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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Back from the Connecticut

The trip to the REALIA philosophy conference was a bit difficult at times.  We stayed in the dorms at University of Hartford, West Hartford.  And let me tell you, I have a new appreciation for pillows.  Yes, that’s right.  No pillows were furnished.  The twin bed mattresses were hard plastic,and there was only one set of linens for Vince and I to share.  As for the conference facilities, the air conditioning wasn’t turned on for us, the food was marginal and collected fruit flies toward the end of the conference.  Luckily, the papers presented far outweighed these concerns.  What a fantastic group!

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And thank goodness there were lots of restaurants nearby!  Here’s a few pics of Mo’s and our “Morning After Group”:

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Those are awards on the wall in the middle pic.  The last pic is of the mornings receipts (it was only 9am when I took that pic).

Went and saw the Samuel Clemens house in Hartford.  Most of you know him as Mark Twain.  They don’t let you take pics inside, sorry.

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Another great high point was meeting Kathleen from the Lib Quilters group.  We’ve been online frineds for a couple years now and we are the first from our group to meet (I think).  My mom is also part of that group so it was a three-way meet in a quilting shop. with pizza and coffee after.  No one who worked there seemed to think it odd.
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Those are my purchases at the bottom pic. 

I actually took my applique BOM parts with me, intending to work on them, but I left the background fabric at home and this is not intended to be scrappy.  So, I’m busy at home working on that.

But, I worked on my second short story, Longfellow’s Backyard, for the upcoming Breathe book.
All in all, a good trip.

-Wendy

3 comments:

Kathleen C. said...

Wendy, thanks for today's post about your trip to Hartford and our great meet-up. I'm so, so glad we had the opportunity to meet and especially that Helen was able to join us.

BTW, at the Mark Twain House, you may have seen an applique quilt (don't know if they have recently taken it down) depicting Twain's books and his life. I made one of those blocks, Tom Sawyer and his friend whitewashing the fence.

Wendy said...

Wow! I actually admired that specific block! Well done!

Clare said...

Lovely to be able to put faces to names at long last, especially your's and Helen's.

Mark Twain's house looks amazing. Was it added to over the years? It's wonderful.

Love the text fabric.

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