Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Georgia on my mind!

       We are back home resting up after exhibiting at the Atlanta Sewing & Quilting Expo  ~ It was another great show! Janice went with me this time and we had a fun "road trip"!
       We met a lot of wonderful new "sewing friends" in Georgia. The convention center was beautiful as was the area that we were staying in ~ Duluth. I am sure that it would be even prettier if it had not been raining every single day & night that we were there! So, I did not get a chance to take any decent pictures outside. Here are a couple of pictures of our booth though. Hopefully we will not experience the same weather pattern next year! I was informed that last year it snowed. Hmmm . . . which is better?

     Our booth was super busy. Yeah! Each time we exhibit for the first time at a show we find ourselves explaining what we are selling. Most people think that we are selling the clothes or maybe the patterns. When we tell them that everything they see is a kit they are thrilled. I guess that the notion of buying a complete kit for a garment is new. There seem to have always been "quilt kits", but not so many clothing kits. And, when they find out that the kit includes all of the trims, buttons and embellishing ideas, they are even more excited. We love making people happy!

Can you name this river?
          I shot this with my iphone out the window at 65mph so it is a wonder that anything shows up! We drove home on Sunday. We chose to drive straight through rather than take two days as we did on our way to Georgia. I guess that we were anxious to get back home! Of course, the fact that my son was home for Spring Break did not enter into the equation! Ha! He is a sophomore at Texas Tech. I am soooo proud of him and have missed him a ton. 
Did you come up with a guess for the picture? 
Yep, you are right, it is the mighty Mississippi!

          Yesterday I was so tired that all I did was unpack, do the laundry & make a trip to the grocery store! Was that my "rest" day? I think so! This weekend I am hostessing our Spring Sewing Retreat.  I am really looking forward to meeting several new attendees. The retreat is totally sold out and with an awesome group ~ It is going to be so much fun! I've just planned the menu this morning as well as reserve our massage therapist for Saturday afternoon. Oh, yes . . . our retreats are pretty special! 

                The shop will be open tomorrow and I will be there helping with the unpacking. We'll get the store back in order tomorrow and fill lots of new orders! I will also be packing up for the retreat. Ah, so much fun! I am looking forward to actually sewing again though!


  1. It was wonderful to have you and your booth at the expo in Atlanta. I am so sorry about the weather. It is not usually this way, but we have not had usual weather in several months. I am working on a skirt that I purchased from your booth. Fun, Fun, Fun. I am the one that visited your booth just at closing time. Thanks again and I hope you'll be there next year. Maybe we will have better weather and you can get some pictures.

  2. I was so happy that I stopped by your booth on Friday! I had my 5 year old granddaughter Kaylee (the little seamstress)with me and you were so gracious with her as she chose a kit to sew. It meant a lot to me that you treated her as a customer and not just a small child taking up your time as some of the vendors have done in the past...if they only knew the impression they made on a little one that so eagerly wants to sew and create. You are a blessing to the sewing community and certainly to us on Friday. Once Kaylee and I work up her new dress I will post pics on my blog http://grannyzann.blogspot.com and send a pic to you here as well if you would like. Thank you again for being such a sweet gal.. If you are there next year we will stop in and see you again:)

  3. Oh, thank you both soooo much!
    Yes, I plan on coming back next year definitely and I will be teaching!
    The weather was not so bad - actually a lot like home; that's our winter weather.
    Please give Kaylee my best! She was delightful! I can't wait to see her progress and accomplishments. Everyone should be so lucky to have a granddaughter who is so eager to learn. Actually, I think that it is in her blood!
    Happy Sewing to both of you!