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From: lendube
Date: 05-11-2007, 04:24 PM (1 of 4)
Yesterday was the first day of the Del Mar Sewing, Quilt, Craft Show. I've been looking forward to it for a few months now.

Dh said he wanted to come with me since he wanted to buy me a serger and just wanted to spend the day together since we've been so busy with a remodel. He's taken time off but it still seems we don't see each other.

We left here at about 9:30 or so and just as we were out of our street a call comes in (my dh is chief of the local fire dept.) He said, Sorry, but let's go. Fine, no problem, I said. This call was at a local Methodist camp that hosts all kinds of groups throughout the year. I joked to dh on the way that I was sure it's not one of the quilt groups that they have there so often because of the show going on.

The info given was that it was a 75 y/o woman with a possible broken leg. That's exactly what we found there. And surprise! it was a quilt seminar given by none other than Eleanor Burns. She and about 20 women were all surrounding this poor lady with an obviously broken leg from stumbling down some irregular stone steps.

Eleanor gives many seminars here in our town since she has a house here just about a mile from me. She also has a house in the "city". What a sweet woman she is. Turns out that this was the last day of their seminar since they'd been there since Monday. They were all free to go to the show today or tomorrow.

Sad for the older woman but an interesting little story.

We got to the show and boy, oh boy!!! If I was a quilter I'd have been there all day. Easily 80% of the booths were for quilting. The remaining booths were craft, dealers, and misc. As it was we spent about 2 1/2 hours there collecting information on sergers and poking around. I was amazed that it was as quiet as it was and that the median age seemed to be between 55 and 70.

I'll post under "Sergers" about my find.

User: lendube
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From: bridesmom
Date: 05-11-2007, 09:24 PM (2 of 4)
Wow Lennie, that would have been a fun day! And to get to meet Eleanor Burns on top of it all!! I am still amazed that hubby would go with you to one of those shows. Mine would rather eat dirt I think. Though a few weekends ago he wanted to go down to a fabric warehouse off the I-5 in Washington to look at fabric, turns out he was looking for some stuff so I could make him some shirts. We did get two pieces that I made up for him and it was so special, cause when we went to church on Sunday he wore one (the black with chili peppers all over it) and he was getting so many compliments from the guys about his shirt and he kept saying, my wife made it for me. Made me feel GREAT!
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
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From: lendube
Date: 05-11-2007, 10:27 PM (3 of 4)
That's great, Laura! Isn't it terrific when the one you love is so proud of you. I think it's time I made dh a shirt. Haven't for a long time.

I thought it strange that dh wanted to come with me too. I've been to fishing shows with him and was bored out of my skull! Dh's comment; "Where else could I go to be surrounded by hundreds of happy women?"

After once around the floor (and buying the serger) he was ready to sit at the concession stand and read a fishing magazine he'd brought. That gave me a chance to go around one more time and check things out a little more at my speed. :re:

Oh, when we go to a mall once in a blue moon he brings something to read and stations himself on the bench nearest the "Victoria's Secret". He's no fool but I love him. :up:

Sounds like we both have keepers.


And the weird thing too is that the I-5 is still the main road here at the coast down to Mexico!
User: lendube
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From: Judi
Date: 05-11-2007, 10:53 PM (4 of 4)
You both have 'Keepers'.
My DH does take me to fabric stores when we're out of town and traveling. He even wandered around with me in the one in S.A. then said he'd wait outside and to take my time. He's as proud of what I've made from those fabrics as I am.

Sewing is almost better than Chocolate.
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