As I sit here on my bed at 11pm--I am trying to remember when both of our phone alarms rang this morning--and I believe that was 5:30--and we were in St. Louis. Crazy--busy day. On the bus at 7am--should've took Dramamine quicker!! Will make sure and do better with timing that on the way home!!! Arrived in Paducah ahead of schedule!! About 11:30am.
Went right to the Finkle building--
Of course I had to purchase a kit in the first vendor space--wool applique Woodland baby animals--watch for those photos tomorrow!!
Paducah has very quaint architecture and adds so much to the appeal and charm of this show...
Meet up with tour group again at 2pm--then off to the Rotary Quilt Show--more vendors--Cherrywood Fabrics recieved a substantial portion of my fabric allowance!!! Love these fabrics--it is what I made Promise Kept with!!!--antique signature quilts and Hoffman challenge--forgot photos of this place.
Finally to hotel at 4pm--just enough time to clean up, call taxi and get to the awards ceremony. Such a buzz of excitement in the air!!!
While my name didn't get called to go up on stage--everyone here wearing a lime green contestant ribbon is a winner--they took the chance and entered a quilt--if no one enters how would we have shows!!
After a quick shrimp salad at The Whaler--we had to make a mad dash--fast walk--to the convention center to the Sneak Peek Event. A limited amount of tickets were sold for this event. The pathways were not crowded and it was easy to see the quilts up close and personal. We had to go to the upstairs space to find the wallhanging section--but there 1433 is me!!!
We spent 2 hours walking through vendors--found a new thread to try--photo tomorrow--and then bus back to hotel. Wow what inspiration overload--but oh so worth it!!
But wait there is more....when we arrived in our hotel room this afternoon my amazing husband had this cheerful bouquet of flowers waiting for me!!! My biggest cheerleader...thank you hon...Love you for Always!!!