Granny B made the trip to DC last week. It was a super fun but fast trip. I flew out one day and returned home again the next night. Talk about high speed, broadband internet is not the only thing that moves fast! The event was held at the Newseum on Pennsylvania Ave which is between the Capitol and the White House. The Newseum has great views of the Capitol from its balcony.
Here is part of the news article from Grant Gross, IDG News Service06.17.2009, which ran in several news magazines.
"Without broadband, Becky Collins would be out of business.Collins, owner of GrannyB's
Clothesline, said she was able to leave her job filing out Medicareforms and
start her own children's clothing business because of broadbandavailability in
Homer, Louisiana, population 3,800. Collins, who started outselling dresses to
friends, left her Medicare paperwork job in 2006.Collins, speaking at a
broadband policy forum sponsored by the InternetInnovation Alliance (IIA),
called on U.S. lawmakers and private groups tocontinue to push for broadband in
rural areas. "Our downtown is virtually dead,"Collins said. "If I opened a
business in downtown Homer ... maybe five people aday might come into my store.
Now, I have customers from around the world."
I got to stay in the Hotel Monaco, a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of downtown DC. It was beautifully restored historical building. Check out the leopard bathrobe on the bed!
I had a great trip and enjoyed meeting everyone is Washington.
Now its back to work. Christmas and Halloween designs are on my mind. I have new fabrics in and I am ready to get something cut out using them. I also am ready to start on the new line of reversible a-lines.
This week you can use discount code RLS1 for $5 off your order from Granny B's.