Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Quilt Show Update

I went this evening to pick up my quilts from the show this weekend. At the laundromat. Why, you may ask? Because I am an idiot!

Sunday afternoon my husband and I went to the Eggfest in a neighboring town. Our plan was to go get some pulled pork and whatever else they were cooking on the Big Green Egg grills at the store where we bought ours, walk around the arts festival for awhile, then go to the mill to pick up the quilts between 4 and 5.

In my brilliance, I suggested we could go earlier than we planned, then he could go to the driving range and hit a bucket of balls while I went to pick up the quilts later. Good plan, right? WRONG!!! At 3:00 I made myself a cup of tea, headed to my sewing room and figured as soon as my tea was gone I'd go get the quilts. Then I straightened a little, looked through a magazine, started sewing and when I looked at my clock it was 5:15! Oops! I called the lady in charge of the show and she said if I could get there right away she would wait...but...I had to take my daughter to work here by 6 which is 20 minutes in the opposite direction. I can not tell you how stupid I felt!

I spoke with her again yesterday and we made arrangements to meet at the laundromat by my house because she would be there tonight. So, all's well that ends well, my quilts are safely back at home and they STILL want me to put quilts in next year's show!


anne bebbington said...

Classic example of 'doesn't time fly when you're having fun' - it never goes that fast when you're waiting for news you're dreading or listening for the sound of someone's key in the lock when they're worryingly late

Dawn said...

mmm, cold stone creamery.... you just made me hungry! I have to admit it felt good to read that others have days/moments like this!

Norma said...

When you get distracted, you can loose large amounts of time. Ask me how I know! :) *VBS*

Hanne said...

Good you got your quilts back. Forgot to ask - is the red and white compass rose quilt yours ? It looks so good ! I guess it can be done by the glue method I learned for the Starboat blocks.

Finn said...

You know that's the sort of thing that happens to all of us sometime or another, Carolyn...*VBS* I'm so glad your quilts are safely home with you. I can't imagine any quilter would just leave them behind because you missed the "pick up" time...we are soooo much nicer people than that.

But yourheart must have know some panic..Glad you are welcome to show quilts next year..*VBS*