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Title: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 12, 2018 02:20:32 PM


Dates & Location: April 26-28, in Asheville, NC!

****Workshop Supply List (https://docs.google.com/document/d/19kGrbDXVrHqQsnNKTlVwHAHzcbRfXlEoFJcEbAaRLk8/edit)****

Housing: We have officially rented the Lodge at Edenderry (https://asheville.yondervacationrentals.com/vacation/all/detailpage/105/the-lodge-at-edenderry?gclid=CjwKCAjwqarbBRBtEiwArlfEIHz1Z5QfiBpGfZclIp5QB-BJ956NBk9OdtBsLSJsIrnMwG1r-_MTXBoCNhcQAvD_BwE)
The beautiful 7 bedroom house is just outside the city; a quick 15 minute drive to Downtown Asheville!  We have 18 confirmed attendees staying at the Lodge, so there are six spots left.  The cost to stay in the house for the whole weekend is $190.  That guarantees you a spot in a real bed (no couches or air mattresses), pizza for lunch on Saturday, and breakfast & dinner cooked at the house on Saturday too.

4/3/19 Note: The last day to withdraw from attending the Meetup, and receive a full refund is Tuesday, April 9th.


This event is being organized by Mistress Jennie & sheepBlue.  If you have questions feel free to ask either of them in the thread, or via PM.

Merch!
We've designed some tees, hoodies, totes, mugs, etc, for you to sport during our Meetup.  
Visit our Asheville Adventure CafePress Store (https://www.cafepress.com/ashevilleadventure) to check it out!



Confirmed Attendees:  The Lodge (SIX spots left!)
1. Mistress Jennie
2. sheepBlue
3. StudioANF
4. Kbrison
5. Kbrison's DH
6. curiousfae
7. LeapFeetFirst
8. LeapFeetís DH
9. craftylittlemonkey
10. craftylittlemonkey's DH
11. Abbeeroad
12. geekgirl1000100
13. perfectlyBohemian
14. Averia
15. anna.wahnsinn
16. craftADDchick
17. underthemountain
18. underthemountain's MOM
19. rhinoceroses

Confirmed Attendees: The Annex (a separate rental)
20. Missing Willow
21. rackcoo
22. cackle

Confirmed Attendees: Camping!
23. calluna

Confirmed Attendees: Day Visitors!
24. kayrun

Possible Attendees:
1.

8/4/18 Note: If you wish to be listed as a confirmed attendee (or moved from the Maybe's list), please PM Mistress Jennie so she can add you to the list, and fill you in on how to make payment for your share of the house.


Itinerary (Please note that the times have now been finalized.)
Friday
4:30 - Attendee Check-In    
4:30-6:00 - Monniker-Maker Social: As everyone arrives & settles in, we will have an area set up for people to decorate their own name tags with markers, glitter, etc., along with drinks and snacks so everyone can get to know one another as more than an avatar.

6:00-8:00 - Dinner Downtown: Everyone carpools into Asheville.  We're taking a group picture with the Asheville Iron Sculpture, before folks disperse to have free time exploring places like the Grove Arcade (https://www.grovearcade.com/portico-market/), or Conundrum Speakeasy (https://www.entertheconundrum.com/speakeasy-2/) (HINT: Password is "Green Fairy") in whatever small groups they desire.  There are plenty of local restaurants with options for all eaters, all within walking distance from the parking garage & points of interest.  (Here is a custom Google Map (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1jpUsoErf2NFa_hVoe9if9um1up822Tls&usp=sharing) made specifically for this Meetup.)

8:30-9:30 - Gift Exchange & Visiting Time (Hot tub, fire pit, relaxing with individual craft projects, etc.)


Saturday - Group Crafting Day!
6:00-6:50 - Morning Yoga & Meditation on the deck overlooking the mountains
7:00-8:15 - Breakfast

8:25-9:25: Workshop #1
        Beading w/Mistress Jennie - Downstairs: sheepBlue, craftylittlemonkey's DH, kbrison, underthemountain, PerfectlyBohemian, Clara

        Fabric Bead Making w/craftylittlemonkey - Dining Room: geekgirl1000100, anna.wahnsinn, Abbeeroad, curiousfae, rackycoo, LeapFeetFirst, underthemountain's DH

9:35-10:35: Workshop #2
        Beading w/Mistress Jennie - Downstairs: MissingWillow, Abbeeroad, curiousfae, rackycoo, LeapFeetFirst, StudioANF

        Fabric Bead Making w/craftylittlemonkey - Dining Room: craftylittlemonkey's DH, kbrison, underthemountain, PerfectlyBohemain, craftADDchick, Clara

10:45-12:15 Workshop #3
        Stumpwork w/sheepBlue - Downstairs: craftylittlemonkey, geekgirl1000100, kbrison, anna.wahnsinn, curiousfae

        Needle Felting w/PerfectlyBohemian - Dining Room: Mistress Jennie, craftylittlemonkey's DH, underthemountain, MissingWillow, Abbeeroad, rackycoo, underthemountain's DH, Clara

12:25-1:25 - Lunch!  Pizza, Garlic Bread & Salads

1:35-3:05 - Workshop #4
        Stumpwork w/sheepBlue - Downstairs: MissingWillow, Abbeeroad, PerfectlyBohemian, cackle, kayrun, craftADDchick

        Lattice Beaded Bracelets w/anna.wahnsinn - Dining Room: craftylittlemonkey, geekgirl1000100, kbrison, underthemountain, Averia, curiousfae, Clara

        Spinning w/LeapFeetFirst - Loft: Mistress Jennie

3:15-4:30 - Workshop #5
        Needle Felting w/PerfectlyBohemian - Dining Room: MistressJennie, sheepBlue, craftylittlemonkey, kbrison, anna.wahnsinn, curiousfae, craftADDchick

        Spinning w/LeapFeetFirst - Loft: Abbeeroad, kayrun

4:40-5:55 - Workshop #6
        Spinning w/LeapFeetFirst - Loft: anna.wahnsinn, craftylittlemonkey

        Fabric Paper Making w/underthemountain: Donate some of your time to help utm make fabric paper for bookmarks.

        Crafty Free Time
 

Saturday Night: Free Time!  Go tour Asheville's local breweries with Abbeeroad, grab a few friends and try an escape game, work on your own projects with the group, have a tarot card reading with curiousfae, or enjoy more hot tub & fire pit time.  (This is also a good time for crafty activities that aren't official workshops, such as a round-robin of altered book making.)

Sunday
TBD - Morning Yoga & Meditation on the deck overlooking the mountains
8:00-9:00:  Clean out the fridge for breakfast, or explore some of the nearby restaurants for breakfast, like Sky Mountain Pizza (https://skymountainpizza.com/), a local favorite close to the Lodge.
10:00: Check Out!

Those who have some time on Sunday might like to visit the Biltmore, the Folk Art Center, the Zoo, etc.



Planned Group Events
-Moniker-Maker Social - As folks arrive at the house, we will have an area set up for people to decorate their own name tags with markers, glitter, etc., along with drinks and snacks so everyone can get to know one another as more than an avatar.
-Craft Exchange - Anyone who wishes to participate should bring a Medium (according to swap rules on size (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=229624.msg3712343#msg3712343)) handmade item, that anyone attending would be pleased to receive.  Basically an in-person version of a craft swap, but without knowing who you are 'sending' to.  There is no limit on craft type.  Folks are welcome to make anything that there's a board for here on Craftster.  A beautiful set of crocheted pot holders, some decadent bath bombs, a lovely dream catcher, etc.  But the goal will be that any Craftster would be pleased to receive it.  This event is completely optional!  If you don't wish to participate, you are not required to do so!  
-Brewery Crawl - Saturday Night our very own Abbeeroad will be leading a brewery crawl through several of Asheville's most famous breweries.  
-Craftster Trading Card Swap
-Supply Swap - Bring any craft supplies or finished crafted items you might not have use for, and let someone else have a go!  Think of this as a 'take a penny/leave a penny', but of craft supplies.  Folks will be able to leave out things they don't need, and take items others might not want anymore.  :)
-Tarot Readings with curiousfae
-Recipe Share (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454476.msg5500944#msg5500944) - Organized by geekgirl1000100

Workshops
sheepBlue teaching stumpwork
PerfectlyBohemian teaching needle felting
Mistress Jennie teaching bracelet/sun catcher making
craftylittlemonkey teaching fabric bead making
anna.wahnsinn teaching lattice style beaded bracelets
LeapFeetFirst teaching spinning


Craft & Art Places to Visit Downtown (This list is in progress and WILL grow.)
Chevron Beads (http://www.chevronbeads.com/) - offers some classes, including private classes for groups
Purl's Yarn Emporium (https://www.purlsyarnemporium.com/Purls_Yarn_Emporium/Home.html) - offers yarn dyeing classes for groups (open till 6:00)
Earth Guild Tools Books & Materials (http://www.earthguild.com/) - Craft Supplies
Woolworth Walk (http://www.woolworthwalk.com/) - Artists & Makers Gallery & old fashioned soda fountain (open till 7:00)
Grove Arcade (https://www.grovearcade.com/portico-market/) - Artist's Market, restaurants, shops, etc (open till 10:00)
River Arts District (http://www.riverartsdistrict.com/)
Appalachian Craft Center (http://www.appalachiancraftcenter.com/)
Horse + Hero Gallery (https://www.horseandhero.com/)
Biltmore Estate (https://www.biltmore.com)

Misc Places to Visit & Things to Do
Local Brewery Crawl
Haunted Asheville Ghost Tours (http://www.hauntedasheville.com/)
Enter the Conundrum (http://entertheconundrum.com/) - Escape Game & Speakeasy that does wine & beer tastings in the dark
Asheville Museum of Science (http://ashevillescience.org/)
Hiking
Yoga



Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on March 12, 2018 03:15:23 PM
Oh my word I want to come. Ruby falls, woo hoo! I am from southern Ontario, does that count?


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: sheepBlue on March 12, 2018 04:26:34 PM
Ooh I'm interested  :D I'm keeping my ears out for this.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: JoyfulClover on March 12, 2018 04:36:36 PM
Depending upon who you talk to, Virginia is in the South! (we're a border state and historically was very split)

I am open to a lot, so I'm excited to see where this post goes and super appreciate your pro/con list.






Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on March 12, 2018 04:53:50 PM
Oh oh, I'm totally interested! I also one hosting people if anyone has a strong desire to check out Raleigh, NC. ;) I am also open to travel depending on the dates. :D


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: StudioANF on March 12, 2018 06:43:04 PM
Ooo! This sounds like tons of fun! I'd be willing to travel, depending on dates of course. I could also help out as tour guide if people were interested in the Raleigh/Durham, NC area. :)


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 13, 2018 06:25:33 AM
Although I no longer live in the South, I am a Southerner!  I will be moving back in 2019.

I would be up to traveling for a meet up as long as it was within 3000 miles or so of my current home... ;D.

Raleigh is really nice, but then, so is Nashville...and so many other Southern cities!!!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 13, 2018 07:10:23 AM
I'm so glad to see that there is interest!  I've started a list of suggested cities in the first post, and I'll add Nashville into it.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on March 13, 2018 07:24:29 AM
As far as places I would like to visit without a host - Savannah, GA, is on my bucket list.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on March 13, 2018 07:26:15 AM
Also, Orlando. Yes, I grew up in FL and went to Disney and Universal a bajillion times, but I wanna go back and do it again. :P


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 13, 2018 08:11:34 AM
Good choices!  I have been to both of those cities...I am not keen on Orlando as that is where my class reunion is held each year...Ashville is also a lovely city as is Norfolk, VA!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on March 13, 2018 08:14:31 AM
I love Asheville :)


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: JoyfulClover on March 13, 2018 08:26:38 AM
I'm in Hampton Roads, so if Norfolk / Va Beach / Williamsburg / Richmond is a preference I can put together a couple itinerary options!

I would like to put in a whispered *maybe* for Charleston, SC. It's a walking town! And I would love to see the Angel Oak Tree, check out their French Quarter, and drive to Sullivan's Island (beach!)  But no pressure!

I would like to do some type of creative thing with y'all, wherever we go! It kinda seems wrong not to!




Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on March 13, 2018 09:00:35 AM
Oh yesss! Charleston is also on my bucket list. I went as a kid and have been wanting to go back as an adult so I can actually appreciate more of the historical stuff.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: sheepBlue on March 13, 2018 10:09:53 AM
Just a little input from someone who is allergic to humidity (not really, but blech!) - would it be best to consider this meet up in the Spring or Fall? So we don't catch the worst of the summer heat.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: JoyfulClover on March 13, 2018 10:39:34 AM
I did think about this while I was in my lunch break but couldn't figure out a way to post again (about the humidity) without sounding like an overzealous maniac.

Commenting, though, dials back the crazy. Fall is nice!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 13, 2018 10:44:22 AM
Humidity in the South?  I never noticed... ;D.  Of course, I have only lived in tropical-like places most of my life! ha ha


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 02, 2018 01:04:49 PM
I don't know if I could swing this year, but if this is pushed to 2019, I'm totally in. As long as being from NJ doesn't disqualify me. :D

I actually love Jennie's Chattanooga example...and Asheville.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: StudioANF on April 04, 2018 02:12:46 PM
I'm in Hampton Roads, so if Norfolk / Va Beach / Williamsburg / Richmond is a preference I can put together a couple itinerary options!


JoyfulClover - My husband and I grew up in Va Bch!!  he still has family there so we end up visiting at least once a year. :)

Charleston, SC Would be fun;  Savannah, GA is a place I'd also love to visit!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: edelC on April 04, 2018 03:48:31 PM
I want to come, but can't. I'll be there in spirit with you all. Getting married on 1 June 2019 so that precludes me going there. Of course to can all come my back yard wedding in Ireland!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: JoyfulClover on April 04, 2018 04:59:06 PM
I'm in Hampton Roads, so if Norfolk / Va Beach / Williamsburg / Richmond is a preference I can put together a couple itinerary options!


JoyfulClover - My husband and I grew up in Va Bch!!  he still has family there so we end up visiting at least once a year. :)

Charleston, SC Would be fun;  Savannah, GA is a place I'd also love to visit!

What a trip, lady! Represent!  So much fun!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 04, 2018 05:34:12 PM
I met the very first person I ever crafted for in a swap In VA beach! It was so fun...her name was Jamie...


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: JoyfulClover on April 04, 2018 05:38:35 PM
I met the very first person I ever crafted for in a swap In VA beach! It was so fun...her name was Jamie...


Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Are you serious?


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 04, 2018 07:18:01 PM
Getting married on 1 June 2019 ... come my back yard wedding in Ireland!

Did you just invite me to your wedding?


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: JoyfulClover on April 04, 2018 07:25:04 PM
Getting married on 1 June 2019 ... come my back yard wedding in Ireland!

Did you just invite me to your wedding?


I know, right?!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 04, 2018 07:40:11 PM
I already asked the man, lol. He looked up flights.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 04, 2018 07:54:18 PM
hee hee I looked up flights as well...


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: edelC on April 04, 2018 11:21:24 PM
You are wonderful people and wonderful people are invited to my wedding. Hog roast, a few drinks, relaxed, kinda informal, the more the merrier. Small house so you'd have to rent a holiday home nearby,  but you could hang for the weekend and see a bit of the beautiful West of Ireland. Y'all know my address xx


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 05, 2018 06:13:37 AM
my back yard wedding in Ireland!

Sounds wonderful! I'll be there in spirit! :)


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on April 05, 2018 08:31:30 AM
Oh! The Irish craftster said "y'all"! She's totally Southern ;)

I too will be there in spirit! I would love to visit Ireland one day. Currently planning a trip to the UK later this year with my best pal (a Brit) and gonna meet all his cousins and to do a bunch of hiking there, so we will have to wait a while for another big trip out of the country.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: edelC on April 05, 2018 10:02:17 AM
I love you southern gals (and Northern and everyone in between) but accent and hospitality is amazing. You guys rock


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: pottermouth on April 05, 2018 12:28:36 PM
Am I late to the party? Count me in, whatever is happening.  :D

I've lived in the south for 25 years, mostly the coastal places like Charleston and Beaufort, SC, and have been in Savannah for 15 years. The humidity is stifling but you can drink on the street. So if you get too hot, just pop in a bar and get a beer in a cup, then keep on shopping. Savannah is also the oldest city in Georgia so you can enjoy a White Russian while being pedi-cabbed around downtown. We have ghost tours and Bonaventure Cemetery too. Did I mention the drinking? Haha!

Seriously though, it would be incredible to meet up with some Craftster peeps!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: sheepBlue on April 05, 2018 01:00:55 PM
I'll probably peek at ticket prices to Ireland tonight at home... ::) :D Long shot though, so I'll most likely be there in spirit.

I'm game for wherever the meet up is decided for I think. Pottermouth is making a compelling case for Savannah though  :D And yes to ghost tours wherever we go! They're so fun and silly, and usually are a fun history lesson.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 05, 2018 04:52:44 PM
A holiday house in Ireland sounds dreamy...do you have pubs around that rent rooms like on tv?


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on April 10, 2018 12:27:48 PM
I was just thinking that I would love to attend another Craftster Meetup! I had so much fun at the one in Canada. 2019 would work better for me, but I could probably swing 2018 if that works better for everyone else. Even though I am not from the South, I've always wanted to visit!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 10, 2018 12:39:14 PM
When pottermouth & I first chatted about this idea, it was in the thought that there'd be 5 or 6 folks interested.  But since there's clearly more interest than that, and summer (at least on the calendar) is fast approaching, maybe we should just say 2019 would be best.  Unless anyone has a compelling reason it MUST be this summer....


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: HSG on April 10, 2018 01:10:40 PM
I'm in Hampton Roads, so if Norfolk / Va Beach / Williamsburg / Richmond is a preference I can put together a couple itinerary options!
Word! ;D


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: JoyfulClover on April 10, 2018 09:05:34 PM
I'm in Hampton Roads, so if Norfolk / Va Beach / Williamsburg / Richmond is a preference I can put together a couple itinerary options!
Word! ;D

*waving madly* hi HSG!  It's good to see you!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 11, 2018 04:53:25 AM
2019 spring or autumn, we'll be there. It's possible we'd even consider pulling the kids out of school so they could meet their pen pals in person ;).


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: pottermouth on April 19, 2018 02:57:26 PM
2019 spring or autumn, we'll be there. It's possible we'd even consider pulling the kids out of school so they could meet their pen pals in person ;).

That would be AWESOME!!!!

Hi HSG!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: HSG on April 23, 2018 08:37:09 AM
Howdy pottermouth  ;D


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: curiousfae on April 29, 2018 04:58:36 PM
I was at lunch with Sheepblue today and mentioned how I would love to attend a Craftster meetup (I missed the Canada one by a week or two) and she mentioned this. I would be there for sure! I love Asheville. We stopped for a quick lunch once on a leg of a trip so it was a short visit but I would love to see more. Very cool town. That said though, I would do any of the cities mentioned.  I'm definitively keeping an eye on this board.

