Monday, September 20, 2010

A Big Day

Yesterday, Sunday, was a big day for me. Deb and Lynda Gemmell, the Cabin Fever sisters, organized Canada's first-ever knitting, trade show. Like -except for size, this being the first year - the TNAA in the USA and called appropriately enough The Knit Trade Event.

This kind of show is a 'not-for-the-public' show but rather a place where retailers can go to see and feel yarns, talk to wholesalers, and buy stock for their stores.

Besides yarn, there were books. Lots and lots of books.

Perhaps that one in the corner you can't see well enough. Here's a close up.

This was my big day because -
Hot off the presses - literally. The book was not ready Friday morning, but by Sunday, Lynda had worked her magic and there it was. My big day.

As with most of the big days in my life, made possible by the great support, encouragement and tutelage of others. Thanks Deb and Lynda.

9 comments:

Sandra said...

woo hoo! way to go! there's nothing like the feeling of seeing one's name in print, and knowing it's there in perpetuity. It's got to be a similar feeling to when I return to my high school and see my picture on the wall as athlete of the year - can't take that away, no matter how out of shape I am now...
Oh, andno, I didn't have to cut up my sweaters - My mom taught me well, and showed me how to draft using existing items. I can't thank her enough

Joansie said...

Congrats! I would have loved to have seen all those books!!!

Anonymous said...

Way to go, Brenda - very neat accomplishment!

gina c.

Needles said...

Absolutely fabulous. An author. A published author. Not too many people get to say that.

Kristyn said...

That is wonderful. Congratulations!

Deb said...

A job well done Brenda. It was a real pleasure to work with you. Isn't it great to see the finished product? There is no moment like when you realize it's a real book!
Congratulations.

LaurieM said...

Yippeee!! Congratulations Brenda. Will you be stalking it in the wild? I'll keep my eyes peeled. :)

Stephanie said...

Wow! That's amazing. Congratulations!!

freshisle said...

Congratulations! Just wonderful.