Murphy’s Law and the Best Show Ever

As we’ve remodeled our store site, we’ve moved some pages and posts over to our new blog site. The posts you find after this point were originally found behind the counter at our store. Hope you enjoy a glimpse of Sister history.

From the Florida sister

We’re both back at home, unpacked and remembering the fun we had together at Quilt-A-Fair in Longmont, CO, September 21-22.

Okay, maybe I need to restate that since we’ve decided to give this show the Murphy Award. (You know, Murphy’s Law says that everything that could go wrong … )

The Murphy Show included things like …

unloading to find that boxes of patterns had been left behind at the ranch (2 hours away – Thank you to  Sister’s ranch husband for his extra round trip to rescue us!!!),

discovering multiple errors in the urgently needed print job,

checking into hotel to find our room had evidences of previous occupants – changing rooms then trial and error to find new room when we returned from supper,

receiving the patterns and pattern parts from helpful hero husband to discover another missing piece in the print order which we needed to stuff new pattern bags,

arriving at show morning #1 to find cash had been left at hotel room,

starting toward hotel evening #1 to discover cash left at show booth …

At this point we were ready for the hot tub at the hotel and felt the lack of swimsuits was really no problem since we could get something at the discount clothing store even though it is almost October  (Florida sister’s idea). No suits in entire store (no shock to Colorado sister) but we substituted large navy men’s tee shirts and Last Chance Sale shorts – the leopard print didn’t bother us in the least. Back to the Murphy’s Law list …

arriving at hot tub to find that an occasional burp was indeed “full throttle” and the HOT in hot tub was a relative term,

realizing that the navy die in the tee shirts traveled through the hot tub water to our hands – and other booty body parts,

accepting the fact that the new laptop had a malfunctioning video card which prevented some of our business work,

missing the usual fun of plotting the annual scrap challenge that we used to do when we were only manning a single booth (for D&J Country Antiques) …

Wait, that’s really not a Murphy thing because the lack of fabric fun for us personally was due to the heavy traffic at our booths and that eclipses any part of Murphy’s Law.

In spite of Murphy’s Law, we met some delightful sister pairs like Mary Watson and Jenni Walker who kindly autographed the Let Freedom Ring tablecloth and …

Sherry Conner and Tina Wilcox who shared their quilting humor via their shirts as they signed also.

Lots of quilters stopped so that we could show them the great Martelli tools that we are recommending.

(We will dedicate another separate blog to that topic.) Suffice it to say that these quilting tools work hand in glove with the patterns we are producing and we are so excited to see how they were received by visitors to our booth. You can check out their great products here and soon you’ll see a link on our web store.

Our thanks to the Colorado Quilt Council for all of their hard work to make the show so successful.

And indeed it was successful, despite Murphy!

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