The house is very quiet. Nina has been away for a week now. She is having a fantastic time, learning so much about fashion and jewelry design, 3D printing, music editing, (yes, this is a camp! I wanna go too!).
My summer is busy with prep for Chicago. We have hundreds of skeins and cards of fiber in every possible shade and hue ready for my Color Inspiration class. We have beautiful kits of threads, beads, semi-precious gems, jewelry findings, ready for the Samburu class. We have kits coming together, so many, as well as many other offerings for merchandise night in Chicago.
Every time I prepare for merchandise night, I feel I am able to anticipate what you, the stitchers, will be looking for. I get this sunken feeling when I need to tell a customer: "It's not here, but I can ship it to you when I get back to the studio". I know it's not a big deal, and I do ship for free, but from my own experience, I like to walk away with my purchase. Nothing quite like opening a shopping bag in my hotel room and rummaging through my purchases. Anyway, every year I make a list of what to bring and inevitably I find that there is a big surge of interest in something I don't have multiples of. Big :(
So, maybe you can help me? What would you like to see at the tables that night? What type of items do you tend to look for when away at a stitching event? There is never enough room on the tables for everything I'd like to bring, so choosing the right items is crucial.
Write your ideas and thoughts in the comment section. We will have a giveaway next week, an amazing fiber pack, in thanks for your efforts of helping me think this through! Let me know what you like to see, what you don't like to see, what your past experiences have been, what works for you and what doesn't. Don't hold back!! Bad experiences in previous events? Great experiences as a result of what?
Next Friday, July 18th, we will draw a winner, a recipient of a beautiful group of fibers that will grab your heart and not let go!!
Thank you again, my friends! I know I can always count on you!!