I took the day off from computer work yesterday, to take my quilting show on the road – I went to the Seventh Heaven Quilt Shop in San Anotonio!
When I laid out my Quilted Charger plate covers, I included a plate of home-made brownies. Really? I think THAT was the reason they bought so many patterns!
I was very happy to meet Dixie (the owner), Ruby and Jacque — I’ve been conversing with the two latter women via email since the day they found my website over a year ago, I think! One of them even brought in a quilt that she made, which was my first BOM project on BOMquilts.com – it was gorgeous! I was so happy to see that these ladies not only knew their quilting business, but they also DO quilting.
But, I had a big boo-boo by inviting another lady who lives near SA to come visit with us, too – but, I had changed the time that I was going to be there, so I left before Bonnie showed up. I feel bad. And I told her my guilt would continue until I finally figured out how to get over there to see her. I’m sure we’ll meet up, just don’t know when it’ll be! She was gracious and forgiving — and that’s yet another reason why I love working with quilters!
After my quilt shop fun, I drove north out of SA and went to San Marcos – we lived there when daughter #1 was born, and my gynecologist was giving me fits about getting in for my yearly exam. I was tired of her bugging me 🙂 , so I went and did the deed. Now, I just need to call the hospital here and get a mammogram scheduled. Oh joy.
I also made a stop at Sam’s for some much-needed Pop-Tarts and paper goods, then stopped off at Wally World for some tubes for the kids — and when I finally made it home (200+ miles later) we took the 2 little ones down to the river to play in the water with their new tubes. Great fun – and an excellent way to get them exhausted enough to go right to sleep!
I’ll be playing catch-up today – and then will have to make some more Quilted Charger plate covers over the weekend, as I left all of mine in San Antonio so the shop would have them to show off to their customers. It must have worked, because we’d sold one pattern before I’d even completed their order form!
We pick up the 2 big girls from their camping week today – I’m excited to hear about how much fun they had, for sure. But, the rest of the weekend? Let’s hope it’s WAY more quiet than last weekend was!