Friday, April 27, 2012

Such a HAPPY Day!


If you recognize the name of this little Kentucky town, no explanation is needed for the title of this post! We're on our way back to Minnesota after a relaxing month-long stay in Florida, and today we stopped here! I was so excited all morning on the drive from our hotel outside of Nashville...I belted out Taylor Swift songs with my 4 year old and probably drove my husband nuts pointing out every sign along the road that told how far away we were from the quilter's mecca!


I don't normally get the chance to attend a lot of quilt shows anymore, so imagine my excitement when I realized that we were going to be driving right through Paducah the same weekend as the quilt show! Talk about stars aligning! I had never had the opportunity to visit this hardcore quilting town, but had heard all about it...luckily my husband is awesome and was more than happy to schedule a little stop on our way home. 


This is me and my baby girls in front of the cool "Quilt City" backdrop. I can not even explain how much fun this day was for me...we only had about 3 hours at the show, but I made the most of it! I ran around taking pictures like I was the dang paparazzi (stalking the quilts of course--and I'm sad I can't post any of them--(show rules) but there were some amazing quilts!) I got some new rulers and thread and watched demos and sadly didn't have enough time to do any serious fabric shopping...but I was basically like a kid in a candy store!

Doesn't this look like CANDY??

After a while my cute kiddos started having a meltdown so my husband took them out in the hall to entertain them...when I found them again they were all sitting on the floor against a wall playing with the cones of thread I had bought...making towers and using them like telescopes...it was so cute! I'm just so glad my husband is so understanding and supportive of my quilting obsession...he was really great to watch the kids while I was off gallivanting...and he only gave me one pained look the whole day...when I made him hold my purse! ;) 


For lunch we went to Whaler's Catch--a seafood place that was really good! They had quilts draped all over the place...I thought this one was very fitting!


Hands down the best parts of the day were seeing some of my old HQ co-workers I haven't seen in years--and testing out my next quilting machine...I will be dreaming about that baby for at least as long as it takes me to figure out how to get it (without waiting forever 'til my husband starts making the big bucks)! It is SO time for an up-grade! I didn't know what I was missing! Ahhh!!! This day was so great...when we left the show I wanted to go straight to our hotel and start working on a new quilt! (Of course now that we are finally here I am too tired!) But hours later I am still smiling, thinking about what fun I had...that is the beauty of a quilt show!!

10 comments:

  1. I love your banner! You just got a new follower and you have made me slap my self in the forhead for not realizing that Paducah was "Quilt City" so to speak!!! I live really close by so I definately need to check it out! Thanks!!!!

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  2. The whole purse-holding and tower-building image is a frequent one around here too! I'm glad you got to stop in, how fun!! Your girls look about the same age as mine.

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  3. my goodness ! what a fun adventure for you. I'll have to put some of my quilts from my great-grandmother on here. I didn't inherit her talent, however. My niece did though. She has done some crazy, vibrant quilts! (new to your blog) have a great weekend. ~ Renae

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  4. Awesome Cynthia, I am so jealous you got to the show, I have it on my to do list someday! I am heading to MQS in a few weeks so I will get my fix, LOL So what new rulers did you get???

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  6. Sounds like you enjoyed your day! I would love to go visit and explore there some day. I love visiting you blog. :)

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  7. So glad you had a fun time in Paducah. I was there too, working in the Quilting Books Unlimited booth. I'm pretty sure I remember seeing your cute children.

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  8. Oh my i would love to go to Paduch. I would love to see the quilting booths. I just started blogging and would love for you to join me at sewcraftykathy.blogspot.com

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  9. What adorable girls you have. One day I am going to get to Paducah. Glad you got there.

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  10. I shared a Liebster Award with you on my blog today. Thanks for always being inspiring!

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