Sunday, July 1, 2012

What a week ..... then VQF.....!

Yea, it's been busy.  I feel as thought I spend my week in Vermont.  Monday we were in Burlington most of the day to see the Surgeon.  Tuesday, in Burlington for the surgery, which by the way went well.  The only two tendons in his index finger are now attached and the one nerve that was severed has been re-attached.  What is left is for us is to be patient, as time does its healing!  Do I have an antsy dh?  Yea, to say the least!  lol

By Wednesday, it was time to head to Burlington, yet again, to pick-up my registration package.  Meet up with my friend Cathy and we had dinner at a great Italian restaurant Juniors!

Thursday was the Champagne & chocolate preview!  Would you believe that I did not get one piece of chocolate?  Plenty of champagne but no chocolate to be seen.  I could have compensated by drinking more champagne, but I was driving!  ;o)  Didn't come home with much, but did scope the vendors for what interested me for my next visit on Sunday.

Sunday, boy, do I have a story to tell you.  Met up with some friends after my class for lunch.  We split up and go our own ways, vendor hopping.  I get a phone call from my friend telling me that she is being detained on "suspicious activity".  What the heck does that mean?  We're at a quilt show for Pete's sake!

Well, would you believe someone reported her on "suspicion" of stealing a pattern?  So they took her in, plain view of everyone one, into a room. Took everything out of her bag, matched it with receipts.  Many of the items were in bags with the vendor's name on them.  Some cash register receipt did not have the name of the vendor on them, so they kept all the items from that. All and all, she left behind close to $300.00 worth of paid merchandise.  The only reason they did not "book" her was because no one saw her do it!  If she wants to get her money back, she has to go the police station with her visa statement and they will refund her.  Does that make sense to you?  I'm  still  baffled!

I just cannot believed this!  Scary!

Wanna see my small loot?

Fell in love with this wool kit!  And of course, I had to have the two new thread cards from Superior!

Not sure I will head back to VQF next year!  Wasn't that impressed!  Even less so with this recent incident! I'll have pictures of some of my favourite quilts soon!

Thanks for stopping by!


WoolenSails said...

That is scary and seems so unfair. I would love to go and would be fun to meet up with everyone, but after that, maybe not;)


Vicki W said...

Oh wow, that is ridiculous. I agree, I wouldn't go back either!

antique quilter said...

this is just crazy. so many times I just say I don't need a bag and throw it in my tote bag. the receipts go in the tote bag if they even give me one and I pay cash most of the time helping out the vendors.
well now I think I would use my CC everywhere so I have that documentation
I would have been sooo mad, I agree I would have a hard time going back too.

Yvonne said...

Wow...that's really pathetic. I don't blame you for not wanting to go back. I do hope your friend gets all her stuff back.
Happy to hear that hubby's surgery went well!

Kaaren said...

That is so bizarre, Carole. Why wouldn't they give her back the stuff she paid and had receipts for? I would have been ripping mad.

This sounds like a case of "guilty until proven innocent". I would hire an attorney and sue.

Hope your dh heals quickly!

Needled Mom said...

What a week!!!! Glad DH has the surgery behind him, but it will be a long recovery.

Your friend's adventure sounds like a nightmare! That is too bazarre. I think I would hire an attorney too.

Elaine Adair said...

Certainly does not seem very welcoming - I think I'd go for the Attorney route, and jest HEARING the story would keep me home the next time. Yikes! Ya hcan't help but feel guilty just thinking about it! Even a credit card would not help until you get the bill and then where is your stuff? Is it safe at the P.D.? Doubt it.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- that is crazy! I'm always totally lackadasical with my reciepts -- shoving them into whichever pocket or whatever is available -- sometimes I don't even get a receipt, not wanting to just add to the scrap paper pile. Anyway, glad the surgery went well and I hope the healing will continue to do so. Sounds like a mixed bag week for you -- Happy 4th!!!

Teresa said...

Glad to hear the surgery went well. My goodness your friend must have been so very upset and who can blame her. I am with the other ladies - I just put eveything in the bag and the receipt may or may not make it in there. You would think that when they saw receipts for the majority of the items and a few receipts without vendor names they would have "trusted" her at that point. I have always found it hard to believe that quilters would steal from vendors, but vendors have told me it happens a lot. What a world we live in.

Unknown said...

Wow, that is horrible, how can they take what she has paid for?

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