Jul 13, 2008


Woo Hoo! Chrissy and I have returned safe and sound from the NANI guild stitchy day with Lori Markovic of La-D-Da fame! It was a wonderful day for these stitchin' sisters, and I am thrilled that we were invited to attend.

We started off nice and early for gas (yipes!) and provisions. Our normal provisions need to be packed into a separate covered wagon that we drag behind the vehicle, because if we're more than fifteen minutes from home I figure we'll need supplies for the wilderness. I'm known to stock up on food, water, and emergency supplies for a short trip to Chicago, and we could probably run a Red Cross disaster relief truck from the back seat if we had to. But I was good and medicated enough that I managed to survive with only a Starbucks and a lovely little breakfast sandwich to get me through. (OK, and a bottle of water and extra socks and a little overnight bag "just in case".)

Oh, what lovely ladies! Each and every one of them was kind and nice and sweet and friendly and I wanted to just sit there and bask in their stitchy-ness all day! I feel like I made new friends and learned a lot, and I even got the chance to meet and talk to a real live designer!

Lori Markovic is just about the coolest chick on the planet, if you ask me. She really is an artist with a great sensibility. She created an exclusive project for the day's event and offered her expertise and encouragement all throughout the session. I love her....she's like bud-da.

I don't have any pics for you, because I am a) sensitive to those of you who might actually be in the witness protection program, b) not sure if it's cool to photo an exclusive project, and c) I forgot my camera. Just take my word for it.....a grand time was had by all!

P.S. Stewey got a "B" on his report card from Nanny. Apparently he was a semi-good boy but had some "attitude issues" that prevented a perfect score for the day. Damn dog.


  1. Hi Coni,

    You travel like I do! Many things are loaded in the car just in case. LOL

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time with the NANI guild. And you forgot the camera! She says while shaking her head in disbelief. LOL

    If you don't feel comfortable sharing pictures of the project, would you be so kind as to share a description? LOL

    Poor Stewey... He must have missed you all day. At least if he received a B hopefully the Nanny will return in the future. :-)

    Windy Meadow

  2. You are so funny and write brilliantly :)
    I love reading your blog for my daily-ish dose of laughter and apologise for not commenting more. Please keep it going :)
    Yes, and maybe a hint of what you stitched - - enquiring nosey minds and all that. You wouldn´t want us to "make" Stewey talk would you!?

  3. I feel like i am chatting to you on the phone when i read your blog ... you write as i imagine you speak, it's great .... glad you both had a fab time and Stewey was almost the perfect pup!

  4. Hi Coni: Was great to see you and Chrys (that is Chrissy without the "eee" on the end) yesterday. Such an excellent workshop & funness. I didn't think to bring a camera, either. I doubt I have enough stitches into my linen for a sneak preview of things to come. So, I guess those in blogger land will just have to stay tuned.

    didn't the NANI Committee host a fantastic event? wow. Should'of known from the matching name tags [made from the Tiny Sampler freebie] worn by the committee members that we were in for a stitching treat!!!

    Looking forward to August 16th & the stash sale. After I get a thousand household chores completed, I might even blog a bit : ) LOL. hugs, Lelia

  5. It sounds like you had a wonderful day! All Stewey can do is go up from here. Hopefully he'll get an A next time.

  6. I'm glad you had such a good time. Now I wish I'd gone, as I had an invitation!

    I've seen the class project, but I'll wait for them to be published in blog land before I comment. :D

  7. Sounds like a fun day - can't wait to see a finished project!

    A cool box with diet coke and water is must on a quick shopping trip - after all I don't want to dehydrate do I? A day out brings out the sarnies, the sausage rolls, the potato chips etc and you should see what I take on vacation! Let's see - Ottlite - check - magnifier - check - scissors - check - needles (all sizes) - check and so it goes on.

  8. I always pack everything just in case. Glad you had a great time. Poor little Stewey, at least he didn't get an F.