And, holy crap, wouldn't Ireland with you guys be fun?! ;)


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 29, 2018 05:26:18 PM
Yes. Yes it sure would be fun.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: sheepBlue on May 02, 2018 08:44:19 AM
So I think the first order of business is settling on a date that works for the majority. For the CA-US meet up, we first started talking about what months were best, and then narrowed down from there. I think the consensus is Spring or Fall timeframe, so what works best for everyone. Is there a way to do a poll? March/April/May or Sept/Oct?


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 02, 2018 10:59:28 AM
So I think the first order of business is settling on a date that works for the majority. For the CA-US meet up, we first started talking about what months were best, and then narrowed down from there. I think the consensus is Spring or Fall timeframe, so what works best for everyone. Is there a way to do a poll? March/April/May or Sept/Oct?

Working on a poll....


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 02, 2018 11:24:43 AM
How far of a drive of it is it from NY (Long Island) to where the meetup is at?


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 02, 2018 11:29:56 AM
Depends on where it is...but well over 8 hours to Virginia Beach...more if it is in NC...


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: sheepBlue on May 02, 2018 12:18:38 PM
If I'm able to make it, I'll be weighing either the drive or a flight. We'll see  :D


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: MissingWillow on May 02, 2018 12:25:46 PM
Hey... Iím in the south!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 02, 2018 12:56:34 PM
How far of a drive of it is it from NY (Long Island) to where the meetup is at?

We haven't picked a city yet. 



Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 02, 2018 12:57:34 PM
Ok folks, here's a poll for you all to fill out, so we can narrow down the plan for dates and destinations. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdrA3sapHpE6z5MPUQSDFLqNnbahop-ufF-zu7XZxoxNhNAHg/viewform?usp=sf_link


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: Abbeeroad on May 02, 2018 01:44:47 PM
Consider me polled! :D


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 02, 2018 02:01:45 PM
Heh, that's what she said :D! Sorry~! Sorry, so inappropriate of me.

I am polled as well but actually I am going to look up the dates for EQAO testing next year and throw that suggestion into the ring as I have no intention of putting my kids through that nonsense and getting away right when it's happening would be perfect! In an ideal world those dates will work for the majority of you as well, I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Because, you know, "Won't somebody Please think of the children?!"
LOL. I am in a silly mood.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: sheepBlue on May 02, 2018 02:16:02 PM
Polled!

Pray tell, what is EQAO testing?


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 02, 2018 02:32:52 PM
It's a very stressful, expensive ridiculous idiotic thing (https://www.etfowr.ca/eqao_not_much_has_changed) the education system here does. I think it has been phased out in the states by now.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 02, 2018 03:26:28 PM
We've got responses from 6 people so far.  I love Google forms.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on May 02, 2018 06:32:33 PM
I just filled out the poll!!!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: JoyfulClover on May 02, 2018 06:59:27 PM
Polled!

Thanks for organizing!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on May 03, 2018 05:40:05 AM
Just submitted a response. Also wanted to know that in the Raleigh/Durham area, we have at least four active Craftster members including me, StudioANF,    geekgirl1000100, and mandit1990 - not trying to sway decisions, just saw that you noted that a few towns where the homes of a few other members :)


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 03, 2018 06:27:57 AM
Just submitted a response. Also wanted to know that in the Raleigh/Durham area, we have at least four active Craftster members including me, StudioANF,    geekgirl1000100, and mandit1990 - not trying to sway decisions, just saw that you noted that a few towns where the homes of a few other members :)

Thanks PB!  I was trying to add in info as I came across it, but sometimes it was either confusing, or two people talking to each other rather than the group, etc.  I've added that info to the first post of this thread and the poll itself. 

Note: If anyone is uncomfortable with their craftster name & home city being listed, let me know and I will happily remove it.  I'm not trying to invade anyone's privacy.  Just keep notes for myself as I try to organize something that seems to be getting bigger than I thought it would!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 03, 2018 06:38:07 AM
I wanted to choose all the places but it specifically says not to do that, lol. I only clicked on pottermouth's city because our kids really want to meet their pen-pals but honestly, we would try to make it to anywhere or wheres as the case may be. My man toured with the Dead and Phish in younger years (what am I saying, there was a 10 day marathon just 3 years ago, ha ha) and he loves to travel.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 03, 2018 06:42:53 AM
Current stats:
-So far we've had 9 people fill out the poll.

-Fall is currently winning in the preferred season category with 8 votes, followed closely by spring with 7 votes.  

-For specific months, September & April are in the lead with 7 votes each, followed closely by October with 6, and March with as respectable 4.

-As for cities Charleston, SC and Savanna, GA are tied with 5 votes each.  Behind them are Ashville, NC with 4, and Raleigh/Durham with 3 votes.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 03, 2018 06:49:54 AM
I wanted to choose all the places but it specifically says not to do that, lol. I only clicked on pottermouth's city because our kids really want to meet their pen-pals but honestly, we would try to make it to anywhere or wheres as the case may be. My man toured with the Dead and Phish in younger years (what am I saying, there was a 10 day marathon just 3 years ago, ha ha) and he loves to travel.

You can totally choose a handful.  I was just trying to avoid every single person choosing every single city, so that we aren't able to narrow it down at all.  Sometimes being too 'ready for anything' isn't helpful!    :D

Fun story:  I have the nicest in-laws on the planet.  Like, seriously wonderful.  They live in IL, and when we were living in NH for a year, they flew out to visit.  Since we were just 40 mins from Boston, I asked if they wanted to see that city.  "Whatever you'd like, dear."  Ok, they are adventerous, I'll take them there.  Take a bus so we don't have to worry about parking, and take the T around the city all day.  So, where do you guys want to go in Boston?  "Wherever you'd like, dear."  They weren't being jerks, they just honestly didn't care as long as we all got to hang out together.  So I thought, maybe it's just too big a question, and tried narrowing it down to 6-8 things I thought they might enjoy.  "Wherever you'd like, dear."  Since the only thing we could rule out was going out for seafood (MIL is allergic to shellfish), we really weren't any closer to a decision.  Eventually I just had to pick something for them, because they were too darn nice to do it themselves.  :P

I just don't want to be the person picking for everyone else, because everyone is too nice to give an opinion, and therefore I disappoint everyone.   ;)


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 03, 2018 06:53:25 AM
Thanks PB!  I was trying to add in info as I came across it, but sometimes it was either confusing, or two people talking to each other rather than the group, etc.  I've added that info to the first post of this thread and the poll itself. 

Scratch that.  When I altered the Poll answer to include the fact that you all live there, I seem to have broken the Google Form.  If I do so, it won't show me any responses for Raleigh/Durham.  Just that 3 mysterious no-one's voted for it, but on the individual response section it looks like no one chose it at all, because the text of the answer had been changed.  Had to change it back to make the form work.  But I did leave the info on the first post of this thread. 


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 03, 2018 06:56:27 AM
September is when kids go back to school so that would be difficult for us. April is the tail end of a long yucky season of cold and slush, nicer weather just then would cheer me up a whole heck of a lot!
I don't know much about that part of the world but I'd look up wherever was chosen and pitch my vote for fun stuff there.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 03, 2018 07:05:29 AM
I have been to all of the cities listed. It would be nice to go where other craftsters live to get the inside scoop on local restaurants, etc. When I went to Boston, Leah, the founder of Craftster, was our host. She and her hubby took us touring via public transport and we saw a smattering of everything "touristy" and ate at some cool local places....we even went dancing and did karaoke...let me tell you a secret---kittykill is an awesome singer!!!!

I picked Raleigh because I think I will be in North Carolina but just moving, so I might not be able to go anywhere else unless it was close by...I don't feel right leaving hubby to settle in. I was also thinking that MissingWillow and Cackle live closer and my new crush geekgirl1000100!!!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: MissingWillow on May 03, 2018 07:18:19 AM
I am hosting a group of Raleigh area Craftsters this weekend in our pottery studio.  They came a while back to make stuff and now need to glaze them.  There will also be lunch and 80ís movies involved.   :). Oh, and we get to meet up again after the glaze firing! 


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 03, 2018 07:19:21 AM
I am just so jealous!!!!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: Abbeeroad on May 04, 2018 01:45:01 PM
Ditto.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on May 04, 2018 08:42:03 PM
I am hosting a group of Raleigh area Craftsters this weekend in our pottery studio.  They came a while back to make stuff and now need to glaze them.  There will also be lunch and 80ís movies involved.   :). Oh, and we get to meet up again after the glaze firing! 

I just crammed a couple VHS's in my bag and picked up a uttload of bread today :)


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: MissingWillow on May 05, 2018 01:13:51 AM
Oooh baby!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 05, 2018 05:58:10 AM
Current stats:
-So far we've had 9 people fill out the poll.
-Fall is currently winning in the preferred season category with 8 votes, followed closely by spring with 7 votes. 
-For specific months, September & April are in the lead with 7 votes each, followed closely by October with 6, and March with as respectable 4.
-As for cities Charleston, SC and Savanna, GA are tied with 5 votes each.  Behind them are Ashville, NC with 4, and Raleigh/Durham with 3 votes.



Current stats:

-So far we've had 11 people fill out the poll.

-Fall is still winning in the preferred season category with 9 votes, followed closely by spring with 8 votes. 

-For specific months, September & April are still tied with 8 votes each, followed closely by October with 7.  (March, May & November are tied with 4 each.)

-As for cities Charleston, SC and Savanna, GA are still tied with 7 votes each.  Behind them are Ashville, NC with 5, and Nashville has come up in the ranks to surpass Raleigh/Durham with 4 votes.


I'll leave the poll up a few more days in case pottermouth, HSG, or LadybugsAndBumblebees want to chime in.  Thank you to everyone who has voted already!  :-*


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 05, 2018 06:02:48 AM
Couldja wouldja list the people who've voted? Just for interest. This is fun!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 05, 2018 06:28:41 AM
Couldja wouldja list the people who've voted? Just for interest. This is fun!

Lol.  Everyone who has posted in this thread previously, except pottermouth, HSG, or LadybugsAndBumblebees.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 05, 2018 06:47:21 AM
Everybody else voted? Wow. This has the potential to be an epic meet up! I sure hope we can make it.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: pottermouth on May 05, 2018 07:26:22 AM
Cross me off, I just took the poll. (Thanks, clm. Now those words will forever be dirty.)

I'm willing to go wherever is chosen but fought the urge to check all the boxes and make Jennie's eyes roll.  :D


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: curiousfae on May 05, 2018 07:52:07 AM
My votes are in! Thanks for all your hard work so far Mistress Jennie. If there is anything I can do to help please let me know.

I chose fall because, in theory, once school has started things usually slow down a bit (although it seems like there is always something, right?) compared to summer with family vacations and summer camps and winter with all the holidays and crappy weather to contend with, fall usually feels like a bit of a breather. But that is just me and I know that it can be very busy for bigger families and our teachers/educators/homeschoolers in the group.

Also, because school has started, places of interest usually are not as busy. And, the weather is usually milder. And I am a big component for milder weather. I am a heat and humidity wuss.

All that said, I am very lucky to have a flexible schedule and would really go at any time if at all possible.





Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 05, 2018 01:52:53 PM
If you don't mind me asking, how is everyone getting down there?  I don't have the money to fly, and I was going to drive, but I don't think I could do the entire stretch alone.  I live in NY.  Does anyone want to join me and split the driving?  We can use my car-it's been to both Florida and Vermont, it's very reliable (Thank G-d!).  I live on Long Island, NY.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 05, 2018 01:54:39 PM
In response to the voting...I didn't vote b/c I didn't think I should till I had an idea if I could make it or not.  It all depends if I can find someone to share the driving with me.

As for what time of year is good for me, any time of year!  I am extremely lucky to have an open schedule and am good with whenever everybody else wants to go.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 05, 2018 01:56:12 PM
I just read about the voting part with the places to go.  (Sorry.)  Because if I go, I'll be driving, I would have to say whatever place is furthest north is where I would like to go.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup; 2018 or 2019?
Post by: HSG on May 07, 2018 06:54:17 AM
Couldja wouldja list the people who've voted? Just for interest. This is fun!

Lol.  Everyone who has posted in this thread previously, except pottermouth, HSG, or LadybugsAndBumblebees.
Done did it! ;)


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 07, 2018 08:42:18 AM
Current stats:
-So far we've had 11 people fill out the poll.
-Fall is still winning in the preferred season category with 9 votes, followed closely by spring with 8 votes. 
-For specific months, September & April are still tied with 8 votes each, followed closely by October with 7.  (March, May & November are tied with 4 each.)
-As for cities Charleston, SC and Savanna, GA are still tied with 7 votes each.  Behind them are Ashville, NC with 5, and Nashville has come up in the ranks to surpass Raleigh/Durham with 4 votes.



Monday stats update:
14 people filled out the poll.

-Spring has overtaken the season vote, with 11, followed closely by Fall with 10 votes. 

-April has overtaken the lead with 10 votes, followed by September & October which are tied with 8 votes each.

-As for cities Ashville, NC has overtaken Charleston, and is tied with Savanna, GA with 8 votes each.  Behind them are Charleston with 7, and  Raleigh/Durham with 6 votes.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 07, 2018 08:48:26 AM
I'll leave the poll open until Wednesday.  If you can think of anyone here on Craftster who you think might like to attend, but may not have seen this thread, please feel free to send them a link and invite them to join the conversation.  :)


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 07, 2018 09:44:26 AM
omg--I feel like I am watching the horse races!!! ha ha

I will just be moving back to the South sometime in the late summer/early fall, so not sure I could make it while the house is on the market, etc. BUT...a few days isn't going to hurt...

I agree that milder temps are best for most people...I personally love the heat and humidity, but I know that a lot of people don't.



Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: Abbeeroad on May 07, 2018 12:20:17 PM
I am loving the current poll leaders!!

LBBB - I may drive down from NJ, but since I have a lot of family in the south, I will likely stop in to see them/extend the trip to visit. I have not ruled out jumping on a plane to make the trip a little easier.

I'm also considering bringing my older crafty kiddo if other Craftster folks bring their kiddos. Babies will likely sit this one out. :)


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 10, 2018 05:02:48 AM
Well no one else has answered the poll since the last update, so the previous stats still stand. 

April 2019 it is!  In either Ashville or Savannah....  I feel like we need some sort of overtime for the two of them to battle it out and declare a winner.   :D


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: sheepBlue on May 10, 2018 05:25:05 AM
April 2019 it is!  In either Ashville or Savannah....  I feel like we need some sort of overtime for the two of them to battle it out and declare a winner.   :D

Agreed! I'll be checking out flight prices, etc before I weigh in, but I like a final round vote. Also since April won out as the month to do this, maybe we should be drilling down to which weekends are preferred. For the CA-US meet up the group decided to do a 3 day visit from Friday - Sunday, with some arriving earlier/staying later as an additional option. Does a Friday-Sunday meetup sound good to everyone as well? If so, then we can list the weekends in that month and have everyone vote on which they'd prefer.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 10, 2018 06:11:44 AM
I voted for Savannah because it's closer to my parents in FL. April is a miserable end-of-winter month, it will be great to get away just then. We'll be coming for longer to see my folks so we'll arrange around the get together days :).


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: MissingWillow on May 10, 2018 06:14:42 AM
Can we do a final Asheville vs Savannah vote please?


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 10, 2018 06:26:02 AM
If it is April, I will still be in PA and would probably drive down!!  LBABB...we could go together!!! 


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 10, 2018 06:54:26 AM
THAT WOULD BE SOOOOOOO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  PM me and we can work out the details!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 10, 2018 06:56:33 AM
Yipee!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 10, 2018 06:59:25 AM
I'm good with whatever people prefer as far as time spent there.  Does everyone stay in a hotel for the nights or what?


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on May 10, 2018 07:03:17 AM
I agree that we should do another poll with weekends in April to narrow down a date and also narrow down a location. I know that Easter is April 21st next year, so maybe that wouldn't be a good date to do a meetup.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 10, 2018 07:10:28 AM
LBABB...When we went to Canada, UTM found us a hotel that was convenient to everything and we all pretty much shared rooms or had single rooms and then met to explore, craft, talk, eat, etc.  It was a blast! I roomed with alteredmommy...she is a great roommate! In Boston, I roomed with teapotdonkey...I learned all about make up and nails...it was a hoot!

I think as the dates and places are finalized, we can check into getting room rates for our group...I belong to some rewards clubs and might even have a free night or so...don't worry about the hotel...

Also, a little fun thing we did:  we each made a little something and then did a white elephant sort of thing...we also brought any supplies we wanted to donate to the group and had a few days of crafting lessons...we should work on our "workshop" ideas!!!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 10, 2018 11:06:25 AM
Can we do a final Asheville vs Savannah vote please?


Sure. But it probably have to wait till later tonight or even tomorrow, because weíre having thunderstorms right now, and Iím trying to corral a terrified puppy.  Sheís had her Xanax, but is still scared out of her mind.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on May 10, 2018 11:18:45 AM
Aww. Poor puppy :(


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 10, 2018 02:45:42 PM
That all sounds wonderful!  I'm good with the gas and tolls, it was the other "stuff" I'm worried about.  But I've got a year to save so it's all good.

I PMed blupaisan to see if she'd like to join us.  :D


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 10, 2018 02:47:00 PM
oh if blu comes with us, we might never make it back home...girls road trip!!!! ha ha ha


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: sheepBlue on May 10, 2018 02:51:57 PM
It is so funny how excited I am about this, and we're a year out  :D curiousfae and I are already talking about being travel/bunking buddies. I'm pumped!!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: curiousfae on May 10, 2018 03:08:34 PM
Also, a little fun thing we did:  we each made a little something and then did a white elephant sort of thing...we also brought any supplies we wanted to donate to the group and had a few days of crafting lessons...we should work on our "workshop" ideas!!!

ooh...I love this!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 10, 2018 03:55:36 PM
Ok, here's our second poll, to narrow down the actual weekend in April, and which of our two cities we will go to.  I have set up the poll so that you can choose up to TWO weekends that best suit you.  Please don't pick all three, or your vote won't be very helpful.  ;)

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfinF_Nem5WB4nq2agDBwxdATdzgbZu9Zf4tu090EMShB1Zw/viewform?usp=sf_link


Please feel free to think about your choices, and do some research if necessary.  I will leave the poll up for 1 week, just like last time, so don't feel rushed into a decision tonight.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 10, 2018 04:08:16 PM
I chose the weekends closest to Easter because that would be a great time to visit my family, mom would love that. The kids have Friday and Monday off of school already so either week works just fine.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: JoyfulClover on May 10, 2018 04:08:42 PM
Polled.

