So I stayed up late packing and sorting and I got up really early to finish and guess what? It is almost 1:00pm and the packers aren't even here yet! I don't know whether to be angry or relieved for the bit of extra time. Anyhow, I've accomplished a lot today and you get another peak at Shuttlebirds.
This was one of my favorite parts of Shuttlebirds this year. As a fellow vendor I had the unique opportunity to trade goods. I had ever so much fun. I hope my fellow vendors are as happy with their trades as I am with mine! I have been looking at these shell and horn shuttles for some time, but I could never afford to buy them, so trading for them was a complete delight! They are from Loopy Lacer. Lily and I got so wrapped up in the fun of trading that we were both late to our next class. I felt naughty so I sat in the back....
I got this gorgeous little bag from Karey as well as the book "Tatting Inovations"! Karey even signed her books that I brought with me.
I acquired several new books to keep me occupied this coming year! Whoo hoo!
One can never have too many tatting books nor too many tatting shuttles!
The "Transitions in Tatting" by Sharon, came in the mail the day before I left for Shuttlebirds. All the others I purchased or traded for at the convention. I am especially excited about Mark's "Tatted Gathering of Angels".
Patti Duff signed "Mini Tat's" for me; a book I have been wanting for a long time! And Pat Stevens signed "Fantasy Flowers" for me. Pat is such a delightful lady; we had a good chat about Korea since she and her DH have been there!
Even though it's kind of hidden, I traded Bev Dillon for her wonderful Book "Tatting Collections" and tatting DVD set! She also signed the book and didn't even charge me extra...(sort of a private joke in case Bev reads this). I shared a table with Bev and DH Bill, they are wonderful people and they got on quite well with my grandparents!
Hidden in the back are 3 notebooks of back issues of "Knots!" by super fun Mary McCarthy...also signed!
I just don't know how I am going to continue with life now. After Shuttlebirds everything is just going to pale in comparison....ah well, I have the happy memories to hold on to! And boy oh boy, I have a lot to work on this coming year. It will be my year of tatting and exploring!