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

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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:

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

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

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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!)

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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.

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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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