Also, you're a straight champion, Mistress J!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 10, 2018 04:24:51 PM
curiousfae...I will be in Michigan this fall....probably September...I keep telling sheepblue that we need to meet up...my sister is in Kalamazoo...where are you in relation to there?


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: JoyfulClover on May 10, 2018 04:26:35 PM
I like Michigan...


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: curiousfae on May 10, 2018 04:43:19 PM
curiousfae...I will be in Michigan this fall....probably September...I keep telling sheepblue that we need to meet up...my sister is in Kalamazoo...where are you in relation to there?


VERY close! I'm just outside Lansing. About 1hr or so away. A meet up would be awesome! You too JClove! Come on over. ;)


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: curiousfae on May 10, 2018 04:46:32 PM
I was thinking maybe we should make a set of Craftster trading cards specifically to trade with each other at this meet up. Something to commemorate the occasion. We could make them there or have them prepared. Just an idea...


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 10, 2018 05:04:48 PM
I was thinking maybe we should make a set of Craftster trading cards specifically to trade with each other at this meet up. Something to commemorate the occasion. We could make them there or have them prepared. Just an idea...

YAY! Yes please! I would love another round of that swap before then too.

Also, our cottage is just south of Detroit, 45 mins on the Canadian side. I know that seems weird that part of Canada is south of the US but it's true!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: sheepBlue on May 10, 2018 06:19:43 PM
Michigan meet up?!? Tell me when and where  :D


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: JoyfulClover on May 10, 2018 06:59:33 PM
curiousfae...I will be in Michigan this fall....probably September...I keep telling sheepblue that we need to meet up...my sister is in Kalamazoo...where are you in relation to there?


VERY close! I'm just outside Lansing. About 1hr or so away. A meet up would be awesome! You too JClove! Come on over. ;)

Yiiiiiisssss!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: mandykaye on May 10, 2018 07:24:00 PM
I'm following this! It would be really cool to meet some of you all in person after all these years ;)! Curiousfae notified me of this as I am also in MI! I'm not sure if I'll actually be able to swing it as of now, but it sounds super fun!!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: MissingWillow on May 11, 2018 02:22:26 AM
Thanks for posting the second poll, Jennie!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 11, 2018 07:51:37 AM
Thanks for posting the second poll, Jennie!

You're welcome!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 11, 2018 07:57:03 AM
Monday stats update:
14 people filled out the poll.
-Spring has overtaken the season vote, with 11, followed closely by Fall with 10 votes. 
-April has overtaken the lead with 10 votes, followed by September & October which are tied with 8 votes each.
-As for cities Ashville, NC has overtaken Charleston, and is tied with Savanna, GA with 8 votes each.  Behind them are Charleston with 7, and  Raleigh/Durham with 6 votes.


Friday Poll #2 Stats:

-7 people have filled out the new poll so far.

-April 26-28 is currently in the lead with 4 votes, followed very closely by April 5-7 & April 12-14, with 3 votes each. 

-Ashville, NC is in the lead with 5 votes, while Savannah is trailing with only 2 votes.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 11, 2018 07:58:44 AM
I gotta ask....  is anyone else interested in Ashville because every book Sarah Addison Allen has written takes place 'just outside Ashville'?  Because, while I know it's supposed to be a lovely city, that's half my interest in visiting!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: sheepBlue on May 11, 2018 08:05:29 AM
I gotta ask....  is anyone else interested in Ashville because every book Sarah Addison Allen has written takes place 'just outside Ashville'?  Because, while I know it's supposed to be a lovely city, that's half my interest in visiting!

Honestly, I don't really care where we visit because it's going to be awesome either way.  :D


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 11, 2018 08:32:04 AM
I love Ashville because of the art and music community.  And, the history that surrounds Biltmore Estate and the Vanderbilts is so interesting to me...a little peak into the past and the mega rich! The mountains are gorgeous and the food is fabulous. We will be going just before peak tourist season...it will still be a bit chilly but nice to walk around.  I am looking in my records to see where we stayed...if I recall, it was fairly reasonable.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 11, 2018 08:33:34 AM
Something I found, and can't decide if it sounds like an amazing spot for us to take over, or like we'd all be pissed taking a flashlight to go to the bathroom at night.... 

https://www.ashevilleglamping.com/


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: JoyfulClover on May 11, 2018 08:36:40 AM
I gotta ask....  is anyone else interested in Ashville because every book Sarah Addison Allen has written takes place 'just outside Ashville'?  Because, while I know it's supposed to be a lovely city, that's half my interest in visiting!

This is HILARIOUS!  Both are walking towns, but I chose Ashville because I've been to Savannah.  Of course now I am off to look at her books!  I respect IRL love transferrance!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on May 11, 2018 08:43:10 AM
Dang it. I was about to vote Savannah because I've never been, and I've been to Asheville lots (but still love it). But Dome 3 on that glamping site looks freaking awesome. Sleeps 8. Has a SLIDE into the  living room from the upper level.   :o


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 11, 2018 09:06:18 AM
Dang...how many are there potentially? I have to admit, I am not at all a camping type but that was amazing...


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 11, 2018 09:13:04 AM
I'd stay there!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 11, 2018 09:13:31 AM
I gotta ask....  is anyone else interested in Ashville because every book Sarah Addison Allen has written takes place 'just outside Ashville'?  Because, while I know it's supposed to be a lovely city, that's half my interest in visiting!

This is HILARIOUS!  Both are walking towns, but I chose Ashville because I've been to Savannah.  Of course now I am off to look at her books!  I respect IRL love transferrance!

Start with Garden Spells.  Or the Sugar Queen.  Then move on from there.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 11, 2018 09:15:26 AM
Well there are 16 of us who have been talking in the thread, and most of their options sleep anywhere from 2 to 8.  It's hard to see unless you look at the pics of every single option, but in a few you can see that several are arranged in a little circle around a fire pit.  Some are a bit further apart. 

And some have hot tubs....


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 11, 2018 09:18:04 AM
And this place has tubs that are private from one another, but are outdoors and overlook the mountains...  http://www.shojiretreats.com/

Sorry, I re-aggravated the injury to the tendon in my foot, and now all I want to do is go soak, so I'm drooling over spa packages that I probably can't afford.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 11, 2018 09:24:49 AM
I think I would be too wound up to be able to relax and enjoy the spa...I would rather craft and gab all night..have some adult beverages and run around the woods howling to the wolves!  lol


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 11, 2018 09:27:50 AM
We will be traveling avec youngsters so a spot for just us to bunk and another place to hang with y'all when the kids are settled would be great! I can't believe that dome has a slide, ha ha!

I re-twisted my injured ankle for the 3rd time today. I am just sitting around craving comfort too Jennie.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on May 11, 2018 09:51:02 AM
I think I would be too wound up to be able to relax and enjoy the spa...I would rather craft and gab all night..have some adult beverages and run around the woods howling to the wolves!  lol


After we drink too many drinks to craft and have finished running through the woods, perhaps we will need to uhhh... soak the uhhh... I dunno. After doing all the things, we will probably be wiped enough to chill in a tub and keep gabbing and drinking ;)


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 11, 2018 10:05:17 AM
Lol. Exactly! Soaking while enjoying adult beverages and gabbing. And more adult beverages.

Iím really not a camping kinda girl. (Not a makeup and heels kinda girl either.) I want to sit around the fire pit, but then I want to go sleep indoors on a real bed! Which is exactly what they seem to have. Iíd be tempted by the tiny little baby camper, because I snore and wouldnít want to keep anyone else awake.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: curiousfae on May 11, 2018 10:15:30 AM
I gotta ask....  is anyone else interested in Ashville because every book Sarah Addison Allen has written takes place 'just outside Ashville'?  Because, while I know it's supposed to be a lovely city, that's half my interest in visiting!

I get this! I've only read Garden Spells but may now have to look into the others. Mistress Jennie do you recommend one over the others?


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 11, 2018 10:20:37 AM
Garden Spells is my favorite. Second place is the Sugar Queen tied with the Peach Keeper. Then the Girl Who Followed the Moon and Lost Lake.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 11, 2018 11:48:57 AM
AIMR, I can't drink but other than that, I'm with you!  Heck, I love Dunkin Donuts mint chip shakes, so that'll be my beverage of choice.  ;D


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on May 11, 2018 12:28:45 PM
I love camping, so I would be totally down for trying some glamping!!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 11, 2018 01:17:28 PM
AIMR, I can't drink but other than that, I'm with you!  Heck, I love Dunkin Donuts mint chip shakes, so that'll be my beverage of choice.  ;D

I really can't either, but I get drunk on life and happiness...I would join you in a shake for sure!!!  Lots more laughing when my tummy is happy!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: sheepBlue on May 12, 2018 06:27:43 AM
I'm having a hard time figuring out what something like the glamping site would cost to stay at - it looks amazing, but may be cost-prohibitive for some of us :-\


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: MissingWillow on May 12, 2018 06:51:20 AM
The dome that sleeps 8 is $250/night.  The trailer with a hot tub that sleeps 4 is $140/night.  Go to https://www.glampinginnc.com/en/1099587/asheville-glamping-all-sites and click the ĎBookí tab.  That will bring up the prices.



Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 12, 2018 06:54:56 AM
The trailer with a hot tub that sleeps 4 is $140/night.

We want that one! :D


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 12, 2018 09:36:59 AM
8 people for $250?  I wonder if some of those beds are cots...lol...

I think we have to decide if we want to all be close by and "together"...I will have a car and can drive 5 of us...there are also a lot of bed and breakfast places, but they are pricey for many on a budget...

Are people comfortable sharing rooms?  I have no problem since I can sleep through anything, even a tornado...I am messy, but I can clean up after myself for a few days, lol... and I don't hog covers...


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 12, 2018 11:32:11 AM
I'm having a hard time figuring out what something like the glamping site would cost to stay at - it looks amazing, but may be cost-prohibitive for some of us :-\

The prices look pretty similar to hotel prices in Asheville itself.  And I was thinking people who wanted to save some cash might bunk together, just like they would in a regular hotel. 

Speaking of which, I'm more than happy to go the traditional hotel route too.  I just bumped into that website while looking around at cool things to do in Asheville, and thought it might appeal to crafty creative folks.  I don't want anyone to feel forced into something.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 12, 2018 11:40:18 AM
8 people for $250?  I wonder if some of those beds are cots...lol...

The big dome that sleeps 8 says it comes with '2 Queen beds and 2 pull outs', aka pull out sofas that can be seen in the 'living room' area of the dome.  One of the queen beds is inside a bedroom with a door that closes, while the other seems to be in a lofted area above the 'master bedroom'.  It would be a definite get-to-know-your-Craftster-friends-really-well situation if folks chose to share the dome.  Some folks might like more privacy at night, and some others might not care.


Are people comfortable sharing rooms?  I have no problem since I can sleep through anything, even a tornado...I am messy, but I can clean up after myself for a few days, lol... and I don't hog covers...

I certainly don't mind sharing a room, but according to my husband my snoring is getting worse, so I don't want to put anyone else through that, so I'd probably get myself a room alone if I could, just to make sure everyone gets a good night's sleep.


Folks who have been to a meetup before:  How did you go about group crafting time?  Did you use a hotel that had a meeting space?  Do a project at someone's house?


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 12, 2018 11:45:14 AM
The glamping site looks very different and interesting and groovy but maybe being in hotel right in the city would make it easier to do all the things until exhaustion overtakes us, then there isn't far to travel to get to our beds. Either way I will be happy. My man is so keen he's started planning our savings for the trip already, lol. We had a great time last visit, y'all made such an impression on him and the kids. They are all endlessly curious about our crafting adventures, it's awesome!

The crafting was hosted by lovely, wonderful, amazing Wulf at his work, the Toronto Opera's set studio. It was too much.
We had a tea party at my place too, no crafting, just eating and some cool gift exchange.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: sheepBlue on May 12, 2018 11:56:24 AM
Didn't realize the glamping was so affordable  :D That's not bad at all.

I'm inclined to agree with CLM's thought on having a place close to town though. We can socialize til we drop and then crawl back to bed and do it over again in the morning   ;D But I'll go with whatever the group decides.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: curiousfae on May 12, 2018 12:21:08 PM
I'm with Jennie. From what I have been told, I snore and I do not want to hinder anyone's sleep because of it. I will have a sleep apnea device (not sure which as I am in the process of getting that tested right now) and that should help. So sheepblue you may want to rethink your invitation to bunk with me!

Being spring the weather may be on the milder side as well. I love camping but doing it in the rain stinks. Although most campers these days are fitted with so many amenities we may not even know the difference.

Maybe we could see if the hotel has a conference room we could use? Or even just meet up in the lobby to play board games, or cards, or ice breaker type games. I dabble in tarot if anyone would like a reading?!

Actual crafting may be difficult since we would have to bring supplies, unless it was something very small and portable. What if we each did a tutorial of some kind. Something simple. A crochet stitch, tm patch, twinchie, watercolor, macrame, etc. Just some little technique. It does not even have to be craft related. If you are good at it- show us. Just some little nugget of knowledge we could take home with us!

I dunno....just brainstorming....


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 12, 2018 12:50:04 PM
Oh yes, that stumpwork tutorial stuck with me and inspired so many project! I brought supplies for glass jem eyeball fridge magnets (the ones we made still live on our fridge) and there was paper crafting and shibori tie dyeing, it was AWESOME! I will bring whatever car craft I can muster up and participate in anything anybody else is doing too.
The man and I both snore a wee bit when there's been wine (which is always for me) or when really exhausted (generally a given with travel) so we will bunk with our kids and keep our noise to our own family, ha ha.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: JoyfulClover on May 12, 2018 12:53:18 PM
I am excited to see the area but would really love just some solid hanging out/crafting time with everyone!  I will be driving down (NC 4? Are y'all carpooling?) so I anticipate having space to bring things if needed!

Campfires with Smores and beverages sound devine! I'm sure there is a non-chain hotel to stay, but just as an idea most of the Marriott's now have an outdoor space to gather (most with firepits), and also a casual area in the lobby - ours has convertable seating and easily fits 40ish? (we meet there sometimes)  These are public spaces so if a separate room is cost-prohibitive it might work.

I would love to share anything I know. I will have to think on something easy enough to transport/doesn't take long.  Maybe complete some frames and ready them for weaving?


Board games are fun curious! And I'd love to have a reading!  

Wasn't there a stumpwork tute shared in Canada? (so jelly)

Just ideas/comments. I'm excited!



Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on May 12, 2018 01:17:08 PM
I read more about the domes. The big one has two queen beds and two couch pullouts (no sheets and pillows included for the pullouts). Also no running water even though it has a kitchenette :/ also the bathroom is a porta-potty outside unless you want to walk to the bath house shared by all the rentals. I feel like some of those details might be deal breakers.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 12, 2018 01:19:35 PM
Yeah, portopots are not exactly glamourous, it's true.

JoyfulClover I vote for photo transfer! It's one of those awesome things I want to try and am sure I will love but have been too scared to give it a go on my own. Also free motion, scares the pants offa me so far.

sheepBlue showed us the wonder of stumpwork (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=441007.msg5344268#msg5344268), it was SO GREAT! I made these (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=449858.msg5402076#msg5402076) which I never would have tried on my own.

Also I want to mention that last time somebody posted this topic on the forum that is available to all rather than just here in FoC so everybody could see it. There may be more peeps interested in meeting up. We had a large group last time, it was surprising how many people came. There's a great shot of everybody on my porch, JOY!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on May 12, 2018 01:21:45 PM
I apparently missed a whole page of comments... Has anyone looked to see if there's a large home on AirBnB to try to rent out?


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: sheepBlue on May 12, 2018 01:22:00 PM
I'd be happy to do another stumpwork tutorial/workshop if people would like  :)


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: sheepBlue on May 12, 2018 01:22:47 PM
So the final consensus is Ashville then?


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on May 12, 2018 01:23:17 PM
Also, I'd be more than happy to teach needle feeling if anyone who doesn't already know how wants to learn, and I can handle the supplies as I have a huge and constant stash that I replenish.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: JoyfulClover on May 12, 2018 01:24:46 PM
I'd be happy to do another stumpwork tutorial/workshop if people would like  :)

I thought it was you, but didn't want to mis-type!  If we were in person I'd be shooting you the classic crazy eyes right now!

Also, I'd be more than happy to teach needle feeling if anyone who doesn't already know how wants to learn, and I can handle the supplies as I have a huge and constant stash that I replenish.

And I don't want to yes everything, but...well, you know I would love to see your technique, Perfectly!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 12, 2018 01:27:28 PM
Also, I'd be more than happy to teach needle feeling if anyone who doesn't already know how wants to learn, and I can handle the supplies as I have a huge and constant stash that I replenish.

Yes please! I have done some but more is mo' bettah!

We are going to Savannah no matter what, the kids want to meet their pen pals there. Ashville will be great too, we can do all the things on our way to GA and then FL. I have a year to plan, I am already SO EXCITED!


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 12, 2018 02:22:29 PM
Iím blessed that my DH doesnít complain, but I too snore loudly. I have sleep apnea as well, but canít use the machine as of yet.

I canít afford to bunk alone....are there any fellow who snorers?


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 12, 2018 02:26:04 PM
I donít mind sleeping in close quarters as long as the other people can deal with my snoring. Seriously.

How do you determine what craft you want to bring for your tutorial and also for the gift exchange?


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 13, 2018 09:58:17 AM
Also I want to mention that last time somebody posted this topic on the forum that is available to all rather than just here in FoC so everybody could see it. There may be more peeps interested in meeting up. We had a large group last time, it was surprising how many people came. There's a great shot of everybody on my porch, JOY!

Working on that.... 


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 13, 2018 10:00:51 AM
So the final consensus is Ashville then?

All I could instantly think when I read this was the evil stepmother from Ever After saying, "Darling nothing is certain until you are dead.  And even then I'm sure God negotiates."   :D  So far we've had 9 people vote in the poll.  Right now Asheville is in the lead, but who knows what will happen with the other 7 people vote.  It's any cities game!


Being spring the weather may be on the milder side as well. I love camping but doing it in the rain stinks. Although most campers these days are fitted with so many amenities we may not even know the difference.

If we do happen to be in Asheville, it really won't be too hot yet, and the nights will get cool.  Average high is 68, average low is 46.


I apparently missed a whole page of comments... Has anyone looked to see if there's a large home on AirBnB to try to rent out?

I just checked this out a bit.  It kinda depends on just how many people we're trying to cram into a place.  There are some sites that allow gatherings like family reunions, and have 5-6 bedrooms, with 10 or so beds, and they really aren't that expensive if you're dividing it up by headcount.  Some come to about $2,000, but would allow 16-20 people to stay there, so about $125-$100 per person for both nights.  BUT....  The question is, who goes on the hook for putting the stay on their credit or debit card?  And how do the rest of us reimburse them?  And the options that DO house that many people, tend to be further out from downtown Asheville.  Like a 15-20 minute drive.  Which some people might not mind at all, and others might want to be right in the action.  

