Finally. A new post. We are back from Quilt Market in Minneapolis and hopefully things will get back to normal. We actually drove, which wasn't too bad. Except for:
- It rained. And rained. And rained. My sister drove the first 4 hours and the rain was so strong you could hardly see the Interstate- all across Nebraska. She thinks she was the only one stressed about it- but my knuckles were white after holding on to the handle on the door for 4 hours straight.
- We all had a teeny tiny little spot to sit. We packed our entire booth into my mom's car- which meant we forgot that we actually had to sit in the car.
- We got there in 12 hours- but only got to stop twice (for gas). My sister likes to get things done fast, and that means there is no time to waste. Better not drink that coffee. Or orange juice. Or water.
- I'm not used to driving my mom's car. Even though it is fairly new, the lights don't come on automatically when you start the engine. I always seem to forget this- until people are honking at me and I don't know why.
Enough about the drive, here are a few highlights of our stay:
- When we arrived in Minneapolis, I felt as if we had gone to a tropical island. It was in the 80's- a far cry from the less than spectacular Spring we are having here in Colorado.
- Shoes. I spent hours trying to figure out my shoe situation. I think it is so hard to find shoes that actually look good and are super comfortable. My favorite brand is Born, which I can always count on to feel good. However, they are expensive, so this time I bought a less expensive pair of Clarks which are known for their comfort, too. All I can say is that I think whoever made those shoes has a really, really bad sense of humor. If I were standing in front of the Clarks store, I would throw them so had they would be sure to break the window. Seriously. Those were the worst shoes I had ever worn. Until I put on my sister's. Ouch! I can't believe she lasted the whole day in them. My new motto: Just Buy The Borns!
- We had a great time at Market. Loved seeing everything new and exciting from so many vendors.
- Setting up the booth is always the same. We think it will take a couple of hours, but it always takes the entire day. Here are a few photos of our booth:
We will have more tomorrow!