On the road again, with TWO partners in crime. We’re making up for missed time and events in 2020!
We arrived in St. Louis on Wednesday night and got checked in for Galleria. Our Galleria gift included a cute little wooden ruler and some wooden floss tags.
I registered to take Cathy Habermann’s class on Thursday morning. Love her designs and enjoy learning about finishing from her. In this bee-themed class, What’s the Buzz, we are learning about paper piecing and appliqué. My project is off to a good start.
Here’s what the finished pillow and fob will look like.
We found our favorite restaurant from two years ago and had a good lunch and then headed to the St. Charles Antique Mall. I think we all found some treasures. I get the award for finding the largest treasure. I just had to bring this beauty home with me. It’s an original A.S. Strommen Bruk Hamar Norwegian Sewing box. It’s in excellent condition.
Early bird shopping started at 6:30pm last night. We made a bee line for the Hands on Design room to purchase the Philanthropic Pumpkin kit that Cathy designed as a fundraiser for their local Special Olympics group. They went fast.
I made a few more purchases including a kit from Lois at Lady Dot Creates, a strawberry that Cathy made, and a needle minder from Me and My Stitches.
We also visited Linda from Erica Michaels to pick up her exclusive pincushion kit, her new English Sampler berries, and …. I could not resist bringing this sweet pincushion home with me!
We called it a night at that point. Ordered a margarita at the bar and came back to the room to enjoy our dessert from the restaurant we stopped at earlier in the day. Coconut Creme!
We’re ready for Day Two!