Sunday, February 21, 2010

East and West

A quick note before Kate and I leave for Sew Expo in Puyallup, Washington.  John is already on his way to Hampton, Virginia for the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival and a teaching job on the way back.  We packed for days and days it seems to get ready for these two shows which fall on the same weekend every year.  John called a little bit ago and has made it to Mitchell, South Dakota and is catching up on the Olympics.

Kate and I are getting to be pros at finding our way around the area where the Washington show is held.  It isn't very easy to find a hotel close to the fairgrounds although there are more hotels than there used to be.  In fact, vendor friends drive big motor homes and stay in a lot adjacent to the fairgrounds.  We stayed in a really scary motel last year and Kate wouldn't let me use the Jacuzzi in our so called "suite" because it really didn't look clean.  And they moved us to the "suite" because I complained about the smoke in our non-smoking room.

Part of our exploration of the area has been because we have needed more printing, once because the TV/VCR we use in the booth quit working, because the chair we use when demonstrating collapsed, because we ran out of receipt books, because I didn't know how to work the headlights in our new van,  just for a few reasons.

So tomorrow will find us on the road, testing out my new GPS and counting off the miles.  Here are a couple of the new Storm at Sea pre-cut kits we will have at the shows.  Unless I forgot to pack them.


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