Today the CHA show will have to go on without me. I would really love to be there, but my body (and more specifically, my voice) won’t let me! My steadfast husband has been such a dear....unsolicited by me, he attended the show yesterday and today in my absence, being my ambassador and making connections on my behalf. He is such "a keeper"!
There’s just something about the concrete & steel, cold, air-conditioned environment of a trade show that frequently seems to leave me feeling “less than” when I came. There was, however, one warm and cozy corner of this year’s show! That corner was the Love, Elsie booth where a warm, retro kitchen was a homey respite from the rows and rows of corporate-craft-America panels and pre-fabrication. I am so thrilled to see talented, little Elsie Flannigan debut her product into the marketplace and wish her every success. I got to know Elsie just a little bit when she contributed to my book, and I found her to be a genuine sweetheart! Her product is being launched by Kim and Ira from KI Memories (some other quality folks I count a privilege to know in this “biz”...we go way back!) , and I suspect 2007 has great things in store for them all!
There will be Make and Takes at the Creative Imaginations booth who represents both our Sonnets Studios product lines so be sure to drop by!
Here is that abbreviated schedule for today: