Saturday, May 12, 2007

And a Bit More...

This travelogue is jumping around a bit...which gives you a taste of how my brain works. Or doesn't, as the case may be.

I have to start with a pic that actually has Pam in it. Sadly, there aren't too many of those. She was the one wielding the camera most of the time. Or dashing off to photograph her many peeps in their booths. And yes, with amazing regularity ladies came up to her with the following question: "Are you PamKittyMorning?!" And she didn't always have her tote bag with her, either. It's a wonder I saw her at all.

So after getting the booth set up, we took off. To find food. Then food with parking. At that time, the only solution was the Macaroni Grill. I know, why eat at a place that's everywhere when you should be sampling the local specialties...hey, we tried. Couldn't FIND anything else. And our pasta was really good. Next we wanted to go to Piper's--the super famous quilt shop. Well, we figured we'd ask our waiter. So just how DOES one get to a street called "South 1100 East" (my guess would be by travelling north)...anyway, our waiter responds with the following: "Which South is that?"
OK, we're doomed.
Not so! As you may recall, "Pam" is "Map" spelled backwards so she managed to get us there just fine! And it was well worth the trip. Darling shop with wonderful fabrics and it just so happened they had a cool sample I had to photograph.
The quilt really isn't sideways--and I actually DID flip it correctly, but Blogger has decided it likes it this way the best. And who am I to argue with Blogger.

Anyway, so back to the convention center we go. To sneak into Sample Spree. Yes. That's another one of the wonders that is Pam. I am a total rule follower. Sneaking in is WRONG. But Pam makes it seem so easy. And so RIGHT. And it was the right thing to do, otherwise I would not have been able to see with my own eyes ladies running full speed to the Moda area. Like a stampede. Those quilt shop ladies are crazy, I tell you!

I'm pleased to report that I got the bundle I desperately needed (Allspice Tapestry is gorgeous!) and I scored that super cool Utah totebag. So all was good!


Blogger PamKittyMorning said...

Ahh blogger. But yeah, Pipers was fun, I have some pictures there too, probably up tomorrow. I had fun at market, thanks for taking me with you as the sidekick!

9:41 AM  
Anonymous marlene said...

hmmm, no bag picture here either? Ahhhh Allspice Tapestry, I'm so jealous! Can't wait to see what YOU do with it! OH and why did you have to SNEAK into Sample nite? Did you not sign up for it?

10:42 AM  
Blogger Happy Zombie said...

OMG... I must make the pink quilt on the right! I love your pattern those fabrics are delicious!

I'm enjoying your travelog so much E! You have a way with words and you are so funny. Is there any talent you don't have!!!???

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Doe said...

Love, love, love all your stuff in your lovely booth! Where exactly can I buy a kit for that lovely pink and blue quilt? I MUST HAVE IT! LIKE RIGHT NOW!

12:14 AM  
Blogger Niki said...

Come by and check out my newest contest! lol. It's my very first and I have no one entering. lmbo. :(

7:54 PM  
Anonymous the wine makers wife said...

Oh My god, and now I am affraid. I am starting my own online quilt boutique, and going to take Mum (sister choice) to Fall market in Texas... We are dreaming of the Moda table, but now I am scared of quilt ladies mowing me down... Was it really that crazy?? I'm a rule follower too... Maybe I need to bring someone bad who'll muscle their way in....

7:21 PM  

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