Tick, Tock, Goes the Clock..Tuesday’s the BIG day!
Yes, my fellow quilters and students have asked; and I have listened! Therefore, I am thrilled to announce that this Tuesday, July 17th, my online “Trunk Tell All” will go live! PLUS a lot of extras!
I have been hearing from many of you, far and wide, how you would love the opportunity to attend my trunk show but unfortunately logistically it just doesn’t work. That is simply unacceptable; I just cannot allow that to continue. There will be no more worries about where I”ll be, and how to get there, because I’m bringing my show, and a whole lot of extras, directly to YOU! AND for only $50 you get to witness all of it!
Let’s make things even more exciting by revealing that there are also some great “extra’s” included with this program. The first being the pattern of the Emerald Isle! A great starter pattern!
Now if you weren’t the slightest bit interested in quilting you wouldn’t be found viewing this, correct? If that’s the case, and you haven’t already done so, I urge you to jump into Divide and Design! It really makes the craft of quilting a no brainer. And because I believe whole heartedly in this method I’ll provide you with my one page handout on the secret to Divide and Design during this session! YES, that’s right, a second little giveaway!
Finally, sign up during the first week of this launch and you’ll be added to the “Ain’t No Junk” Facebook group! I will be hosting a Facebook LIVE event; during which time I will answer any questions and concerns you may have on all things Quilty! So make sure you’re following me!
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!
Yep that’s where I’m headed, but what’s wrong with the picture below? If you said, ” The plane is not in the air” you would be correct!
Red Rocks Resort for Bernina University is my ultimate destination. This amazing facility is where the Bernina dealers gather each year and are introduced to future BERNINA, concepts and ideas. We also are given the opportunity to hear about new products, so exciting! This year brings a little addition to my time at the University as I am teaching two classes tomorrow, both focused on how rulers are used and the most effective ways to sell rulers in shops.
The travel for this yearly jaunt seems to be a challenge, last years trip was to New Orleans. During that little adventure I was supposed to play golf on an incredible course, but as my luck would have it I flew into Charlotte and had to stay the night. The next day I took Con Air to Miami and eventually arrived in New Orleans. Obviously I missed the golf experience.
BACK to PRESENT
10:27 am Monday, I should be half way to Las Vegas, but now that we are refueled and pushed back we have been advised that we are being rerouted. So I sit and wait once again but at least my seats mates are cool!
I told my row that once that drink cart is within my line of vision the first beverage is on me. At this rate we could be having milk and cookies as a bedtime snack.
6:09 pm No bedtime snack required, I finally made it! Now let’s get happy and make the most of my time at BERNINA University.
Do you have one trip that undoubtedly brings adversity and frustration to your travels? If so please share!