Saturday, February 5, 2011

Day One - our journey to Los Angeles for the CHA Winter Show 2011

It seemed as though we had been planning and working towards our trip to the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) Winter Show for ages and then – we were there. In LA. Taking Paper Quilting a very long way from home.

The week before we set off was emotional to say the least. Thursday I received an email to let me know that I was in the top 20 Innovative products at the show. (tears of joy) The day before we set off our wonderful Pepper dog collapsed and was rushed to the vet where he was searched for paralysis ticks and then x-rayed. He had torn ligaments in both his back legs. (tears of sadness). So he had to stay at the vet to be operated on. Then, saying good bye is not one of my talents, so leaving home and the kids (tears of mixed emotion).

But there we were in downtown LA after a long all night flight and re-living January 26th, as we had gained a day. We spent day one looking for things to decorate my booth. We had time to walk around the streets near the hotel and then catch a bus to Rodeo Drive to look at all the beautiful shops and cars and gorgeous people strolling by. Fantastic fun.

LA Library

Gardens outside LA Libray

Valentines Day Window Tiffany's Rodeo Drive 

Down Town LA

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