Saturday, September 27, 2008

Old Town

Last day of programmes in the US beore I fly out to England tomorrow on my way home. So wet (and cold) in Virginia I bought a coat...a great look with strappy sandals, but who cares about the look after a certain age. I just know I am too old for the dripping wet and attractive look.
It has been a full and fantastic programme, and looks like I will be winging my way over here again a few times next year.
Off to throw out any accumulations of stuff in my suitcase: tell you what, that gets really tired, hauling 2 suitcase and a computer. Never again...ONE suitcase only from now on.
Had a damp but terrific look around Virginia's Old Town...another bookmarked place to spend some time rather than glimpses. Suppose the theme would be "Take me back to old Virginia..."

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

On the road again

Hard to do 2 things at once at the moment, travel, work (? 3 things) and keep up with the blog.
Had 2 presentations in beautiful Asheville, NC, and then travelled right across the state to Clinton, a rural area about an hour and a half from Raleigh. How different these two stores are, but it just reinforces how much I have been enjoying last day before Virginia.
I have really been enjoying presenting my interpretation of 'sergery'. I suppose I take for granted the artistic interpretations of stitches I use and it still surprises me when people are really amazed by my work: I am waiting for lots of you to take up the baton and out stitch me so I can just devote my time to playing rather than working!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Paying rent in Charlotte NC

Wow, back off to Charlotte again tomorrow for the last leg of the trip. Florida has been busy with lots of different events all over the place.
Actually had a great time in Keep Me In Stitches with an all day programme and the chance to sit down and do a little sewing, even if it was only to showcase various techniques, as well as to re stitch a skirt that--da-dah- has become a litle too big in my travels!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Just Plain Busy

Have been flat out for the last few days, working. Rose who I am travelling with had to change over cars to a rental after her ABS brake system went to BREAK system. Have been to stores in Central Florida and am at Keep Me In Stitches on Friday/Saturday...hope to see some of you there.
Have tomorrow off, out to get my hair trimmed and do all the domestic on the road stuff...wash the knickers, discard any excess clothing, re-pack the samples bag, perhaps rest....ah, the glamour of being on the road.Wouldn't swap it for quids!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Planes, airports and travelling &&*^*(&^*&^&

Have been to Charlotte NC and back to Cleveland, then back through Charlotte into Fort Walton Beach FL. Petrol/gas stations are being besieged by people making sure they have enough fuel to get out of Ike's way if necessary...many are out of all fuel and it has gone up a dollar a gallon today.
I am in the lap of the Gods and I know all the folk at Ruth Barnhill's where I am for the next few days will be praying for me, the weather and the success of the event, though I am not sure in which order!
Have read a lot in airports with flying delays: I need to get out and get some needles and yarn for a bit of variety.
If you have a chance, get to Ruth's for a couple of big days and lots of special offers...hope to meet some of you 'blogees'

Monday, September 8, 2008

Charlotte, North Carolina

Wow, what a beautiful part of the world even if a little hot today (I suppose it is still summer here in the US).
I am having some time here with YLI, the thread company, and we are looking at hatching some new ideas. Don't hold your breath, but keep it in the back of your mind for next year sometime.
Had fantastic N.C. barbeque...still licking my lips (and fingers and the dribble on my clothes!!)
The accent is 'southern', whereas I keep on telling them mine is from the "Deep South". Funnily enough, we seem to be able to understand each other fairly well though.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Blogger behind

Had a great (v.v. busy) time in Cleveland with Jan from Pins and Needles...what an energizer bunny she is, with more programs ready to roll out in the next 2 weeks.
Flew the (?????) friendly skies from Cleveland via Washington DC to Charlotte N. Carolina. Small plane and we had to wade through 5 inches of water and pounding rain to get off the plane, and repeat the joy after a few hours delay. Wet, miserable and tired, of course, no luggage arrived with me. For the baggage charge United are now charging, the service is really diminishing. Airports are far from happy places to be at most of the time.
Will amend that a little--the couple I sat next to were great and the hubby went off to have a drink: he asked if we would like one and me being cheeky, said , yes, a margherita to go. Be careful what you wish for! Made the wait a little more fun though.
Catch up with y'all later

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Back in the US

Flew back into the US today (Cleveland), minus my Australian adaptor for a few phone charger and no computer charger means that I had to have a break whether I wanted to or not! So sad, eh?

And Canada is fabulous...thanks to Joanne in Westport for a memorable event, pulled together in a whisper of time in such a beautiful location. And thanks to her husband Ron for being such a great chauffeur and laundry assistant. You've got to take your hat off to someone you barely know who folds your semi-industrial underwear after laundering!!

I am sure textile husbands are their own special breed!