April 30, 2011

Celebrations Report

Today I drove down to NH to meet up with Nancy and do a little stash enhancement and stitching as well as catch up on everything that has been going on in both our lives over the last year.  It was a lot!!  I took my camera and actually remembered to take some photos.  First up are some photos of the show.
The Gate to Stitch Heaven!
Here are two photos of the Scandinavian Stitches booth - Nancy and I drooled over all the great linen banding, German and Scandinavian designs and books and the great models on display.  I managed to leave this booth without doing too much damage!

Scandinavian Stitches Booth

Scandinavian Stitches too
This was part of the amazing display of antique samplers and sewing related items that were available for purchase.  Oh what I wouldn't have given for a few extra thousands of dollars.  Would you believe they do layaway?  20% down and a monthly payment of some of these beauties could be had.  Unfortunately, not in my budget!

Antique Sampler Vendor
And another booth in which I spent a fair amount of time - and cash!  This was the Embellished Needle from Illinois.

All in all I thought it was a great vendor section this year.  I had not been to Celebrations in about three years and really liked how they had changed to booth set up compared to the last time I was there.  The available stitching area however left a lot to be desired.  It seemed that there was bands of stitchers that staked out sitting space in the lobby and would not let any others sit in the space even if it one of their group members was off taking a class or shopping.  Very uncharitable behavior and there was quite a bit of grumbling about it among other stitchers. 

1 comment:

mainely stitching said...

I'm crossing all my fingers and toes that I can go next year. Maybe if I save up all my egg money ...?