#1: I get to meet the MOST AMAZING PEOPLE in the sewing industry.
#2: I get to write about them, and tell their stories in "Inspired To Sew", the digital Schmetz magazine.
#3: Often, I get to travel to exotic locations
Like -- last week -- C.H.I.C.A.G.O....
Rhonda Pierce, (the editor of Inspired To Sew) put together a Designer Showcase, and I WAS SO EXCITED...!!
(Added bonus -- I get to spend a night in a beautiful brand new hotel..!).
But wait -- if I get into town early enough, I can GO SHOPPING AT IKEA..!!
|For me, this is something I get to do about once every-other-year..!|
|This was the IKEA store in Bolingbrook, Illinois.|
|Chicago was recovering from a foot of snow, closed airports, typical winter blizzard conditions...|
|It was a 3 1/2 hour drive...and I was STARVING. So I opted for the IKEA veggie balls and a piece of apple pie. My view out to the parking lot -- can you see the mountains of snow? Good job, IKEA...|
|This was the inside view from my table. I swear, IKEA has the BEST STUFF.|
But, alas, my house is chock full of perfectly serviceable furniture...upholstered Lazyboy recliners, oak buffets and
And, who are we kidding? I'll never get rid of the 60" round oak table I found with Kathy Keefer the week before we moved to Pennsylvania... or the "Mediterranean" bedroom set John and I bought when we moved into our first apartment in Virginia...
So, if I'm not going to buy furniture...what does IKEA have that I really, really want...