3.04.2015

Nashville Market Recap!

I survived my first needlework market and there is no way to prepare yourself for the craziness that happens upon opening your door.  The curtains are shut, however, you can see shadows and hear eager customers outside your door.  The doors open and imagine a can of sardines...this is what the room felt like, total craziness...but good craziness!  To add to the craziness I ticked the wrong box in the software print option and the printer just started spewing out invoice after invoice...totally flustered and no time to fix!   So, I grabbed invoice books and started handwriting invoices...I must have had a premonition that this may happen, as I tossed a couple into my briefcase , when packing.   I was able to get this fixed in due time and then things moved a long a bit smoother & quicker.

It was great to meet my customer and each seemed to have a story... the best part!   I enjoy hearing about their shop and the way things run for them.    Breakfast and social hour allowed time for mingling & visiting with other designers... sharing our stories and passion of needlework, and just "shop-talk" in general.  

I took my good camera with good intentions of taking lots and lots of pictures.  However, you are pretty much tied to your room for the most part.  Sadly, the only photos I snapped are off my phone so they aren't the best...







 




And lastly,
2015 Spring Nashville Needlework Market releases.















With thy Needle & Thread,
Brenda



19 comments:

gracie said...

I am sure your market sales were great because your designs are.

PhooliVlog said...

I have purchased Your patterns from Casa Cenina (Italy) because here in Finlnad they are not available.You do amazingly beautiful work and every your design is a piece of Art .

Withmy Best Greeetings and Blessings,Maija from Finlnad

Anna said...

I don't care your phone takes beautiful photos...yummm I love the rabbit pinkeep!!!

Carmen Sutton said...

What fun to meet you at last, but I can tell you it took me all weekend to finally find a break in the line to your room, but once inside it was dressed to perfection, I loved all the designs!

JoyceG said...

Oh my gosh - that button card made me gasp right out loud! It's lovely!!!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful releases.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

And beautiful pics they are!!!
I couldn't wait for today to arrive ~ I already placed my order for some of your new releases!!! Yeah!!!
Can't wait for them to arrive!
Glad you had fun at the show and it was a great success ~ minus the mishap!!!
Blessings
Robin

C Reeder PhxAz said...

I have seen over and over the comment "she knocked it outta the park". No duh when I see this posting. Fabulous stuff. Button Button made me gasp too. Absolutely awesome!!!

woolwoman said...

Sounds like you had a great market and OMGosh - your new designs are just wonderful ! I see some must haves for sure - thanks for offering some of the best designs around. Mel

Joy said...

Your "booth" was lovely and new designs are wonderful! Unless you've been to market, you just don't understand the work involved. Get some rest now!

Melody said...

I love your new designs! I am especially swooning over Summer at Cherry Hill. I'm glad you went to Nashville for the big show. I'm sure it was a great experience.

Bonny Woomer said...

Your room was beautiful and showcased your work just perfectly! It was so nice to meet you and I look forward to getting to know you better at future Markets! They're great fun aren't they?! ~*

Karen said...

Beautiful designs. Can't wait to do some of them.

Diane Knott said...

Oh! Brenda, I see several that I want to purchase already! Button Button being my very, very favorite!

Lynn said...

Congrats on your success at market! Your booth looked wonderful and all of your new designs are lovely. I am chomping at the bit to get started on the ones which I have ordered.
I don't know where you draw the inspiration from for your designs but please keep it coming!

Teresa Kogut said...

It was an amazing show! I enjoyed our visit Sunday evening and getting to meet your hubby.
Blessings,
Teresa

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

You knocked it OUT of the ball park Brenda....absolutely stunning. I'm spring cleaning today and leaving "holes" so that I can stitch and hang up all of your pretties because all of them are fabulous! Totally wonderful! And can I ask...where did you get that sweet little wheelbarrow. I have thing for wheelbarrows and I adore that..and would like to get one if you got it somewhere where I could buy one too :)

Fran├žoise said...

Hello Brenda!

Your new patterns are beautiful! I'm stitching "Button, Button" now and just a little disappointment...no photo for the inside pocket..You must think about French stitchers who are often very bad traductors ...... as you see!!!! :).
Thanks for the next time!
Best regards!

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