Home for a day… and then off on the next adventure!

My flight home from Houston was uneventful… isn’t that the best sort of a flight to have? I was on the wrong side of the plane to see the sun set but I did catch a glimpse across the aisle!
Steve met me at Midway, we caught my luggage off the carousel and drove home to see the moon rising above the house. I was back just long enough to unpack, do the laundry and repack…

We were back on the road as the sun rose on Wednesday morning.Not quite so much luggage this time, just one large and one medium checked bag, and my tech bag to carry on. Another uneventful flight 🙂 There was snow on the mountains as we flew into Ontario, (southern California).It took a while for my bags to emerge, but I retrieved them eventually and walked outside to meet Sheila for the drive to Pasadena via Trader Joes’s. We needed to stock the fridge!The view from the parking lot was just a little different to my local store in Illinois!Everything fitted in the hotel fridge… We had all the food groups represented?Time to get to work setting up the booth for Stitches SoCal. Richard was in the building with all the boxes we had just packed up on Sunday… I have to say we worked hard … and we were ready to go when the Market Preview opened at five on Thursday.

I took a little walk around mid afternoon to see what was going on. The Royal Bee Yarn Company looked good with their hexagonal yarn holders.

Tom and Cindy were busy arranging all the colors at Stunning String Studio.I really do need one of everything at della QRick and Elaine were putting the finishing touches to the 100 Acts of Sewing display, right next to the playground…and did you spot Richard?

All the colors of hand-dyed yarn in South Africa Vinnis Colours…Kits and samples at the ready…

Needle Delights charted needlepoint, Roseworks embroidery designs, and painted needlepoint…

Thread, some counted cross-stitch and sashiko designs, and a spinner of mixed notions,,,We really do have all the things in the Global Artisans booth at the back of aisle 5!

Of course I’m actually in Pasadena to teach some classes.

Dorset buttons on Thursday morning,,,

Shirtlace buttons today…Followed by Introduction to Folk Art Embroidery this afternoon…Tomorrow (Saturday) I will be in the booth all day. I will take some stitching. It’s sure to be a good day!