(There's a cool place intended for meditation retreats that's covered in prayer flags and just screams for Craftsters to add to!  ;))


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 13, 2018 10:42:45 AM
Maybe we could see if the hotel has a conference room we could use? Or even just meet up in the lobby to play board games, or cards, or ice breaker type games.

Awesome idea.  The only thing I'm worried about, is how to sell a hotel on the idea that we want to do a craft project, and convince them it won't make a giant mess or destroy any of their property.  Also, I'm pretty sure they charge for use of a conference room, so we'd all need to chip in for that.

I dabble in tarot if anyone would like a reading?!

That would be a great activity if you're up for it!

Also, I'd be more than happy to teach needle feeling if anyone who doesn't already know how wants to learn, and I can handle the supplies as I have a huge and constant stash that I replenish.

I've always wanted to try that.  Great idea.

I'd be happy to do another stumpwork tutorial/workshop if people would like  :)

That would be amazing.  I'm so impressed with your stumpwork darling.  


I would love to share anything I know. I will have to think on something easy enough to transport/doesn't take long.  Maybe complete some frames and ready them for weaving?

Weaving would be really fun, especially if some of us who crochet or knit bring leftover bits and bobs of yarn to add into the mix.


I'm trying to think of something that would be easy for me to bring the supplies for, and teach.  I could do a simple beaded bracelet with a charm on the clasp, like these ones I made for kittykill (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452791.msg5453240#msg5453240).  If people gave me a favorite color, and a few of their interests, I could make up kits with the supplies for each person, so I wouldn't have to lug my whole bead & charm stash.  (Which at last check more than filled a bathtub. (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=733169&ppuser=153888))  Or perhaps the silk wrap bracelets I planned for us to make when EdelC visited last summer, but we just didn't get to because we were busy having fun in Orlando.  I still have all the supplies waiting.  (They would be something like these (https://img.etsystatic.com/il/3a0b9d/417111453/il_fullxfull.417111453_5m7q.jpg?version=0).  Note that image is not mine and was just stolen from a Google Image search.)


The other thing I've been turning over in my mind is the idea of a barter party.  TheMistressT does one with some friends each autumn.  She describes it as "where people gather to trade things they've made, grown, canned, caught, etc."  She's brought canned jam, 'bathtub' gin, and I think some sewn drawstring bags, etc.  Not sure how we'd work it, but I just thought I'd throw the idea out there.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: sheepBlue on May 13, 2018 10:55:46 AM
A few thoughts based on previous experience with the CA-US meetup:

Regarding a meeting place to do crafts, etc - we did a little research and most hotels would charge for us to use a conference room. There was discussion of having the crafting time be in a public venue (i.e. park if weather is nice, or a cafe) which has the benefit of being free (or mostly free if we were in a cafe it would most likely be appreciated if we bought some food/drinks there). A library would also be another option now that I think of it. Though that would limit us to portable, non-messy crafts. There is also the possibility of doing crafts in the hotel room/camping site/etc.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 13, 2018 02:41:15 PM
LBABB...I know people who tell me they snore, but I would have no idea...I can sleep through anything...I would be happy to bunk with you or any known snorers...my hubby is a drummer and I sleep through his drumming right underneath our master bedroom...lol I can also bring earplugs if anyone wants them!

I will be driving and can bring supplies...the main thing is where...I think that whatever hotel we use generally has a conference room...I am also betting that if we let the local artsy community know, we could get some PR and maybe a place to craft/teach?

I love board games, reading time, touristy things, eating, and just gabbing...

Good that we are starting early as there is a lot to check out...


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: MissingWillow on May 13, 2018 03:10:06 PM
http://www.chevronbeads.com Is the nicest bead store Iíve ever been in.  Downtown Asheville.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 14, 2018 05:33:51 AM
Thank you AIMR!  Iím looking into having my sleep apnea re evaluated so perhaps the only sound you will hear  is the air sound of the machine.

One of my oldest best friends is funny...she wears hearing aids and when her husband was being an a$$, sheíd take out her hearing aids!  Couldnít hear a word he said, then.  ;D ;D 


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 14, 2018 06:17:32 AM
omg--that bead store...


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 14, 2018 08:49:50 AM
The bead store looks great, I am sure I wouldn't be able to keep away from there.

Jennie, I talked a bit with my man and he had some logistic ideas for us. I will actually message you to see if any of them are worth discussing here before posting them.
I love both the bracelets you linked to. I wear this (https://www.loveprayjewelry.com/collections/chakra-jewelry/products/chakra-genuine-gemstones-and-crystal-27-bead-mala-wrap-chakra-bracelet) every day. I would love to make more, I want a whole stack of them. The brass spacers are the only beads I haven't had any luck sourcing. We got it on our road trip last summer, it's a nice reminder of an amazing time. I would wear one made with you guys and think of you every time I saw it I'm sure. Great idea :).


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: curiousfae on May 14, 2018 08:50:08 AM
just some links I found at work real quick:

http://www.ashevillenc.gov/departments/parks/recreation/recreation_centers.htm (http://www.ashevillenc.gov/departments/parks/recreation/recreation_centers.htm)

https://www.savannahga.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Carver-Heights-Community-Center-142 (https://www.savannahga.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Carver-Heights-Community-Center-142)

also someone suggested community colleges, churches, rotary/kiwanas, american legion, knights of columbus, masons, senior centers...

once we get a city nailed down it should be easier to find and set something up.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: kittykill on May 14, 2018 09:01:55 AM
Hey ladies and gents I am merging/moving this thread so the general public can see it (as requested). Please stay patient as I work on any hiccups.  :)


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 14, 2018 09:05:04 AM
Hey kittykill, thanks! I know you're not exactly in the south but you're south of where we live, *HINT HINT!* ;) :D.


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 14, 2018 09:26:14 AM
Hey ladies and gents I am merging/moving this thread so the general public can see it (as requested). Please stay patient as I work on any hiccups.  :)

A great big HUZZAH for kittykill!  Thank you so much for helping with this.  :)


Title: Re: Southern Ladies (& Gentlemen) of Craftster Meetup 2019
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 14, 2018 09:46:12 AM
I hope people are looking at SOUTH as a meet up location and not a requirement for attending!

Some of us are really Northerners, right CLM? ha ha ha ha


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup 2019 (Happening in the South East US ~ But ALL are welcome!)
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 14, 2018 11:15:14 AM
I hope people are looking at SOUTH as a meet up location and not a requirement for attending!

Some of us are really Northerners, right CLM? ha ha ha ha

I just changed our title to better reflect that!  :)  Once we have a location nailed down, I'll come up with a better picture for the thread.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup 2019 (Happening in the South East US ~ But ALL are welcome!)
Post by: mandykaye on May 14, 2018 08:53:24 PM
I'm just kind of lurking this thread right now ;) If money and time works out, I would be up for whatever the group consensus is! I've never been south/east of Michigan than Sandusky, OH LOL! I've been all over the mid-west and north-west though and would love to expand my travels to the south to meet you all and learn some new crafty things!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup 2019 (Happening in the South East US ~ But ALL are welcome!)
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 15, 2018 05:57:52 AM
mandkaye...I saw that your visited Frankenmuth in MI!  I truly hope that when I visit my sister this fall that I can meet up with some of you Michiganders! 


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup 2019 (Happening in the South East US ~ But ALL are welcome!)
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 15, 2018 06:54:23 AM
Our cottage is in Canada just south of Detroit. We need to renew our passports but maybe we could join in a Michigan meet up in the fall if a gathering is happening, my mom would happily keep the kids for a day or two.

Hey all, for the Canadian gathering underthemountain and kbrison brought a screen printing set up to print totes and tees with this awesome stuff here:


Is there interest in naming and imaging this gathering? I am thinking we could all either use the image to make something for ourselves or someone might be interested in printing or embroidering patches, totes, shirts or whatever.

I wasn't there for the white elephant exchange but sloth003 made tie dyed pouches for everybody that she filled with necessary items like a bottle of water, pen and paper I think, some other sweet little things. I made TM patches with scrappy quilted fabric suereal sent me ages ago, nobody has shown me anything they made with theirs yet but I know they are happily tucked away in stash as a reminder of our fun visit :). There are pages and pages of discussion about everything here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437866.0) and if you use the images only button there are 2 pages of great photos.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup 2019 (Happening in the South East US ~ But ALL are welcome!)
Post by: edelC on May 15, 2018 07:05:23 AM
I am following this thread with extreme jealousy.

and I would vote for asheville, it was on our mega USA/craftster wonderfulfolk meet up tour last year and it is a gorgeous city (It rained in Savannah while we were there and we only stayed over night, so it didn't make as much of an impression on me)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup 2019 (Happening in the South East US ~ But ALL are welcome!)
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 15, 2018 11:14:36 AM
I am using my patch as a coaster in my craft room...it is the perfect size for a cup of tea!




Title: Re: Craftster Meetup 2019 (Happening in the South East US ~ But ALL are welcome!)
Post by: mandykaye on May 15, 2018 09:30:04 PM
mandkaye...I saw that your visited Frankenmuth in MI!  I truly hope that when I visit my sister this fall that I can meet up with some of you Michiganders! 
That would be super awesome!!!


And that Craftster meetup screen print is an amazing souvenir/memory piece!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup 2019 (Happening in the South East US ~ But ALL are welcome!)
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 16, 2018 06:33:13 AM
That's a lovely idea clm!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup 2019 (Happening in the South East US ~ But ALL are welcome!)
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 17, 2018 07:42:23 AM
Friday Poll #2 Stats:
-7 people have filled out the new poll so far.
-April 26-28 is currently in the lead with 4 votes, followed very closely by April 5-7 & April 12-14, with 3 votes each. 
-Ashville, NC is in the lead with 5 votes, while Savannah is trailing with only 2 votes.



Thursday Poll #2 Stats Update:
-10 people have filled out the poll so far.

-April 26-28 is still in the lead with 7 votes, followed VERY closely by April 12-14, with 6 votes.

-Asheville, NC is still in the lead, with 7 votes to 3 for Savannah, GA.



Ok, here's our second poll, to narrow down the actual weekend in April, and which of our two cities we will go to.  I have set up the poll so that you can choose up to TWO weekends that best suit you.  Please don't pick all three, or your vote won't be very helpful.  ;)
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfinF_Nem5WB4nq2agDBwxdATdzgbZu9Zf4tu090EMShB1Zw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Please feel free to think about your choices, and do some research if necessary.  I will leave the poll up for 1 week, just like last time, so don't feel rushed into a decision tonight.

Ok, remember how I said feel free to take your time and think upon your decision before voting in the new poll, and that I'd be leaving it up for a week?  Well, now I'm going to nudge you in the other direction!  The poll has been up a full week, but we've only had 10 people vote, compared to 14 in the first poll.  So I'll leave it open through Sunday.  Get your vote in by then, or you don't get a say in final city & date selection!

I believe the difference in 4 votes are: Abbeeroad, StudioANF, pottermouth, HSG.  If I'm wrong and have tagged you incorrectly, please forgive me. 


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup 2019 (Happening in the South East US ~ But ALL are welcome!)
Post by: Abbeeroad on May 18, 2018 09:23:32 AM
Ah! Sorry! I'm delinquent. :(

Polled (finally).

I missed so much!!! I'm totally fine with anything the group decides and staying anywhere!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup 2019 (Happening in the South East US ~ But ALL are welcome!)
Post by: StudioANF on May 18, 2018 10:25:52 AM
Whooopppssss  toottalllyy meant to do that poll when I got the initial new comment email notification last time and finally just caught up on all the new comments (wowzers).  I've completed it now.

Glamping seems interesting, though the whole portapotty thing scares me.

If asheville ends up being the place, I've previously stayed in an airbnb and rented out a lodge with friends before and it was really affordable.  It was a bit of a drive to downtown though from the places we ended up picking, but they typically have several options with differing locations.  I'm not sure what the final headcount would be total, going, but I just quick searched for a place for 10 guests for the last weekend in April and found a home that comfortably housed 12 ( 4 bedrooms, 6 beds, 5 baths) for about 1572 total. of course, that all depends on everyone's preferences but figured I'd put that out there to give an idea on a possible price point.

My husband travels a lot for work so I know how hotel pricing can be expensive depending on location, time of year, and if there are any special events happening in that area. :)

I so love the idea of sharing techniques - I think that could be tons of fun. Although I'd have to figure out what I could contribute that didn't copy anyone else ;)  I will have to think up some ideas.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup 2019 (Happening in the South East US ~ But ALL are welcome!)
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 19, 2018 05:19:05 AM
kittykill mentioned that the last time there was a Mod Meetup, they rented out an entire Bed & Breakfast.  Since they are locally owned, they might be easier to convince that we aren't going to trash their space, then the manager of a large chain hotel.

I'm still amenable to renting a whole house via AirBnB, but I'm still worried about how we pay for that.  Since it leaves on person's credit card on the hook, and they have to trust in everyone else paying them back.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup 2019 (Happening in the South East US ~ But ALL are welcome!)
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 19, 2018 06:31:57 AM
My man suggests people forward whatever their share of the money would be to whomever agrees to do the booking, booking happens when everybody is paid up. Cancellations would not be refundable, understandably, but that space could be offered to someone else who might want to attend last minute and they could pay the original participant back their portion of the rental fee.

I have other ideas, I am working on typing them out.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup 2019 (Happening in the South East US ~ But ALL are welcome!)
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 22, 2018 11:04:51 AM
The results are in!  With a total of 12 votes, we will be holding our Craftster Meetup in Asheville, NC, April 26-28, 2019.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on May 23, 2018 10:06:12 AM
The results are in!  With a total of 12 votes, we will be holding our Craftster Meetup in Asheville, NC, April 26-28, 2019.

Woohoo!! Marking the calendar now!!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: pottermouth on May 23, 2018 01:38:47 PM
Frantically trying to find dates of next year's standardized tests!!! My kids are homeschooled but are required to take state tests at a specific location every year, and it is nearly always the last week in April. E-mailing someone now!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on May 24, 2018 11:54:30 AM
Will be submitting for vacation time as soon as I can  ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 24, 2018 12:25:19 PM
Frantically trying to find dates of next year's standardized tests!!! My kids are homeschooled but are required to take state tests at a specific location every year, and it is nearly always the last week in April. E-mailing someone now!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

pottermouth, did you check your calendar for your kiddos testing?

Admittedly, I didn't actually 'take down' the poll.  It's still there in my Google Docs.  If the last two people (ie, you and HSG) want to do so, I'd be open to seeing what happens with those last votes coming in, provided the group is okay with it.  The difference between the weekend chosen and the weekend before that, was just 1 vote...

So rest of the group, what do you think?  Do we extend the deadline to let pottermouth & HSG add their two cents?  Has anyone made plans already that cannot change?  This is YOUR Meetup, not mine.   ;)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on May 24, 2018 12:42:27 PM
I'm ok with keeping the poll open for more votes. It'll be a while before I'm ready to put down money for plane tickets, etc.

Frantically trying to find dates of next year's standardized tests!!! My kids are homeschooled but are required to take state tests at a specific location every year, and it is nearly always the last week in April. E-mailing someone now!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

pottermouth, did you check your calendar for your kiddos testing?

Admittedly, I didn't actually 'take down' the poll.  It's still there in my Google Docs.  If the last two people (ie, you and HSG) want to do so, I'd be open to seeing what happens with those last votes coming in, provided the group is okay with it.  The difference between the weekend chosen and the weekend before that, was just 1 vote...

So rest of the group, what do you think?  Do we extend the deadline to let pottermouth & HSG add their two cents?  Has anyone made plans already that cannot change?  This is YOUR Meetup, not mine.   ;)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: pottermouth on May 24, 2018 01:36:35 PM
The testing dates for next year won't be available until August, but every year for the past 5 years testing happens the last week of April. It is so far off though, that Mr. P can take a holiday and carry our offspring to where they need to be. There's no way I am missing this!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 24, 2018 07:50:52 PM
I am flexible enough to do either weekend...


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: curiousfae on May 29, 2018 05:05:08 PM
I am flexible enough to do either weekend...


me too!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 30, 2018 06:11:15 AM
I know I've been quiet here for the last few days, but I've been researching, gathering data on lots of options, and mapmaking!

Just 11 months to go!!!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on May 30, 2018 07:57:34 AM
I vote to extend and let Pottermouth and HSG add cents.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on June 06, 2018 07:42:06 AM
Have the final votes been input yet? *fidgets trying to be patient about further planning*  ;D

Also small sidebar, but maybe a little relevant: I would highly suggest anyone planning to fly in for this trip NOT select Spirit Airlines as an option. I've flown them once with a second trip in a few months and both times they kept changing my flight times!! I buy my tickets intending to arrive and depart when the original times are set, not when they arbitrarily decide to change things up. Especially when I want to fly direct, and now all of sudden, I've got a layover and my flight out is suddenly two hours earlier (6 AM to be exact). Ugh. Sorry needed to vent. Also their "free carry-on" option is ridiculous.

Ok end rant.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: MissingWillow on June 06, 2018 08:51:20 AM
I'll throw my 2 cents in about Allegiant... We had an aborted take-off with them a year ago which was terrifying.  The flight was flat out cancelled because there was no spare plane available.  We ended up renting a car and driving 10 hours home.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on June 06, 2018 09:10:50 AM
I'll throw my 2 cents in about Allegiant... We had an aborted take-off with them a year ago which was terrifying.  The flight was flat out cancelled because there was no spare plane available.  We ended up renting a car and driving 10 hours home.

I heard recently from a friend that Allegiant's safety rating is horrible! Definitely another one to avoid.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 06, 2018 02:41:32 PM
All of this is making me feel good about driving!  ;)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 08, 2018 11:24:34 AM
Have the final votes been input yet? *fidgets trying to be patient about further planning*  ;D


HSG never got back to us to vote in that second poll, and pottermouth says that her husband can bring their kids to state testing, so she can be with us.  So since we got no further votes, the dates stand as originally announced.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on June 09, 2018 07:58:30 AM
Have the final votes been input yet? *fidgets trying to be patient about further planning*  ;D


HSG never got back to us to vote in that second poll, and pottermouth says that her husband can bring their kids to state testing, so she can be with us.  So since we got no further votes, the dates stand as originally announced.

Alrighty! Then next we should decide on accommodations?

I really like the idea of renting a big house and splitting the cost among everyone that decides to stay there. It's no pressure if anyone would rather get their own hotel room, but this way we have a central meeting point, a free crafting area, and hopefully a Jacuzzi hehe. This would also give us the flexibility of cooking in which could be a cheaper option than dining out every day. What is everyone's thought on this?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: MissingWillow on June 09, 2018 08:42:57 AM
I like this idea.  And Iím a pretty good cook...   :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on June 09, 2018 09:21:28 AM
I like this idea.  And I’m a pretty good cook...   :D

*drooling*

cooking lessons with MissingWillow and Mistress Jennie!!  :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 09, 2018 10:11:13 AM
Alrighty! Then next we should decide on accommodations?

