Friday, October 9, 2009

Back from National

What a quick trip!  My road trip buddy and I hit the trail around noon on Tuesday and were back home Thursday from the EGA National meeting.  Much much too quick of a trip, but better than not going at all.  The hotel was magnificent; heavenly beds, excellent service, top notch dining, and, a Starbuck's just off the lobby.  What more could a girl ask for?!  I really could have gotten use to the VIP treatment they so generously bestowed on us and all their other guests as well.   Kudos Omni William Penn!

The boutique was provided by Stitchery Row, and excuse me for saying so but, it was a flosstitute's dirty dream.  Not only did they haul my brand spanking new stitching floor stand all the way from upper NY to lower PA for pick-up, but they did a bang up job of catering to the stitcher's every need.  If you don't already own a floor stand ladies, you should investigate the Ultimate Stands made by Kimberly and her husband, Paul, at Stitchery Row.  Very reasonably priced and highly comfortable/functional (adapter bars available for scroll rods).  Big kisses to hubby for purchasing this one for me for my birthday last month.  I don't know how I made it this long without one! 

And as for Merchandise Day, it was a mad house, per usual.  I came away with a few new accessories, a gorgeous piece of hand dyed linen, a few new charts, needle index, JABCo pins, wool felt sheets, silk ribbons and threads.  Overall a very good way to spend an afternoon with a few hundred of my closest friends.   :-D

While we were there, some of us went ahead and pre-registered for 2010 National in San Francisco.  The classes are knock-your-eyes-out beautiful.  So many to chose from...  If it doesn't go to lottery, here's what I signed up for: 

The Acorn Accessories

I didn't accomplish much stitching while away but I'm off work until Tuesday!   Nothing like coming home from vacation to a four day weekend.   I'm really looking forward to bending a few needles between now and then.  For now, I'm off to finish unpacking, go grocery shopping and perhaps even enjoy a little of the beautiful weather outside.  Here's hoping you too have a very stitchy weekend!


  1. Oh, sounds like you had a great time. Lots of lovely new stash, the pineapple thread sorter is yummy.
    LMAO at 'flosstitutes dirty dream' ;-)

  2. Love all the goodies you got! Wish I could have been there. We are having a great time at retreat but I miss you and Lanna bunches.