First, I'm just going to post a bunch of my (long overdue) photo from Needlework Market. . .
(the TNNA Needlework Market neighborhood)
I had visited a couple of TNNA (The National NeedleArts Assoc.) Needlework Markets, but I took my time before 'dipping my toes' into the needlework industry. . .
. . . & I'm so happy that I (finally) did!
What a fun time. . . & what a great way to have a trade show market!
For this Market - instead of setting up a booth, the Market is held at an Embassy Suites, & as exhibitors, we simply set up our displays in the living room area of our suite! It makes for such a home-y & comfy setting, with comfy furniture (if needed) & a coffee maker, sink, microwave, & bathroom right there! It's like hanging out in your little house & the shop owners come to visit. . .!
I made up some samples of Betsy's Closet - In Stitches, & Benji's Pockets - In Stitches, for the needlework shop owners to get for their own shop displays, & then I also made some bunting for my window. . . (had to have a little quilt-y pretties in there somewhere!)
The photo's pretty much take you around my suite from when you walk in the door. You may see a little peek of the fact that I 'slipcovered' the sofa & then covered it with one of my quilts (Opie's Home).(It was a pretty sofa. . . just with a pretty busy print that would have been a bit of a distraction.)
I'm really looking forward to the Nashville Needlework Market (in February), & am already starting on new designs(!)
The (cross stitch) designs I presented at this Market are on the website. . . & they are:
The other (embroidery) designs I took were:
(you can click on the pattern name & see it closer on the website.)
Whew! Long post. . . lots of photos. . . (!) If you hung in there for all of this. . . thanks. :o)
(p.s. . . . the sale is still going on - on the website (including the new designs), but will be ending this week. So, if there's anything you've been thinking about. . .
Hope you have a great week! (. . . the last few days of summer!)