And so it begins.... tomorrow we leave for Nashville.... and the Needlework market, finishing up laundry, signage and price sheet and load QB to the laptop...... this rather quick turn around of 2 days from Seattle to the market..... has me a bit upside down but hopefully I haven't forgotten anything..... one of these little sweet pillows below is the complimentary pattern with purchase and the other 3 were so cute I called them Finger Pyn pillows, <because they are no bigger than a minute> and those 3 are in a pattern together for purchase.
Finally I get to blog... I didn't realize how I would miss it until I couldn't do it. Our nice little website was hacked into and locked us out so we had some issues to deal with.... and here we are but a week away from the Needlework market. It will be short as of course at this time of year we are low on any extra time but I was so pleased that Word Press let me in today that I had to say a little something.
I hope that you had a chance to see from your favourite needlework store some of the upcoming goods from everyone, looks like market will be fun to go to. Am pleased to be part of it. But before I go there I leave tomorrow for Seattle and the NWSG - and have a wonderful weekend of events there. I know.... right..... the timing is not the best for me, but Wilma and I were just saying we have never been this organized for Nashville because we had to be. But of course there are issues..... my thread from Australia hasn't arrived yet, despite being sent in January. My printer had their big I-gen printing machine go on the fritz, so all my printing was quite a few days late, Wilma and I were sweating it out waiting for the patterns to come so we get them out to ship in a timely fashion and not worry my head off if they will make it in time. But in the end one does what one can..... and..... now it is making signage and fixing prices- price sheets etc. and making piles in the office of this goes here, that goes there..... and packing for Seattle. I am really looking forward to meeting the ladies at this event, it is lovely to be going to the coast. Landlocked Alberta is looking pretty sad, the snow has melted from all the chinook type weather and the grass is brown. Green will be nice.
I hope that my photo will add for you, I posted it on Facebook earlier in the week and had fun making this collage type picture. There will be 6 new patterns, along with some Patterned Pretties, if you are collecting them, and a collaboration with Paulette of PSS and a Free chart, that spawned a cute little addition.... I will say no more.....
We will load the new things as soon as we can make the website work for us.... as you see the Designs page is blank. We will see what shapes up for us. In the meantime I do hope that you check with your local shop they are so good about getting everything uploaded from market etc. - we work hard to get there, and then they work hard at the show and post show getting it to you.
Cheerio, enjoy your stitching till next time......
WOW! is all I can say. It was an awesome, fabulous, over the top kind of trip for our stitching cruise "Down the Danube". I am still in the jetlag phase but starting to feel less like a slug around 4pm. and can sleep longer than 4:45am. So very nice! (this was written Dec. 16, now to finish the post it is already Dec 30!) We had some rain days - a couple, and some beautiful sunny days and it was cool, but somehow it didn't matter at all.... we had Gluhwein and Lebchuken. Wonderful stuff. We were dressed for it, with our layers of clothing, hats, mitts and scarves. To try and take a picture you had to take off gloves and attempt this without dropping said photo taking item, well I did that 3rd picture in at the Prague Castle! Dang! so from then on it was the iphone picture taking, which was fine, but even more afraid of dropping that, either in the River or down some stone stairs or the like. From Prague to Budapest, it was truly a marvel every day. My eyes were like saucers sometimes, barely taking it all in. Loved it all, the history, the decorated markets, the Vienna music evening, the ornament exchange, our comfortable stateroom. My thanks again to Judy Bradford of Cruiseship Centers Cambridge for organizing it all, for Lindy of The Silver Needle for her marketing and pulling it all together, Mona of The Silver Needle for her finishing class and Ama Waterways for a simply delightful and fun filled trip. I hope you all liked your little 'Down the Danube' Sampler and when you look at it, remember our laughter in the lounge and our great meals and sights and sounds of Europe at Christmas. I know I will.
This brings me to the end of the year 2015 - what a year it has been, from place to place, it has been terrific. Your enthusiasm, your interest, your delight in the projects have made it one to remember. As I look back and look ahead I am reminded that stitching is the tie that binds and we are like family when we get together, it's pretty cool! Look forward to seeing more of your stitching and look forward to sharing some new projects with you. Next up, I was going to say Nashville, for the wholesale market, but I forgot, the weekend before N'ville, I teach at the Northwest Sampler Guild in Washington. And then N'ville and then I stay on the west coast for Acorns and Threads 20th Anniversary!
May you have a blessed New Year!