Sunday, August 14, 2011

Market Mania

Hi all, today was the last day of the TNNA Needlework Market and it was a FABULOUS day! We finished up the shopping and got all our goodies safely tucked away in our room. Then....I went back to a few designers rooms to snap some photos to show you all. These are definitely some favorites. **Warning: Very picture intense!

Breath of Autumn by Chessie & Me

All Hallow's Eve by Chessie & Me

Emma Rose Freedom by Tree of Life Samplings

You may remember this piece released last Market.
Emma Rose Friendship by Tree of Life Samplings.

Penny America by Tree of Life Samplings

Harriet Redfearn 1830 by Queenstown Sampler Designs

Harvest Sampler by Heartstring Samplery

A Spooky Spot of Halloween by Midnight Stitching

Stitch An Inch by By The Bay Needleart

Then, due to some customer emails looking to know what Blackbird Designs were released, I went up to their room. Here are the photos of the models. Some are from the new charts and some models are from the Spencer Museum book.

And then, the best thing of all......I went into Summer House Stitche Workes booth yesterday to see what new things Beth had. She was running a promotion for her new design, "Autumn Garden". With your purchase, your name went into a drawing to win her stitched model. I filled out the slip and added my phone number, email address and even my hotel room number so that Beth would be sure to contact me when I won the drawing. I popped into her room periodically during the weekend to check on my model and to make sure it was doing well and we would just laugh over my silliness. Well, imagine my surprise when my cohort Debbie came to find me to let me know that I had won the drawing!!!! I was flabbergasted and thrilled at the same time. Woohoo! Thanks, Beth, I love, love, love the design and know it will be a fantastic seller in the shop!!!

This is Beth and I with the framed model. Beth is just the sweetest gal. I hope she sells a million copies of this pattern!

Thanks, everyone, for bearing with the LONG post. Hope you saw some things you liked.


  1. How fun for you!!! So glad you won! Love the design! You really chose some beautiful pieces to feature in the blog for us. Have a safe trip home!
    Linda C.

  2. There are some really great designs here...can't wait to see more. Looks like I might need to make a shopping list. Hope you had fun, and congratulations on the win.

    Sue Allen

  3. Wow, lucky you - it is so much fun to win something....

  4. How lucky were you:) Glad to see all the new market things. Looks like you had a great time.

  5. Congrats Cathy ~ looks like it was a great market!

  6. Cathy --
    Looks like some really nice things from market. Thanks for the sneak-peak! Congratulations to you for winning:)))

  7. I can't wait to see the new shop model tomorrow!! It is gorgeous!

  8. what a great market report Cathy - sounds like you had a great time and found some awesome stuff that I am coveting for sure. Lucky you to have won that beautiful piece. Melody