Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Back from CATS

Actually, I've been back since Sunday. I tried to post about it yesterday, but Blogger ate it. :(

This was my first trip to CATS, and I had a fantastic time. I arrived early Wednesday afternoon, even though the show didn't officially start until Thursday evening. I drove up early to meet some of the folks from an online group that I've been part of for many years. Our group was so large (15 or so) that it was difficult to get everyone in the same place at the same time. That really didn't happen very often. Most of the time, we were off in smaller groups. It was great to put faces and voices to names after so many years.

On Thursday afternoon, most of our group went to an LNS in Palmyra. I believe it was called Cross Stitch Corner, but I'm not 100% sure. I did a bit of damage there, buying several kits as well as the new JCS ornament issue, along with the "preview" issue.

I couldn't believe the crowd that was assembled waiting for the doors of CATS to open on Thursday. I think most of the crowd, including me, went straight for the Silver Needle booth to check out the show exclusive from Just Nan. I got the design, as well as the accompanying Whimzi frame, plus the Halloween ort box that was a SN exclusive. I did a bit more shopping that evening before retiring to the stitchers' lounge.

More shopping followed on Friday and Saturday. I hadn't intended to shop quite so much, but I kept seeing things that I "needed." I guess it didn't help that some of the stitchers in our little group are professional-quality enablers. LOL

In addition to meeting some of the members of my email group, I also had the pleasure of meeting some fellow bloggers. They were a fantastic group of ladies and it was terrific to be able to see some of their stitching up close. In between all of the shopping and socializing, I actually did a bit of stitching myself. I even managed to finish a little project-- Drawn Thread's "Little Blackwork".

6 comments:

Joanie said...

Hi Juanita!

It was great to meet you! Your stash acquisitions sound really nice and your DT piece is beautiful. I loved seeing your PIG too...I am so amazed by it!

Von said...

Wonderful CATS report, Juanita!! Your DT project is really gorgeous. Congratulations! :D

Kali said...

Little Blackwork looks great! I love the color you've used :)

Chelle said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time at CATS! Love your DT finish, your colors choices are just perfect.

Erin said...

Welcome back! I tried to convince DH that CATS would be a *perfect* anniversary trip....but for a number of reasons, I was vetoed. LOL Maybe next year....

Sounds like you had a wonderful time - and lots of yummy stash!

AnneS said...

Great CATS report - just realised I'd missed this post in my catching up, and wanted to say I love your Little Blackwork ... I was thinking of stitching mine in similar colours, so it's great to see it all done that way - looks awesome! :D