Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Houston....We have absolutely no problems!

Today is my last day in Houston, Texas!  I came down on October 22 to spend time in the WonderFil Specialty Threads booth at the International Quilt Market and International Quilt Festival.  I have never been before and I had a BLAST!!!!

I commented to Bernadette, my roommate, that my hubby usually made coffee for me every morning. Look what Bern made for me each morning!  I'm a lucky girl!

We missed most of the effects of Hurricane Patricia early in our trip to Houston, but the rain and wind were quite something.  This picture had us doubled over in laughter. We were loaded down with bags, coffee and fought the wind and rain!

So, I had to share a better picture of Bernadette!  Here she is confidently demonstrating on the Handi Quilter Avante with some of WonderFil's newest Fabulux thread.

We had a lot of fun playing with the new threads.  I was able to snap a few pictures of this length of sample fabric.  I forgot to get any images of the other quilted strip. 

Yesterday, before Bernadette left for Calgary, we went for a walk around town.  We were side tracked by the stained glass windows at the Methodist Church near the hotel.

 We had to touch the outside of the windows.  The glass is embedded in concrete and don't look much from the outside in daytime, but from the inside......
 ....from the inside, they look incredible.
We walked up to Buffalo Bayou Park.  Apparently, there has been a lot of rain lately.  It looks like there should be a pathway along here somewhere.

Here is a long shot of one of the foot bridges across the bayou.  Notice how high it is over the water?

Now look closely and see the garbage (grass) that was swept along in the high water.  Glad I wasn't anywhere near it.

We had a chance to look through the quilt show on the last day of the festival.  I'll post pictures of some of my favourites later.

Our hotel was a good 10 minute walk from Convention Centre and everything in the Centre is on the other side of the building.  I passed my activity goals each day.  I am going to have to challenge myself to keep up the walking.  

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