Stuck in Atlanta

I swear Pam Kitty has jinxed us. I have proof…


She’s here in the Atlanta airport! Pink sweater in the back of the zoo store. See her? Can you believe she would follow me here? She’s the queen for sure…PAM YOU WON! GET OUT OF THAT ZOO STORE and come and get your kitty crown. She must have been on the same plane as we were! And wait until you hear what we had to go through to get here!

We left the hotel at 3AM Eastern time, got to the Pittsburgh airport, even got on the airplane. Then the pilot announced the plane had a bad battery and it would take 3 hours to get it replaced. We all got off the plane, rebooked our connecting flights and finally left Pittsburgh at 9:40AM. I never saw her on the plane, but just look at that photo. She’s IN the store!

I’m in Atlanta until 7:45PM Eastern time and Pam is here too! By the time we arrive in Sacramento we will have been up for 22 hours That’s if you can trust my addition. Give or take a few hours. Pam wll be wearing that darn crown, probably on the airplane!.

So what do you do in an airport for 7 hours? You can blog! It’s time for some pictures! This one is for Anne Bryson over at cottons n’ wool. I saw this wool quilt in the special exhibits and just knew she would love it! Pictures 352

Have you ever seen anything like it? And how about this appliqué? It is so pretty! Unfortunately I only brought my 50MM camera lens so I can’t take any wide angle shots. Note to self…bring another lens next market.

Pictures 223 See this sweet innocent Brenda in the photo below? Well turns out the squirrel is perfect for her because wait until you hear what she did to me.

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Just before market started she came running over to the booth with what she said was an early birthday gift. I gave her a big hug and a thank you, wondering why on earth she was giving me such an early gift…and then the squirrely things started happening…

Next day EVERYONE was coming by my booth saying Happy Birthday Anne! Some even brought presents. Then Pam blogged about it and the emails started coming.

But when we went to dinner that night and the cake arrived I just couldn’t believe it! Seems my sweet, sweet friend got the markets mixed up! My birthday comes during Fall market!

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We still had a great time and the cake was “red Velvet! Brenda just made this market SO much fun and gave us so many laughs! Thank you my friend!

A really special quilt we got to see as we were leaving the convention center was “The Pittsburgh Quilt”. It’s thousands and thousands of little squares, all signed by the people of Pittsburgh, and then stitched together into quilts. The display was amazing. Pictures 209

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The Pittsburgh Quilt must be 16 ft. long, and it’s put together in gradations of color. It’s truly an amazing thing to see! The quilts are behind acrylics I’m getting a bit of reflection off the glass but you can at least get an idea!

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I just can’t wait to get back and see my pets and my hubby. I had hoped to have the day to spend with them, but it will be off to bed as soon as the wiggles and barks are over. No, not from my hubby, but barks from Bitsy, and wiggles from Chelsea. I can’t wait! Oh, and Bitsy is doing just fine. Her biopsy came back negative. She may be old but she’s a feisty one!

Hugs everyone!

Next time I write I’ll have more photos and it will be from my own studio! (I hope).


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  • misswrite - Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

    Sorry you’re stuck in the airport though.

    Glad Bitsy is doing well.

    Happy Birthday anyway. ;)ReplyCancel

  • Barb - What a fun, fabulous whirlwind you seem to have had!! It was so much fun to read all about it – I think we all wish we could have been there too!

    Can’t wait to see more pictures and hear all about homecoming!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie ~ - Oh Anne your stories have just been priceless. You and Pam enjoy your time in Atlanta now that you have conceded. And the birthday surprise, well you are the queen of graciousness for sure. It all sounds just so special.ReplyCancel

  • madrekarin - Well, darn. If I had read this sooner, I would have come to rescue you from the airport and shown you a bit of Atlanta!! The nice parts, of course. I hope that you can sleep on the plane and be somewhat rested when you return home.ReplyCancel

  • Miss Jean - Oh, how I hate flying (scared to death) and all the hectic-ness (is that a word?) that is associated with it. However, I love airports. All the excitement. Wow, I guess we’ll see Pam on one of those stalker documentaries now. Shame, she seemed like such a nice person. You just never know, do you? Glad you are home safe and sound.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - Well, I think that she is definitely stalking you! She is just hiding out in the Zoo store. Maybe looking for a bunny??? Kind of stinks to be stuck in Atlanta, but at least it is a large airport with lots to keep you occupied. Glad to hear Bitsy is doing well. I will have to remember to wish you happy birthday again, but this time I will see you at fall market. So I can do it in person!ReplyCancel

  • The Quilt Shoppe - Oh Anne. I'm so sorry about your travels. We were up for 25 hours yesterday between market and flying home. We had a long layover in Chicago as well. Worst thing about long layovers – your luggage is the last off the plane!

    I know you'll be home soon. Chelsea & Bitsy can't wait. Hubby either :) It was wonderful visiting with you at Market.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Ann - Anne it was fun meeting you at Market..thanks for the tips on the thread, just like a momma duck leading it’s baby ducks to the pond you gave us some great tips.ReplyCancel

  • Sinta Renee - Happy UN-birthday Anne! Seems like Pam has been your stalker the whole time!ReplyCancel

  • dotti white - Anne…I have enjoyed your entertaining stories and inspirational photos. Is quilt market open to anyone who wants to attend? I know it may sound like a silly question but I am just wondering….guess I am just a quilt market wannabe! Have a great week!ReplyCancel

  • Sherri - How much fun!!! And yes, that must be Pam Kitty Morning back there stalking you! The quilts are amazing…I especially love the wool one…and had never heard of the Pittsburgh quilt!ReplyCancel

  • Carol - Hi Anne,
    Sorry, this has nothing to do with your trip.
    I’m in Australia, and last night I was at my local quilt shop doing a course, and guess what they have just got in…..Chelsea Manor… it has made it all the way to the other side of the world…How exciting!!

  • Anne - Love the wool quilt. Did you bring it home for me? What a great friend you are! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • pdudgeon - i’ll bet that this is a quilt market you’ll remember for a long time to come! thanks so much for sharing all the fun thru your blog.ReplyCancel

  • W. Latane Barton - Before spring market or before Fall market a birthday cake is extra special. You get two celebrations this year.ReplyCancel

  • tammy tadd - Wow, how lucky are you girl! Not many of us get a birthday cake at all any more and you get two this year!! And you didn’t even have to be another year older yet to get cake!! Red Velvet too, YUM! It was so much fun seeing you again Anne, and love your new designs too!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Oh my what an ordeal flying home!
    I am glad to hear Bitsy is going to be fine..that is always a concern isn’t it? I bet you will be exhausted when you arrive home.I am glad it is not all work..Brenda sounds like fun.

  • Little Green Doll - ha ha, so this year you’ll celebrate twice your birthday! Very funny story!ReplyCancel

  • jaybird - The Quilt referred to as “wool quilt” is called “Pennies from Heaven” and was made by Gretchen E. Gibbons. She is a staff member and teacher at the Quilt Shop I work at, Country Quiltworks. Gretchen designed the quilt and it was a wool block of the month at our shop. She is amazingly talented. Here is a bit more info about the Quilt and Gretchen. Click Here Enjoy! It is lots of fun to be surrounded by people like GretchenReplyCancel