Claus was supposed to be minding the blog while I was otherwise occupied. Claus is a bit of a slacker. Claus also spent a good amount of time eating these….
Bad Claus. We will have to discuss.
So, while Claus was busy eating bon bons, I was in Nashville at Market. I had a wonderful opportunity to go and help Gloria of Milady’s Needle for the show. It’s about a 10 or so hour drive, if you drive straight through. I think it took us about 12 hours both directions. And Market is a lot of hard work. And I am no stranger to hard work and long hours, but a change of scenery is always good. Plus, being at Market does have it’s perks. As the day progressed on Friday, it was so fun to see the new banners come out and see who had arrived. Of course, you can’t really compare anyone’s banner to this one…
How spectacular in person!!! And I got to meet some friends for the first time too! I spotted Lisa from the Primitive Needle checking in on Friday and had to force myself to not scream down from the fourth floor across the lobby to her. She and I were able to catch up on both Saturday and Sunday, which was fun. I also got to meet Carol (SamplerFarm). I want to go live at Carol’s house. But, for now I was content to spend some time with her over the weekend. And I also ran into Monique from Inside Number Twenty (My Mark Designs). She and I have talked for years, and she recognized my name on my nametag. How fun! Of course, one of the shops there also recognized my name and said “hey, you order from us a lot”. Whoops! Guess I’d better watch that! I also spent some time fawning over Barb and Alma. Although they may have started to notice me following them about the hotel by day three (just kidding…sort of). And I also refrained from yelling “Shepherd’s Bush in the house”. I promise. So, salty and sweet, it was an experience I won’t forget.
I did finish up something I’d been stitching on before Market, for Market. Yes, there I was stitching over one on 36ct in hotel room lighting. I am determined, I tell you!! And look at the end result…
Gorgeous, no? You know I love me some red silk. So choosing which one of these to stitch was a no brainer. Gloria released two new kits at Market, Quaker Pendants I and II. We all wanted to wear ours at the show, so that’s where my stitching time has been spent lately. I love it.
So, Market was an experience for sure! And I’ve only thought of one thing I regret not bringing home. This piece from Praiseworthy Stitches, Emiliana’s Sewing Case. Soooo cute.
Ok, that’s it for me. I am still going going going. I got back Monday night after driving 12 hours, got up and went to work/gym/school the rest of the week. Took a final exam on Thursday (aced it). And got up and walked my 3 miles this morning in the cold. And I’m gearing up for the Amy Mitten workshop my guild is having next weekend that I am in charge of. I have a big box of kits sitting here next to my desk. I want to fondle them!!! Anyway, thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!!!
I am grateful for being back home with my family.