Thursday, March 7, 2013

Back from Market

I'm back from the Nashville Market and still riding high!!!!

We had a GREAT trip down, avoiding most of the snow, and finding some great new shopping spots along the way.

It's always wonderful to connect with all of the designers and shop owners we've become friends with over the years.  I pretty much keep my nose to the grindstone when I'm working on new designs, so it's always interesting to me to see what everyone else has come up with.....and this year seems to have been very prolific for a lot of us.  

Here's a peek and what my booth looked like.

Thanks so much to all of the shop owners who showed up and bought and bought and bought........your enthusiastic response to my designs really  keeps me going !!!!

Over all, I think this was the most positive show I've been to in a long while.....the shoppers were thrilled with all of the great new designs......... the designers were thrilled with the over the top responses of the shop owners.......who could ask for more???

As usual, the time went much too fast .....we ate well, drank well, laughed often and tried to catch up with as many people as we could and then it was time to pack up and head home.

We lucked out again and beat the storm home .  Tuesday morning when I got up this is what it looked like out our back window.

It's amazing to me that as soon as John fills the feeders.....the birds appear like magic !!!!

I was happy to spend the day unpacking the van and doing book work while watching the birds with Chessa and Brewster.  Of course, both cats were glued to the windows ,watching their every move and periodically making little throaty sounds at them.

Chessa did manage to take a little time out to snag a "rummage" in one of the boxes I was unpacking, but quickly returned to the birds as they were far more interesting!!!

Hope you all get out to your local needlework shops and find some treasures to take home .  There's some GREAT new stuff out there!!

          KEEP STITCHING!!!!!!!


  1. Oh, how exciting, Linda! I am anxiously awaiting my shop owner getting the goodies I have my eye on in her shop...cannot wait to get started on them. The Liberty/Americana pieces are my favorites :-)

    Thank you for all the wonderful designs you have shared with us. Hugs to Chessa and Brewster...

  2. I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself.

    I love your designs.

    Beautiful pic of the birds!

  3. Love your designs and glad you made it home before the storm. It's amazing how many cardinals visit your feeders at the same time.

  4. Wow, your booth looked fabulous! Sounds like you had a successful fun trip. I love the picture of all the birds outside your back window and the cat in the box! So cute.
    See you in June at The Country Sampler Grand Olde Flag!
    Jean E.