Flooring. Nothing seems worse than having to walk around on a hard concrete floor for four days, and it doesn't seem to have a great appeal to those walking around. As strange as this will sound, it was a good thing we overshot the amount of flooring we ordered in for our house remodel a couple years back. (I know right-excited to have extra?) but we had just the right amount to have a floor created for the booth!! How wonderful to bring a piece of home with us and it definitely added to the booth appearance.
The PastThyme gal herself busily hanging samples up in the booth after our floor was put into place. How nice of her side-kick to snap photos instead of helping...which I really did. My job was to hang stuff on screened shutters...which will be shown later.
If you are ever in downtown Mpls make sure you eat at Hell's Kitchen.
I felt a little strange snapping pictures of our food, or other people eating so we settled for the sign as I already felt a little out of place in the "big city" little did I need a room full of people wondering who the nut was snapping photos of them eating. The food was delicious (arguably the best we ate while down there) The atmosphere was also different and quite nice. Would definitely go back.
After getting food in our stomachs and breathing in some outside air we headed back to school. I was the only one who took photos so I guess you are stuck with those.
I would sit up front (much unlike when I go to school) so I could get a bird's eye view and take what I hoped would be a good photo to share. Much like the eating story of taking pics I didn't want to be the nut taking a thousand pictures so I tried to secretive about it.
Note: If you are being secretive about taking pictures make sure you:
a.) Don't have a camera that makes a cute little song noise when it turns on
b.) Turn the flash bulb off and make sure you don't accidentally hit the double ultra bright flash setting
Renee Nanneman of Andover fabrics and Needl' Love books shows off her newest fabric lines and projects to accompany them.
Sample Spree. This night is when you are allowed to take home patterns from the vendors and the fabric companies to be working with back home. We chose do vend here and this was our display booth. We sold 6-packs (no not the kind you are thinkin of) but 6 patterns with a free kit in woolfelt, and a cotton quartet.
Anybody who attends seems to want to reach the Moda table to get the newest fabrics. Ladies literally were running (yes running) to the back of the building to get their hands on new fabrics. The two guys from Sulky watched the madness with us. To think we were part of that crazy-ness last year!
Friday~Moda's party and the first day of Market
Now...the photos below.
I just realized today I never got a full shot of our booth.
The shutters I worked so hard on moving in day
There is truly nothing greater (in our eyes) than driving amongst green trees versus fancy sky-scrapers, smelling freshly plowed dirt instead of car exhaust, hearing birds and tractors and dogs instead of constant honking and sirens, and eating home cooked food on an open fire!