click on the photo of the hotel above, you'll see a long line of people
on the middle floor. That was the 2 hour wait to get the basket from
that was a limited edition item. Being a single body doing the shopping I
could not devote that amount of time to one item and when I got there a
hours later they were sold out.
get an e-mail from Brenda yesterday saying she was able to purchase more
baskets so 6 of them will be coming to us in a couple of weeks. I think
I'm going to
make a true kit out them since it's really small but needs several
colors of hand-dyed cottons. Once I get that worked out I'll post a note
on the blog and add
it to the catalog. The basket is unfinished so you do have to paint it
yourself but it could be a fun project if you like doing crafty things.
reason I came back with so much was that I decided to shop for fabric
first and foremost. The show is open for Early Bird shopping on Friday
night so I hit the
fabric vendors that were open along with the Italian designers. Then
finished off fabric shopping first thing on Saturday morning. Close to
50 lbs of what I
brought back was just the fabric! From Primitive Hare, Niky's Creations,
Week's Dye Works, Black Cauldron, Picture This Plus and Hand-dyed
Stephanie. I had Cymone and Marissa rearrange the fabric shelves to make
room for it all and we've squeezed it in.
We have finished unpacking and matching up paperwork to
product but we're no where near done with entering things into our
system and getting them labeled. I purchased from over 60 different
vendors (I'm not done with the tally) so there is an amazing amount of
We've cleaned off the blue chart rack just to fit a portion of it and
are even using some of our Atenti bags we just got in to
display the goodies.
It will be next week before I have time to get even a
portion of these in the online catalog. But you're welcome to call or
in the meantime to find out if I was able to snag something you want. Or
better yet, come visit!
More New Stuff!
items that came into the shop in the past couple of week are more Caddy
project bags from Atenti ($68). I love these bags as they have both
outside and inside
pockets. They are 7" tall by 13" long & 7" wide. There's a loop on
one side so you can slide the handle into the loop and
carry it. With plenty of room for scissors, needle tins, lotion, project
supplies and other necessities. My personal bag is a Day of the Dead
motif like the
our shipment of the new Just Nan
limited edition Spring
Mouse in House design. If you click on the photo you'll go the page
you can order her. When our shopping cart provider changed our system
last fall it also included a full blown catalog, which I'm experimenting
with for things
like charts and accessories. So you'll see the page to add it different
from our normal catalog pages. If you have any problems let me know. I
do need to order
the Week's 32 count fabric for the Spring Mouse but hopefully that will
be in soon.
Jackie du Plessis Weekend - March 24-26th & Other 2017
Jackie will be here in 2 weeks for her first teaching gig
for us in 2017 (she'll also be back in August). Friday night's class is
Bradley Royale, the second in Jackie's bag series. Saturday is another
new piece - Contented Hours and Sunday is Treasures of Comfort. You can
find out details
on our page for Jackie's March 2017 classes
. We still have room but we'll need your sign-up ASAP to ensure you have a kit for class!
Other classes for 2017 are Jackie returning August 4-6. Jeannette Douglas September 22-24 and Kathy Rees in October. Kathy and I
narrowed down a weekend in October while we were both in Nashville. Once she's confirmed it works I'll post the date.
thing I enjoy about the Nashville show is spending time with my buddies -
Jean (Acorns & Threads), Jeannine (Attic Needlework), Deb
Janice (Traditional Stitches). Last year Giulia Punti Antichi released
one of her dolls, which was named after Janice. So this year we took a
photo of Janice,
her namesake doll and Giulia.
I hope you find some time to stitch something fun. Just before I left for Nashville I finished my Bent Creek Patriotic Mantle
changed the wording in the right hand panel and
will include a chart for it with kits purchased from us. In another cart
experiment this set is part of a group where you can order any or all
of the 3 parts
(and as usual, let me know if you run into a problem).
Hopefully I'll find time do a bit more stitching as well.
I'd like to finish my class project from Nashville - one of the Fern
...and Jennifer, Debi, Cymone, Marissa