I really like the idea of renting a big house and splitting the cost among everyone that decides to stay there. It's no pressure if anyone would rather get their own hotel room, but this way we have a central meeting point, a free crafting area, and hopefully a Jacuzzi hehe. This would also give us the flexibility of cooking in which could be a cheaper option than dining out every day. What is everyone's thought on this?

I've been thinking on this for a while now, debating it back and forth in my head, and I really love the idea of renting a house.  For the rest of you, sheep & I have been chatting a bit about this via PM, since she's been to a Craftster Meetup before, and I'm kinda going into this as a newbie.  (Though I maintain that years of organizing dozens or hundreds of costumes per show, and years of organizing trips of 20+ people to renn faires is certainly coming in handy now!)  We've looked at a lot of options, without yet being able to narrow it down since we don't have a final headcount, but even looking at the super fancy & 'expensive' house options, renting a house for the weekend would be somewhere in the range of $150-200 per person, for the whole weekend!  (Not per night, like a hotel.)  I looked at some hotels in the cute downtown area that we would want to visit, and most are about $250 per night.  So even if you're sharing a room with a friend, that's still about $250 per person. 

Plus the aforementioned ability to cook some of our own meals to save a bit more on dining out.  And depending on the kitchen of the place we rent, I might be able to do a canning workshop/demo for those who want to learn to make jam or salsa, etc.



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on June 09, 2018 12:35:21 PM
TBH, I am with whatever accomodations are the most inexpensive.  It's going to be a long drive there and back for me, and I'm sure I'll be spending a lot on gas and tolls.  Plus, I want to have some money left over to go shopping while I'm there! ;D

Also, I know this is not as important as finding a place to stay, but I had some questions:

-Will there be a crafty white elephant exchange, or something similiar?
-Will we be making trading cards of ourselves to exchange?
-Will we be bringing supplies to do a tutorial for the group?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on June 09, 2018 01:00:37 PM
We need a headcount of who would be interested in staying at the house (including any extra family or friends that will be tagging along) so that we can search and find some prospects to vote on. Then we'll be able to determine a price point for the weekend. This should probably be the next polling item.

LBaBB - I think the consensus was Yes, to the white elephant exchange. The CA-US meet up did a medium mystery item of your choosing. If you'd like to do a tutorial you're welcome to bring supplies, but it's not an expectation that everyone needs or will do one. Not sure of the trading card situation - this could easily be something fun to do when we're there, or something to make in advance to trade in person (this reminds me of swaps in girls scouts haha - does anyone know what I'm talking about).




Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: curiousfae on June 09, 2018 01:31:13 PM
LBaBB- I hate to think of how far you have to drive! Have you looked into taking a train or bus? This may be more expensive than driving (plus you would be relying on someone to get you to and from the stations) but it can't hurt to look, right? 

I like the house idea more and more myself. Like going to summer camp! I'm not the best cook- I get by- but I can certainly help prepare and clean up. We could set up a chore schedule of sorts even. Again, like summer camp... :D

I think am going to take if off of my work schedule now. I know it's a little early, but with my luck one of my coworkers will nab it before me!



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 09, 2018 01:45:20 PM
-Will there be a crafty white elephant exchange, or something similiar?

Yes, I'm planning on doing a White Elephant/Yankee Swap kind of exchange.  It's already built into my current rough-sketch of the weekend itinerary.


-Will we be making trading cards of ourselves to exchange?

If people are interested in doing Craftster Trading Cards, then I'm open to doing that as well.  I'll put a question in the next poll about this as an option.


-Will we be bringing supplies to do a tutorial for the group?

I think that if someone wishes to do a tutorial for the group, then they should be responsible for bringing THOSE supplies, but attendees will be in charge of bringing their own crafting basics, like a pair of scissors, hand sewing needles, etc.  If someone is doing a tutorial that requires a large amount of a supply that they either don't have enough of, or can't afford to bring, we can open it up to the group to see who could bring some of that item to make up for it. 

Here's a few examples:

Let's say I want to teach everyone to make a beaded bracelet with beading wire & crimp beads.  Since I have a huge stash of beads, wire, and crimps, as well as a number of pairs of pliers, I could bring all of these for the group.  But, I might ask if folks who already have jewelry pliers could bring some, to supplement the few pairs I have so there's enough to go around. 

If sheepblue wants to teach stumpwork, she would bring patterns for what she wants to show us how to embroider, muslin cloth to embroider on, fray check to keep the work from unraveling, and some embroidery thread to share.  But she might ask if those of us who have some extra embroidery floss could bring that along to supplement her stash.

PerfectlyBohemian offered to teach needle felting, and no one would expect everyone to go buy brand new needle felting tools just to learn that craft with her.  Does that make sense?



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on June 09, 2018 02:04:50 PM
Yes, I'm planning on doing a White Elephant/Yankee Swap kind of exchange.  It's already built into my current rough-sketch of the weekend itinerary.

I forgot to mention it before, but if anyone doesn't want to participate they don't have to. I think a few people didn't have time to make a medium item last time, so they sat out of the swap.


I think that if someone wishes to do a tutorial for the group, then they should be responsible for bringing THOSE supplies, but attendees will be in charge of bringing their own crafting basics, like a pair of scissors, hand sewing needles, etc.  If someone is doing a tutorial that requires a large amount of a supply that they either don't have enough of, or can't afford to bring, we can open it up to the group to see who could bring some of that item to make up for it.  

Last meet up, many people volunteered to bring extra fabric, embroidery floss, etc as needed. We had an open source document where we listed what tutorials were going to be done, what supplies were needed, and who was responsible for bring said supplies. I think it worked really well to help organize the massive craft day.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on June 09, 2018 02:06:43 PM
We're open to a house share, whether it be with a big group or a smaller one. We probably will be just us two, the kids staying with my folks. We're driving from Canada with them though, my folks did it every year back and forth before they sold their motor home and bought a house in FL. It's not too terrible, about 24 hrs so we may take 2 days or 3 depending, one of the kids gets a little car sick :(.
Both the man and I are fair cooks but we have some dietary exclusions so can be responsible for our own meals, either way we're flexible. I am tidy, I can be on clean up crew :).

If I can manage a white elephant type craft I will certainly bring something. I probably won't bring a craft to teach, there is only so much room in the car and we are 5 people! If there is a per-determined tutorial happening I will do my best to bring my own supplies along. I need car crafts anyhow, right?
Last time we made the trading cards to send to each other after the visit, none of us wanted it to be over so that kind of carried it on a bit. It would be great making cards to share while there, either way is fine by me.



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 09, 2018 02:37:41 PM
Both the man and I are fair cooks but we have some dietary exclusions so can be responsible for our own meals, either way we're flexible. I am tidy, I can be on clean up crew :).

Everyone has dietary restrictions or allergies.  I'm *really* lactose intolerant.  I have friends with nut allergies, and friends who are vegan.  I've never had a hard time coming up with something everyone can eat.  I'm sure we can make something for you guys too. 


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on June 09, 2018 04:57:18 PM
Gluten for the man, also any sort of brassica or anything vinegary or pickley. Sad. I am NO eggplant or banana and maybe a couple other things I don't love. Meat is good but you know what? Not everybody likes that stuff either! Salad? Not universally loved. LOL, let's make it potluck, yes? Tonight we made such a dinner, oh boy. If we all prepare our faves it's sure to be delicious for all. No tomato aspic though, ok?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on June 09, 2018 06:40:48 PM
Thank you for answering my questions !

Is the white elephant gift a regular craft that anyone would enjoy receiving or is it a silly gift?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: curiousfae on June 09, 2018 10:02:25 PM
https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p486229vb (https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p486229vb)
Found this just sort of browsing.....
10 rooms, sleeps 20(14 beds), 4 baths, $450 a night (+ other fees I'm sure), 18 mi from Asheville. What cha think? Too far?
It's 100 years old....I hope it's haunted!

Totally not trying to be a cook in this kitchen (I would fail miserably at organising something like this) but to help out I was trying to brainstorm some ideas on how the bill would work. Of course no one should have to foot the whole bill and then pray everyone pays up so is there a way to open an account we could all pay into and use that? Although, again, one person would have to be responsible for the account and have all that stress. It would be perfect if we could each pay the lodging bill to the home owner separately.

Bah! There must be something for these types of situations right? We can't be the only ones that want to do this!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on June 10, 2018 03:47:32 AM
ooh curiousfae, I'd definitely say that's a contender, in my searches, I didn't find any that would room up to 20 (though I wasn't looking that long to be honest). We still need a headcount before we can really get serious about finding a place though.

My bookclub does an annual trip every year, and rents out a house wherever we go. After we've settled on the property we want to stay at, we're given a deadline to send payment to the head organizer so she has the money upfront to reserve and pay for lodging. Transmitting money via paypal or other online options is really really easy, but for anyone that would rather mail a check, that should give them enough time. I'd be willing to take charge of that if Jennie would rather not (I work in a bank so I'm used to managing money and keeping track of such things).


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: JoyfulClover on June 10, 2018 07:30:22 AM
That house is beautiful! And the porch with all the rocking chairs? Swoon!

I'd also be on board with the house rental. And setting a deadline to have everyone pay before we book works around one party fronting the money. Thanks to everyone volenteering different aspects!

I'm vegetarian, but can just bring my own if that helps accommodate. Also, I can sous chef (I follow directions like a champ), or be on clean up!  Someone mentioned a chore chart, and that's a smart idea! (again hinging on attendees).  A Google doc works well to live update a listing of outstanding items and who can bring what.


I can't believe it's so far away! But it will be here in the blink of an eye.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: JoyfulClover on June 10, 2018 07:32:17 AM
Also, haunting! Yes please!

And Smores. With wine.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 10, 2018 09:46:59 AM
Is the white elephant gift a regular craft that anyone would enjoy receiving or is it a silly gift?

Since we're all crafters, I would say a crafted item that anyone would enjoy receiving.  I know when people give me silly/joke gifts they just end up at Goodwill.

https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p486229vb (https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p486229vb)
Found this just sort of browsing.....
10 rooms, sleeps 20(14 beds), 4 baths, $450 a night (+ other fees I'm sure), 18 mi from Asheville. What cha think? Too far?

That could be in the running.  The only things that give me pause are that the kitchen and dining areas both seem really small.  If we end up with 18-20 people staying there, that fills a kitchen FAST.  Even if only some folks are cooking, people will inevitably be in and out trying to get coffee, find a fork, etc.

I found a few good contenders on AirBnB.  Both of these seem like good options because they have large dining tables that seat like 12 people which would be great for workshops & tutorials, and both have larger kitchens. 

Mountain Haven is $700 a night, has 5 bedrooms, 11 beds & 4.5 baths. (Can sleep 18 people.)  And a hot tub.  https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/16937978?location=Asheville%2C%20NC%2C%20United%20States&adults=16&children=1&check_in=2019-04-26&check_out=2019-04-28&home_collection=1&s=tEjshh-H

The Lodge at Edenderry is $850 per night, has 7 bedrooms, 13 beds, 7.5 baths.  (Can sleep 24 people.)  And a hot tub & fire pit.  https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/16937993?location=Asheville%2C%20NC%2C%20United%20States&adults=16&children=1&check_in=2019-04-26&check_out=2019-04-28&home_collection=1&s=tEjshh-H

Winters Haven is $650 per night, has 5 bedrooms, 8 beds, 4.5 baths.  (It says it can sleep 16+ people, but I'm only seeing sleeping for 13 people... Perhaps they expect some to stay on sofas?) And a hot tub, fire pit & pond.  https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/16937998?location=Asheville%2C%20NC%2C%20United%20States&adults=16&children=1&check_in=2019-04-26&check_out=2019-04-28&home_collection=1&s=tEjshh-H


Totally not trying to be a cook in this kitchen (I would fail miserably at organising something like this) but to help out I was trying to brainstorm some ideas on how the bill would work. Of course no one should have to foot the whole bill and then pray everyone pays up so is there a way to open an account we could all pay into and use that? Although, again, one person would have to be responsible for the account and have all that stress. It would be perfect if we could each pay the lodging bill to the home owner separately.

Don't worry.  Ideas are always welcome.  I really like the idea of giving everyone attending a deadline to pay the person who makes the reservation.  (I can do it, or if sheepBlue wants to that's fine too.)  Once everyone has paid, then we book the space.  I also like the idea of booking a space that sleeps say 22 people, even if we only have say 19 definite attendees, so that if anyone wants to join the party later in the game, we would still have space for them.  And by then dividing the price over a larger group, those would had already 'paid up' could get a small refund.   

ooh curiousfae, I'd definitely say that's a contender, in my searches, I didn't find any that would room up to 20 (though I wasn't looking that long to be honest). We still need a headcount before we can really get serious about finding a place though.

AirBnB lets you put in up to 16 adults, but then when you look at the properties they show, you can see that many take more than that. 


My bookclub does an annual trip every year, and rents out a house wherever we go. After we've settled on the property we want to stay at, we're given a deadline to send payment to the head organizer so she has the money upfront to reserve and pay for lodging. Transmitting money via paypal or other online options is really really easy, but for anyone that would rather mail a check, that should give them enough time. I'd be willing to take charge of that if Jennie would rather not (I work in a bank so I'm used to managing money and keeping track of such things).

I love the idea of a deadline to pay the organizer/booker up front. 





Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 10, 2018 09:49:33 AM
Also, I added some of our proposed ideas to the first post of this thread.  I've got a giant google doc going too but thought I'd distill some of it down for clarity's sake.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 10, 2018 10:12:44 AM
Lol....  Just made us a new logo/image for this thread, only to remember photo hosting is still down!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: JoyfulClover on June 10, 2018 10:31:21 AM
Also, I added some of our proposed ideas to the first post of this thread.  I've got a giant google doc going too but thought I'd distill some of it down for clarity's sake.

Thanks for all your work! You're a rockstar!

I saw there was a question mark beside my name, and I would love to teach weaving on preprepared clay looms. Or easy batik fabric dying?  if there is interest? No pressure - it looks like it will be a busy couple of days.

How did I miss photo hosting go down? I'll go check the thread. Bummer.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 10, 2018 11:40:54 AM
I saw there was a question mark beside my name, and I would love to teach weaving on preprepared clay looms. Or easy batik fabric dying?  if there is interest? No pressure - it looks like it will be a busy couple of days.

The only reason I had a question mark there, was that in the post you mentioned it in, you sounded unsure if that was a possibility.  I've removed the question mark, and added the option of batik dyeing.  I'd be thrilled to learn either, or both!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 10, 2018 11:42:48 AM
Lol....  Just made us a new logo/image for this thread, only to remember photo hosting is still down!

Also, seek and ye shall find.  I asked the awesome sweets4ever for some help with fonts & logos, in making us an image for the event, and she sent me lots of great stuff to work with!  As soon as photo hosting is back up, I'll have some stuff to share with you all.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: JoyfulClover on June 10, 2018 11:56:32 AM
I saw there was a question mark beside my name, and I would love to teach weaving on preprepared clay looms. Or easy batik fabric dying?  if there is interest? No pressure - it looks like it will be a busy couple of days.

The only reason I had a question mark there, was that in the post you mentioned it in, you sounded unsure if that was a possibility.  I've removed the question mark, and added the option of batik dyeing.  I'd be thrilled to learn either, or both!


Oh yes, I get that. It's so hard to read interest when people aren't in front of you, so it was more of a ...what might people want to do (because I like to share/contribute.  Also I'm excited about the trip), but don't want to be pushy if people are not really interested? But everyone is trying to be polite. But it's really internet crickets, because everyone is nice. In person you can just judge better.

Okay, thanks for clarifying!



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on June 10, 2018 02:00:43 PM
Yes I did notice the smaller kitchens Jennie and I agree, we'll probably want bigger ones if possible, if only to keep from running over each other  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on June 10, 2018 02:19:58 PM
I am excited about crafting all the things! I can be more typetty enthusiastic! Do not mistake my NOT TYPING IN ALL CAPS as polite disinterest!

I am cooking for 5 in a kitchen without a stove or an oven right now, I can seriously make food anywhere. Veg, vegan, etc etc. I used to work in the raw food industry and as a child spent time in a hippie commune with an outdoor festival kitchen. I am versed in sprouts and seed cheese and wheatgrass juice, BBQ whole lamb shank, sourdough breads, etc. I can make all the things. Lots of restaurant experience too so cooking for many is no problemo. I can lead or sous chef, I'm happy to do either.

Last night my sister was over and we were playing throw-back tunes, so fun. I know people can be particular about music, I certainly am, but it could cool to bring a playlist to share. I think it would be a musical education at the very least. Since we'll be in close quarters for chunks of time I would love to see photos of your families too, if you felt like sharing. The thing I love so much about the trading cards is finding out nifty little details about each other. Like those "ten things you didn't know about me" FB posts from years ago.

Jennie, I can't wait to see what you and sweets made! I love the shirt from last time, it's so adorable and an awesome memory piece of the great times we had together.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: StudioANF on June 11, 2018 07:22:33 AM
Oh goodness, I am getting excited for this and its so far away still! (definitely count me in)

I love those places you posted MJ - I think my fav was the middle one :) there seemed to be tons of space for crafting and extra space to pop up additional tables if we needed.  A haunted house would be hilarious with a bunch of ladies I think, but lack of kitchen room would def be a bit tougher for a large group. 

I also love love love the idea of trading cards! Reminds me of the very first swap I did on Craftster, which was the ATC swap :)

Gah! All the excitement!

I'm still contemplating if there is anything I might effectively teach to the group - Maybe something to do with watercolor or perhaps bookbinding?  Small sketchbooks could be fun.




Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: curiousfae on June 11, 2018 08:00:52 AM
Yes I did notice the smaller kitchens Jennie and I agree, we'll probably want bigger ones if possible, if only to keep from running over each other  :)

I agree. We need a bigger area/table to all gather around. As for the one MJ linked, I like all of them, but I think the Edenberry (love the name) is great. So much room around that table and kitchen. I don't know about you all, but if this were my house why would I live anywhere else? Makes me wonder what their 'everyday' house is like!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on June 11, 2018 10:10:23 AM
Those are all spectacular homes, I wonder too where do the owners live "for real"? Wow.
Are some of you also traveling with your partners? There were a few husbands the last time, all sweet and lovely fellas.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 11, 2018 10:20:48 AM
Several of the houses I posted are owned & rented by the same person in the Asheville area, so I'm guessing he owns them specifically to rent out. 


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on June 11, 2018 11:14:38 AM
I'm just catching back up on the last few pages since I've been MIA a bit again:

I would like to stay in the "group home", so count my head, please!

