Thursday, January 29, 2009

Speaking of CHA (and CHA giveaways)

I had the most wonderful opportunity to attend CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) this year thanks to Kari at Urban Anthology. (Go to the Urban Anthology blog for exciting giveaways from CHA!) Here is a picture I found on the web of the crowd before they opened the door on Sunday morning. I am talking to my friend Leslie.

I got to see all the new product releases that are currently being offered to the store owners. It was soo cool to walk the show floor. You just never know who you will run into!! There were storm troopers there to keep the peace among all those crafty ladies!!

I also saw many people I had only read about in the crafting world. I spoke to some and some I just admired their style from afar. I have to tell you about an exchange that that I never expected. I attend many of the special events that Kim puts on out of her home. (If you ever get the chance to attend one - DO!) At one of the events last year Becky Novak was there to take pictures to document the event for Somerset Magazine. She also took headshots of many of the ladies attending the event. She took my picture and I love each and every one of them. I saw Becky at CHA and she came up to me to say hi and gave me a hug. Wow, I was bowled over that she remembered me. Becky's blog is one I check often for inspiration. What a lovely and gently spirit she has.

Don't forget about Urban Anthology's sale that ends this Saturday - 40% off everything in the store.

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