February 24, 2011
HOME FROM NASHVILLE
The snow is finally here! After teasing us yesterday we woke up to a winter wonderland (a dusting anyway)!
Last weekend I was in Nashville doing the Cross Stitch Market. After a few years of Alma (Blackbird Designs) encouraging me to make some cross stitch patterns, I finally followed through and had a wonderful time. My first attempts with cross stitch weren't too fun, but after I got the hang of it I was addicted. I took six patterns to market and I think it went very well. It is such a fun market, set up in an Embassy Suites. The bedroom is in the back and we turned the front room into a show room of sorts. Shops went from room to room doing their shopping. I shared the room with Bonnie and my Mom came along to help and visit relatives in the area. The day before the show opened we decided we needed some "texture" with branches, so we set off behind the local strip mall to shed some trees of their limbs. Mom had the job of carrying them into the Embassy Suites, she's such a good sport!
I wanted to add snowflakes to my branches so my kind hearted mom cut out about 4 dozen of them for me! They really added that special something to my winter scene.
We had a few hours on the last day before out flight so we headed out to Franklin to explore the local antique shops. We had one suitcase that was a little "light" and we felt compelled to fill it to the maximum 50 pounds.
I've been busy adding the cross stitch patterns to my Etsy site so hope on over and check them out!
I'm giving away 1 of each of the cross stitch patterns to the first person who can guess what my mom made the snowflakes out of! Be specific and think outside of the box!
CYN GUESSED IT! Paper coffee filters! They worked great!