So, how did it get to be November 19th? It seems like I was just packing to head to Stitches East. I have a whole bunch to tell you, so I'm going to break up the trip east in several posts.
It started with this:
Yup, that's one of my bags. It just squeaked in at 50 lbs. when I threw it on the scale at PDX. Notice I said one of my bags. The other one weighed slightly less. I had samples, etc. packed in there and thought, "I'll just have the samples shipped home and have plenty of room for whatever I buy!" More on that
ridiculous mistaken idea later.
I had a bit of problem with my trip last year. Okay, it wasn't the trip, it was the aftermath. Rest assured that I wasn't having any of that this time around. This,
and a massive amount of hand sanitizer insured that I wouldn't have a repeat performance. I'm happy to report that it worked. Still had to sleep a bunch when I got home, but that was because we didn't hit the hay until the wee hours each night. And by we, I mean we:
These are my special knitting friends from all over. (L to R) Erica; bride-to-be and rep for Kollage from Michigan, Carrie; designer and long time sock knitter friend from California, me, and last, but never least Marcy; knitter, golfer, mom of 4 from Massachusetts and probably one of the best roommates I have ever had. Let's just say that Marcy came loaded down with everything we would need for a weekend of fun. There was wine for sure, but the best thing she had with her were these:
Possible the best cookie I have ever had. Needless to say, I have been searching for these everyday since I've been home.
Day one at Stitches had me meeting up with the great folks from Webs. These people know how to set up a booth! They just get in there and get 'er done. Steve and Kathy really know how to make a visitor feel welcome. The Webs staff was awesome, helping me get what I needed to make our booth great. Here's what it looked like after I was all done setting up:
It was pretty awesome if I do say so myself!
Well, that's all I have time for today. I'm off the BMFA land to help set up for the barn sale. If you are in the area tomorrow from 10-3 stop by and say hi. More on my Stitches East adventure soon....