Sunday, November 02, 2008

Back From Houston

I had a wonderful trip to the Houston International Quilt Festival last week. It was great to meet some new folks and catch up with others I'd met last year. Here's a picture of me by my quilt on Wednesday at the Preview Night. Lisa Ellis of www.ellisquilts.com was generous enough to take the photo and send it to me stat!

If it were not for the generosity of my friend Dianne Smith I don't know if I would've made it to the show - she very kindly shared her room at the Hilton with me for two nights.

The quilt show was just the beginning of a lovely week. I flew back home Thursday night in order to not miss Halloween with the kiddos, and I'm so glad I did because it was the best Halloween ever. We went to parties on either end of trick or treating, the weather was perfect, and the boys were so happy. I volunteered in third grade for the big partay, and I can honestly say that I've never heard them so happily loud as they were during the toilet paper mummy relay. The week was the perfect balance between quilting and family.

5 comments:

Gerrie said...

You look gorgeous with that quilt!! Congrats, again!

Liz said...

Yes, congratulations! The quilt is stunning (as they all are!)

Sue Reno said...

Hey Diane, congratulations on the well-deserved win!

laura said...

hi Diane, it was so good to see you in Houston, wish we could have had a visit.
Congrats on the award! well deserved.

DIDI said...

Hello Diane, I landed on your blog looking for a tote bag tutorial from google (yes a bit late to start making christmas presents but this year I begged Santa for 35 hour days). The thing is your tutorial is great and my intention is to come back and "study" all your blog as soon as I have a little time (how long does it take to make 4 tote bags?) Promised. Thanks a lot!

Biquiños from Spain