Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Quilt Market Fabric Booths, Houston 2011

Organizing over 1300 photos is no simple task...so I'll continue to sort.  Meanwhile, you may need to click on the photos to enlarge to see which booth the photos were taken.  

Just for your viewing pleasure :)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
More soon :)
Smiles,
Kelly

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Everything IS Bigger in Texas!!

I'm back home safe and sound.  I know everyone is chomping at the bits to see Quilt Market photos and finds but I've gotta get organized yet.

 This is what I was looking at yesterday morning.  A cool sculpture across from the Convention Center.  Then I spent my entire zooming around finishing up my business and when Market closed, I had the pleasure of going out for dinner in Houston.  I've never been anywhere away from the Convention Center so this was a real treat for me.
 We sent for Texas BBQ and the restaurant was something else!
 When we drove up to the place the aroma of BBQ was so strong it nearly pulled us out of the car.
All the cedar used for the BBQ....oh it smelled so good.
 But then I was greeted by a buffalo head..... 
 Turned around and ran into none other than an armadillo....
 Then this creepy looking dude....I'm supposed to want to eat now? 
While in line, I entertained my brain by looking at all the really neat pictures they had on the wall.
A little bit closer...they looked like they may have actually been real photos and not re-makes.
 Oh wow....this was really happening....I was going to be eating some authentic Texas BBQ....I chickened out and had turkey!!!

See, everything really is bigger in Texas!!!  I left home 30 lbs lighter and then as soon as that plane touched down in Houston....BANG....I was bigger...no...really...it's the truth....OK, don't believe me.....I'd believe you!!!!  LOL

This GIGANTIC Armadillo was outside the restaurant  /bar next door.  I think I'll call this guy, Mr. Armadillo.
 This is not a joke...it is for real.
 This was a 500 pound red velvet armadillo cake...yes...FIVE HUNDRED POUNDS of red velvet cake...holey sha' mokin!!!
The horns were made out of rice krispies and fondant.
 Check out the size of pieces this lady was cutting...enormous!  Or should I just say, Texas Style :)
 These were his scales...made from fondant. 
A gal was there who had taken a picture of it before it was cut on her "eye-phone" so I took a pix of a pix...best I could do for ya.

They gave us a few boxes of cake to take with us.  I had already had a piece earlier, so I made the folks back at the hotel very happy with some Armadillo red velvet cake.

I wish I had taken a pix of what Karin and I arrived in Houston with.  It would make this photo even funnier.  Suffice to say....it was a whole lot less than this!
 
The bed of "Drivers" truck was full and so was the back seat.


This was the view arriving at the airport for my trip back home.  I'm so glad to be home and they co-workers and Mr. McSteamy were very happy to see me too. 

Those who know me well won't believe this one....all my stuff is unpacked and put away....this may be only the second time in my life that has happened...hurray :)

Smiles,
Kelly

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