February 24, 2010
It was great meeting so many new people at the TNNA show in Nashville. I also found some beautiful cross-stitch and jewelry that I just couldn't leave there! I found two lovely necklaces created by Mo Jewelry and The Goode Huswife. The pictures are of some of their wonderful jewelry creations. They both also create beautiful cross-stitch designs.
I also had the pleasure of meeting a very talented woman, Gigi Ries (pictured above). The beautiful piece she is standing in front of is one of hers. It is done on a big piece of linen from graziano 40 count. The designs on it came from several different designers. It's quite impressive to see it in person! I neglected to ask her how many hours this piece took.
After attempting cross-stitch before this show and becoming completely frustrated, I'm determined to try it again. This time I'm going to use an 18 count so my poor eyes can see what I'm doing. I remember when I was young watching my mom struggle to thread a needle and I just couldn't imagine what it was like not to see that huge needle eye, but now I am in the same boat!