Wonderful event and heading home

Honey Girl Farms had a wonderful time at Stitches West! I loved being able to meet so many fans that I only knew online. It’s great to be able to put faces with names. 

On the rest of the journey to the event there were some difficult weather spots, the worst was going through Flagstaff, but thankfully, it didn’t last too long. Doing this drive makes me miss doing road trips where you stop at those random roadside shops and attractions. I’m going to have to plan a road trip where I have time to stop.

 Driving through New Mexico

Driving through New Mexico

 Beehives pollinating all the almond blossoms in California 

Beehives pollinating all the almond blossoms in California 

Once getting to Santa Clara, I had one night to relax before beginning to set up on Wednesday and Thursday, February 20 & 21.

 Awkwardly presenting my booth. 😂

Awkwardly presenting my booth. 😂

I learned very quickly that I was right about having a single booth. It was set up as optimally as possible, but there was just not enough room for a lot of people to really shop. So for Midwest and on, I’ll have a double booth for plenty of room. I’ll be looking to have people make examples of my yarns knit up. If you would like to volunteer or you have something I can buy, please send me a message. I have big plans for my booths going forward. I learned a lot and made many great connections. I am really excited about what this year will bring.

I grew up in California, so it was a great time to see family. I have been bad about taking pictures, so I didnt get one when I went to dinner with my cousin, but I did get one with my dads side of the family. I wish I had more time to visit with friends, but I’ll have more time to do that when I go to Stitches SoCal. 

 

 Harding side of the family. A few people missing, but still a good turnout.

Harding side of the family. A few people missing, but still a good turnout.

Now it’s time to head home so that I can get more dyed for Stitches United in Connecticut. Yesterday I had a chance to spend the day in Monterey and go to the aquarium. It’s one of, if not the best aquarium in the world. (I’ve been to quite a few). I was excited to see it again. I also walked the beach for sea glass and had a fantastic seafood lunch. It was such a nice day before hitting the road for the race back home.

 

 Monterey Bay Aquarium 

Monterey Bay Aquarium 

 View from the restaurant at lunch

View from the restaurant at lunch

The drive now continues. I had a great breakfast with coffee in my new JaMPDX mug. I hope you all have a great rest of your day!

 

 Breakfast and my new mug from JaMPDX.

Breakfast and my new mug from JaMPDX.