A VERY Grand Day!
Bonnie was in Louisiana recently. Of course I was in Texas at the time. Then I heard Bonnie was in Texas this week and I was as well. I checked all the spots she was speaking at and giving classes and decided to make a go of seeing her in Fort Worth.
You know how you build people up in your mind and then you are disappointed when you meet them sometimes? Bonnie was more than I could have hoped for. I moderate her yahoogroup and I am a regular commenter on her blog. When I said swooze she leapt out of her chair and gave me the biggest hug. A sincere hug at that! She asked me to join her and some other for lunch as well. I offered to be a quilt holder for her during her program. She happily accepted.
The Trinity Valley Quilters Guild had their program then it was Bonnie's turn to speak. She spoke about her Scrap User System and then invited the quilt holders and folders up. I enjoyed holding the quilts. Getting to feel and smell them. I could smell the wood fire that she has written about on her blog. I thought I saw a pet hair and thought about Oscar. I studied her quilting and the backs.Thinking of all her tutorials and stories from her blog. I felt priveleged to experience Bonnie's lecture in a way that many others would not.
I was not able to make the lunch since I have a couple people at home under the weather and they needed me. Alas I went and had my picture taken with Bonnie and pledged to see her when she came back to Texas. She promised we could have time to play then! I so look forward to it! Bonnie you are a WONDERFUL lady but we all already knew that!
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