I'd also love to volunteer to cook breakfast items at least one morning to help with the food situation if needed still. I can do some mean frittatas and scones, and love to work around dietary concerns because challenges make cooking more fun :) . I'm also accustomed to cooking meals for our half-week long Friendsgiving extravaganza for the past four years which consist of about 15 out of town friends coming to devour everything I put in their faces. I love feeding people! :D

For the people with food allergies, could we make a table or a Venn diagram so if the cooks make two versions of something to address those allergies, we know that everyone can either eat one or the other? Or so if we know there's a deadly allergy, we don't bring that into the house?

And I'm definitely planning to bring supplies for a needle-felting lesson. I have needles and wool in bulk and will figure out something for felting surfaces by then.   


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on June 11, 2018 11:52:49 AM
PB I bought a scrap of high density foam from a place that makes cushions, super cheap. It works great! I'll bring my felting needles, those won't take up much room in the car.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 11, 2018 11:57:14 AM
For the people with food allergies, could we make a table or a Venn diagram so if the cooks make two versions of something to address those allergies, we know that everyone can either eat one or the other? Or so if we know there's a deadly allergy, we don't bring that into the house?
  

Absolutely.  I've already got a question in the next planned poll about food allergies/aversions/intolerances.  I'm with you, I love the challenge of working around something, or simply making two of something, so everyone can enjoy.  Can't/don't eat the Guinness Stew I'm semi-famous for?  How about a Vegetarian Chili to go with it!  Heck yeah.    ;)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on June 11, 2018 11:58:15 AM
PB I bought a scrap of high density foam from a place that makes cushions, super cheap. It works great! I'll bring my felting needles, those won't take up much room in the car.

That's what I used to use, but apparently if in the long run, it can cause issues in your wrist (like  carpal tunnel) because of the high density and resistance compared to other felting surfaces. I use a brush pad thing now because it doesn't have to be replaced. I'm thinking about burlap sacks filled with rice (idea from Sarafina Fiber Arts)or something similar, but I need to try that out and see if it is satisfactory first :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on June 11, 2018 12:16:30 PM
Ohh, I have a brush like that. Guess I will toss the foam and save my wrists!

So... is anybody else traveling with their partner or are you guys all coming solo?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on June 11, 2018 12:17:32 PM
I saved my foam for teaching other people and giving them parts to take away, but I'm going to try to avoid buying more foam. We'll see how it goes.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 11, 2018 01:15:14 PM
So... is anybody else traveling with their partner or are you guys all coming solo?

I'm coming alone.  DH is opting to stay home for a quiet weekend with the pup, so we don't need to hire a dog sitter.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on June 11, 2018 01:28:58 PM
I am 100% down to pitch in on a house rental.

I eat anything and am very good at chopping and doing dishes. :)

Seems like we will be plenty busy craft-wise.

I think my main contribution will be beer, haha. sheep - a brewery near me has an upcoming release for a Strawberry Sour!! I'll let you know how it compares to sloth's.

It's looking more and more like I'll be coming solo...prob driving from Jersey, maybe extending to stay with fam/friends.

So stoked.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on June 11, 2018 01:33:34 PM
I think my main contribution will be beer, haha. sheep - a brewery near me has an upcoming release for a Strawberry Sour!! I'll let you know how it compares to sloth's.

I'm definitely on the clean-up crew. I can feed myself but I'm not going to get in the way of the more seasoned chefs that will feed our bellies!  :D

Abbee, if no one else is up for it, we might have to steal away to sample some brews in town! Seems like there's a pretty exciting brew culture around those parts. Yum. And report back on that sour!   ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on June 11, 2018 01:45:15 PM
Abbee, if no one else is up for it, we might have to steal away to sample some brews in town! Seems like there's a pretty exciting brew culture around those parts. Yum. And report back on that sour!   ;D

YES! As I was typing, I was thinking a local brewery would be an awesome field trip, lol. But know that it's not for everyone. And we are overdue for a beer since the last time we saw each other I couldn't drink! (Jennie - same goes for you!) It feels like I was pregnant forever, ha!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on June 11, 2018 01:50:59 PM
Also - I must have missed the discussion, but in looking at the first post, I got super excited about Tarot readings with curiousfae.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: MissingWillow on June 11, 2018 02:01:25 PM
Jennie, do you want to add a list of things people are planning on bringing food/drink wise to your spreadsheet?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on June 11, 2018 02:42:54 PM
Uhh. 'xcuse me, but I will not be left out of brewery tours ;) I really want to see the new Greenman location! And yes, they do have a great brew culture there. Last time I went was just to visit breweries with StudioANF and our guys and a couple other friends. We had a blast :D

I'm assumed I would leave my husband home with dog and cats as well. We haven't actually discussed.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on June 11, 2018 06:07:40 PM
I canít cook but Iím great at cleaning!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: curiousfae on June 11, 2018 06:43:07 PM
Also - I must have missed the discussion, but in looking at the first post, I got super excited about Tarot readings with curiousfae.

yay! i've been doing it for years but never really read for strangers so this will be fun!

CLM- Looks like a few of us are traveling without our partners (I am) but I hope that does not dissuade you from bringing yours along. I look forward to meeting him! And that goes for anyone bringing their +1 along.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on June 11, 2018 07:34:48 PM
I like beer! My man doesn't really drink so he's a great designated driver :).
I can't go anywhere without this man, he drives & I do not. And since we'll be ferrying our children along to visit gran & gramps for Easter he has to be there or I'm like to eat one of them. He's the lovely sweet calm one, I am crazy. Also I really like him ;).
He is looking forward to hikes if anybody is into that. He can also lead guided meditation &/or yoga if there is interest. He is not naturally crafty but he LOVES the work we do & would be game to play along. Or he'd be a very pleasant companion to any other plus-1s who are along for the ride. He's so nice :).

And also tarot, yay!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: JoyfulClover on June 12, 2018 04:14:11 AM
Tarot, hiking, meditation, yoga, brewery tours, and all manner of crafting? I feel like a little kid with a promised vacation SO.FAR.AWAY.! 

Also, CLM, I can't wait to meet your sweetie!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 12, 2018 05:45:21 AM
Jennie, do you want to add a list of things people are planning on bringing food/drink wise to your spreadsheet?

Yes I will, but not quite yet.  We're still 10.5 months out, and don't even have a final head count.  As we get a bit closer, I'll create a google doc that can be viewed & shared by everyone.   :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: StudioANF on June 12, 2018 06:47:53 AM
Uhh. 'xcuse me, but I will not be left out of brewery tours ;) I really want to see the new Greenman location! And yes, they do have a great brew culture there. Last time I went was just to visit breweries with StudioANF and our guys and a couple other friends. We had a blast :D

I'm assuming I would leave my husband home with dog and cats as well. We haven't actually discussed.

PB, that was so fun when we did that!

I'm totally in for a brewery thing too. ;)

Also, I'm a fair cook myself and PB is awesome at it (her frittatas are amazeballs).

I made belgiun waffles on Sunday and that got me thinking...PB and I both own waffle irons - perhaps that could be a thing if there was interest ?:D

I also assumed I would be attending solo for this as well.  My other half will likely look at it as an opportunity for a dude slumber party.  ;D Plus it would save us on dog boarding which can get quite expensive.



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on June 12, 2018 07:05:36 AM
Of course no one will be left out of brewery tours! PB/Studio ANF - maybe you can give us suggestions based on your experience.

CLM - that's a big yes to hiking and yoga.

ETA: I have friends that live in the area and they post pictures of these AMAZING hikes they take at sunset - the pictures are just WOW. I'll have to reach out and ask for hiking suggestions.

And they frequent the sliding rock:

https://www.romanticasheville.com/sliding_rock_north_carolina.htm

Tarot, hiking, meditation, yoga, brewery tours, and all manner of crafting?

I know right, it's like a list of all my favorite things!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: JoyfulClover on June 12, 2018 08:24:19 AM
Of course no one will be left out of brewery tours! PB/Studio ANF - maybe you can give us suggestions based on your experience.

CLM - that's a big yes to hiking and yoga.

ETA: I have friends that live in the area and they post pictures of these AMAZING hikes they take at sunset - the pictures are just WOW. I'll have to reach out and ask for hiking suggestions.

And they frequent the sliding rock:

https://www.romanticasheville.com/sliding_rock_north_carolina.htm

Tarot, hiking, meditation, yoga, brewery tours, and all manner of crafting?

I know right, it's like a list of all my favorite things!

The sliding rock!!! That looks like crazy fun!

Is anyone planning on going down early and/or staying over a day or 2?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 12, 2018 08:38:19 AM
For those of you who were excited about the prospect of a haunted house...  http://www.hauntedasheville.com/


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 12, 2018 08:42:02 AM
Is anyone planning on going down early and/or staying over a day or 2?

I wouldn't mind heading there early or staying an extra day.  Get a hotel room closer to downtown for one evening and see a few extra sites, so that we don't cut into so much of our time that we don't get to craft.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on June 12, 2018 08:45:21 AM
We will get a hotel in town before or after, we'd like to see the salt caves and have dinner somewhere nice. That trip is going to be a lot of hours in the car with kids so any moments of quiet adult time will be greatly appreciated, we'll make the best of it for sure :).


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: JoyfulClover on June 12, 2018 12:28:40 PM
Is anyone planning on going down early and/or staying over a day or 2?

I wouldn't mind heading there early or staying an extra day.  Get a hotel room closer to downtown for one evening and see a few extra sites, so that we don't cut into so much of our time that we don't get to craft.  :)

oohhhh!!  *wiggly eyebrows*  I don't really have a preference about early arrival, or layover, so if you (OR ANYONE) is interested, I think it would be fun to knock around town!  I will probably go to Biltmore just because I can't be in the area and not see it.  



Segue - in addition to your haunted link (FUN!), I also checked and there are 2 ghost towns within an hour drive of Asheville. (Lost Cove & Henry River Mill Village)  I'm not suggesting for the few days, because both require hiking in and out so with drive, it has some serious time constraints.  But throwing it out for those who might be interested!


**edit** Ha! Henry River Mill Village was used as District 12 in the Hunger Games series. I had no Idea when I originally posted.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on June 12, 2018 06:07:36 PM
I would have to talk it over with a few people. But Iím thinking that I would like to stay longer as well. The salt caves sound interesting!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on June 13, 2018 07:32:13 AM
Is anyone planning on going down early and/or staying over a day or 2?

I wouldn't mind heading there early or staying an extra day.  Get a hotel room closer to downtown for one evening and see a few extra sites, so that we don't cut into so much of our time that we don't get to craft.  :)

I see you Jennie, I see you  ;) I'm open to coming a day early if plane tickets make it feasible.  ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 13, 2018 07:36:27 AM
Is anyone planning on going down early and/or staying over a day or 2?

I wouldn't mind heading there early or staying an extra day.  Get a hotel room closer to downtown for one evening and see a few extra sites, so that we don't cut into so much of our time that we don't get to craft.  :)

I see you Jennie, I see you  ;) I'm open to coming a day early if plane tickets make it feasible.  ;D

Yeah, see my scheduled is whatever the heck I want it to be, so I can do whatever.  But I want to make it doable for your & curiousfae, if you decide to fly into Nashville & drive to Asheville with me.  Whatever you guys want, is what we'll do.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on June 13, 2018 08:29:44 AM
I will likely be extending. Not opposed to extra day to see some sights.

I'm jealous of that road trip! :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on June 13, 2018 09:01:42 AM
I'll be driving from Raleigh (with ANF and geekgirl I'm assuming). I am not bringing my husband - he and our pup will apparently be hanging with ANF's husband :P Not sure about extra days. Will need to get with the other Raleigh gals to see what the deal is.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on June 13, 2018 03:03:07 PM
Is anyone planning on going down early and/or staying over a day or 2?

I wouldn't mind heading there early or staying an extra day.  Get a hotel room closer to downtown for one evening and see a few extra sites, so that we don't cut into so much of our time that we don't get to craft.  :)

I see you Jennie, I see you  ;) I'm open to coming a day early if plane tickets make it feasible.  ;D

Yeah, see my scheduled is whatever the heck I want it to be, so I can do whatever.  But I want to make it doable for your & curiousfae, if you decide to fly into Nashville & drive to Asheville with me.  Whatever you guys want, is what we'll do.

 :-* ;) We'll work it out once we get closer to ticket buying time.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on June 21, 2018 05:46:19 AM
I am super behind in all this planning! I am actually going on vacation to Upstate New York and Maine next week, so I've been super busy with figuring all that out.

I am super excited about all of us staying in one spot. If we have too many people, I would also be willing to set up a tent and sleep outside. The thought of breweries, crafting, and hanging out with amazing people... Is it 2019 yet?



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 27, 2018 08:09:45 AM
Question just for fun....  What are you most looking forward to about our Asheville Adventure next year? 


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on June 27, 2018 08:12:46 AM
Meeting Craftster folks :P I love Asheville, but I love meeting my buddies in person more. Also craft time with friends and teaching them new crafts is pretty high on the list.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: MissingWillow on June 27, 2018 08:50:14 AM
Same here.  Meeting Craftsters is a lot of fun!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: curiousfae on June 27, 2018 10:08:27 AM
I am looking forward to sitting down with everyone and talking shop. I can't wait to pick your brains for crafting tips!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on June 27, 2018 04:17:44 PM
My absolutely favorite memory from the CA-US meet up is the first night when we all sat at a long table and ate and drank and chatted for hours - and then the next night went we crashed in....someone's room and chatted for long hours about anything and everything - this was maybe 15 or 20 people in a room made to hold 2 people haha. It was the best. I look forward to more of that at the next meet up  ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: alteredmommy on June 27, 2018 07:03:58 PM
oh man I just read through this thread and it brought back memories from the canada meetup-so much fun!  So i am going to lurk jealously for a year :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on June 28, 2018 05:29:25 AM
I did tag you kbrison! I knew I did. You should have gotten a notification message unless you've got that function turned off in your settings.

Our cottage is in Canada just south of Detroit. We need to renew our passports but maybe we could join in a Michigan meet up in the fall if a gathering is happening, my mom would happily keep the kids for a day or two.

Hey all, for the Canadian gathering underthemountain and kbrison brought a screen printing set up to print totes and tees with this awesome stuff here:


Is there interest in naming and imaging this gathering? I am thinking we could all either use the image to make something for ourselves or someone might be interested in printing or embroidering patches, totes, shirts or whatever.

I wasn't there for the white elephant exchange but sloth003 made tie dyed pouches for everybody that she filled with necessary items like a bottle of water, pen and paper I think, some other sweet little things. I made TM patches with scrappy quilted fabric suereal sent me ages ago, nobody has shown me anything they made with theirs yet but I know they are happily tucked away in stash as a reminder of our fun visit :). There are pages and pages of discussion about everything here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437866.0) and if you use the images only button there are 2 pages of great photos.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on June 28, 2018 06:43:43 AM
My absolutely favorite memory from the CA-US meet up is the first night when we all sat at a long table and ate and drank and chatted for hours - and then the next night went we crashed in....someone's room and chatted for long hours about anything and everything - this was maybe 15 or 20 people in a room made to hold 2 people haha. It was the best. I look forward to more of that at the next meet up  ;D

Haha, that was loads of fun.  What you guys probably don't know is that John and I took Lana to swim beforehand and got her and my mom a big dinner to enjoy so that we could come down.   We were so surprised when Lana showed up 30 minutes later to the party.  She obviously felt very comfortable with you all and wanted to join in the fun.  :)

Thanks for tagging me CLM!  I don't think I can make it, but I'm totally up for making some buttons for your meetup via Small Things Matter.  :)  We can also help design something for you.  

All the sweet little gifts we received are still very much loved and used!  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on June 28, 2018 07:09:32 AM
Oooohhh, yay! I so would LOVE some sort of commemorative design. The shirt I have from our meet-up is a treasured object for sure. I am not good at that sort of thing at all so I extra appreciate the talent of those who are :).

I wish you could make it, you have like 10 months to ponder and plan ;).


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 28, 2018 08:00:18 AM
Oooohhh, yay! I so would LOVE some sort of commemorative design. The shirt I have from our meet-up is a treasured object for sure. I am not good at that sort of thing at all so I extra appreciate the talent of those who are :).

I wish you could make it, you have like 10 months to ponder and plan ;).


Sweets4ever sent me the Craftster logo images in large format so I can play with them to make us an event logo.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on June 28, 2018 08:57:30 AM
Oooohhh, yay! I so would LOVE some sort of commemorative design. The shirt I have from our meet-up is a treasured object for sure. I am not good at that sort of thing at all so I extra appreciate the talent of those who are :).

I wish you could make it, you have like 10 months to ponder and plan ;).


Sweets4ever sent me the Craftster logo images in large format so I can play with them to make us an event logo.

Sounds great!  If you'd like buttons made send your final design to me.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on June 28, 2018 10:14:58 AM
I would LOVE something to commermorate (sp) the meet-up!  How did it work with the shirts?  Did people send t-shirts to whoever was screenprinting them or what?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 28, 2018 10:22:46 AM
I think they brought shirts to the meetup and screen printed them there.

Now that everyone and their mother has a Silhouette or Cricut, HTV is an option too. Those can be ironed on anywhere.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on June 28, 2018 10:38:24 AM
We had a bit of a printing snafu so even though we did have some fabric to print on UTM ended up doing a WHOLE LOT OF EXTRA WORK printing them and sending them to us after the fact. I can never thank her enough for that, I love my shirt.

If HTV is actually an easy option people could bring their shirts, bags, fabric or whatever to the gathering if somebody with a cricut thingy would make up a bunch (I would happily pay my share for time and supplies to whomever did it). We could decorate our items together as one of our activities. I love this sharpie marker tie dye (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=327588.0#axzz2pOF0kWso) technique, they'd need to dry before ironing on the transfers but look how pretty the colours are!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on June 28, 2018 10:42:22 AM


We had a bit of a printing snafu so even though we did have some fabric to print on UTM ended up doing a WHOLE LOT OF EXTRA WORK printing them and sending them to us after the fact. I can never thank her enough for that, I love my shirt.

If HTV is actually an easy option people could bring their shirts, bags, fabric or whatever to the gathering if somebody with a cricut thingy would make up a bunch (I would happily pay my share for time and supplies to whomever did it). We could decorate our items together as one of our activities. I love this sharpie marker tie dye (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=327588.0#axzz2pOF0kWso) technique, they'd need to dry before ironing on the transfers but look how pretty the colours are!

:)  Alwaysinmyroom came to the rescue and generously mailed them out to everyone.  :)

HTV is a good option if you don't mind all the weeding.  LOL.



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on June 28, 2018 11:06:51 AM
There is now vague potential discussions of getting tattoos now... I...might be in. hahahaha.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Averia on June 28, 2018 01:32:02 PM
Thanks for letting me know about this underthemountain! totally missed it. Hard to say this far in advance, but if the dates work, I would love to come.

