Friday, November 21, 2014

Road Trip Pics

Last weekend I went on a road trip with a few very dear friends.  We drove out to Ohio for the 
"From Our Hands and Hearts Show", which was hosted by a very dynamic duo, 
Lori Ann Corelis & Rebekah L. Smith. 

We were very excited to see all the artists, but especially our friend, Lori Brechlin of Notforgotten Farm. So, we came up with a plan, as we stood in line outside, awaiting the opening of the doors at 10 am.  We would make a beeline for her table first.....LOL!
Lori is always full of smiles and so much energy.  And her table was full of so many wonderful goodies...We were like kids in a candy store....:)

 Everyone in our group brought home at least one of her prim creations.

The show was packed and we were so happy to see so many came out to this outstanding event with the most amazing and talented artists.

I had a chance to briefly speak with Rebekah Smith.  She was so friendly and is such a lovely gal.
Her work is incredible and very beautiful. 
 I know I should have taken more pics at the show, but you know how it is when you're in the moment and not thinking of snapping a camera.  So below is a link that was created for the event showcasing all the artists at the show.  It's better than any pics I could have taken.

Afterwards, a bunch of us went to lunch at the local Winking Lizard, down the street.
We had to refuel and get energized for our gathering back at the hotel for stitching, punching and  lots of gabbing and laughing!
Now what will my beverage of choice be Pat?...LOL
I use to live in Ohio and some dear friends, Paul and Peg G., who I've know since I was about 13, came out to the show so we could hang for awhile.  It was a real highlight of the trip and it was extremely wonderful to see them and catch up.

Here we are about to head home after a wonderful weekend together.
Lynn and Jodi were also part of our bunch, but we missed getting a photo of all of us together at the hotel:( 
Pat S., me, Jim W. and Teresa M.
It was the perfect trip...Everything and more than we expected and so much fun.

I have some pics of our visit to Fabric Peddler, a quilt and cross stitch shop local to the area, but I'll save them for another post as this was a long one.
Thanks for hanging in there to see our adventure!
Smiles, Nan


Pamela said...

Looks like you had a great time!!!!! What a fun trip.

Rugs and Pugs said...

It was a wonderful show. I was the person who brought Sherry who you met briefly as you were leaving.
You should share what you got from Lori. She is so talented!
Happy Thanksgiving :)

marly said...

With those talents it had to be nothing less than fabulous. Looks like you had nice weather and good fellowship for the day too.

Faye said...

I'm noticing those primtastic grins on everyone's faces!!! Thanks for the nice photos!!

Robin in Virginia said...

What a wonderful adventure you had, Nan! Thanks for sharing your photos! Enjoy your weekend!

Robin in Virginia

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

I t was super to see you all again, and especially to meet Jim! what a wonderful bunch of nuts you all are ~ we're definitely from the same tree!!!!!!


Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

I t was super to see you all again, and especially to meet Jim! what a wonderful bunch of nuts you all are ~ we're definitely from the same tree!!!!!!


Krissy B. said...

I watched the video 3 times and am thinking a road trip to Ohio next year might have to happen! I can't imagine this being a real happening! We have NOTHING remotely close to even 1 of the vendors here in MN. I'll have to price out luggage and see if it would be better to fly w/ empty cases. So amazing! Thank you so much for sharing! Thank goodness for the internet! I'm working on one of your patterns now. Christmas memories. Krissy B.

old crow said...

Thank you for posting! What a beautiful show! So many lovelies. We do not have anything to compare to that in the Pacific Northepwesr! Must make a trip "bucket list"
Thank you again!

Linda said...

Thanks Nan for the virtual field trip....loved it. The setting looks beautiful; must add to my bucket list...

Unknown said...

Oh lucky you Nan for being such an event!!!I can not imagine the joy really like a kid in the candy store!!!

Lana Manis said...

Nan, I wanted so badly to go to this! It sounds like you had a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing your trip. :)

Lana Manis said...

Nan, I just realized this was from last year... oh, well, lol! :)