Well, there was plenty of shopping to do at Celebrations. I wish I could have taken a picture of the Vendors booths but wasn't sure how that would be received. It was a hustle and bustle of activity and there were a variety of vendors: Olde Colonial Designs, Rosewood Manor, JBW, Scandanavian Stitches, The Quilted Crow, Inspired Needle, Keslyns, Still Stitchin with Susan, Thread Express, Nifty Thrifty Dry Goods, BritStitch, Heart's Content, Jeannette Douglass Designs, DoveStitch/Fabric Flair, It's Fine-ally Finished, Needle in a Haystack and Wood Turnings by Cynthia. I think it had a great variety of things to see and purchase. I had the best of intentions, armed with a list and was going to stick to the list but only found 2 items from my list. So the more browsing, the more fun stuff I found.
These are the latest kits from The Purple Thread. A new to me designer but I couldn't resist. A needlebook, a scissor fob and a strawberry pincushion. Delightful!
A stop at Nifty Thrifty Dry Goods produced lots of incentive for finishing some of my UFO's. This booth had everything you could want for a trim, and buttons, buttons, and more buttons. It was very inspiring. I also found some wooden thread keeps and spools as well as itty bitty crocheted flowers. Too Cute!!
Needle in a Haystack offered lots of needlework necessities, high count linens, and lots of silk fibers and ribbons. I got myself a new 8" hoop, a piece of 45 count Vintage Porcelain linen and some NPI silks.
Jeannette Douglas, one of my faves, had a wonderful booth with lots of new offerings. I manage to find kits for her quaker pincushions whick I already had the chart for, and fell in love with the stitched model of Vintage Starts so I had to have that. Great Booth Jeannette!!
Inspired Needle is always one of my favorite stops. Cathy and her staff are AWESOME!! Everything in her booth is well organized and kitted. Isn't that convenient!! I found some great charts, beautiful silks and a wee pair of storklette scissors.
This is my next to stitch piece. I did get it at Inspired Needle as you can see everything I need but the fabric. I will go stash diving for that. I'm not sure if this happens to you, but sometimes I see a chart online and ehhh doesn't really appeal to me. Well that's the case with this one, I didn't really love it until I saw the Thread pack. The colors are beautiful. I also love working with Dinky Dyes silk and was sold. Can't wait to see how it works up.
Jackie of It's Fine-ally Finished has a marvelous booth full of inspiration and thoughtful ideas. This year she had great shadow boxes filled with sewing trinkets and stitchy items. One of the girls in my stitching booth bought one and started right in with her stitching smalls to put in it. It's darling. I got two of her kits and just couldn't resist some Scrimshaw pieces designed by Marcy. Can you believe, a hinged ruler made of scrim?? I couldn't that's why I bought it. Oh soo happy with that!!
And finally, Olde Colonial Designs. I picked up a Lavender Sachet kit designed by Pam Reed, 2 small frames for my silk gauze pieces and a lovely pincushion/thread holder stand. Wonderful items as always.
As you can see, I got carried away, BUT it was sooooo much fun!! Thanks for hanging in and taking this shopping journey with me. I hope you have a wonderful day and Happy Stitching!