Market,  Stitching,  Travel

Nashville Market 2016, Part 1

Hello from Omaha! I'm back from Nashville, but not fully recovered, I don't believe. I'll check again in a little while, after I've poured my fourteenth cup of coffee for the day.

Market was so much fun, although a little more eventful than I expected! I brought Sophie and Sabrina with me this year, and both girls were very excited: Sophie, because she loves the market atmosphere and getting to meet lots of shop owners, and Sabrina, because she's never been to a market and wanted to see what it was all about. However, she ended up missing the whole thing, thanks to her wisdom teeth becoming impacted and us having to take her to the emergency room at about midnight, the night before the show started. I felt terrible for her, because my girl is not a complainer or a crybaby, so to see her in so much pain was hard for me. She ended up sleeping through most of market, but did manage to get out and about here and there.

Since I was down by one assistant, Carol and Denise came to my rescue, and Sophie and I cannot thank them enough for all their help. (As I type this, Sabrina is upstairs sleeping – again – but this time it's because she just got home from having her wisdom teeth pulled! I've been laughing at her all morning because of how goofy the medicine has made her, although I spared taking any video of her.)

I left the room on Sunday to visit a few suites and take some pictures, so here are the first batch.. I don't always remember who the designer is (shame on me!) because of the hundreds of photos I take, and it can get a little confusing. Only a handful end up edited and on my blog, because we would both be here all day if I uploaded every single one! But if you see something you love, and don't know who the designer is, ask your shop owner to take a look, and she/he should be able to help you. 🙂

Here we go! Some you will recognize, and some you may not! 🙂









Here is Mrs. Twist from Heartstring Samplery, on the same mission as I am. Be sure to visit her blog to see her market post – it's wonderful (and you get the names of the designers too)!













I think we'll stop right there for today! Thank you so much for stopping by, and come back soon for more market photos! What a privilege it was for me to see all of these in person.. the cover photos on the charts never quite do them justice.

See you soon!


  • Heidi Cran

    I’m so sorry to hear about Sabrina!!! Ugh! Such awful timing! My wisdom teeth were impacted as well and it was NOT fun! Your pics on the other hand, are fantastic!!! What a treat for you to be able to be there and see such lovely designs!!! Thanks for helping me live vicariously through you! Hugs to Sabrina!! Xxx

  • Robin in Viriginia

    Hope Sabrina’s mouth heals without too much discomfort. Lovely photos from market! I enjoyed the virtual tour of projects.

  • Laura Duet

    Such fun!!!!! Thanks for the pictures!! Much appreciated!!!! I hope your daughter recovers quickly!!!! I remember going through that and it is not fun!

  • Edwina Shankle

    I am trying to contact you regarding a portion of a cross stitch graph entitled “Labor for Learning” I have misplaced. I purchased it from approximately 1 – 2 months ago and have lost the list of symbols and thread colors. Can you help me with this please?

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