(1) making a perfect omelet
(2) a clean house
(3) unlocking a heavy dead bolt
Nope, especially when your friends enter their quilts and one of them wins a Viewers Choice award!
Fellow Uhuru Quilters Guild member Nadine is also a member of Southern Comforters guild, and she won a 3rd place ribbon for her wall hanging, Japanese Zen.
Charlene, Pat, Felicia (The Slow Quilter) and I dropped by the show and had a pleasant afternoon looking at all the gorgeous quilts - great eye candy!
This setting is going on my baby quilt list, gotta make it!
And what's a quilt show without at least one Baltimore album-type quilt? This one is just gorgeous!
There was another one done on a black background that I didn't realize I didn't get a picture of. It was done completely by hand, and I understand it took years and years to finish!
And oh! There were two Quiltville mystery quilts - Orca Bay (left) and Roll, Roll Cotton Boll :
Isn't it interesting how using a different color way can make a pattern look so different?
Another part of any quilt show that I always enjoy is the vendors... I looked but didn't touch! I was able to resist buying fabric, patterns, and books, although I saw a very interesting book on selvedge quilts. Take a look at this beauty:
Isn't that gorgeous?
After closing out the quilt show we had dinner at the Texas Road House restaurant; I hadn't been there before and I enjoyed eating roasted peanuts while we waited for our table. Everybody just tossed their empty shells right on the floor - very kitschy (did I spell that right??). With the boot-scootin' music and spontaneous line dancing in the aisle, we thought we were deep in the heart of ... someplace else.
Wanna see what I had?
I got the bbq chicken and rib combo - is that a lot of meat or am I crazy?! You need to know, 2/3 of that plate came home with me! After eating a hot dog and chips at the quilt show, I wasn't hungry enough to put all that away! I also nabbed a bag of their peanuts on the way out...
They give you a paper bag at the hostess desk, and you're free to fill it from the peanut barrel in the waiting area.
Well enjoy your Monday, snow's almost gone, athough I've known it to snow on Easter Sunday! Sew forth and sew on til later...