Thursday, March 31, 2011

going on a road trip . . .


Not until the end of April, but I've got my name on the list -- and it was a close one!

Our guild does an annual bus trip to PADUCAH, and this year, with one slot left, I made my reservation. I'm so excited! I've wanted to go for four years; it's just not ever worked out. I'd determined that I WAS GOING this year when the signups first came out, but then life happened, and it's been crazy, and with the cut in hours at work, money for extras like this is a little harder to come by . . . so I thought another year was going to come and go without a trip to Paducah.

Todd & I talked about it last night, and he told me to GO!! So I hurriedly e-mailed the coordinator to see if there were any slots left (this trip fills up fast, and with over 300 guild members, there was no telling). I got an e-mail this morning that there was ONE slot left . . . my check was in the mail within ten minutes!! Hurray, I'm going to PADUCAH!

Evidently one of the big stops on this trip is Hancocks of Paducah. Rows and rows of quilting fabric? Okay!

Don't laugh, but what I'm really looking forward to? Finding and having my picture taken with . . .

QUILT MAN!

LOL! There's a story there -- I'll share it when I post my picture with him!

:)

4 left a comment . . .:

Pat said...

Oh, Denise...I'm so glad you are getting the chance to go this year! I'm sure it will be wonderful. I've seen photos of Quilt Man online and it would be fun (funny??) if you can get a picture with him.

Paula and Mel said...

I am soooo happy for you. I have never been there but do plan for "someday". Hancock Fabrics in Paducah is suppose to be just wonderful. I will be looking forward to your post after this wonderful trip you take. (and seeing your stash)
hugs

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I'm jealous. Every quilters dream....going to Paducah. Can't wait to hear all about it. You will think you have died and gone to heaven. What fun!!! Love & blessings from NC!

Nancy said...

Oh Congrats...I have gone every year for the past 8 years and LOVE IT...I too take a bus but it's a one day trip for me...will it be more for you?
If you have to pack a bag do the following...
Lay out on the bed all the clothes and money you will take...now put half the clothes back and take twice the money!! LOL That's the tip I got when I was packing for a cruise! It was so true! And have fun...maybe I will run into you there...