We had a great show in Kansas City!

We met so many nice quilters & sold lots of patterns & templates!

Our rental was a new mini van, so our travel was very comfortable.

I’ve taken to photographing our rentals in case I need to know the license # I have it on my phone.

Our drive started off a bit rocky just 30 miles from home when we had to sit over an hour on the interstate because of an accident where a semi was perched on top of the guardrail & blocking all lanes of West bound 70 shutting it down completely…

What a great venue though when we finally got there.

The convention center is in a very nice area, with free parking!

And there are two hotels on either side of the convention center that you can walk next door to.

Very nice!

Hauling all of our “stuff” was very convenient.

We went to work quickly setting most everything up so we could relax that evening.

Clare was great help.

She was our cashier, tech support,

inventory control & dinner coordinator!

Fiorella’s Jack Stack BBQ was our favorite dinner spot.

Photo of Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House - Kansas City, MO, United States. nice interior, fancy for BBQ

Their BBQ is delicious & the atmosphere is outstanding!

There is a location in Overland Park very near the convention center, but we’d been to this location before & wanted to eat there again because it’s so cool!

Now we’re back home & back to the grind.

Summer is in full swing here & I just noticed that today is the longest day of the year!

It makes me a bit sad knowing the days will start to get shorter, wahhhhh.

Our best seller was my new “Dresden Flags” pattern.

It contains 2 sizes of flags that just happen to have Tiny Dresden plates in the field.

Besides the notions that we have to help your quilt along,

we also have the 12″ stand by Ackfeld that you can display the smaller flag on.

See my website for all this goodness if you didn’t get one in Kansas City!

I’m needing to show you all of my new patterns.

Stay tuned!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

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Well, let me tell you…

First of all it’s summer.

  Need I say more?

Our house seems to have a revolving door.

As one leaves another is coming home. I never know how many to cook for. If I cook for three, there will be five, and vice versa.

I’m constantly shopping for food, yet there’s “never anything to eat around here.”

David’s garden is supplying lots of tomatoes, my personal favorite! There are also cucumbers, black berries, green beans, zucchini (yuk!) and we’ll eventually have pumpkins, cantaloupe & watermelon.

Our trip to the Rocky Mountain Sewing Expo in Colorado was fantastic.

We met so many nice people.

If you’re one of them, thanks for coming out to see us!

My Cobblestone Courtyard class was great.

Cobblestone Courtyard Class Denver 2013 Liz, Joan, Birdie, Opal & Nancy,

thanks for being so prepared for the class and for being such good participants.

It’s been almost four weeks. Are those quilts done yet?

Don’t make me come back there!!!

(Actually I’d love to!)

Booth set-up was a breeze with my helpers…

C&C Denver set-up

OK, it took all afternoon & most of the evening.

Denver booth end of set-upBy the end of the night all we wanted was Chinese food delivered to our room,

but I think the booth looked great!

Denver whole boothWe were able to display so many quilts.

The Merchandise Mart in Denver was very nice & so was the staff of Rusty Barn Shows.

Denver booth center

Daisy Baby Buggy captured many hearts..

Denver booth runners and baby corner

Pumpkins in the Patch & Bunnies in the Grass were popular too.

Denver booth Christmas corner

We sold lots of my Ginger Bliss pattern.

Denver booth In Season corner

I explained my Quilt-as-you-go technique at least a million times!

Denver booth long back wall

And of course, my “A Pretty Package” quilt pattern was our best-seller for the week!

Have you made one yet?

If you haven’t, you should. Everyone else is making one!

Denver booth w the girls

We met so many nice people offering advice of where we should go and what we should see while we were in Colorado.

One evening we drove to St. Mary’s glacier

then ate at Beau Jo’s Pizza in Idaho Springs.

BeauJosPizzaIdahoSpringsFantastic pizza!

The next night we drove to Mount Evans.

Denver Mt Evans

At 14,265 feet, it  is the highest paved road in North America.

Also, according to Clare, one of the scariest roads in North America..

BeauJosSign

It was getting pretty late for dinner that night so we decided if we could make it to Beau Jo’s in time we would eat there again.

We ended up eating there three times!!!

We weren’t sure with the wildfires & then mud slides what might hinder the rest of our sightseeing.

We were able to go up Pike’s Peak on the cog Railway.

That was fun and interesting too.

Denver cog Railway at Pikes Peak

I used the panoramic option on my phone for this photo. How cool is that? I’m impressed that I remembered to use that setting while we were there and not a couple of days later…

Spectacular view from 14, 110 ft.

We also saw the Garden of the gods close by.

The last day we ventured over to Breckenridge to eat at Daylight Donuts!

Have you had their donuts?

Denver daylight donutsWorth the trip!

I found this in a vintage shop.

Denver cart at BreckCan’t wait to show you my next post & what’s in store for this little gem…

Something pretty exciting there!

I’ll end with this,

Denver quilt at McDs

hanging at McDonald’s in Hayes, Kansas on our way home.

I don’t think I’ve seen any quilts at McDonald’s previous to this…

How smart of them to encase it in glass.

It would not look good with ketchup or mustard on it!

I hope you enjoyed seeing our Rocky Mountain Sewing Expo & side adventures.

Until next time,

Susan