Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Nashville, oh how I'll miss you!

First off let me say this "work" thing is really getting in the way of my blogging!

Next, let me recap my weekend at the Nashville AQS show. This year I brought along my oldest Munchkin. Remember she's the one with the Hello Kitty Janome sewing machine. She was so excited. We woke up early Saturday morning, 4:30ish, and got picked up on our front step in the dark. Then 4 1/2 hours later we were pulling up to the Gaylord at the Grand Ole Opry to start our day's adventure. She wanted to look at quilts off we headed quilted bags, stuffed wallets, and cameras in tow. I would show you pictures of some of my favorite quilts, but Kate reminded me that was not allowed (boo, Kate). Lily, the oldest Munchkin, had such a good time. She took pictures of her favorite quilts and shopped for more horse fabric. At lunch, when "the crew"(Kate, Kathy, Jan, and I) was reviewing our favorite purchases, Lily joined in and discussed her sewing plans for her fabrics. Of course, being the only little girl with "the crew" has its advantages too. She was treated to several giftys from all of us. The afternoon concluded with throbbing feet, tired legs, glazed eyes, and bursting bags. Since this was the last AQS show to be in Nashville, old Mom here sprung for the boat ride on the indoor river. We saw fish as big as Lily swimming in those waters, and heard a tale of a 85 lb catfish that lives in the boat house! Who knew?! Our day was capped with room service. Grammy Kathy gave us both custom made to follow...with one even made for the youngest Munchkin aka The Boss Lady. And Lily (who started her day barely looking at Aunt Jan), climbed up in bed with her to review the Hancock's of Paducah catalog and discuss fabric and projects.

So all in all, it was a fantastic weekend, and Lily is already planning our trip for the Houston Quilt Show in 2009. I promise to post pictures later....we're already running late for our 9 and 7 year old check ups!

Y'all have a good day!


Kate said...

The catalog gazing with aunt Jan was so cute! I was amazed. And Jay even asked when I got home if your munchkin had kept up the shy routine. I was so proud to tell him she was downright chatty. Now if we could just teach her how to make the vodka tonics and drive the car...

Shannon said...

I'm so glad you guys had fun!

I'll meet you in Houston. We can meet up with my friend Peggy who lives there.