Saturday, November 08, 2008

Stitching shows-



I went to Kid 'n Ewe festival in Boerne yesterday. It was not jammed packed. I thought it might be because of the economy, maybe people's businesses contracted because of high fuel costs, etc etc. I couldn't figure it out, until I looked at Brook's Farm show schedule. Stitches East is this weekend. Ohhhhh.

I didn't buy much. No, really. I bought a skein of Plain and Fancy Sheep & Wool, some mohair locks, some Angelina (I just learned about that!), that ubiquitous swirling motif shawl pattern, and a magazine. I was kind of disappointed-I thought I was buying bondable Angelina, and she sold me staple (boooo-bad saleswoman-she pitched heat bondable!). On the other hand, after I bought the swirl shawl pattern, I realized that I HAVE a bunch of Engel German doily patterns-and I can use the same technique applications.

In other show news, we get a Stitches SOUTH in Atlanta next year. I did a little sleuthing. The hotel t'ain't cheap. No, really, it's 200 dollars a night. The airfare isn't bad. The event price isn't bad. The hotel puts it out of reach. I've started saving while I look for alternate lodging.

5 comments:

Georgi said...

Of course they would have a Stithes South when I move to CO. when is it (the link does not work).

Lisa W. said...

picked up that very pattern myself the other day. looks like you got yerself some other fun goodies too. stitches..east/west/north whatever...it's on my bucket list...along with salt spring island.

smariek said...

D'ya think they jack up the prices whenever there's a convention in town? Sleep in your car or sell a kidney.

Grace said...

Since my oldcomputer died 10 days ago I don't have all the email addresses, thanks for stopping by to say hello so often, I really appreciate your support!!! I have never been to a fiber show, one of these days I will get to one, I am with Lisa, they are on my bucket list!!

Joan said...

I only understood about half of what you wrote. Isn't Angelina bonded to Brad?