Meet Claus

Claus

Claus was supposed to be minding the blog while I was otherwise occupied. Claus is a bit of a slacker. Claus also spent a good amount of time eating these….

Mozarts

Bad Claus. We will have to discuss.

So, while Claus was busy eating bon bons, I was in Nashville at Market. I had a wonderful opportunity to go and help Gloria of Milady’s Needle for the show. It’s about a 10 or so hour drive, if you drive straight through. I think it took us about 12 hours both directions. And Market is a lot of hard work. And I am no stranger to hard work and long hours, but a change of scenery is always good. Plus, being at Market does have it’s perks. As the day progressed on Friday, it was so fun to see the new banners come out and see who had arrived. Of course, you can’t really compare anyone’s banner to this one…

Gigis Banner

How spectacular in person!!! And I got to meet some friends for the first time too! I spotted Lisa from the Primitive Needle checking in on Friday and had to force myself to not scream down from the fourth floor across the lobby to her. She and I were able to catch up on both Saturday and Sunday, which was fun. I also got to meet Carol (SamplerFarm). I want to go live at Carol’s house. But, for now I was content to spend some time with her over the weekend. And I also ran into Monique from Inside Number Twenty (My Mark Designs). She and I have talked for years, and she recognized my name on my nametag. How fun! Of course, one of the shops there also recognized my name and said “hey, you order from us a lot”. Whoops! Guess I’d better watch that! I also spent some time fawning over Barb and Alma . Although they may have started to notice me following them about the hotel by day three (just kidding…sort of). And I also refrained from yelling “Shepherd’s Bush in the house”. I promise. So, salty and sweet, it was an experience I won’t forget.

I did finish up something I’d been stitching on before Market, for Market. Yes, there I was stitching over one on 36ct in hotel room lighting. I am determined, I tell you!! And look at the end result…

Quaker Pendant

Gorgeous, no? You know I love me some red silk. So choosing which one of these to stitch was a no brainer. Gloria released two new kits at Market, Quaker Pendants I and II. We all wanted to wear ours at the show, so that’s where my stitching time has been spent lately. I love it.

So, Market was an experience for sure! And I’ve only thought of one thing I regret not bringing home. This piece from Praiseworthy Stitches, Emiliana’s Sewing Case. Soooo cute.

Ok, that’s it for me. I am still going going going. I got back Monday night after driving 12 hours, got up and went to work/gym/school the rest of the week. Took a final exam on Thursday (aced it). And got up and walked my 3 miles this morning in the cold. And I’m gearing up for the Amy Mitten workshop my guild is having next weekend that I am in charge of. I have a big box of kits sitting here next to my desk. I want to fondle them!!! Anyway, thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!!!

I am grateful for being back home with my family.

56 thoughts on “Meet Claus”

  1. SimplyStitchingintheGarden

    Wow what a treat to be able to go to ‘market’ – but I can just bet it would put a dent in ones wallet.

    Love ‘Claus’ who I assume is sitting in the tree.

    Love the MiLady necklace.

    Have a great weekend – Roberta

  2. SimplyStitchingintheGarden

    Wow what a treat to be able to go to ‘market’ – but I can just bet it would put a dent in ones wallet.

    Love ‘Claus’ who I assume is sitting in the tree.

    Love the MiLady necklace.

    Have a great weekend – Roberta

  3. It sounds like an incredibly marvelous time, Michelle. I’m so happy for you, that you got to go! I just love your Claus guy! Very cute. Your necklace is fantastic–really neat. Good for you, too, for doing so well on the test! Woot!

  4. It sounds like an incredibly marvelous time, Michelle. I’m so happy for you, that you got to go! I just love your Claus guy! Very cute. Your necklace is fantastic–really neat. Good for you, too, for doing so well on the test! Woot!

  5. Beautiful finish Michelle! That necklace is really something special. I need an owl like Claus – he’s darling! Too bad he doesn’t mind blogs very well. It sounds like you had fun at market! Lucky you to get to go!!

