I’m really not sure where to begin. Perhaps starting now and counting
backwards . . . but isn’t that what they ask you to do when you go under a
sedative for surgery. . . count backwards. Let’s see how far I get before you
all go to sleep . . . because I really could go on and on.
Since TNNA’s NeedleArts Market closed on the 13th of June, there’s been a
constant stream of "happenings.”
Beginning tomorrow, we’re looking towards
the Detroit Maker Faire, coming up on the 30th and 31st of July. If you’re in
the Detroit area, look for our upcoming email about TNNA’s Needlearts Zone . . .
This will be our second year there, and we’re going to need lots of volunteers
to help teach again. These events are getting bigger and bigger, and draw in
lots of new, enthusiastic stitchers. We don’t have the sign up sheet posted
yet, but will soon. If you want more information, or want to be on the list . .
. send us an email a firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, we’ve said good-bye to some of our PiPN interns, and hello
to a new one. (Check out the TNNAPiPNblog.com to see what the interns have had
to say so far.) We’ve seen the PiPN Summer Scholar class come to a close and
more of our interns head off to their individual host sites. So far, we’ve
heard back from several, including Elli McHugh interning with Be Sweet and
Kimberly Esasky who’s with Vogue Knitting. BTW, Kim’s looking for fiber artists
in the Los Angeles area who are interested in exhibiting at the Vogue Live event
there in September of this year.
I’m in the process of returning the beautiful hand-embroidered (crewel) gown
created by Renee LaCoste, winner of TNNA’s Best of Show Award in Hand
NeedleArts, as well as the Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association’s award
winning boards. Funny how packaging things up and sending them off seems to
take forever . . . even though I’m saving lots of money by using TNNA’s UPS
I’m also following up with Dave Krebs, and determining a date for the
upcoming CBC Webinar for our "Being Number Smart in the Needlearts” class.
We’re hoping to have our first webinar on July 11th at 4 pm EST, and the second
on the 13th at the same time. We’ll be sending out reminder notices to those
who attended the class at the show. I’m also about to start knitting him a tie
. . . Seems he’s really into ties (did you notice the one he wore at the show?)
. . . anyone have a good pattern?
We’re also beginning to work seriously on the Yarn Resource Catalog. Thanks
to the generosity of the Yarn Group members who supported the Great Wall by
sending in samples and additional skeins. With all the yarn provided, we’ll
have enough to create several Catalogs to be made available to the textile and
fashion professors across the country.
I think there were several other things that happened between the 13th and
now, but I can’t quite remember them all. I do know, right after the show, I
slept for an entire day.
The days prior to that, were filled with lots of excitement and activity.
The June show this year really was a new world. The streets of TNNA were lined
with great new products, new people, and old friends. The new Fashion Show
(going online soon, I promise), the new Great Wall and Discover What’s New area
all added to the fun. Attendance was up, spirits were high, and everyone could
So now that we’ve counted backwards to zero, I guess it is time to take a
rest. Oh, except things are already in the works for Baltimore . . .