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    06 June 2007

    Back from Charlotte!

    For those of you who didn't know, I went to Charlotte, NC for the USBC Women's Nationals. My average doesn't put me anywhere near 'the money' but I go for the FUN, anyway.

    I did win just a little money in the brackets (side bets). I ate way too much, didn't get enough sleep, and missed out on seeing ANYTHING in Charlotte. I won't go into that but it was a bit of a disappointment. Especially, since I had a rental car for 4 days. Oh well....

    And the best part of the entire trip was that I got to drive down to SC to meet and visit with Charlene. I wasn't able to make connections with her before I left, so luckily I did a Mapquest on her address. It was surprisingly easy to find. My only regret is that I went so late in the day. Well, night actually!

    Let me tell you a little bit about her....

    She has the most darling little poodle, Pixie. What a lovable little doll she is. She also rings a bell when she has to go out and potty. Too cute! I had to chuckle.

    Charlene has an adorable 'period' home with a wonderful porch where we sat in high-back rockers and talked. And of course, I got to see her sewing room. It's a nice set up. She has a huge dresser just packed full of CQ fabrics.

    And of course, we talked about CQ. She graciously gave me a couple of silky threads to try out. I'm still in the cotton stage because I have so much of it. After seeing her work, I might just have to go shopping. LOL.

    And what about Charlene? She is so sweet. A real modern day Southern Lady. Soft spoken, calm and relaxed, and very welcoming.

    Thank you so much Charlene for the visit and the memories I took with me. I will miss you.

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    Blogger Charlene said...

    Congrats on your high scores and your winnings as well! You are so sweet to say such nice things. I'm sorry that we didn't get to spend more time - and some of your winnings - together, too. When there's a next time, we'll know we have to plan ahead!

    June 6, 2007 at 12:41 PM  
    Blogger Gerry said...

    I wasn't joking when I said, "A little." I think I came out $15 ahead. LOL. At least that still buys a cup of coffee in some places :-)

    June 6, 2007 at 1:20 PM  
    Anonymous Sandie said...

    Hi Gerry, sounds like a nice time away and well done on your little win too. Sad you never got to look around, but hopefully there will be another time. I had to giggle at Charlene's poodle ringing a bell to potty - just so cute!
    If you send me your address, via private email (do you have it?? LOL) I would like to send you some 'silk' threads I have hand dyed for you to play with and add to your stash.

    June 8, 2007 at 3:03 AM  
    Blogger Gerry said...

    Thank you so much, Sandie for the offer of threads. I would be tickled :-)

    June 9, 2007 at 10:57 AM  
    Anonymous Sandie said...

    Gerry, can you send me your address please, my email is

    June 26, 2007 at 4:11 PM  

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