Hey there everyone!
I’m just back from a whirlwind trip to the San Diego Market. I flew out bright and early Thursday morning out of Raleigh-Durham International Airport with Melissa our shop manager. After checking into our hotel, we immediately went over to the convention center to help the girls over at our sister companies Kirk & Bradley and Burnett & Bradley put the finishing touches on their booths. It took us quite a while to get everything just perfect! Can you believe that it took 12 trunks to bring all of our curtains and cash and carry inventory from our North Carolina store?! As you can see quite a lot of work went into making our booths look extra special!
I could not have been luckier because my job during the San Diego Market was my two favorite things, shop for new canvases and threads for Needlepoint.com. All of us had an incredible weekend! Here were some of my favorite finds:
I may be biased, but the new Kirk & Bradley “Hot Air Balloons” were released this weekend! Its taken a lot of restraint to not spill the beans and ruin the surprise while stitching them because I think they’re so stunning! I’ll be teaching the four large hot air balloons at our Raleigh retreat this coming March. I put a lot of love into stitching these canvases and can’t wait to share more with you soon. You can call the shop at 919-828-5538 or look online for more information on those classes.
Melissa Shirley debuted her new artist Emma Williams, who had a lot of very unique still life canvases which I think are gorgeous.
Cheryl Schaeffer’s new wine bottle stopper canvases and tray canvases also really stood out to me as something I want to stitch soon!
Pepperberry had lots of new Easter ornaments, and how amazing is this whole Easter Basket stitched?