donderdag 7 december 2017

Houston 2017 IV

This, my last blogpost about the recent Houston quilt events is like a patchwork quilt, a little bit of this and a little bit of that.
Although the Houston quilt events have been over for a few weeks now, there are still a few things I’d like to share with you.

These quilts (apart from the ones in previous posts) also caught my eye for various reasons:

The town of Houston was as always, just great, I do enjoy that city, the people, the food, the weather

Classical music al fresco 

and a hungry police horse 😊

Time for some food

and a few drinks 

breakfast on a terrace.. in November!

and slippers and painted toenails in November, great!

And this time there was something special: when we were there the Houston Astros won the World Series (baseball) for the first time ever and after the terrible events during hurricane Harvey a party was so welcome and party they did! And yes, orange is also their color.

Then: Houston is not just about the quilts, the exhibitions or the vendor booths, it is also very much about people and together with my travel companion Emma (click) I met some wonderful people. In some cases it was a reunion, in some cases we met for the first time in person.

First, it was just such fun to see Melissa (click) for the first time in her home country when the times we met before was in mine.
Melissa and I met twice before, the first time when she visited my home town The Hague with her husband and daughter (click) in 2014 and the second time when she brought her family over for dinner at our home in 2016 (click).
It was also the first time I saw her at work, in her lovely booth showing her new line of fabrics called Derby Day (click

Then there was…

Edyta (click)

Di  (click)
Karen  (click)

Ronnie from Cindy’s Antique Quilts (click) 

Linda  (click)

Christopher (click), the new kid on the Moda block, presenting his first fabric collection

Regency blueeeeeees!

Kay (click)

From left to right:
Emma (click), Linda  (click), Judy (click), me (no click 😊) and Margaret (click)

And always lovely to see a well known face and sweet lady from back home, Petra (click)

Saving the best for last: my travel companion and dear friend Emma, we had such an interesting week and shared so many laughs, it was superb!

For all those above: it was lovely seeing you again or meeting you for the first time, having a chat, sharing a cuppa, enjoying jokes and laughs, thank you for inspiring us, sharing with us and making us feel welcome 😊

Until we meet again!