the beach/boardwalk if the weather is nice and we feel like it or we might just stay here in the city – we will see – I will be checking in but not answering all the comments like I normally do but well answer when I can. I will take a few photos with my phone so I can post a few here on the ipad which I am using for the next couple days to blog –