Ladybugs and Bumblebees, you would be most welcome to break up your trip by stopping for the night at my place.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on June 28, 2018 02:55:12 PM
I hope we can go together Averia.  I'm not sure that Lana can make it because of school.  :(


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on June 28, 2018 03:20:33 PM
We'll be taking the kids out of school. Easter holiday falls on the 19-22 long weekend so we'll begin driving at the start of that week and head home directly after the meet up. They'll miss about 2 weeks of class time but I'm sure it will be a very educational trip for them. I homeschooled for some years and one of the projects they loved was lap book (https://www.rosettastone.com/homeschool/articles/what-is-lapbooking/) making. We'll collect things along the way for one of those and have them present it to their class, with the teacher's permission of course, as an exercise in oral speaking. It will be cool!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on June 28, 2018 05:00:29 PM
CLM, once I started reading through ALL 28 pages of this thread I realized that you had sent me a link some time ago. I dropped my Friend of Craftster membership when it expired because I didn't have my debit card near my computer. Is that lazy or what? So I haven't been following the Friends boards - - - my only excuse for not jumping on board the Meet Up group sooner. I'm definitely in!

DH was willing to come with me if we drove (says quite a lot about how fun all of the CA-US group were when considering how much he prefers not being around strangers or large groups), but have decided that flying will probably be a better option this time. See, I'm already thinking about the NEXT meet up!

The house rental sounds good. Warning: Dh says I snore sometimes and talk in my sleep when I'm uber tired. Like I'm going to be resting while I'm with all of you? I don't think so!

I definitely can help cook, indoors or out. I make a vegetarian lasagna that my vegetarian daughter loves and that most carnivores will never realize is meatless. I've also done some vegan entrees for a luau, so I can be flexible. Just don't ask me to eat salads or fish; I'll leave them for the rest of you. Give me beef, pork, or chicken and I'm a happy camper.  ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on June 28, 2018 05:21:17 PM
Oh Kathy, squee! I confess I was specifically thinking of you when suggesting the thread move from the FoC area :).


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on June 28, 2018 05:22:38 PM
Yay! Kathy!!! We can snore together!  :)

I have really missed all of you.  That meetup was the best!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on June 28, 2018 05:27:30 PM
We'll be taking the kids out of school. Easter holiday falls on the 19-22 long weekend so we'll begin driving at the start of that week and head home directly after the meet up. They'll miss about 2 weeks of class time but I'm sure it will be a very educational trip for them. I homeschooled for some years and one of the projects they loved was lap book (https://www.rosettastone.com/homeschool/articles/what-is-lapbooking/) making. We'll collect things along the way for one of those and have them present it to their class, with the teacher's permission of course, as an exercise in oral speaking. It will be cool!


Ooh, love your kids.  Another great reason to go!  :)

Just talked to John.  He's been to Asheville and loves it!  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: JoyfulClover on June 29, 2018 05:09:50 PM
There is now vague potential discussions of getting tattoos now... I...might be in. hahahaha.

Scrolling fast, and I still caught this! Fun!

Question just for fun....  What are you most looking forward to about our Asheville Adventure next year?  

I am mostly excited to meet everyone and hear their voices in real life, so I can stop giving them my own random inflections! To have this much talent all in one space is gonna be bananacakes!


Oh, and a commemorative item would Rock My World! Oodles!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on June 29, 2018 09:04:52 PM
I've been scrolling through the posts again. If the maybes (UTM, Averia, and Mandykaye) become definites, there will be 20 of us. Sounds like we need to book housing soon if we want to guarantee having a place large enough for all of us! Wonder if we could put a down payment to reserve a space, then make a final payment closer to April. That would take some of the pressure off those who need a longer time to budget their funds. If we need to do that let me know. I can help with advance funding.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: rackycoo on July 05, 2018 03:52:33 PM
Iím so late to the party, but would love to join in. Sounds like a blast!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on July 05, 2018 04:27:30 PM
Yay! Racky!!!  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Averia on July 06, 2018 08:58:45 AM
Looks like this might be the weekend of the Carolina Cheese Fest? At least last year it was the last weekend in April. I may be lactose intolerant but I sure do love cheese...


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on July 06, 2018 11:11:04 AM
Craftster AND cheese?
Canít get much better than that!

Looks like this might be the weekend of the Carolina Cheese Fest? At least last year it was the last weekend in April. I may be lactose intolerant but I sure do love cheese...


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on July 06, 2018 11:49:41 AM
Looks like this might be the weekend of the Carolina Cheese Fest? At least last year it was the last weekend in April. I may be lactose intolerant but I sure do love cheese...


poke, poke.  We have to go!!!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on July 08, 2018 02:31:29 PM
I LOVE cheese! I've been known to have as many as 40 different cheeses in my house at one time. Can never have too many.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 09, 2018 07:13:15 AM
Looks like this might be the weekend of the Carolina Cheese Fest? At least last year it was the last weekend in April. I may be lactose intolerant but I sure do love cheese...

I'm lactose intolerant too, but I've found I can get away with a few hard aged cheeses.  In case you hadn't known, Cabot Cheeses are all naturally lactose free!  They are real cheese, made from real milk, and aren't a vegan alternative.  They just accidentally contain no lactose. :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on July 09, 2018 07:38:08 AM
Cabot Cheeses are amazing and the company is generous too.  They always donate a hefty gift box to our silent auction.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: MissingWillow on July 09, 2018 02:47:45 PM
I use Cabot cheese in my pimento cheese, which I plan to bring.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on July 09, 2018 07:07:42 PM
As a Wisconsinite I am pretty sure 90% of my body is made of cheese! The cheese fest sounds fun! I am trying to convince my husband to come along. I am not sure he is too into it yet, but I've got time to convince him.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on July 09, 2018 07:46:25 PM
Hee hee hee, everybody around here's got cheese (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455307.msg5495734#msg5495734) on the brain :D.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on July 10, 2018 07:34:07 AM
Cheese is my favorite....


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on July 20, 2018 10:47:54 AM
Have we reached a decision yet about housing? It's getting kind of late if we want to reserve an entire building.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 20, 2018 10:56:53 AM
Have we reached a decision yet about housing? It's getting kind of late if we want to reserve an entire building.

We know we are going to rent a house.  The problem with booking this far out, is that I'm going to ask for a final headcount, then ask those folks attending to send in their portion of the rental fee so I can book the house.  I'm worried that there will be lots of people who don't want to say they are 'definite' and send in money, 'in case something changes'.  I personally know of 3 people who haven't even posted in the thread, have told me they are interested in attending, but have to wait to see if they can afford it.  My goal is to book a place with slightly more sleeping spots than we need, so that some of those last minute folks can join us, but not rent SO big a place, that we're all paying a fortune for spaces that aren't being utilized.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 20, 2018 11:31:21 AM
A few people are pushing to rent a space now (not just kbrison, others have said this to me via PM or FB, etc.), and I understand their want to do so, and their fear that if we wait to long that there won't be any good options left to us.  I also understand that some people might not have either the job surety or financial stability to say yes at this point, with the Meetup still 9 months out.  This puts us in a hard place.  We (the organizers), need as close to an accurate head count as possible.  

I've added a new poll to this page.  (It's not a google document like previous polls.  This one is on Craftster itself.  Just scroll up.)  I was planning on waiting till next month to do this, but I guess we'll do it now.  I will leave the poll up until this time, on Friday, July 27th.

Please remember, we CANNOT choose a place to rent, unless we have an accurate head count.  In our 'Facebook Event' world, people have gotten used to clicking the 'Maybe' option.  I'm asking you to please not just make this your default choice, because you don't want to say yes or no.  None of us organizing this can plan for 32 maybes.  If we are going to rent a great, affordable, useful, space, people need to be ready to pay for their spot in the house.  That doesn't mean today, but it does mean soon.  As in the next 2-3 weeks.  (But if you really are a maybe, then by all means go ahead and put that down. I don't mean to make it sound like no one is allowed that option.  :D)

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to either bring them up here, or to PM me.  


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on July 20, 2018 12:05:30 PM
The man & I are in for sure. When the space is booked we'll start looking for seat sales, the 2 of us will fly & have someone stay home with the kids. That makes things easier for us & will mean a weekend away instead of over 2 weeks.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: curiousfae on July 20, 2018 02:54:03 PM
I voted! Mistress Jennie can you see who votes on this poll? So you can keep track of who has chimed in?

Also, thanks again for taking on the task of organizing. I know I've said it before, and will probably say it again, but if you think I can help in any way let me know.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on July 20, 2018 03:14:04 PM
Thanks for posting the survey, MJ! I voted. Let me know if I can help in some way.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 20, 2018 03:25:36 PM
I voted! Mistress Jennie can you see who votes on this poll? So you can keep track of who has chimed in?

Damn.  No I can't see who voted which way.  I was in a rush, because a storm was moving in, and I had to batten down the hatches before the pup went bonkers.   So I thought I was going simple with a Craftster poll, rather than taking the time to set up a Google form.  I should have thought further ahead.  

Here's the exact same poll, but on Google instead:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSehcNpjHvl09Pnv01s2iuxk5Q-tSqHXhr4hnNzQgvDRGk3URw/viewform?usp=sf_link

To all of you who already voted, I'm so sorry.  Please fill out the Google poll too, I promise it's just as short as the Craftster poll.  Again, my apologies for having a dumb moment.  


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 20, 2018 03:26:48 PM
On the upside, I'm thrilled to see so many people being definites on this Meetup!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on July 20, 2018 03:56:27 PM
I've been debating whether to teach something, but I missed Emma's stumpwork class in Toronto and I really want to try needle felting with PB, so I don't want to tie myself down. What I thought instead was that I could bring my bookbinding tool and the spiral coils. Then anyone who wanted to make a journal or junk journal could do that on their down time. If I knew about how many wanted to make a journal, then I could even bring the cover cardboard. Participants would just need to supply their own filler papers, embellishments, and adhesives. Anyone interested?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: curiousfae on July 20, 2018 07:04:10 PM
I've been debating whether to teach something, but I missed Emma's stumpwork class in Toronto and I really want to try needle felting with PB, so I don't want to tie myself down. What I thought instead was that I could bring my bookbinding tool and the spiral coils. Then anyone who wanted to make a journal or junk journal could do that on their down time. If I knew about how many wanted to make a journal, then I could even bring the cover cardboard. Participants would just need to supply their own filler papers, embellishments, and adhesives. Anyone interested?

I think this is a terrific idea kbrison! I can see gathering some keepsakes from the meetup and making a small journal out of them: napkins, coasters, newsprint, wrappers, brochures and such. How fun!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on July 20, 2018 07:53:48 PM
That sounds so great!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on July 20, 2018 08:48:09 PM
Iím up for learning about as many things as I can at the meetup!  Iím a visual learner and itís easier for me to understand if I see it.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on July 20, 2018 08:52:11 PM
Iíd like to thank Mistress Jennie for organizing this meetup!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on July 20, 2018 10:19:27 PM
Ok, I'll definitely bring my binding tools.  Then everyone can use it at their convenience. If some of you don't know how to use it, I'll teach you the basics, then turn you loose to do your own thing with it. We could even do a paper and ephemera swap to vary the souvenirs we might include in our journals.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: JoyfulClover on July 21, 2018 06:42:39 PM
Thanks geekgirl1000100 for letting me know about this poll! 

google voted!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on July 22, 2018 03:17:30 PM
I took the poll! Super excited about this event :-)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on July 22, 2018 03:19:40 PM
"I took the poll!"

:D *snort* :D juvenile humour :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: curiousfae on July 22, 2018 04:13:35 PM
"I took the poll!"

:D *snort* :D juvenile humour :D

it's posts like this why i can't wait to meet you guys. ya'll are my people.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on July 22, 2018 07:48:36 PM
I took the poll too!  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 23, 2018 07:02:38 AM
Update: So far we've had 9 10 people take the poll!  We have 10 11 definite attendees, and 1 maybe.  Woot!  Thank you so much to everyone who has already responded.  

I'm going to tag some folks who have not yet responded, but had voted in previous polls, OR who I've spoken to who expressed an interest, just to make sure they get a chance to see this.  I know how busy lives get, and I don't want someone to miss it, just because they haven't signed onto Craftster in a little while/had a busy weekend, but still plan to attend:

craftylittlemonkey
alwaysinmyroom
MissingWillow
Abbeeroad
PerfectlyBohemian
pottermouth
HSG
geekgirl1000100
rackycoo
kittykill
FiberAlchemist


To those I tagged, please don't feel like you're being called out for not having voted!  I only put up the poll on Friday evening, so I certainly don't expect everyone to have seen it yet!

Here's a link to the poll again: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSehcNpjHvl09Pnv01s2iuxk5Q-tSqHXhr4hnNzQgvDRGk3URw/viewform?usp=sf_link


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on July 23, 2018 07:08:31 AM
I feel like I already took this poll but ok, I'm up for round 2 ;).


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 23, 2018 08:23:01 AM
I feel like I already took this poll but ok, I'm up for round 2 ;).

Yeah, sorry.  If you scroll back to page 31, you'll see the reason.  I had originally set up a Craftster poll because I was in a rush, but realized it didn't record WHO voted which way, so I had no actual list of folks who said they were attending.  So I had to remake the poll via Google, which records responses with names for me!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 23, 2018 08:24:41 AM
Iíd like to thank Mistress Jennie for organizing this meetup!

You're welcome!  I'm so excited about seeing you all!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 23, 2018 08:27:13 AM
P.S.  I've added a list of definite attendees & possible attendees to the first page of the thread.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on July 23, 2018 08:52:27 AM
Thank you Mistress Jennie!
Looks like an amazing group of Craftsters.  I hope I can move from a maybe to a definite soon!  Just have to check on the dates for the DM conference.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on July 23, 2018 02:14:08 PM
UTM, I REALLY hope you can make it!  I want to meet you in person!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on July 23, 2018 02:15:50 PM
I hope she can make it too, she is AWESOME!

Yes, thanks Jennie, this is the greatest and so are you  :-*


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on July 23, 2018 02:22:32 PM
Does anybody care to make fabric beads with me? I have a tutorial here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451156.msg5422944#msg5422944[u) to see what I mean. I'd be happy to bring scrap fabric and embroidery thread, those pack light. I'd need one of you to bring scissors and embroidery needles though, pretty sure I can't fly with those, ha.
There are lots of ways to make fabric beads, mine is just one technique. I'd be happy to learn somebody else's or try a different idea if there was interest.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: curiousfae on July 23, 2018 03:36:19 PM
Does anybody care to make fabric beads with me? I have a tutorial here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451156.msg5422944#msg5422944[u) to see what I mean.

I remember when you posted this! I would like to learn. Someone commented when you first posted it that you could make Christmas ornaments out of them. I think these would work well for that. Also, I think they would look really cool when added to a TM patch project. They kinda have that same vibe. I'm flying as well, but I bet if I put scissors in a checked bag they probably would go through. I have four or five pairs I could bring. Might be nice to have them for other things as well.

Good project for scraps too!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on July 23, 2018 09:23:34 PM
I'd love to make fabric beads with you, TJ. I have a book with a different technique for making beads but it also includes a number of ideas for usages that you might find interesting. I'll have at least one checked bag, so I can also bring needles and scissors in it.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on July 24, 2018 05:15:53 AM
Great! Jennie, please add me to the list of people ready and willing to do a tutorial session.

Kathy, what is the name of the book? I have seen patterns for sale online and a few different techniques but I would love to see more!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on July 24, 2018 05:51:01 AM
I hope she can make it too, she is AWESOME!

Yes, thanks Jennie, this is the greatest and so are you  :-*
UTM, I REALLY hope you can make it!  I want to meet you in person!

Aw, you guys are so sweet!  I would so love to meet you L&B!  The Canada Meetup was sooo wonderful and I know this one will be amazing too!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on July 24, 2018 07:07:30 AM
CLM, the book is Fabric Leftovers by D'Arcy-Jean Milne from C & T Publishing, 2006. It has a lot of great projects that I think you'd like since the author seems to like tiny scraps of fabric as much as you and I do.  ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on July 24, 2018 08:42:43 AM
So I just brushed against the link in Mistress Jennieís signature and the thread popped open. I think itís a sign. The good news for me is that it falls the week after my school break, so I could take a personal day on Friday (or Monday... but not both) for travel, if needed.

Iím going to read through the entire thread later today when I have my laptop handy :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on July 24, 2018 10:50:02 AM
Polled! (I'm a definite!)

And that's a big 10-4 on fabric beads, CLM. :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 24, 2018 12:50:18 PM
Hey guys!  I've keep getting questions about what's been called the White Elephant Exchange or Yankee Swap.  I thought we had addressed them earlier, but since so many folks seem concerned, I thought I'd clarify.

Personal Confession: I absolutely hate White Elephant Exchanges/Yankee Swaps.  Let me explain; I hate the idea of spending time and money on a gift, that no one wants, that will eventually just end up at Goodwill or in a landfill.  I hate how weird people get about 'stealing' certain items at the exchange, inevitably leaving someone's feelings hurt because they brought something that NO ONE wanted, at all, that they felt earnest about.  And someone else, (usually someone who cheats on the cost amount rule) getting the satisfaction of bringing the gift EVERYONE wants.  (I'm remembering a particularly awful work party once where the limit was $5, and someone brought a bottle of expensive booze that everyone fought over.  Meanwhile everyone who adhered to the rules felt like crap.)  

That is not what we are planning for the Meetup!  

The actual plan is that everyone who wishes to participate, creates a Medium (according to swap rules on size) handmade item, that anyone attending would be pleased to get.  There is no limit on craft type.  Folks are welcome to make anything that there's a board for here on Craftster.  A beautiful set of crocheted pot holders, some decadent bath bombs, a lovely dream catcher, etc.  But the goal will be that any Craftster would be pleased to receive it.

I think part of the reason I keep getting questions about this, is the name White Elephant/Yankee Swap.  Everyone has been to some terrible party and had to participate in one of these before, and that's throwing people off.  In fact, let's stop using the term 'White Elephant' right here and now!  Let's rename this (totally awesome, but completely optional) event, so no one else has anxiety about it.  We're officially going to call it the Craft Exchange.

Sound good?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on July 24, 2018 12:57:53 PM
Awesome. A big yes to the Craft Exchange. I think of it as a "Be Awesome Swap" where you don't know your partner.

To maybe help put some anxieties at ease, we did a Craft Exchange at the Canada Meetup, and not a single person stole from anyone else, even though it was allowed. We were all happy with what we received. Though I think AIMR would still steal my quilted pillow from Sloth if she could. ;)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 24, 2018 03:17:20 PM
Polled! (I'm a definite!)


Heck yeah!  That makes 12 definite attendees, and 3 maybes. 

If any of you know of anyone whom you think would like to attend, please be sure to let them know about this event.  We've had several folks show up recently, who had completely missed the thread.  Don't assume everyone else already knows!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on July 24, 2018 08:16:41 PM
I love the change in name!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on July 25, 2018 06:03:00 AM
I feel like I need to go back and read all 30+ pages of this thread.  I didn't know about the Craft Exchange!

