I recently posted a picture of my last show quilt, Oh My Bleeding Heart, and said that this was the quilt that broke me. I do believe this to still be true.
I have decided to embark on a new quilt journey and invite you all to come along for the ride. My BFF Barb Persing is going to be my guide as this will be completely new territory for me. I am excited as this is going to take me far outside of my box. I tell my students all the time to stretch themselves creatively and this will surely do that for me.
I am not certain of the format or where I will be posting most of the journey…. I wish I were that organized. There will be blog posts, Instagram stories (so make sure you follow me @lisahcalle) and Facebook posts. I will try and find the way that fits best but can’t make any promises.
So Here is the next project….. a pictorial…. should be an interesting journey. Wish me luck people!!
The last two weeks have flown by. I was in Las Vegas for BERNINA University, which was amazing!!
Let’s begin with the flight to Las Vegas. There was “air traffic” which, to those non flyers, delayed our flight. In this day and age there is traffic people! And in the air “planes” don’t magically appear. Road travel is a bit more unpredictable as far as volume but can’t we be a bit more efficient with scheduled flights (air traffic controllers may need to be paid more, just a thought)? I mean I had important things to do and people to see in Vegas. Then when I finally boarded my lovely source of transportation, and we taxied out we were #15 (not 3, 5 or 8 but 15) for take off. And because we weren’t number 3, 5 or 8, our plane waited so long to take off that we had to return in order to REFUEL. Trust me I can’t make this stuff up. Originally this was a nice, early 8am flight that was scheduled to arrive at 11:30. The joke was on me. Once we FINALLY were airborne and moving, not suspended motionless among the clouds, my seat mates and I were extremely hangry. It was now lunchtime. As my flight from hell would have it, by the time the beverage cart rolled my way we were advised there was no more food. Didn’t they thing to reload with food when they refueled? I mean really, is it me or do not get a list of passengers prior to flight departure? So what’s this girl to do but drink lunch. Don’t judge me there are vegetables in Bloody Mary!
As you can see I eventually made it to my amazing hotel, Red Rocks Resort and Casino. Thank goodness I’m not a gambling kind of gal, or I could have been in big trouble. But still a fun place to stay when your “working”.
As this particular trip would have it, I entered my room and was once again starving; only to find this “welcoming sign”. Did this plane take me to a hotel on Mars? Note to anyone staying here set your stop watch if you remove/place anything from/in their mini bar.
The ladies I met were absolutely incredible. Below you will see me standing with Suzy Williams and Yaya Han. They are two BERNINA Experts as well, I was so fortunate to spend quality time with these women. Unfortunately, Lizzy House was MIA when this picture was taken.
These three ladies and I hosted an entertaining Facebook live event, here it is if you are interested. If you’ve viewed the video I must admit I felt like the old lady of the bunch. And my big question of the day was why on earth did my hand look so big?
When it was time to depart Vegas I felt entitled to a drama free flight. Well, entitlement gets you nowhere! If you don’t follow my Instagram stories (@lisahcalle) I thought I would give you a little more insight on my plane adventures and put them all together. This way on the, off-chance, you haven’t incurred a day in life of delayed flights you will no longer feel left out. I actually did this to occupy myself and prevent any outburst of my frustration from being video taped by a stranger. I didn’t need to be seen on Good Morning America as “that” one angry passenger. So enjoy! Living the Dream!