Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Home again, home again jiggity jig!

The TNNA Nashville Needlework Market was AWESOME!  It far exceeded my expectations! Sold lots . . . met lots of great people . . . wonderful talented designers, fun shop owners and some fans of  The Nebby Needle (you're too funny Janis)!!!  It was just the affirmation I needed to stoke my creativity!!! 
  "The Fun Girls" (Jenny & Barbie) were assistants extraordinaire!!!
"Super Fan" Janis of Noteworthy Needle . . . the icing on the cake of Market!  
Check out her "Cross Eyes" :
. . . SO CLEVER!

 We all channeled our "inner Alma" as we decorated!  We were thrilled when Alma actually stopped by and gave it her "Alma worthy" approval ! ! !


 I had a little bit of time to shop as well:  "Numero" and "Nimble Netty" from sweet Jeannette Douglas (her "Common Thread Sampler" is gorgeous!  Too intimidating for me . . . I would need a class with her sitting by my side!); "Big Red House", "My Country" and "Spring Hare" from La-D-Da (Lori is a riot); "Spring Sampler" from Nikyscreations (Niky is a sweetheart . . . love listening to her Italian accent); "Count Twice" from Plum Street (fun Paulette); and "Sunflower House" and "Crow & Basket" from Teresa Kogut Creative Whims (a new designer to me . . . does a lot of punchneedle and is just getting into cross stitch design).  And if that wasn't enough, I dropped off my new designs to our local Cross Stitch & Crafts shop today and bought two more charts:  "Green On Green" from Rosewood Manor and "Vintage Inspiration" from Blackbird Designs (why I didn't pick that one up while I talked to Barb and Alma I don't know).

I only took my camera with me once when I was visiting other rooms and got these few pictures:
Paulette (from Plum Street Samplers) was next door to us.
 Unfortunately she was sold out of "Cinnamon Stars" when I got there.  

This is a "coming soon" piece . . . isn't it beautiful!

Jeannette Douglas and her treasure trove of beauties!

Farewell Nashville!  Looking forward to St. Charles in August ! ! ! 



  1. Glad you had a good time.
    Thanks for sharing the pics.
    The first pic is my favorite. ;)

  2. Congratulations, so glad your first market was successful. Love your new designs.

  3. Congrats on a successful market. I can't believe you mentioned me in your blog! I'm not worthy I really loved your designs!

    1. What do you mean you're not worthy . . . you're "Noteworthy"!

    2. hehe
      I bow to the Queen of blogging. I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy. Great to meet you in person. Thanks for the cyber shout out. I have already spoken to your other fan club members who wanted to know if I met you.

  4. Your room looked beautiful, Bonnie! It was great to see "The Fun Girls," too - you all are just too much fun!!


    1. Too bad our rooms didn't connect . . . we could have had even more fun! ~*

  5. So nice to meet you, your booth was really lovely!!!

  6. Thank you Niky. It was nice meeting you as well! I love your designs!!!! ~*

  7. It was really nice meeting you and your fun friends. I think the three of you could get me in a lot of trouble.....:):):) So glad it was a great 1st for you.