Iâ€™m back! Houston was fun as usual; Rose and I visited favorite places and found new ones to enjoy. Our list gets longer every year and time does not allow us to do it all. This year, quite by accident we found a little cafe that had been featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, that didnâ€™t look like much on the outside but was packed with customers and famous for amazing hamburgers. Lankford Grocery, go there!
I took lots of pictures but this morning when I tried to download them there was only one and it was not worth keeping! Iâ€™m not sure what is going on with my camera! Itâ€™s hard to see in the bright light if I am getting anything and apparently I wasnâ€™t.
There were SO many quilts in the various exhibits at the show that I could not see them all. I concentrated on seeing the art quilts and missed most of the traditional ones. There were so many vendors at Festival, and I made the rounds; bought some fabric and some thread but not as much as usual. Truth be told, I didnâ€™t need any more of either but there were a few things I couldnâ€™t pass up, like some hand dyes from Ghana and a few well priced batiks.
Market seemed slow with attendance down judging by the fact that I was only able to give out nearly 500 handouts compared to 1000 when I started going in ’97. Sales were fair but, again, not what they used to be–you canâ€™t sell to empty isles! My new â€śThreadâ€ť pattern was the favorite, by far, appealing to both the traditional and the contemporary quilters.
I’m unpacked but that is about all.Â I have everything to put away and organize and lots of catching up to do!