Friday, January 23, 2009

Well, it will soon be time to hit the road again. I think this is going to be another great year. We will be on the East Coast this year and are only supposed to work from March 4th., until May 31st.

Our program was cut considerably, in half, but we are going to be close to home. Never more than a days drive away.That was the only thing about being in the Mid-West last year, most of the time we were soooooo far away.Although we enjoyed getting to see some family and met a lot of very nice folks. maybe we will be that way again ( just not so long at a time ***VBS***).

Anyway this year will find us in places we have already been to, either through work or vacations, but that is ok, we like the East also, could be why we live here. LOL

When we leave on March 3rd. we will go to the Atlanta market( not sure what smaller towns we will get to go to yet, haven't gotten that schedule, anyway, will be there until 3/16/09

After there,on to Columbia, S.C. for a week,then a week in Charlotte, NC and we have family very close by, so maybe they will visit with us. On to Raleigh, NC, where my Brother and SIL live, will be great getting to see them, maybe we can go to dinner....Yeah....

When we leave there we will come back to Greensboro ( very close to home) and maybe we can spend Easter Sunday in our own bed and get to see our kids and Grandkids, yep, I will definitely like that.

From Greensboro we will head to Washington, DC for 2 weeks, no family there that I know of...

Then to Richmond, Va. for 2 weeks. I have a nephew and family there, so maybe they will come by a time or two. We don't get to see them very often. They have 2 very sweet children, and we always enjoy seeing them.

From there it's back to Charlotte, NC for 2 more weeks, from there to Norfolk, Va. My sister and BIL and several friends live around there, so hope to have lots of company.

Then it's HOME and by then I will be so ready.

It sounds like we are planning to stay with family and friends, but, NO, we have to stay in the motels, so we can be with the truck and Trailer and Race car.And that's ok, we really don't like to impose on anyone while we are working, but we can maybe go to dinner or they can just come to the stores to visit with us.

I do hope that some of you that may be reading my blog will come see us also. I will post the exact locations when we have them.I try to post them a week or so in advance....Sure would love to meet some of you quilters. Also, if you know of a quilt store near where we will be, how about letting me know. That is what we usually do on Mondays, as that is our off day.

I have been cleaning and re-arrangeing my sewing room. I sure did bring a lot of fabric home last year, but with the holidays, 2 vacations, a trip to Va. for my BIL's BD party and 2 surgeries, I don't feel like I have accompolished very much. So the month of Feb. MUST be very productive.I have decided to only take 3 projects with me, I think I will sandwich 3 small quilts that I have the tops finished and try to get them quilted. I also want to finish my red work that I started last year. I am almost done with that. But I want to do the same designs in blue, so I will work on that while sitting in the truck. If I should run out of projects, I guess I will just have to purchase something else......Sounds like a plan to me***VVBS***

Times a wasteing, I have another evening all by myself, DH is working tonight and probably won't be home before midnight. So am going to try to get this room put back together and PLAY with my new sewing machine.

I do hope all of you have been QUILTING MEMORIES...



Salem Stitcher said...

It's hard to believe it's almost time for you to hit the road again. It'll be good to be closer to home though!

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

I was really hoping you would come to Texas again and I could take you to some shops! Oh, well, I sure can't blame you for being happy you will be staying closer to home. Maybe our paths will cross again some time. I'm kind of surprised you are doing the redwork in blue also! that will be gorgeous. I'm thinking about making that quilt someday, but don't know when.