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"TraVeL ThRouGh ThE LaNd Of “Soft in the Head”
...the home of “Singing and Dancing Mice & Humorous Frogs!”.

Where “Original Designs” of patterns and soft sculpture characters come to life..…

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

COLUMBUS, OHIO WAS AMAZING ON SO MANY LEVELS!
As many of you know I was in Columbus, Ohio this past weekend at the "FROM OUR HANDS" show. First I would like to say it was a "FABULOUS" show. Not just monetarily but because of quality and atmosphere. The level of workmanship at this particular show was the best I had EVER been in company with. I felt so honored that my humble "Soft in the Head" characters were rubbing elbows with some very prestigious neighbors.

My first BIG surprise was that my booth had been placed right next to Debbie of "THE ONION PATCH PRIMITIVES" and Tammy of "HUMBLE CROW". I have admired their work for so long and to finally meet them was nothing short of amazing! Incredible women, women that I now feel honored to call friends! Before they left they each gave me a wonderful gift of one of their creations! I will treasure them always and doubly so because they were a gift from two amazing friends!

I still pinch myself when I think of just how inspirational and enlightening this trip was.
Now if you think this was the highlight, OH NO! About an hour into the show there was a surge of screaming and squealing going on when I got to finally meet some of my "PFATT" sisters for the first time. I cried...yep this Ol' Softee blubbered like a new born when she finally met these fantastic friends that I have only known over the internet. I didn't want to let go of any of them!!!! I borrowed the picture of all of us from Lori. Pictured from left to right is: Joyce Wilson "Enchanted Productions", ME, the O' Softee, Brenda Ostrowski "Magic Garden", Kathy Hunka "Kathy's Prims" and Lori Davis of "Vintage Palette". I felt like I have known these incredible women my whole life. They are my inspiration, support and strength in this vast ocean of creation and they came bearing gifts! Wa-Hooooo! Dan I received some FABULous wine from the girls to help celebrate our anniversary! My husband Dan felt like he had died and gone to heaven when he tagged along for dinner with us. He was quite taken with "the PFATTIES". Just a quick note: Brenda is being featured in the current issue of "ART DOLL QUARTERLY" her creations are FAN-TAB-U-LOUS!

Many wonderful and almost surreal incidents happened at this show for me. As you all know I don't do to many shows a year. In fact I am pretty selective of the shows I do. My world consists of the inside of my 100+year old store, my computer, husband, children and grandchildren so it was surreal to have people ask me to sign new and old patterns, to drive 5-6 hours just so they could meet me. I was literally blown away! To all of you that I hugged and said thank you to please know that I truly meant every word. I am where I am because of all of you and this Ol' Softee is VERY grateful indeed! I would also like to thank Kathy Wright, the producer of "From Our Hands", for all her help especially when I had left my suitcase with all my drapes back in Virginia. She came through in a "New York" minute with what I needed, whew!

11 comments:

albasworld said...

Your booth looked wonderful and I must say that you look alot as I pictured you. You look really happy in that picture and I am so happy that you made money and had such a good time, yay!

Today is the day for a new president - the world is holding it's breath, literally, and so am I.

Take care Pam, and wish you a lovely week.

Hugs & smiles, alba

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Oh Pam your booth would have been mine and Kimmys dream! I love how you have all of your stuff displayed...all that yumminess....my friend Cindy and her friend came from ohio and her friend is a big fan of yours..I told them to give you a big hug and hello from me...I hope they did...glad you had a wonderful time and got to meet your "phfatties"..I hope to meet our WSOAPP group someday...it would be so awesome...take care and have a great day!:)

vintagepaletteart said...

Awwwwwwwww......and it was so much Pfatt fun to meet you too!!! You made me all teary eyed just reading this!!! I'm so glad that you got to come to Ohio and for our little get together......it was THE BEST time!!! So happy that you did well at the show also!!! The weather was perfect and you don't know how uncommon it is for us to have that kind of weather in Ohio in November!

Until next time.........;o)
Hugs, Lori

Brenda said...

*Giggle Giggle*
Ohmygoodness!!! How much fun was THAT?!?! You and Dan are just adorable.. the time flew by too fast! We have SO much more to talk/laugh/giggle/snort about!

So glad the show was a success for you too, Pam. Your creations are full of personality, and I'm just tickled to own several!
xxoo
Brenda

Debbie Miller of Onion Patch said...

You are both such a joy!! So glad I got to meet you and your hubby!!! Your work is so adorable and wonderful!!!
I can't say enough!! Had a blast at the show!!
Many Blessings to You,
Debbie

Crowing About Primitives said...

OMG Pam.. How fun it must have been to see all our favorite friends... I wish I lived closer I would love to meet you and many others.. even though I am not a PFATT sister :(... I have fallen in love with many of the designers as you well know... Your booth looked wonderful.. and how great to see a pic of you and all of those wonderfully talented ladies... I am in aww... Ann

Tina said...

How exciting! What a lovely post and your booth looks like it was amazing. Sounds as though you are being blessed.
Many blessings more.
T

Nancy said...

Looks like you have a wonderful trip! Your booth looks amazing and so fun! Glad you had such a lovely time...the picture of you and the gang is terrific!

Have a great week!
Hugs, Nancy

Humble Crow said...

It was definately a wonderful experience meeting you in person Pam. You are just a sweet and real lady!!! Your work is amazing and you are a true talent!!! I am so glad to call you my friend!!!

Hugs,
Tammy

Chris said...

Yeah you are just cool mom. Just VERY cool. So people like you! LOVE YOU! Chip

michelle sylvia said...

Pam,
It looks like you had so much fun!!! I wish I was there to join you. Your work is amazing and deserves to be amongst the best!!

I am looking forward to meeting you someday. :0)

Big Hugs,
Michelle