I’m still standing . . .barely. LOL! We got back from the Vegas show on Monday night. I have never been so tired in my life! I’ve attended the shows before, but only as a buyer. This was my first time exhibiting.
All I can say is that I have a new found respect for what the designers go through to put on these shows. It is an unbelievable amount of work. Not only do we create new designs, there’s prices lists, stitch guides, shipping, social media and SO much more. And the stress that comes with it . . .I’ve heard the designers talk about “show stress” but you can’t imagine it until you’re going through it.
I highly encourage all the shops to come to the shows to show your support for all the hard work the exhibitors go through to bring you new needlepoint designs. I know we can all sit at home and order from what we see online, but I’ve always thought that the most important aspect of a trade show is getting together with people in the industry, getting to know them and sharing ideas. To me, that’s priceless.
Here’s some pics of our room. It took Linda, Mary Susan, Aggie and I 9 hours to set up two rooms. I’m not kidding when I say that this is exhausting!
I had a 5 foot cardboard Santa made to stand outside the rooms. Aggie’s getting a little silly with Santa. And yes . . .she’s that short. LOL!
We did manage to squeeze in some fun.
A selfie with my buddy Carolyn Hedge Baird. Love her!
Now I can sit back and relax . . .or try to.
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