Monday I had lunch with Meredith (http://www.mersworld.com/), her mother Kari, and Kari's former business partners Rose and Sandy. They were in town to visit Rose, get some sun (it has rained the entire time!), and shop at Needle Nicely. I totally forgot to take pictures, even after Meredith mentioned that she had taken some. Duh! It was really great to talk "shop" with fellow professionals (they used to own a needlework shop and can remember the highs and lows).
Each day I'm eagerly greeting both the UPS driver and the mailman in hopes of more new canvases. Today I received 6 boxes--belts from the finisher, some purses from Lee's Needle Arts, and 4 huge boxes of imprinted plastic bags in three sizes. Not quite the adventure I was anticipating! Monday was better when I received a shipment from Ruth Schmuff.
And then I bought a series of "season" samplers. This is the one for July Fourth.