Part two….

I arrived home after a red-eye flight both exhausted and energized by Pasadena! I only had a few days to enjoy at home with Boris

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before hopping on another plane — this time to Nashville! I’d never been to Nashville before and I simply could not believe how warm and friendly everyone was. We even had a waiter sit down at our table one day to chat (we kind of thought he’d never leave….)

Stitches South was held at the Gaylord Opryland hotel, which is a spectacle all its own. To say that it is huge cannot do justice to the mammoth size of this hotel. We practically needed to leave a trail of breadcrumbs to find our way back to the room each night. There are all sorts of gardens and greenhouse-like levels


and many shops and restaurants — all inside the hotel. There’s even a riverboat cruise: INSIDE THE HOTEL.

This was our first vending experience at Stitches, and we had such a great time! We met some amazing folks, including Hazel, who is a charter member of our Yarn Club

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and we had new tote bags to sell with our Sip Sip Knit logo:


There was even a sighting of “Dolly Parton”:
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So by the end of the weekend, I was all


Perhaps the best thing of all was the Starbucks coffee vending machine that we discovered.


Sunday night, after we broke down our booth, we went to dinner with the amazing Melissa Leapman. We went to a place that was an aquarium combined with a restaurant (seahorse salt and pepper shakers!)


and a coral reef motif. Fortunately we were not expected to catch our own fish.

And yes, I came home with my first pair of official cowgirl boots.


It was a great show indeed.

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  1. KatKnits! says:

    Ooooo, Starbucks!!!! Love their coffee, dislike the prices they want for it. But it’s worth it. Especially in Pumpkin Spice Latte season.

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