Wings As Eagles: What a busy couple of days!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

What a busy couple of days!

After deciding only a week ago to travel to Washington to the Sew Expo, I'm here! It's been fun to spend time with Joanna, get a little break from work (my computer still comes with me, so I can keep in touch with things online! ;)) and just enjoy being surrounded by everything sewing for a few days!

Tuesday I shipped out orders, finished up some business things in the morning and then drove to Colorado Springs to spend the night with Joanna. That morning wasn't my best morning (I actually washed a load of laundry without any laundry detergent!) and then only less than an hour from Joanna's, I hit a deer on the road.

It was dark and that stretch of highway is deserted and I didn't see the pair of deer standing in the middle of the road until I was right upon them. Thankfully I was only going 55 mph and I only hit one of the deer on the right side of my car. It knocked out the glass of my right headlight and made a dent in the right front fender, which all will have to be fixed, but at least it wasn't like Jena's wreck.

The first thing I did was call Dad and of course he asked me the usual if it was drivable, if the lights worked, if anything was leaking, etc. The difficult thing was that it was pitch dark and I could hardly see what damage had been done. It's still drivable, except when I hit a dip in the road, there's a crunching/scraping noise, so something is hitting somewhere. It is just rather frustrating!

Anyway, by the time I got to Joanna's and to bed that night, it was late and we were up the next morning at 4am to get ready and head to the airport to fly out to Seattle. But our flight went well with no delays. Plus we made it through the SeaTac airport with not a single problem.

The only thing I'm going to have to learn is to pack lighter. My suitcase weighed over 50 pounds and would have cost an additional $75 to check if the attendant hadn't allowed me to take out some things. $75!!!! I knew it was extra for over the weight limit, but I didn't realize it was THAT much. Needless to say, I was happy to pack a few things in my carry-on bag. :)

When we landed, it was sprinkling rain and it continued to pour rain as we were driving around. Joanna dropped off her garment at the show and by the time we found out where we were going, took a little detour road trip, made a quick stop at Wal-Mart and found our hotels, it was late afternoon. We were both ready to call it a night!

Today was the first day of the show and has been fun so far! I had the chance to sit in on some great seminars and see some wonderful, creative ideas that make me want to start stitching right now. :)

This is the key to my room....have you ever seen such a
strange-looking key??? It looks like a short usb key!

My room....I've never had a king size bed and it's rather nice! My full size bed at home gets rather full with Skittles, my three babies (oh, I miss those my little babies!) and my computer. Here I can keep my computers and papers on one side of the bed and sleep on the other. Thank goodness I don't sleep like Jena or that would never work! ;)

Lunch and supper! The popcorn and the diet mt. dew are the most important ingredients on the table. ;)


  1. I was just thinking about you and wondering if you had made it to Puyallup! I am so sorry to hear about your deer encounter. I really hope your car is not too badly damaged! I know you will have a wonderful time.

    Sleeping in a king-sized bed would be such a luxury (so would having a bedroom that could accommodate a king-sized bed)! Just think--Skittles and her little ones could stretch w-a-y out and you would still have a little room to sleep!

    By the way, what a strange hotel key!

    I can't wait to hear more about your trip and seminars. Will we get to see a picture of Joanna's garment? I'd love to hear about the classes you are taking. Oooo, I am SO jealous you are at Puyallup! Perhaps one day I will be able to go! In the meantime, I will just have to enjoy it vicariously through you!

  2. hey! What's this about my sleeping?!

  3. Haven't you ever seen yourself when you are sleeping????

    Linda - On Joanna's garment, no, I don't have any photos as they were not allowed during the style show. But I do have a few photos from the show that I'll be posting...soon. :)

  4. Serena - Didn't I send you pictures of the garment? The ones I sent to Linda? I don't mind if you post one or two of those.:) Plus, eventually there will be a video of clips from the fashion show on


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