First I had breakfast at the Crockett Hotel, which featured make-yer-own waffles in the shape of Texas! I forgot my camera in the hotel room, but if I had brought it with me, there would be a picture of a Texas shaped waffle right about here.
*imagine, texas shaped waffle picture right here*
It was actually quite tasty, too.
I went for a walk and saw the Alamo and went down to the RiverWalk and bought a hat because I forgot my sun hat at home.
And then I finally got to meet Antoinette! It was so much fun! Thank you, Antoinette, for doing all of the driving, first for driving from Austin to here and then to drive us all over, including the congested rush-hour style drive to the conference hotel.
We had such a great day! We had trouble finding the Southwest School of Art and Craft (thanks, Google maps, that street where we were supposed to turn is a parking lot), then we had trouble finding somewhere near the Craft school to eat lunch, but finally we found "Cafe Cool" and were able to relax and chat. We talked about a wide range of things, from sewing and refashioning, to weddings to environmental issues, and it was a lot of fun. It's the first time I ever met anyone in person who I originally met on the internet, and I came away feeling like if we lived in the same area, we'd hang out quite a lot (and definitely would take some classes together at the Craft school!)
Here we are at the end of the day:
Here she is taking pix of the library, after we just exited the Southwest School of Art and Craft:
Here I am with the "Art o Mat" vending machine, a converted cigarette machine that now dispenses art for $5:
And here's one for Michele, for our love of cows, this one has red hearts:
And for Antoinette: here's the pattern review person who makes his own jeans, underwear, swim trunks and t-shirts:
And here's the Texas place where I buy double knit:
And here is the posting of my fabric stash:
Now I'm at the Conference Hotel, the Hotel Contessa. Each room is a suite, and my suite is larger than a floor of my townhouse. Holy cow! It has a lot of Texas charm, too!
You can see pix of my San Antonio trip, thus far, in my San Antonio 2009 Flickr album.
Thanks again, Antoinette--I had such a great day!! Hope to see you again sometime soon!