At last I am safe and sound and back at home in NYC. This summer's CHA was a small show, but a lovely one. (If you're unfamiliar with CHA, please read this post where I explain all about it.)
I headed off to Chicago a week ago, Sunday, on an early morning plane ride.
I love going to these events with my Mother. Partly because she truly is an enormous help, but also because I trust her opinion implicitly and it's so lovely to be able to hash over the day's events with someone whose opinion you trust.
It's also nice to share dessert with her.
I'm a natural ham, so standing up in front of an audience is such fun for me! But, the best part of giving a lecture is meeting all sorts of new people afterwards.
After all the lecturing, there was a long but very important business dinner to be had with all the KS Productions girls. We are the hosts of Hands On Crafts for Kids, Beads Baubbles and Jewels, and Scrapbook Soup TV.
Tuesday morning the show floor opened and I started the make & takes at The Crafter's Workshop booth. So many awesome people stopped by to play and make necklaces!
Ronda, Christine, and Nathalie are lovely, courageous, talented, generous people. I feel very lucky to call them my friends. Each CHA we meet and share and discuss our careers. It's a wonderful check-in every six months and I so appreciate it.
Wednesday morning rolled around way too early for my tastes. Nonetheless, another day, another black dress.
By the by, Blue Moon Scrapbooking has put up a "Buy It All" option for the six sets of matching stamps & stencils that came out earlier this year.
In the afternoon, I shot some video:
Before I had to leave Chicago, I had a delicious dinner at Chicago legend Giordano's. Delicious pizza, great company, and plenty of laughter. My kind of evening. I hated to leave CHA a day early, but I was delighted to go out in style!
In the morning I headed to the airport.
Thanks for stopping by!