An Alarming Day of Celebration at CHAcomments (5) January 27th, 2009
Today CHA got off with an alarming start. Around 10:00am a great whooping horn went off and everyone looked around to see how everybody else was reacting. After a few moments of basically nothing, conversations resumed and it was back to business as usual. A few minutes after that there was another loud bellow. But this time a rather ominous voice instructed us all to evacuate the building immediately. It only took several minutes for everyone to gather outside (and a brief stay in the sunshine) before we were ushered back inside. The general buzz was that someone had burned a pizza and set off an alarm, but no matter, all in all we had a laugh at the best kind of nonevent and then got back into the CHA groove.
And it was a groovy day of fashion shows, live demonstrations, and, of course, the CraftStylish party with our own booth demonstration by Jeffery Rudell. Around mid-afternoon, the CraftStylish faithful gathered around with our new admirers and watched in wonder as Jeffery showed us how to work our own paper magic.
Jeffery charmed the onlookers with his witty style and then like a pulp magician he whipped up a bunch of dainty flowers seemingly out of thin air. Everyone oohed, ahhed, and gathered closer for some tips on how to make a bouquet for themselves. Then we cut the cake and toasted the first year of our crafty site.
It was such a great day and none of us wanted it to end. So after dinner, we moved on up to my hotel room where Diane taught Jeffery, Jessica, and me how to make a granny square, while Kayte, Jennifer, and Erika worked on their embroidery projects. Actually Erika worked on restyling my CraftStylish T-shirt and I am in absolute awe of what she did. We had a blast crafting together while we bombarded Jeffery with questions for a guy's-eye view on matters of the heart (you know what big day is right around the corner). Around midnight, we said goodnight and then like a good little blogger I booted up.
So yes, we've been super-busy, but I promise we'll post more pics tomorrow of our booth and bring you up to speed on CHA 2009.
Reporting from CHA
January 25-28, 2009
This week we are reporting from the Craft & Hobby Association Winter Convention and Trade Show in Anaheim, CA.