Judy L's UFO Challenge

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Paducah Part 2 and May OMG

I rested on Tuesday.  Here I am with Moo practicing sitting.  You can see I had a very warm jacket on.  It was beautiful watching the ducks on the river.  Over the course of the week we saw barges, tugboats, personal watercraft and a river boat!  The latter sent me off goggling river cruises on the Ohio and other adjoining rivers.  It’s amazing what is available out there.

When we were at Hancock s of Paducah I did make a modest purchase.  Three yards total of two Tim Holt’s Abandon.  I had previously purchased other pieces from the line and will be toying with an artsy quilt at some point.

Wednesday arrived and I eagerly got ready to head to the AQS show of Paducah.  Ray chauffeured me to the front door.  I followed the line and purchased my ticket.  I wasn’t clear where the show entrance was and went the “wrong” way.  It turned out to be right because I bumped into Sharon.  She just came from a class.  She escorted me to the proper entrance.  We toured the quilts and vendors eventually parting ways.  It was very crowded and overwhelming.  Their setup was a little confusing to me.  I had a few things I wanted to accomplish vendor wise.  I wandered the aisles, took pictures and rested often.  I bumped into Sharon when I exited the hall.  We had lunch together and visited.  I was happy for these accidental meetups.  When we finished she explained to me how to get to my next destination.  We hugged, said goodbye and wished each other well.  

I went to the other exhibition hall and saw more quilts.  I found the vendors I was looking for and made my planned purchases.  I was completely exhausted after only 4.5 hours.  Ray texted me to check on me throughout.  When I was done I told him where I was.  He managed his way past barriers meant to keep him out.  I’m not sure I could have made it.  He picked me up outside the door and collected me and my purchases.  While I wish I had gotten to see more I did see quite a lot in that short time.

We returned to the campground and finished out the week.  We knew the weather was going to take a turn and headed out to Arkansas a day earlier than planned.

It just dawned on me that this is the last day of May and I need to link up my OMG.  I did complete my goal of adding the label to my commissioned quilt. I added hand quilting to it in some places to secure it since it was so large.  I even delivered it to its owner and she was very pleased.

Linking up with Patty at Elm Street Quilts for the linkup completion. 

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Paducah part 1

I left Texas back on April 22nd heading for Paducah, KY.  Sharon, from https://too-many-hobbies.blogspot.com/, had asked me earlier in the year if I would be attending the AQS show in Paducah.      Ray and I had been discussing vacation plans previously.  We discussed a trip to California but with the rising gas prices we started thinking we should consider something closer.  

I pitched the idea to Ray after looking for camping facilities around Paducah.  We discussed what he would do while I was off playing with Sharon.  He agreed and the plan was set in motion.  I let Sharon know of our plans.  We discussed her planned itinerary and decided points where we could interact with one another.  We talked via FB messenger and zoom.  I shared weather reports with her up until near her departure.  There were weather concerns but luckily it wasn’t an issue.

Our departure was late that Friday.  We drove until we were too tired to continue.  We pulled off on a side road and just snoozed in the truck.  The following morning we got on the road bright and early.  We drove a few hours before stopping to gas up.  On the way out of the station the wind came up and blew my hair into my face and mouth.  Instead of STOPPING so that I could see I kept on walking and talking forgetting about the curb I had to step up on when going in.

I must have caught the edge with my heel.  My feet folded right under me and I went straight down on my knees.  It happened so fast I didn’t try to break my fall so no injuries to my arms, hands or wrists.  I have neuropathy so couldn’t really feel any pain but my body knew it hurt!  I limped back to the truck and we completed our journey.

I can make this story really long but I’ll just say I went to urgent care the next day.  Had X-rays, was diagnosed with a severe sprain and walked out with a boot.  My overall plans for the week with Sharon did not change.  The two things that did change were that Ray became my chauffeur everywhere I went and my time out and about was drastically shortened.

On Monday I met Sharon at Hancock of Paducah.  I was thrilled to finally meet her after “knowing” her since 2007.  I know she doesn’t like to publicly share her image in public.  Hope you don’t the smiley face 🙂 

In light of my injury we accelerated one plan and went to The National Quilt museum.  I loved their exhibits but especially enjoyed the Australian exhibit.  We also managed a visit to Hobby Lobby and a bite of lunch.  By squeezing this all into one day I was able to take Tuesday off for a rest before the show opening.

Sharon very generously gifted me with some teas and a few pieces of fabric.

I loved this welcome seen as we were driving around town.

I’ll share more about the show later this week

Saturday, May 07, 2022

May OMG 2022

Just returned from vacation.  Wanted to post this goal before the linky closed.  I have to apply the label to the umbrella ladies quilt.

Linking with Patty at Elm Street Quilts.