We did it!! Yippee!!
All the way down to Santa Monica California and home again!!
We had a fantastic time at the Fabulous Fiber Festival.
I got home from the Stitches Mid-west show at about 2pm on Tuesday, washed clothes, slept in my own bed...Ahhh!...and then back in the car on Wednesday morning for the very fast truck down to my old stomping grounds!! I must admit that a part of my heart resides in that part of the world.
We drove 13 hours on Wednesday, fell over to sleep and then back into the van for the 4 hour drive that got us into Santa Monica. Then we set up. It was a JOB!!
Well worth the effort! Looked good when we got done and we went to the Hotel happy ;) Got a good nights sleep and up for work.
Trish Andersen had her beautiful handspun yarns in our booth as well and their beauty was an added plus.
The weekend was a success in all of the ways that I measure a show. We were blessed with great "booth neighbors", patrons were happy to see us......the new circulars were a raving success, all of our work was well received, the weather was just perfect and there were many many pieces of "eye candy" to drool over... Incredible quilts hung everywhere.
We got to meet with friends, both old and new!
This is Myra Woods
(on the left) and her friend....now mine too ;) Dawn. Myra made the exquisite necklace that she is wearing and I am very pleased to say she used my cabachons in it. She said that they inspired her to make the piece which is going to be featured in Belle Amoire soon....gosh how lucky am I? I Love Myra!!
Dawn is a wonderful, down to earth gal who is a baby and child acting coach. She is a delight......she coached the babies and children in Limeny Snicket. Look at the coats that they are wearing. They were done by 72 different artists and put together by none other than Prudence Mapstone
......I am pleased to say she owns one of our crochet hooks.
Wonderful Leslie Yee Murata. Wow what a sweetheart she is!! She does the most wonderful jewelry.....and she traded buttons for a beautiful necklace that I will cherish and wear and remember how much I enjoyed being across from Leslie for this weekend. Her energy was amazing!! Thanks Leslie for being there.
Now I will show you my two favorite lace shawls that were on display at the show. OH......if only!!!!
This young lady is Joey. She spent most of the three days of the show at her Journey Wheel. She was just happy to be spinning. She was a joy to watch and to contemplate how far she will go in her lifetime.
We were graced to be in the presence of both John Pitblado and David Larson, who spin and teach and are wonderful people to watch and learn from!!
There were critters there as well. They calmed me and added a grace to the show. I loved watching the people and their reactions to seeing these wonderful creatures in the city.
The "bunny man" was a kind and gentle soul who loved and honored these angora bunnies. They responded to him and his soothing touch in an amazing way. They weren't afraid even when they were being brushed with 20 people surrounding them.
The Alpacas made all of us want to take them home! This baby was still being bottle fed. He would look around for his "mother" whenever anyone came by. I learned that you must have atleast two alpacas because they pine for another when alone.
This only touches the hem of all the amazing things that happened over this weekend. It was an adventure and ALOT
of fun!! We are back at work now, filling orders and getting ready for the next show that comes our way.....that's OFFF
which is coming up in September.
This week I will be working on the website, putting up the new circular needles and letting everyone know here, or there, what we have in sizes and colors that you can order.