This year's Stitches West was different for me. In past years, I was at the show every day, and generally walked out of the Marketplace with bags and bags of yarn and fiber. Every. Day.
This year I was too busy at work to go to the Market Preview Thursday night. I read my friends' updates that evening and saw all the lovely goodies they bought, but you know what, I wasn't heartbroken. It would have been nice to see everyone, but honestly I have so much fiber I didn't have a pressing need.
I worked the registration desk Friday morning and watched the excited crowd line up to shop.
Stitches West 2015
When it was my turn, I had about 30 minutes to shop before I needed to go home. That gave me just enough time to drop off an item at the WEBS
booth and pick up a few goodies at Bar Maids
Stitches West 2015
It turns out that my Friday door prize ticket was drawn while I was gone and thanks to my friends who were still at the show, I found out that afternoon. Also thanks to a friend who was working the show, the prize was set aside for me to pick up the next day. Hooray! Want to see what I won? It's a double walled ceramic travel mug from Skacel
. Very nice.
Prize from Skacel
Saturday was going to be my shopping day with a mid-day shift at the registration desk. I arrived at the convention center early to get a primo parking space and Grace was already handing out badges and information. Look at Grace & Joyce--don't they look happy? Well of course they are, it's Stitches West!
Grace & Joyce
I found a comfortable place to sit and work on Chimney Fire. While I waited for the Marketplace to open, I finished the first sleeve and started the second sleeve.
Okay, okay! Shopping! Hoorayyyyy!!!! Want to see what I bought? Okay, here we go--
These beads by Glasscapes will look really pretty as earrings, don't you think?
Handmade Cane Glass Beads and Pendant
and then there's this kit from Steampunk Garage:
Chainmaille Celtic Star Kit
Yup, that was it. I told you this was a different Stitches West for me. But that wasn't the end of my adventure. In the next post I'll tell you about the mind-blowing class I took.
Labels: beads, jewelry, Stitches West