Friday, October 31, 2008

Freaky Friday

My posts seem to be few and far between lately. There just doesn't seem to be much quilty going on in my life, but hopefully, after the wedding, I will rectify that.

I printed out the MQX catalogue today and I'm in the process of trying to decide which classes to take. I don't want to take too many, and on the advice of my APQS dealer, I'm not taking any hands-on classes. I've never been to a longarm show before, so I'm really looking forward to it.

A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to go to the Houston show. It was amazing and exhausting. One of my fondest memories of that trip with Onalee was the day we spent in Galveston. We rented a car and took a day off from the show and drove to Galveston where we spent time walking the beach, sightseeing and then enjoyed an amazing meal overlooking the bay.

We also spent a happy hour or two in Quilts by the Bay where we sat on the floor going through their considerable scrap bins and filled bags for some ridiculously low price. I was so sad to hear that this lovely quilt store was badly damaged by Hurricane Ike and they are now closed. According to their website, they are planning to re-open so I hope they are successful.

This is one of the pieces of fabric I bought that day - I loved it then and I still love it and it will always hold special memories of a perfect day.

4 comments:

Rian said...

Pretty fabric. I felt bad missing Houston this year. Good luck with the wedding, it must be getting close.

onaemtnest said...

I have found in life special days that bring back such warm, warm memories and I too share wonderful memories of that day we shared in Galveston. That whole trip was just the BEST!
Love, you....
Onalee

Mary said...

I took a couple lecture classes last year at MQS, I think hands on classes would be more difficult because you're focusing on the machine not the content. Not long after I got my longarm - I did take 2 classes - both were 3 Day hands on classes - I had enough time to get used to the machine and still absorb the content.

SandyQuilts said...

WOW you're going to MQX. Is that the one that's moving to a new location in 2010?