Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tomorrow is the big day- we are leaving for Nashville. This is the 18th year we have done this trade show. The weather is always a challenge but once we get there we forget all about how hard it was to actually get everything done before we arrived. Pat and I are among a small group of designers/wholesalers who also have a retail store. So, we not only go with goods to sell at this show but we must also buy all of those exciting goodies for our shop! It is a challenge to be sure but we have our friends Norma and Sybil with us to help. They help set up, run for food, pick up orders, scout out rooms we might not have time to get to and in general make the show much easier for us. We are blessed!

Some new things have begun arriving in the shop already- we have received the new snowman kits from Shepherds Bush, the new charts from JBW, Prairie Schooler and Plum Street. Wow- if that is an inkling of what is to come I am super excited. Pat already has the new pincushion from Shepherds Bush done and is ready to begin Nantucket Girls from Plum Street.

We know the Blackbird things will be wonderful- as always. The new Spring at Hollyberry Farm from Stacy Nash looks so fabulous. Can't wait to see all of Stacys new things. There will be so many fun and exciting things to pick from. It's like Christmas!

Don't forget our Nashville Night is Wednesday, March 6th from 6-8 p.m. Come get a first look at all the treasures we found for you!

The next Big Project Sunday is March 24. Call the shop if you plan to attend so we can have enough seating set up for everyone. I can't wait to see the progress everyone has made.

Sign ups for the retreat are going great. We are planning a teachers meeting in Nashville. Trying to get all those details ironed out!

I know lots of you are having horrible snowy weather. We have had snow twice here but no significant amounts. The dogs love to play in the snow but they are not crazy about the cold. Here they are begging for someone to let them in! My stitching chair is right by this door and they can see me so they press their noses against the door- Please we need service at the back door!
 I hope to take a bunch of pictures at the market. We have to have permission from any vendor but most of our Buddies are near us so maybe they will allow a few snap shots.

Have a fun week- I know we will!!!

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