  6. Beautiful finish Michelle! That necklace is really something special. I need an owl like Claus – he’s darling! Too bad he doesn’t mind blogs very well. It sounds like you had fun at market! Lucky you to get to go!!

  7. You are BUSY!

    It sounds like a wonderful time at market. I love, love, love the pendant. I love red too.

    Claus may not be good at minding the blog but he’s sure cute.

  8. You are BUSY!

    It sounds like a wonderful time at market. I love, love, love the pendant. I love red too.

    Claus may not be good at minding the blog but he’s sure cute.

  9. What a wonderful and very fun experience! I’m so glad you had this opportunity, and thanks for sharing it.

    Your necklace is gorgeous! I love Claus. Is there a pattern for him somewhere?

  10. What a wonderful and very fun experience! I’m so glad you had this opportunity, and thanks for sharing it.

    Your necklace is gorgeous! I love Claus. Is there a pattern for him somewhere?

  11. Claus is sooo cute!!!! Ok, so that piece with the Quakers — that’s not Gigi’s piece is it? It’s really stitched? Now did you have to go and show me that Quaker pendant?! Here I thought I could resist those kits, and now I need one!!! lol! Sigh. It’s wonderful! Thanks for sharing about market. I bet it was a hard weekend, but also fun! Good luck with your last class!

  12. Claus is sooo cute!!!! Ok, so that piece with the Quakers — that’s not Gigi’s piece is it? It’s really stitched? Now did you have to go and show me that Quaker pendant?! Here I thought I could resist those kits, and now I need one!!! lol! Sigh. It’s wonderful! Thanks for sharing about market. I bet it was a hard weekend, but also fun! Good luck with your last class!

  13. What an amazing opportunity! It sounds like you had a wonderful time, Michelle. I love your little locket, it is so sweet.

    Can’t wait to see what you choose to stitch next.

  14. What an amazing opportunity! It sounds like you had a wonderful time, Michelle. I love your little locket, it is so sweet.

    Can’t wait to see what you choose to stitch next.

  15. How amazing to have the opportunity to help out at Market. That sounds so fun! Love Claus and your quaker pendant! Those bonbons look yum and interesting…I’ve never seen those before…

  16. How amazing to have the opportunity to help out at Market. That sounds so fun! Love Claus and your quaker pendant! Those bonbons look yum and interesting…I’ve never seen those before…

  17. Love the pendant—and Claus!!! What to say about him—he’s grand!! Glad you had fun working and hope you got to “stash” a little too.

  18. Love the pendant—and Claus!!! What to say about him—he’s grand!! Glad you had fun working and hope you got to “stash” a little too.

  19. Sounds like a wonderful time and I have to say I’m very envious as I can think of nothing nicer than being able to go to market and see everything close up and personal never mind meeting designers!

    What a lovely necklace!

    As for Claus – too cute!

  20. Sounds like a wonderful time and I have to say I’m very envious as I can think of nothing nicer than being able to go to market and see everything close up and personal never mind meeting designers!

    What a lovely necklace!

    As for Claus – too cute!

  21. Wow you are so lucky to have got to go to market :-). Love your necklace and Claus is a cute bird. Hope you can keep him out of the chocolate, LOL.

    Glad the test went well too!

  22. Wow you are so lucky to have got to go to market :-). Love your necklace and Claus is a cute bird. Hope you can keep him out of the chocolate, LOL.

    Glad the test went well too!

  23. Terri(TerriBoog)

    Way to go on your test! I love your pendant and your bird in the tree is so cute. Glad you had fun at market and got to meet so many of our stitching idols.

  24. Terri(TerriBoog)

    Way to go on your test! I love your pendant and your bird in the tree is so cute. Glad you had fun at market and got to meet so many of our stitching idols.

  25. Oh Michelle, lucky girl. You must have had such a great time at Nashville. Although it must have been exchausting in some way, too, with all the driving. But you sound like someone full of energy. Enjoy your memories of a wonderful weekend.

