Home!

There’s truly no place like home.   Not sure why but this trip was exhausting!  Got up early Monday morning and was on the road by 7 a.m.  We got to Paducah around 4 p.m. and met Becky at Hancock’s.  I bought nothing there.  I was doing so good!  Nothing really tempted me.  I’m a stashbuster, you know?  From there we went to Eleanor Burns’ tent and I suddenly was no longer a stashbuster.  Everything went down hill from there.  Tuesday afternoon I signed books at The Village Mercantile booth.

These are my friends.  Kneeling in front of the table is Betty, owner of  The Village Mercantile.  Leaning by me is my friend, Becky from Kentucky.  Directly behind me is Kim, next to her is Elaine and next to Elaine in the dark blue is Sue.

That evening I signed books at the AQS Book Fair.

Elaine, Kim, Sue, Becky and I stayed in a cabin at the state park and we had so much fun!  We laughed til we cried every night, stayed up way too late, slept late enough that we missed getting clean towels several mornings but that’s a whole story in itself!

My friends made me swear to “What happens in Paducah stays in Paducah!”  Otherwise, I could tell you some stories that would have you all wanting to stay with these girls.  They were so funny.

There will be a couple more Paducah posts coming . . things I bought, things I saw (not things I saw in my own cabin  .. I promised not to tell!).

The stash report is going to be painful . . real painful.  But, I’m going to increase the effort and still hope to reach my goal.

But, for tonight . . I’m going to sleep in my own bed and sleep real good!

Comments

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    Donna in KS says

    Glad you’re home. I’m sure a good time was had by all…..in that group! Hi, Elaine; hi, Kim. Looking forward to more reports. Sleep well!

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    says

    Sounds like you had a wonderful trip! Jane and I were talking tonight about your stash report on Sunday!! I also guessed that you bought a particular thing. Can’t wait to see if you did!

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    Cindy From California says

    I am glad that you are safely home. Have a good night’s sleep!!

    Looking forward to hearing more about your trip!

    Cindy from CA

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    Cindy From California says

    I am glad that you are safely home. Have a good night’s sleep!!

    Looking forward to hearing more about your trip!

    Cindy from CA

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    Cindy From California says

    I am glad that you are safely home. Have a good night’s sleep!!

    Looking forward to hearing more about your trip!

    Cindy from CA

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    says

    Oh, Judy…now WHY did you make that promise to those girls? You KNOW we are all dying to know. *sigh* BUT….we will gladly settle for seeing how you “blew” your stash-busting efforts!!! LOL

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    says

    Now, I’m really envious – you were at Paducah AND you went to Eleanor Burn’s tent. I met her at the Long Beach International Quilt show last summer – I did damage in her booth, but that was last year. She’s such a gracious lady — and so are you!!!

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    Carol in SW IN says

    I envy anyone who went to Paducah. I don’t live that far and I went a few years ago but I just don’t like crowds. Since the last time I went I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Arthritis in a lot of joints so all of the walking on hard surfaces I am miserable for days. I still have friends from college at Murray, KY that live outside of Paducah and I could stay with them if I went. But I will have to just settle with visiting The Village Mercantile and feeling your aura second hand. <<>>

    Glad you had a good trip and have sweet dreams. (You know if your would post here in your sleep about what happened in those cabins, those girls couldn’t hold it against you.)