Last week I travelled to San Francisco (about an hour south of Cloverdale) to attend the Merchandise Event at the EGA National Seminar. I picked up my stitching friend, Gauri, on the way (she helped me at my table with all the stitching customers). Here we are in the heart of The City, heading straight for the Marriott Marquis:
Isn't this a great shot of the old and new combined? The famous modern Pyramid Building is on the left, the old wedge-shaped Flat Iron Building on the right.
We got to the hotel in plenty of time to enjoy the SF sites, as well as a delicious dinner in a restaurant in a famous old domed SF building that's been converted to stores:
Then the next day we quickly set up my table before the shoppers entered. Here's a shot of the merchandise room (during a rare afternoon lull) and the view I had from my table:
And finally, here's a shot of me at my table, looking a little bleary-eyed after a long day of meeting and greeting lots of happy stitchers:
Behind me, you can just see the back of fellow designer and teacher Joan Thomasson. Over on the left (out of the picture) was Ann Strite-Kurz (who I finally got to meet after enjoying her books and projects for many years. I took the opportunity to get a copy of her latest stitching book to add to my collection.)
It was great fun to be a part of this seminar - even if it was only for a day. I really enjoyed seeing lots and lots of familiar faces and friends from past stitching events. Thank you, EGA Stitchers, for stopping and shopping at my table!