I don't have any photos from Hershey today. After a nice breakfast this morning with Patti, Joanie and Nancy, Mike and I went out to investigate Hershey. We did not get very far. An issue arose at home and the need to leave and return ensued. All is fine now. I will spare the details as this is a public blog :-) Anyone wanting to know more, email me :-) But.... smiley faces aside, it was very sad to have to leave a day early! I missed out on meeting so many people that I was really, really looking forward to meeting! I am so sorry! I hope everyone had a good time in the Stitcher's Lounge and I cannot wait to read your blogs and see your photos.
So... 7.5 hours later, we finally got back to NH. We hit every possible construction and traffic jam between Pennsylvania and NH, including one right near our house that had to have been an accident on the highway. Fortunately, we were close enough to home to know how to get around it easily. To find the bright side, I did get to finish the ship on Mermaid and the Sea while I watched the Red Sox win a game tonight! **If I go to CATS in Hershey again, I will fly - that ride was too long. I might fly to the one in Las Vegas next year - anyone else interested?
And, here is my stash from CATS - I didn't break the bank, but had fun! Our first stop was The Silver Needle's booth where Nan Caldera was a special guest. Couldn't get near her. Although I got into the area early, there already were folks standing around her and looking like they had no plans whatsoever of moving anytime soon! But I did pick up "Be Witchy!" which was an exclusive for the show (little witch chart you see in the photo), along with LHN's new release, Two Blue Houses. We then moved on.... so many vendors there, about double what we see at Celebrations. I picked up a fat quarter of R&R's 32 ct Mockingbird linen for half price at the Sunflower Samplings booth... then on to Liz Turner Diehl's booth to 1) pick up a copy of a missing page of instructions from the class, and 2) to buy her stunning new Pollyanna's Summertime Lamplighter Garden kit - which had not impressed me until I saw the stitched model - then it was a must buy!.... and I did splash out a tiny bit at the Picture This Plus booth, but did limit myself to one piece - a pretty fat quarter of Crystal Glacier belfast... a final purchase made at the CATS Souvenir Booth - the chart commemorating this year's event (by Stoney Creek) - and I got the matching mug too :-) All in all, no major spending, but I feel I got enough good memories in the stash department.
Stitched on today: Mermaid and the Sea