CHA, Day 1!

Greetings from Anaheim, CA!  I’m getting ready to head out for a day of meetings in demos but wanted to share with you some pictures from yesterday at CHA (Crafts & Hobbies Association convention).  Enjoy!

With Kathy Cano-Murillo, at the Duncan Craft booth where she’s promoting her line Crafty Chica.

Promo poster in the Sterling/Lark Publishing booth for my May ’09 book, Pop Goes Crochet.

With scrapbooking queen, Sandi Genovese.

Drew and I teaching how to crochet beer cozies & bangles, at the Sterling/Lark booth.

A student posing with her finished bangle.

Sterling publicist Leigh-Ann Ambrosi, making a bangle.

Leigh-Ann pleased as punch that she learned how to crochet.

I snuck out of the convention for a bit to avoid the Paris Hilton appearance (to promote her craft line) craziness, and do a little in-hotel crafting for Tuesday’s Tulip paint demo.

Creative Juice’s Steve Piacenza & Cathile Filian working at the Plaid booth.  They’re Mod Podge’s national spokes people!

With Knitty Gritty seasons 7 & 8’s supervising producer, Kelly Erlich.

With Cathie Filian and Drew Emborsky (aka The Crochet Dude) at our publisher’s party.

Publisher/author dinner at Buca Di Beppo in Anaheim.
Ok, off to Day 2 of CHA.  Check back here (RH column) for Twitter updates, throughout the convention!