but I've had good reasons. ;) First, I was away -- at the "really big show" in Houston! I don't have any photos to share, since I didn't get around to asking permission of the people in those photos, but rest assured that it was a wonderful several days. :) Four of us flew from Las Vegas to Houston on Wednesday, Nov. 3, and met with the fifth member of our group at the airport, as she was coming from Phoenix.
Our hotel wasn't quite ready for us, but we stashed our luggage in one room and headed to the convention center to check in and pick up our preregistration materials. Then it was off to the preview event and the marvelous expanse of gorgeous quilts and amazing vendors. We repeated our trip to the show each day until Sunday, mixing viewing quilts with browsing the vendors (and buying a certain number of useful items, of course!) and watching some of the Meet the Teachers presentations.
Three of us also had a class all day on Saturday. The class was *really* good, too; it was a class on techniques for finishing quilts, from corded piping to binding and facings and even to hanging sleeves. I know I'll be using those techniques a lot on my own quilts, so I'm very glad to have been able to attend this class and benefit from the ideas presented there.
Now I am headed to the sofa with a cozy quilt so I can nurse my sinus infection a bit. ;) That sinus infection is the second reason I've been so quiet; I just need to baby it a little.
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