Friday, April 29, 2011

Paducah

Sorry I haven't posted as promised but as you may have heard things are a bit different here at the AQS Show in Paducah this year. It started out easy enough. The first 7 hours of our 9 hour drive was smooth all the way. Then we hit Nashville. I watched a tractor trailer demolish 2-3 cars only feet away from us.

A quilt angel...my only question, "do you clean quilt rooms?"


Thought we had dodged a bullet...then an hour or so up the road the sky turned dark. We turned on the radio for local news and all we could hear was the loud beeping sound of the National Weather Alert System. They preceeded to name countied in Tennesee and Kentucky that were under a tornato warning. This is really helpful if you know what county you are in...which we didn't.



About 20 minutes into listening to a buch of local weather and news guys toss around towns and streets and counties finally one of them decided to let us know what exits the tournado (which had now been spotted) had decided to touch down in....luckily we had just passed that exit. We may rename this the "dumb luck" tour!




Great Vendors...



All that aside the folks from AQS are doing a great job of keeping the show going. I am sort of exhausted so not too many photos now...promise lots later...

12 comments:

Becky said...

WOW! Your Guardian Angel is getting a real work-out. May you stay safe and HAVE FUN!

Kathie said...

glad your there safe and sound....
and having fun! can't wait to hear more about the show and of course your classes/test.
Kathie

Impera_Magna said...

Heavens to betsy what a trip! So glad you're safe. Take time to rest no matter how exciting the show is... and have fun!

Tonya Ricucci said...

eeeeek! glad you made it there safely. have a great time and don't worry about posting. good luck!

Me and My Stitches said...

Yikes - all too close for comfort! Have a great time, and safe travels home!

debbie said...

Thank God for guardian angels! Glad you're having a good time. Stay health and safe. At least the bad weather is over for a while!

sewkalico said...

Oh My! Sounds like a hairy start. Hope it continues to be a safe and rewarding trip for you though.
Love those red and white quilts on that stall.

Judy said...

Lovely red and white quilts!

AnnieO said...

Horrors! Glad you dodged that tremendous bullet and have a soft bed to sleep in. The devastation around the south is heartbreaking.

sewprimitive karen said...

Wonderful to see some Paducah photos; not many people are posting. Too tired from dodging the weather, maybe! I wish your photos enlarged, though!

Cathy said...

I'm loving seeing all the pics, and so glad you are safe and sound, someone is watching out for you! xo

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Wow - what a trip!! I'm so glad to read in your posts that you are safe and sound...It just proves you are dedicated to your craft!! Most people would have headed home! :o)