I have just spent the most amazing day at the Nashville Needlework Market.
First of all before I get into raving about the market, let me tell everyone that the tornadoes of last week just narrowly missed this part of Nashville. The pictures of the devastation less than 30 minutes away are unbelievable. Those poor people! It makes blizzards look like a good alternative. At least in a snowstorm you are generally safe in your own home. Not so in a tornado. Apparently one of the tornados crossed right over the Opryland Mall and the Opryland Hotel but fortunately did not touch down. We were still in Daytona at that time enjoying 85 degree weather.
Anyway, we got to Nashville yesterday and it was no longer 85 degrees but still very pleasant nevertheless...we did not have to take the bags of grapefruit in since there was no danger of freezing, which is a good thing. I have a feeling that we wil be hauling fruit into where ever we stay en route home tomorrow night.
But back to the market...it is amazing but I have never seen cash melt away at such an incredible rate, nor has my credit card got so much use in such a short period of time! So the money is gone but oh my, do I ever have some fabulous patterns and charts. I don't think there is anything I bought that I don't want to stitch myself. I love them all!
Glendon Place has some great new charts using DMC variations.
Kit and Bixby has a couple of adorable polar bears to add to the sheep series.
The Shores of HRW is amazing.
Wedding samplers... some fabulous ones from various designers...Bent Creek, Sisters and Best Friends (who are actually 2 new companies now but I can't remember the new names), my brain is mush and I can't even remember who else had some but I bought them!!!
JBW's new designs in the French Country series are great.
Kappie Originals is an interesting company. Their other job is Private investigating! How cool is that?
I have been wanting Chatelaine's Alpine Meadow for years and finally have the chart along with some Sampler Cove designs from ECC.
There were numerous designers who I had never heard of before Rosewood Manor (great samplers ) for one and Stitch'spiration (blackwork) for another. Courtney Collection is new to me also and they have some really cool all one colour designs...an amazing peacock comes to mind.
Cat's Whiskers has a new Garden Chair to add to their chair series and it is adorable. The Dinky Dyes suite had lamingtons for customers and I must say I indulged in one lamingtom and 2 chairs.
It was great to chat briefly with Jeanette Douglas and she also has a cool new series of charts coming out on a bimonthly basis. When finished they will from a stitching book! I will be on her automatic subscription list for that. Alas we have to wait till probably August for the first installment!
I am so tired (and a bit distracted by the Bud shootout, which Junior is leading at this mintue) that I can't even remember what all I have bought. It will be a blast unpacking on Monday or Tuesday and seeing it all again!
Oh yeah, I found a great thing to have for door prizes at the Open House as well!!!