Tuesday, May 3, 2011
After 4+ years of living in our condo, I've finally put some curtains up in our master bedroom. Each bedroom has blinds, but you know how "naked" the windows look with no curtains. I used Amy Butler Nigella home dec fabric.
I must have an issue with privacy...Ryan says I'm too exhibitionist because I don't cower into a corner if the blinds are open when I walk to our closet from the shower. I'm from Hawaii and that must have something to do with it. Hey, everybody's got one, and if you're really that bored with your life that you have to spy into my window, knock yourself out with my saggy old body. Plus, we're on the 3rd floor, but I'd still be nonchalant if we weren't.
The International Quilt Market will be here in Salt Lake City next week, May 12-15. It's one of those things I told myself I'd attend if it ever came to the city I was living in, like a concert. I think IQM is the biggest sewing/quilting industry show out there. They rotate cities/locations every year, and I heard that the last time it was in SLC a few years ago, it went really well, so they brought it back. The biggest fabric companies and designers will be there (do I sound like a New Kids on the Block groupie?). But, alas, I've come to grips with the fact that I'm not attending, for a combination of reasons, my impending due date + extensive walking being one of them. There'll be plenty of photos posted in blogland, so I'll enjoy it yet again via Internet. But, oh, how I'd love to take a couple hundred dollars to the sample sale and push some lady down when we both reach for the same Echino fabric stack. Oh, how I'd love to take cheesy photos with Amy Butler and Anna Maria Horner with a star-struck look on my face.
I went to the Utah Women's Expo the day before Easter, and the nice lady at the Bernina booth told me there's also a Home Machine Quilting Show (HMQS) at the South Towne Expo Center starting tomorrow, May 4th. So if you're in Utah, try to go to one of these, if not for you, for me!