Warning: Busy Weekend Ahead

The quilty peeps and I are off to Chicago this weekend. I’m so excited — fabric, friends, and fun. Plus for an added bonus, we’ll be meeting up with Sharon and Carol. Sharon’s last post cracked me up — she briefly thought we were going to Kansas. It might be a California thing — if you live in paradise, all of the other states become a jumble? Ok, I know she was kidding, but it matches my true story! I used to work with a guy who lives in California (coincidentally, not far from Sharon….hmmmm, do you suppose it’s the smog?) and he knew I lived in Indiana. Every time I talked to him on the phone he always asked “So, how’s the weather in Kansas?” No matter how many times I reminded him that Ft. Wayne is in Indiana, he was convinced that I lived in Kansas. Indiana … Illinois … Kansas? What’s the difference LOL???

Chicago Bags

Sharon had another paragraph in her last post that I’ll borrow, ’cause it fits perfectly here: I did a little sewing for my trip. I made some bags of all the girls. I dont think they will see them now so I’ll show you.

Chicago Bags

ROFLOL!!! I didn’t see a thing Sharon, I promise! And unless they have a laptop with them, or the quilty peeps are doing a VERY last minute check of the blogs, I should be safe with my little secret too.

Chicago Bags

Sharon requested that we have a crochet lesson to learn how to do those little cards that I’ve made so I thought it would be fun to make bags just big enough for their crochet supplies. The fabric is a Holly Holderman vintage spool print that I had in the stash.

Chicago Bags

So, if you’re wandering around the Chicago quilt show this weekend and you see my backpack, please stop me and say hi! (I’ll be the one crying ’cause Sharon got there yesterday and there’s no fabric left LOL!) It will probably be Tuesday before I can check in on all of you — after I return home late Saturday night, I’ll be leaving early Sunday morning to go to Dayton for SweetiePie’s last bridal shower. And Monday, I’ll be sleeping at my desk.

I hope you all have a great weekend!


27 Thoughts on “Warning: Busy Weekend Ahead

  1. Have a wonderful time. Look forward to reading lots of stories when you return

  2. Oooooh I’m so jealous – have a super duper good time. Let’s talk about those bags for a quick second – they are so freakin cute Anna – so very freakin cute. You girls will have such fun doing those cards – I can see it now. Hope for lot’s of pics and good stories.

    Be safe out there and oh ya enjoy the rest of your weekend, sounds like it will be busy and full of wedding memories.

    Hugs – Karen

  3. Oh, the bags are super duper cute! what a fantastic giftie! with names even, you have been a busy petal! smart too, cause no one can say ‘you pinched my baggie’ LOL
    have a wonderful time shopping for fabric and catching up!


  4. Teresa on April 11, 2008 at 9:47 am said:

    Your friends are so lucky to be friends with you! I know the bags will make the trip even more fun and somethign that will always remind them of the good times you had. Enjoy!

  5. Have a great weekend!!!

  6. oh to be with you all would be so much fun! have blast and take note, I want to hear it all! The bags are adorable.

  7. Have wonderful fun!
    Love the bags.


  8. What sweet bags, Anna! So do you have a pattern stash, or do you make these things up as you go along?

    I so love seeing the things you make . . . but it’s going to definitely start taking away from knitting time. lol

  9. What a special treat for them!!
    Have a great time, it sounds like a great weekend ! (altho exhausting, no doubt, lol)

  10. Oh wow – sounds like a fabulous weekend!!! Wish I could come too! Lucyx

  11. So it doesn’t go California, a bunch of land, New York? Wow, good to know.
    Have fun fabric shopping!!!!!

  12. Wish I was going with you !

  13. Have a wonderful week-end! And I hope Sharon will leave at least one FQ for you to buy! LOL! Have fun!

  14. oh yhose lucky people, anything made by you is treasure! Hav a lovely time x

  15. I wish I could go with you! You are so sweet to make those cute little bags for your friends! I hope they love them, if they don’t, I could change my name to Sharon or Carol!!

  16. What a perfect place to hold all the necessities for crocheting. Have a wonderful trip!

  17. You always make the most clever bags! Do you just pull these ideas out of your mind or do you use patterns. I had to remind myself to swallow because I was drooling over all the cuteness. So neat! You are just the coolest. Hey, my parents don’t live far from Ft. Wayne. Small world.

  18. What cute bags!!! I seriously need an embroidery machine!
    I hope your trip is a blast!!

  19. Karen said it perfectly, super duper cute bags you’ve made. The girls will scream with joy. Have a great time, can’t wait to hear all about the fun.

  20. I just popped in to say it IS a California thing! I do live in Kansas, my husband has many California cousins and they admit that once you get east of about mid-Nevada, it’s all the same to them.

    Your bags are adorable. Hope you had loads of fun in Chicago.

  21. Beautiful little bags!!! You are going to have sooo much fun! I am cracking up at the fact that you will be crying cuz Sharon bought all the fabric…sadly for you it might be true lolol :)

  22. Those bags are so cute and practical, too. Just letting you know your crochet cards got me inspired on trying out the crochet edges. Have fun shopping for more fabric!

  23. I know EXACTLY what you mean. It never fails during election time, some California-based celebrity will talk about the importance of a town hall meeting that happened in Iowa — when in fact it will have been here in Ohio. *sigh*

    Have a great trip! I’m jealous of your time in Chicago, and, unfortunately, the weather here in Ohio will be horrible when you drive in!

  24. ohhhhhwwwwww have fun! Those bags are darling and so perfect. What fun you will have! I can’t wait to hear all about it and see your pics. It will be great to see your posts.

  25. do tell how it was – I registered to go, then didn’t, wasn’t sure if it’d be all I expected; it’d be great to know more so I can plan next year ;)

  26. Oh those bags are adorable! You did a wonderful job on them, Anna! The bags that Sharon made (that you didn’t see) are adorable, too! You girls will be bag-o-licious after this trip!
    I am totally envious that you all get to spend time together! Our flight attendant, Kora, was sent to Chicago on Saturday, and she called and asked me if I knew there was a quilt show going on? I told her I did, and that I had friends there! How I would’ve loved to have been there! Maybe next year…….

  27. love the litle bags……….very cute and sounds like the lessons went well………

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