I had a wonderful week! Diane got here on Tuesday and the fun began. It was raining here and given the weather in Paducah, we decided to stay home on Wednesday and try to make it to the show on Thursday. It rained all day but that didn't stop us from going to the local Goodwill, me to shop for shirts (I found three light ones), and her to shop for silk ties (she got a LOT) for a quilt she is making.
On Thursday we made the trip to Paducah. Things were really spread out! There were buses to all the venues, but at least to me, the routes were a bit confusing. In the end, we just asked the drivers where they were going, and almost always, even if they weren't specifically going to the place you were requesting, they took you anyway--particularly if it was within the general area. There were the usual vendors, but this year, Diane and I were very discriminating. It is funny and we laughed about it---the first shows we went to, we spent like crazy. Every gadget we saw we purchased and some of them are still in the packages!
I LOVE rulers, but since getting my GO!, I really pick and choose. This time I got a Marti Michel kite ruler. I think it will be very useful in making the spiderweb quilt. That essentially was the only ruler I purchased. I got a couple of GO! dies (my mommie's day gift from DH). I did get some FQ's for several quilts I want to make and some dyes to dye my fabs (if it ever gets warm and stays that way), plus other various things :c). Doesn't seem like a lot, but I still pushed my budget to the outer limits. Good thing this happens only once per year.
I only got two pieces of fabric from Hancock's of Paducah. There was absolutely nothing there on sale. The "back room" only had 3 tables of flats and none of them had anything interesting. There were no charms, few jelly rolls. One of the ladies there said she had come on the first day of the show and that they had much more, so maybe it was because we didn't actually get there until Saturday.
The quilts were beautiful (of course) and once again Diane and I have vowed to make a quilt and submit it for consideration. We went to the museum as well and they and had an exhibit titled "20 years of quilts" (or something like that). It was very interesting to see how the quilts had changed over the years. The earlier quilts actually were quilts that I would consider in my expertise range. The newer ones---well, I can only look and say beautiful, NEVER, I "might" try that".
I have no pictures since my camera was in my bag, but------------. Well, just wanted to update you. Have a great one!