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Friday, February 20, 2009

Yeah! Weekend is here. I've been in a RR with a great group of gals, it is coming to a close and I am planning on finishing the stitching on the last one tonight. Then I have to start tackling taxes (yuck!!)
I'm working on a design for the Oct issue of Just Cross Stitch! I'm so excited!!
I also have a really big Halloween design in my head, just need to get it on the computer! I'm also thinking about a new Quaker with a neat twist!! Ahhh~so many ideas and so little time! lol!! Mariah (youngest in the family) is a senior, we have a college visit/scholarship day planned for next Sat. She has it narrowed down to 2 colleges, before I know it, it will be time for her graduation party. Time goes so fast. It is supposed to be cold and snowy this weekend~good stitching weather!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Home again

Wow! What a great time! I love Tennessee!! We left Cleveland with mountains of snow everywhere, and landed in Nashville to warmth!! OMG!! My mom went with me and we arrived in Nashville early, so once at the hotel (room wasn't ready until 3) we went for a long walk (it was so warm, and the smell of fresh mulch~bliss!) Then we sat in rocking chairs outside the hotel soaking up the sun (I have a bit of a tan going!) Getting the room set up was a bit of a challenge, but each time I learn something new to help make things run better next time!
Getting to meet so many great people is so awesome!! From shop owners and helpers, to designers (I almost have to pinch myself!!) Anne (The Goode Huswife) Kathy (CHS) Carol (who makes the most wonderful chex mix!!) Lori (La-D-Da) Linda (Chessie and Me) Elizabeth (Elizabeth's Designs) Gosh, the list goes on and on! The wonderful people at Nordens, and I finally got to meet Rod from Hoffman's!
Having my mom with me was so great! She was so helpful, had great suggestions, even put up with me when it came to tearing everything down. The show closed at 4PM on Sunday and we had until 6PM to have everything packed and down to the folks from the UPS store. The freakin' tape gun hated me! I should have taken a pic of the room when we were through~hunks of tape were stuck not only on me, but on the carpet, the furniture, everywhere! What a mess! But we did get everthing down there just as the clock struck 6! I had asked mom to come with me to St Charles, but she may be rethinking her yes!
Even though there is still snow on the ground (yuck!) It is good to be home. Tomorrow I'll be printing up charts and getting them sent out.
I want to say thank-you so much to everyone who stopped by my room! The kind words mean more than I can say!
There's a full moon tonight! But it's really cloudy here, hope I get a peak!

(the pic is of my Grandma Hite and my sister, Jennifer and I) (I'm the one standing on the arm of the porch swing)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Off to Nashville

Am leaving really early tomorrow morning. I'm looking forward to warmer weather! (I'm convinced just about anywhere is warmer than here!)

Now to go pack.

Send me lots of positive thoughts please~this will be my first time going to this market!


Sunday, February 1, 2009

What a day!

With the help of my most awesome daughter, Mariah, and my great DH, Mike, all 15 boxes are ready to be shipped to Nashville! I didn't even check to see how much they all weighed, or how much$$ it cost, I am just so relieved that it is done. I was going to take a pic of the chaos that was my dining room, but changed my mind! I don't want any reminders~LOL!! Then I was going to have Mariah take a pic of me, all frenzied looking, in sweats, no make-up and my hair sticking every which way, but then I thought 'I really don't want any reminders of that either!'
Now come on UPS and get all my boxes where they need to go!!