Saturday, April 26, 2008

What a great day!

Cataraqui Guild's Needle Arts Fair

First of all a huge thank you to Dan for painting the racks and of course driving down there and setting up and helping out all day...and a huge thank you also to Dani for coming at 8 am to help set up the booth and to stay all day and talk stitching and sell stuff and generally be a great ambassador for our hobby!

Here are some shots ....

We have a great patch of black grass in our yard now...but the racks look good.

Dani and I setting up in the best spot in the hall...

Dani chilling before the crowds of avid stitchers arrived.

Beth came by to show us her gorgeous Kappie Stained Glass window... she also had her finished Tour des Marques Katie, Josie and Sharon from the Belleville Guild came by to support their sister guild in Kingston and their favourite LNS !

Kathy came all the way from Arizona to be here. (Well OK she was coming home anyway but made a point of coming to the Needle Arts fair two days after getting back to Canada when there are probably hundreds of other things she could be doing like unpacking and moving back into the house) The Thursday stitchers were very supportive as usual... Dani, with her back to us, Kathy, Barb, Lisa and Marie Paule

And of course Christin...I am sure you recognize her as since all the pictures I have of her look much like this.

All in all it was a super day. After packing up the stuff and loading it safely in the car, Dan, Dani, Christin and I went out for dinner..... a very early dinner since Dan and I were beat... then we headed back down the 401 to have a quiet evening at home. I can sure tell that I have been out of the school system for a long feet and legs feel like it is the first day back at school in September...I am not used to spending the whole day on my feet (and talking!) at least it was socks and running shoes, not pantihose and pumps!

The guild did a wonderful job and I hope it was as successful for them as it was for me! Ohh I should have taken some photos of some of their gorgeous work that was on display in another room. They produce some amazing things...smocked items, stumpwork, drawn thread, embroidery, needle painting, name it.

Thanks everyone for the support and encouragement!


~V said...

I SO wish I could have made it...but thank you for the photos...eye candy!

Kathy A. said...

It was a great day Ann. I am glad it was successful for you.

Aussie Stitcher said...

I am glad that the exhibition went well for you, well done on finishing Pretty Pumpkins, it is gorgeous.

Beatrice said...

Well next year I can come...I would have loved to have been there.
I'm so happy it was a success for you.
The photos are wonderful!