So here goes!
I got to see MELISSA PEDA!!!!! You know we email each other almost every day, but there is nothing like seeing each other in person. I just LOVE MELISSA! Here she is in the Westminster booth with the bags she made(this is all before Market opens hence the big crate in the background).
She made the dress.
And I really love these wire words she constructed. Joy is pictured, love is sorta out of the picture. I cannot wait to see these in their final spot tomorrow.
Guess WHO! She was not in the Westminster booth when I took the picture but no worries, I caught up with her later!
I want this dress! This very ONE! It is so gorgeous. I love the details, I love the cross over back. I love the designer, Marie Madeline Studio. LOVE THESE GIRLS!!!
And here is who I consider my Long 'twin', ABIGAIL! I love this girl. She is so bright and creative, you need to watch out because she is coming along in this industry and I think you will see more of her as she finds her niche in the sewing world. It will happen. She is amazing.
Most of the Sweet Long Ladies! Achaia, Apphia, Nan, Paps(Okay sorry Paps you are no lady! Gentleman!) and my Long twin, Abigail.
Melissa Stramel and Andrea Lambe!!!! Two wonderful ladies. I am so happy I got to spend time chatting with them tonight. I think it was Andrea that said, "Don't you love when people are EXACTLY the same as they are online?" Yes Andrea, that is what I love about you and Melissa, and everbody we talked to tonight. I love you and I love this community!
I INSISTED Marie get in the picture with Melissa and me. She was reticent but she HAD too! She is Melissa's right hand cousin! Such a sweet girl, I liked her from the MINUTE I first started talking to her tonight. Felt like we could talk forever. Sorry Marie, I think I was going for 'talking forever'! Great gal, I am excited to have her as a new friend.
Okay I need to go to bed,but one last thought. You know what I love about Market? I go there and am reminded what a good community this is that we are a part of. I love that everybody is rooting for everybody. They are rooting for you and for me. You know what, I am rooting for them and for you too. You really can do anything you set your sights on, dream your dream and go live it. Do not let anybody tell you you can't or you are not this or not that or whatever. Push those naysayers out of your life(even if that naysayer is a little voice in your head), hop on our train of goodwill and ride your dream into reality. The good Lord willing, it will happen. Put it in your prayers tonight and take that step of faith tomorrow and see where He leads you.