Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A hunting we will go...

for antiques and other cool stuff. Thursday morning will find me hopping on a plane with my sister and friend for a flight to Minneapolis. There, we will meet up with my niece for several days of shopping till we're dropping. Every year we get together for giggles and a good time. This year, we're heading here. There's supposed to be a ridiculous amount of craft and antique vendors. We've heard great things about this festival. Hopefully our rented SUV will be so weighted down with our fabulous finds that it does wheelies all the way home. I'm hoping to find at least one piece of salt-glazed crockery. Who knows what else will catch my eye?
Here's a small bit of progress on the A&E. I'm not sure about the blue ship...that color may have to be changed. Remember, I'm giving this magazine away to the best comment. I've been highly amused and impressed already, but I won't decide until I'm finished with the sampler.

A&E from May 2009 issue of Cross-stitch and Needlework

Are you all excited about the upcoming market? There are some wonderful things coming our way. I've already ordered Sarah Woodham. Isn't she a beauty? I hope she's waiting for me when I get back.

17 comments:

Katrina said...

Love, love, love your A&E piece, your conversion is gorgeous.

Oh have fun! The festival looks like it will be wonderful. Have a great time.

Suzanne said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! I love searching out antique bargains.

A&E looks great!

Cari said...

The festival looks like such fun - and to be going with your sisters, what could be better. I can't wait to hear all about it and to see all your wonderful finds.

Melissa said...

Have a wonderful trip. It sounds like such fun!

I love your A & E piece but somehow Paulette got me with her verse -so funny.

Yes I have seen Sarah and love her too! She's supposed to be coming to my house as well!

ps there may be something else waiting for you when you get home!

Brigitte said...

Oh, your new A&E piece looks fantastic.
Enjoy your trip and looking for all the cool stuff. Good luck!

Daniela said...

Lots of fun at the festival. I love to dig for antique things as well. Hope to see many pictures of your treasure hunt.

mainely stitching said...

Oh have fun with your hunting, I mean shopping, trip! :D Annie Oakley's got nothing on you, I'm sure!

Margaret said...

Tanya, have a wonderful time! Make sure to load that SUV to the bursting point with goodies -- and show it to us when you get back so I can drool! Love the A&E! And Sarah Woodham -- I can't wait for that one at all!

Sandy said...

Your trip sounds so fun! I hope you guys have a great time and find lots of goodies.

Your A&E is looking wonderful, and Sarah Woodham ... I love it! Definitely getting that one.

I also want to let you know that I found a back issue of the magazine with the A&E chart, so I'm pulling out of your contest. Thanks so much for having it. Give-aways are so fun!

Have a safe trip, Tanya!!

Love that picture! Are you the one holding the whip? :)

Sandy

Jan said...

It is really looking wonderful Tanya! Have a super fantastic trip and come home with some salt glazed pottery and lots of other goodies!!

Alice said...

Have a great time Tanya! Nothing like girl time and to shop till your drop. I just loved the poems from Paulette and Sandy in the previous post!! Really original girls!! : ))
Alice

Terry said...

I have so many friends from MN and they are all such happy people. I too have ordered the sampler from SP and am excited to get started. It's wonderful!! Terry

Michelle said...

I am so completely loving your progress on this. I like the blue ship, personally! Your conversion is fantastic. Have a great trip and say hi to Laurie!!

Tammy said...

Your A&E is great!!

Siobhan said...

I can't wait to hear what spoils you'll bring back with you from your hunting trip! :) Salt glazed pottery--be still my heart.

Your A&E looks great!

ivoryspring said...

Tanya,

Sara is beautiful indeed! It's nice to catch up on your blog. I always love your work. Your inspire me!

Dona said...

Hope you find great treasures in Minneapolis, Tanya! And that you drop from shopping.

Your A&E is charming!