I was a little (a lot) nervous about the shirt I had chosen for the big event, I felt very self conscious. I don't like to bring attention to myself and here I was wearing a polo shirt with a HUGE Mama Llama logo on it. I felt like a total cheese ball.
My friends and I arrived just in time for us to get the door prizes safely to the stage and sit down without much fuss. There were many awesome door prizes and the crowd got really into all the goodies, 2 people from our caravan got prizes!
Stephanie came out and gave the funniest and most entertaining 1.5 hours! I've always enjoyed her blog and books....and hearing her in person just sealed the deal for me! She's very talented in many ways and I got to meet her!
When she finished speaking we began to gather our things, Eve and Shelley (owners) wanted to give her thank you gifts on stage. I had known before that a skein of Mama Llama sock yarn (in the Twisted Yarns colorway) would be given to her, but I thought it would be in private.
They announced my yarn in front of everyone, and even sort of pointed me out in the crowd! I stood up and waved; My face was sweaty and my pitts were worse! Those damn nerves....I was so excited to grab her attention I got tunnel vision for a second....I noticed her smelling the yarn and I thought to myself. "shes a sniffer too!" So I stood up in front of everyone at the most inapproriate moment and yelled," I rinse with lavender water".... OMG! Could I be a bigger DORK! I wanted to give my forehead a good smack after that.
My friends were so supportive, my cheering section. I went to take a photograph of her with the skein, and Bethel ran up and told me to get in the picture with her. Stephanie called them my paparazzi.... I hate to bring attention to myself, and yet I talk a lot
and really loud
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee and Me
Me, Ellen, Sonya
Sonya, Carolyn, Bethel
Well, you know who that is ;)
Oh did you notice how RED my face is in the first picture compared to the other picture of me.... I wish I didn't blush so easily. #%*#!