Sunday, October 31, 2010
Houston in Photos, on a Saturday
These first photos are taken on Saturday, just before lunch. Yes, you can see some highrises.
I thought I would get something to eat on the way over, but you are basically out of luck unless you go to a hotel restaurant, since everything else is closed on Saturdays. Truly. This is proof.
Now, don't get the impression that I don't like Houston, because I do! It is just that the downtown is bleak! It is much more interesting when you go to other areas, which I hope to do in a couple of days.
Also, there are some places in the conference center that you can eat at. Also, a couple of blocks away, there is a food court on the fourth floor of a high-rise that is somewhat open. Well, just don't ask about that.
On to more exciting topics.
This post has a lot of photos, which is a good thing. However, they are not in any particular order, so I will just comment on them as I uploaded them. It is somewhat chronological, as they were taken throughout the day. I was able to download then upload them on my laptop, which is steadily losing it's stored power, and I don't have the cord with me to plug in (bad, bad mistake in packing). Oh, yes, they are totally unedited, so might be of very various quality.
When I got to the convention center, I went directly to the sales floor. It is about 25 aisles, that are quite long!! I entered about mid-way. I was heading to the Westminster booth, which is actually several sections. They have areas where sales reps have tables to meet with buyers, and areas which their different designers set up to present their particular fabrics and ideas of what to do with them.
Isn't this one great? It is a designer called Tula Pink, whose fabric is delightful and happy.
As you can see, we will have to get some of her patterns:
This is a detail from an alphabet quilt: It has some very detailed quilting.
Now, we go over to the Hilton:
However, what really got me interested was her gorgeous fabric combinations and really great pattern instructions that have photographs of every step.
That was fast, here is a building photo.
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