Thursday, September 20, 2012
Breakfast for dinner
Breakfast for dinner seemed to be the way to take care of this day. I don't know about you, but this is probably my favorite, though infrequent, indulgent dinner. An omelet with cheese and bacon and salsa and avocado. And a glass of wine. Enjoyed in front of the TV, watching Jon Stewart recorded last night. Doesn't get much better, except that I was by myself enjoying all this. Ray is in Idaho with our son, Andy, helping my brother do some repair work at the cabin. They are having a good time too, getting lots of work done and having a guy week. Ray reportedly made my Mom's famous enchiladas which they were enjoying tonight.
My day started early. My alarm went off at 3:15, a godawful hour for anyone, I suppose, but it really offends every cell in my body to be awakened at this hour. I hurriedly dressed and headed out into the darkness to make my way across Portland to the Expo Center where the Quilt Expo is happening. The 288 quilts of the Twelve by Twelve project are being shown all together for the last time and Gerrie and I were to be featured on a brief segment of the early morning local news promoting the show. So weird to be driving the freeways with NO traffic. I arrived at 4:30 which was 30 minutes early, so I headed across the freeway in search of someplace to find a cup of coffee. I did not find the coffee, but got quite lost and was nearly late for our 5 am appointment with channel 8 news. Our reporter was interviewing one of the show organizers when I arrived.
Gerrie was futzing and fussing with the Twelve by Twelve quilts, getting each one smoothed and squared up.
Here is a link to it. I don't know how long they leave these videos up, so it may not still be there. The reporter was a really nice guy, who seemed to turn into a crazed maniac when the camera focused on him! It was all a little surreal. Then I drove the 18 mile trip home, with a brief stop at Starbucks on the way. I was home by the time I usually awake in the morning.
Later I went back to the Expo, choosing to take the train, rather than make that drive a second time. The exhibit of our Twelve by Twelve quilts looks great. They have been on a long journey, but still look pretty stunning I must say. This is the last exhibit of all 288 together. The Colorplay challenge group will go to Australia from here where they will be shown. The original theme challenge quilts will return to their owners/makers. They are the first thing you see when you enter the Quilt Expo. I hung around the exhibit for awhile today and talked to a few people who all seemed to love our quilts. I met some really nice people. It is like this whenever they are shown. I am, again, filled with gratitude that I have been a part of this adventure. Right now I am also filled with breakfast-dinner and bone weariness. I think it is time for a long sleep. Good night.