  26. Oh Michelle, lucky girl. You must have had such a great time at Nashville. Although it must have been exchausting in some way, too, with all the driving. But you sound like someone full of energy. Enjoy your memories of a wonderful weekend.

  27. YGG on the test! Great feeling, I’m sure!!

    And you got to go to Market?? Woohoo!! What a great experience… that’s like a stitchy dream come true! 🙂

    Your pendant looks really good… nice finish!

    Hope you’ve had a great weekend!

  28. YGG on the test! Great feeling, I’m sure!!

    And you got to go to Market?? Woohoo!! What a great experience… that’s like a stitchy dream come true! 🙂

    Your pendant looks really good… nice finish!

    Hope you’ve had a great weekend!

  29. Anna van Schurman

    Jealous! And I covet Claus. If I were a believer, I’d be up shit’s creek with God. Fortunately, I’m allowed to indulge in deadly sins every once in a while.

  30. Anna van Schurman

    Jealous! And I covet Claus. If I were a believer, I’d be up shit’s creek with God. Fortunately, I’m allowed to indulge in deadly sins every once in a while.

  31. How fun!!!!! A trip to Nasville Market, and a chance to meet the designers and see all the new products…..pure heaven! You were so lucky to have such a great opportunity. Claus is a cutie and love that necklace, it’s gorgeous!

  32. How fun!!!!! A trip to Nasville Market, and a chance to meet the designers and see all the new products…..pure heaven! You were so lucky to have such a great opportunity. Claus is a cutie and love that necklace, it’s gorgeous!

  33. Ohhh, I love Claus..:):) He looks really great perched in that tree. I am surprised you still have candy left – they would not have lasted in my little hot hands…. although I am determined to do better now and lay off all those yummy pastries & chocolates. Congrats on aceing your test, especially after that hard and tiring weekend in Nashville. I think I am still tired from it. I have a pic of you stitching on 36ct by hotel light in case you need to provide proof of how far you went for the the cause…..

  34. Ohhh, I love Claus..:):) He looks really great perched in that tree. I am surprised you still have candy left – they would not have lasted in my little hot hands…. although I am determined to do better now and lay off all those yummy pastries & chocolates. Congrats on aceing your test, especially after that hard and tiring weekend in Nashville. I think I am still tired from it. I have a pic of you stitching on 36ct by hotel light in case you need to provide proof of how far you went for the the cause…..

  35. The Scarlett House

    So glad you had a wonderful time at market, you lucky exhausted girl.
    How does Claus work off those bonbons?

  36. The Scarlett House

    So glad you had a wonderful time at market, you lucky exhausted girl.
    How does Claus work off those bonbons?

  37. OK, I completely missed that banner! Who’s was that?!

    It was great to see you… sorry I missed Gloria though. Her necklace designs are pretty 🙂

    I had a shop recognize my name from ordering, too… I didn’t know I had shopped *that* much LOL

    Claus is a cutie 🙂

  38. OK, I completely missed that banner! Who’s was that?!

    It was great to see you… sorry I missed Gloria though. Her necklace designs are pretty 🙂

    I had a shop recognize my name from ordering, too… I didn’t know I had shopped *that* much LOL

    Claus is a cutie 🙂

  39. Thank you for your comment !!!!
    Really, you’re very lucky for visit The Nashville Market and see all the news designs, and meeting the designers that I admire…. and this fabulous extra sampler made by Gigi

  40. Thank you for your comment !!!!
    Really, you’re very lucky for visit The Nashville Market and see all the news designs, and meeting the designers that I admire…. and this fabulous extra sampler made by Gigi

  41. What a very cool experience! I would love to go as a shopowner someday. We’ll chalk that up to a dream as yet unfulfilled. 😉 Your pendant is just gorgeous! You not only did a beautiful job of stitching it, but a perfect finishing job, as well. Brava!

  42. What a very cool experience! I would love to go as a shopowner someday. We’ll chalk that up to a dream as yet unfulfilled. 😉 Your pendant is just gorgeous! You not only did a beautiful job of stitching it, but a perfect finishing job, as well. Brava!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.