Sunday, September 23, 2012

486 Years of Quilting & Let's Talk Construction!

It was amazing to travel with a group of women who I did not know...except for Robin and Lori.  It was like the first day of school where you meet your classmates and try to figure out how you fit in...what was really amazing was how small the world really is.  One of the gals was a former co-worker of my sister.  Another knew the family that HH lived with when he was in high school.  The other weird thing was that two of the hotels we stayed in were ones that mom and I stayed in when we traveled Europe together with my youngest son....and...and...and...there were several of us that liked the same fabric!!!! LOL

I decided to calculate the number of years of quilting experience in our merry band, because let me tell you I was humbled by the talent that was on this trip.

Marie, Ida and Andy = 105 years of quilting

 Delores, Nora and Lee = 61 years of quilting

Robin, Carole and Lori = 95 years of quilting

Rita, Bill & Sarah = 41 years of quilting and 20 years of carrying quilting purchases

Jane, Jeanne, Mary Ellen and JoAnn = 127 years of quilting

Claire and Linda = 6 years of quilting but Claire has been a clothing designer forever

Joy and Mary Lou = 21 years of quilting

...and if you count my less than 20 years of quilting you get about 486 years of wonder I was humbled in their presence!

Tomorrow I'll continue on with the slide shows...but now...

...on to construction talk!  Even though the health alert said to stay inside with your windows closed I had to go see the construction site.  As we passed "tent city" where the firefighters were living I was grateful for their dedication to the "hotshot" profession.  I can't imagine what it must be like to be in the thick of the fire and then fall asleep in the smoke.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Surprise!!!  The trusses were up and the wall studs were in place!  We could walk around and get a visual of the flow and design of the house.  Cory really is a fantastic designer!

This is the front view

This is the back view

This is the sewing room view!!!!!