Also, Mistress Jeannie -
I voted but I am not on your list of confirmed attendees.  I'm a definite.  Already scheduled the time off work!

And a couple more places to visit - not downtown
Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Sierra Nevada Taproom near the airport


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 25, 2018 06:48:00 AM
Also, Mistress Jennie -
I voted but I am not on your list of confirmed attendees.  I'm a definite.  Already scheduled the time off work!

Hi geekgirl1000100.  Did you vote in the Google poll?  Or the short-lived not-helpful Craftster poll that was halted a few hours later because I'm dumb?  I checked the Google results, and there is no entry from you, so either you missed the announcement about the Google poll, or the interwebz ate your response to it.


Here's a link to the poll again: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSehcNpjHvl09Pnv01s2iuxk5Q-tSqHXhr4hnNzQgvDRGk3URw/viewform?usp=sf_link


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on July 25, 2018 07:07:25 AM
Does anybody care to make fabric beads with me? I have a tutorial here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451156.msg5422944#msg5422944[u) to see what I mean. I'd be happy to bring scrap fabric and embroidery thread, those pack light. I'd need one of you to bring scissors and embroidery needles though, pretty sure I can't fly with those, ha.
There are lots of ways to make fabric beads, mine is just one technique. I'd be happy to learn somebody else's or try a different idea if there was interest.

I would love to make fabric beads! I know that you can fly with embroidery needles and scissors smaller than four inches. I've done it many many many times.

I am trying to figure out what I can bring to the party- craft wise. Unfortunately most of my skill set is tied to big bulky drum carders, spinning wheels, ect. Maybe I can bring my spinning wheel as my carry- on...



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on July 25, 2018 07:11:20 AM
Awesome. A big yes to the Craft Exchange. I think of it as a "Be Awesome Swap" where you don't know your partner.

To maybe help put some anxieties at ease, we did a Craft Exchange at the Canada Meetup, and not a single person stole from anyone else, even though it was allowed. We were all happy with what we received. Though I think AIMR would still steal my quilted pillow from Sloth if she could. ;)

Yes!  Everyone made wonderful items and I think any of us would have been happy receiving all of them.  Another thing that was done was that some people brought fun goodies for everyone.  :)  Lots of Craftster love at that meetup!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on July 25, 2018 07:34:22 AM
Ah, I had voted in the Craftster poll.  I just went and did the google poll.

Also, Mistress Jennie -
I voted but I am not on your list of confirmed attendees.  I'm a definite.  Already scheduled the time off work!



Hi geekgirl1000100.  Did you vote in the Google poll?  Or the short-lived not-helpful Craftster poll that was halted a few hours later because I'm dumb?  I checked the Google results, and there is no entry from you, so either you missed the announcement about the Google poll, or the interwebz ate your response to it.


Here's a link to the poll again: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSehcNpjHvl09Pnv01s2iuxk5Q-tSqHXhr4hnNzQgvDRGk3URw/viewform?usp=sf_link


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 25, 2018 08:13:10 AM
Ah, I had voted in the Craftster poll.  I just went and did the google poll.

Also, Mistress Jennie -
I voted but I am not on your list of confirmed attendees.  I'm a definite.  Already scheduled the time off work!



Hi geekgirl1000100.  Did you vote in the Google poll?  Or the short-lived not-helpful Craftster poll that was halted a few hours later because I'm dumb?  I checked the Google results, and there is no entry from you, so either you missed the announcement about the Google poll, or the interwebz ate your response to it.


Here's a link to the poll again: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSehcNpjHvl09Pnv01s2iuxk5Q-tSqHXhr4hnNzQgvDRGk3URw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Thank you dear.  My apologies for the confusion.  You're now on the confirmed list!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 25, 2018 08:27:19 AM
For those of you keeping tack at home, that's 13 confirmed attendees!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: rackycoo on July 25, 2018 08:50:18 AM
I haven't voted yet because I'm waiting to hear from my SIL about the dates of our family reunion this spring. Hopefully she gets back to me soon, and hopefully it's not a conflict.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on July 25, 2018 09:10:03 AM
I havenít voted yet officially... but Iím a definite maybe. I have to start researching travel arrangements. Itís too far for me to drive.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on July 25, 2018 09:18:14 AM
I'm waiting to hear back as well.  Our Difference Makers convention has been on the last weekend of April for the past 3 years.  There is some talk about moving it to May since April is always very hectic because of we are a lead agency for GYSD.  Fingers crossed.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 25, 2018 10:59:38 AM
I initially announced 1 week for folks to take the poll, but we can extend it a bit as needed for folks awaiting answers from friends and family, etc.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on July 25, 2018 11:32:39 AM
I'm a definite! Sorry, I've been out of town with in laws and crappy signal and unreliable WiFi for several days. I am also down for a craft exchange. :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on July 25, 2018 11:49:29 AM
Awesome. A big yes to the Craft Exchange. I think of it as a "Be Awesome Swap" where you don't know your partner.

To maybe help put some anxieties at ease, we did a Craft Exchange at the Canada Meetup, and not a single person stole from anyone else, even though it was allowed. We were all happy with what we received. Though I think AIMR would still steal my quilted pillow from Sloth if she could. ;)

*remembers that pillow fondly* that was a kick ass pillow  :D

I'm also in for fabric beads! I tinkered with a few on my own, but I'd love to learn at the feet of CLM  ;D

I know I'm going to have an issue bringing supplies for everyone to do the stumpwork tutorial since I'll be flying in and will have precious little carry-on room (I travel light). I can bring the example pieces, but whoever is interested will need to bring their own hoop/fabric/embroidery floss/scissors/wire. Also if anyone has an extra stash of white glue (Elmer's is what I use) that needs using up, that would be tremendously helpful too. Otherwise I'll hop into a local store or something. I know its a bit early to be worrying about this, but I thought I'd just throw it out there.

Yay for all the 'confirms'!



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on July 25, 2018 12:00:41 PM
Glad so many of you would like to try the beads! I saw this (https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/AX7nZKdee454znGCY3BYUk5eoblYA8cT8m5EQs_Sp2JcsJ-ZXvOWDDU/) today sheep and thought of you. It's stone but I can see it in fabric.

I'll bring a hoop and all the other stuff I'll need to make a stumpwork. I have to think about a design...



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 25, 2018 12:16:20 PM
I know I'm going to have an issue bringing supplies for everyone to do the stumpwork tutorial since I'll be flying in and will have precious little carry-on room (I travel light). I can bring the example pieces, but whoever is interested will need to bring their own hoop/fabric/embroidery floss/scissors/wire. Also if anyone has an extra stash of white glue (Elmer's is what I use) that needs using up, that would be tremendously helpful too. Otherwise I'll hop into a local store or something. I know its a bit early to be worrying about this, but I thought I'd just throw it out there.

sheep, if you're flying into Nashville and driving to Asheville with me, you could also mail some supplies you want to bring but won't have room for, to me, and we can just take them in the car with us. 


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 25, 2018 12:19:45 PM
I'm a definite! Sorry, I've been out of town with in laws and crappy signal and unreliable WiFi for several days. I am also down for a craft exchange. :)

No worries dear!  That's why we're leaving the poll up at least a week.  It's summer, and many folks are away.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 25, 2018 12:42:14 PM
We're up to a nice round 15 confirmed attendees!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on July 25, 2018 06:08:07 PM
Leap, do you ever use a spindle? Lots smaller than a spinning wheel but would still teach the rest of us some of the basic concepts. I'd love to learn anything you can teach, from preparing fleece or other fibers to just basic tools or techniques, what they are, how to choose the tools best suited to an individual, where to find the fibers, tools, and training, etc.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on July 26, 2018 06:51:37 AM

sheep, if you're flying into Nashville and driving to Asheville with me, you could also mail some supplies you want to bring but won't have room for, to me, and we can just take them in the car with us. 

I havenít read through the entire thread, yet. What airport is the closest? Thereís an airport less than 2 miles from me, and it could get me somewhere where I can take a connecting flight.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on July 26, 2018 06:59:53 AM
I havenít read through the entire thread, yet. What airport is the closest? Thereís an airport less than 2 miles from me, and it could get me somewhere where I can take a connecting flight.

According to a quick Google search: The closest airport is Asheville Regional Airport (AVL). The second closest is Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP), located approximately 1-1.5 hours away. The third closest is Charlotte International Airport (CLT), about 2.5 hours away.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on July 26, 2018 01:30:41 PM
Leap, do you ever use a spindle? Lots smaller than a spinning wheel but would still teach the rest of us some of the basic concepts. I'd love to learn anything you can teach, from preparing fleece or other fibers to just basic tools or techniques, what they are, how to choose the tools best suited to an individual, where to find the fibers, tools, and training, etc.

Oh, drop spindles are a great idea! I have a few buried in my fiber stash that I could bring along and that wouldn't take up much space in my luggage.

I was also thinking it would be so much fun to do some dirty cup acrylic pouring with the group. It's my newest obsession and I would love to pass it on!



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on July 26, 2018 01:33:41 PM
I havenít read through the entire thread, yet. What airport is the closest? Thereís an airport less than 2 miles from me, and it could get me somewhere where I can take a connecting flight.

According to a quick Google search: The closest airport is Asheville Regional Airport (AVL). The second closest is Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP), located approximately 1-1.5 hours away. The third closest is Charlotte International Airport (CLT), about 2.5 hours away.

My husband and I are planning on flying into Atlanta and driving up through the mountains to get to Asheville.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on July 26, 2018 01:39:23 PM
I am so happy somebody else is bringing a husband :).

We'll likely fly into Ashville and rent a car. The mister really wants to go to the salt caves, he keeps talking about it, lol.

I'd love to do an acrylic pour, they look so groovy. I'm sure I can fit a small canvas into my luggage. How long do they take to dry?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on July 26, 2018 06:52:34 PM
I old love to do some acrylic pouring. I live within driving distance ti Asheville so I am more than happy to bring some supplies.

I was also thinking it would be so much fun to do some dirty cup acrylic pouring with the group. It's my newest obsession and I would love to pass it on!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on July 26, 2018 07:49:46 PM
I bought a spindle last year. I was being optimistic when I thought I could teach myself how to use it, so I could definitely bring it.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: JoyfulClover on July 27, 2018 05:45:31 AM
I bought a spindle last year. I was being optimistic when I thought I could teach myself how to use it, so I could definitely bring it.


I have a drop spindle, too! It's just collecting dust. Maker me has no consideration for Worker me, because my Maker List is HUGE!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on July 27, 2018 05:53:42 AM
I think maybe there might be one of those kicking around our house too. That I'm not certain is a bit embarrassing actually. I know I have a lot of supplies but I should at least be able to keep track of tools, right? Once I bought an open toe foot for a sewing machine only to discover that I actually already had TWO of them I had never even used.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on July 27, 2018 06:50:14 AM
I would love to show anyone that has a spindle how to spin ( I should probably brush up on spindle spinning since it's been years since I've used one)

As for acrylic pours, if the paint is not too thick- it should dry in 24 hours. Maybe that is something we could do on Friday so it has time to dry before the end of the weekend.

CLM- I am so glad someone else's husband is coming along too!! It was work to convince my husband to come along, but once he heard that Asheville is in the top 3 cities for craft breweries he was instantly in!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on July 27, 2018 07:26:41 AM
I think the hubbies had a good time last meet up. We are a fun bunch, kind of irresistible good times :D.
My man is more about coffee than beer but any place that has micro breweries is sure to also have some good local roasters. He loves to hike and I have bad feet so anybody wanting to go on some nature walks will find him great company for that.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on July 27, 2018 07:39:13 AM
I loved meeting all the hubbies.  They were all so wonderful...extra wonderful actually because they wholehearted support our crafting addictions.  (or maybe they've just given up!) LOL.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on July 27, 2018 03:16:18 PM
I loved meeting all the hubbies.  They were all so wonderful...extra wonderful actually because they wholehearted support our crafting addictions.  (or maybe they've just given up!) LOL.  :)

This time dh will be staying home to babysit our grandbaby so I can attend. Still being an enabler! Do love him so!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: JoyfulClover on July 27, 2018 05:05:44 PM
I would love to show anyone that has a spindle how to spin ( I should probably brush up on spindle spinning since it's been years since I've used one)

It would be so much fun!  Thank you! I'll have to start making a pack list!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on July 27, 2018 07:44:55 PM
 ;D I've already started my packing list! Adding my spindle to the list. What about fibers? What do we need to bring?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on July 30, 2018 09:22:20 AM
Ooo...would LOVE to pour paint with you LFF! And I will totally tag along with you and your Mr. to some breweries. :)

Mr. Road is manning three kiddos so that I can get in some quality crafting time. He rocks.

I am happy to bring materials and food/drink. I think I'm driving, so let me know what I can bring. I don't think I have much else to offer other than lots of excitement. :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on August 01, 2018 01:43:38 PM
;D I've already started my packing list! Adding my spindle to the list. What about fibers? What do we need to bring?

If you have any roving, that is the easiest to spin with the spindle. I will bring some of my stash along, so don't worry if you don't have fiber.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 01, 2018 02:09:44 PM
Reminder!  We are still trying to finalize the head count, so we can decide on a rental house.  If you haven't voted yet in the poll, please do so by Friday, August 3rd.  So far we have 15 confirmed attendees, 6 maybes, and a few folks who have mentioned they are holding off on voting until they hear back from friends & family about other events.  

If you are a 'Maybe' and wish to change your vote to a definite Yes or No, you can go ahead and submit a second answer in the same poll.  

If you have mentioned to me that you know of someone else who would be interested, please ask them to vote too!

Here's a link to the poll again: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSehcNpjHvl09Pnv01s2iuxk5Q-tSqHXhr4hnNzQgvDRGk3URw/viewform?usp=sf_link




Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on August 01, 2018 02:17:35 PM
Yay! Getting with the planning  :D I love having this to look forward to. It's almost as great as the actual event will be haha.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on August 03, 2018 08:30:06 AM
I havenít read through the entire thread, yet. What airport is the closest? Thereís an airport less than 2 miles from me, and it could get me somewhere where I can take a connecting flight.

According to a quick Google search: The closest airport is Asheville Regional Airport (AVL). The second closest is Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP), located approximately 1-1.5 hours away. The third closest is Charlotte International Airport (CLT), about 2.5 hours away.

Thanks! I didn't even think to try Google... :P  I really despise making travel plans (but I like to travel) and since I usually travel with people who like to make the plans, I pretty much go with the flow. I can fly out of the airport right near me (about 5 minutes away), but the flights are limited. I'm pretty sure I can get somewhere (like JFK) that would lead me to a connecting flight on a different airline. I just have to sort out the details.

ETA: I just did some searching on Travelocity and it's the cheapest for me to fly to Charlotte (from either Boston or Providence, or for a little more, right out of Worcester). So, I just have to work out the getting to and from the airport on each end.

So... I'm still a maybe...


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Averia on August 03, 2018 06:53:25 PM
I will likely be stuck as a maybe until at least the start of the new year.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on August 04, 2018 05:32:57 AM
I'm in the same boat as Averia. 

Hopefully it will work out for both of us and we'll end up in the same car driving over.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on August 04, 2018 05:43:27 AM
Looking for a seat sale but nada so we may drive, without the kids it would be about 10hrs. We'd cross the border in Buffalo & drive through Pennsylvania. We wanted to go to my mom's in FL w the kids for Easter beforehand but the plan seems very complicated, time-consuming & expense. Too bad north america doesn't have European style trains :/.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Averia on August 04, 2018 09:00:34 AM
I'm in the same boat as Averia. 

Hopefully it will work out for both of us and we'll end up in the same car driving over.  :)

That would be amazing!!!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on August 04, 2018 09:38:22 AM
I'm in the same boat as Averia. 

Hopefully it will work out for both of us and we'll end up in the same car driving over.  :)

That would be amazing!!!


It would!!!!  Like Thelma and Louise, but without the crime part and lots of Brad Pitt.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 04, 2018 03:33:51 PM
Ok folks, sheepBlue & I have narrowed down all the rental options, and we're ready to let you see them, and have a say.  We definitely have one we thinks is the clear favorite, but the second and third are great options too, where we would certainly be comfortable.  Further down the list (that I'm not bothering to share so as to keep it simple), there are a few more options, that we are considering fall-backs, in case something goes wrong with our top 3.  No matter what, we'll have a great place.

Notes; All of these count 'sleeping spaces' as spots in real beds, not sofas or air mattresses.  (We're grownups for goodness sakes!)  All costs are per person, for the entire weekend (not per night).  I've rounded up to the nearest round number on cost, the largest amount being rounded up $4.  Any overages will be used for supplies for the event.  Bonus: All three options have a hot tub, and a space for yoga and meditation.  


Option #1: The Lodge at Edenderry (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/16937993?location=Asheville%2C%20NC%2C%20United%20States&adults=16&children=0&infants=0&guests=12&check_in=2019-04-26&check_out=2019-04-28&s=_bgOdwOv)
7 bedrooms, 16-24 sleeping spaces, 7.5 bathrooms
Cost per person, for 15 attendees: $190
Most room for additional attendees (space for up to 9 more people).
Notes:
Best overall match; sleeps 16 VERY comfortably (many people getting their own bed), but up to 24 when sharing beds, so there's the most room for additional Craftsters to join us.  2-3 people per bathroom.  A great large worktable space, great kitchen for cooking meals to save money.   Wonderful central hang out space.  Hot tub, fire pit, great porch overlooking the mountains for morning yoga!  Early check in option (mentions possible additional fee?), 5% military discount. (Anyone qualify that's attending?)  Very reasonable price, which would even go down if more folks join us.  This is the option sheepBlue & I think works best for our group.


Option #2: Hawk's Haven (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/22849691?location=Asheville%2C%20NC%2C%20United%20States&adults=16&children=0&infants=0&guests=12&check_in=2019-04-26&check_out=2019-04-28&s=_bgOdwOv)
6 bedrooms, 17-18 sleeping spaces, 5.5 bathrooms
Cost per person, for 15 attendees: $155
Notes:
There's room for just 2-3 additional attendees, so if more folks decide to come they may need a hotel room.  3-4 people per bathroom.  A great central space to hang out in all together, but not as great a worktable, and an only okay kitchen, which might get tight with a lot of people in it.  Looks like lots of room for parking.  The cheapest option.


Option #3: Hawk's Landing (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/16938003?location=Asheville%2C%20NC%2C%20United%20States&adults=16&children=0&infants=0&guests=12&check_in=2019-04-26&check_out=2019-04-28&s=_bgOdwOv)

7 bedrooms, 17 sleeping spaces, 4.5 bathrooms
Cost per person, for 15 attendees: $190
Notes:
There's space for just 2 extra attendees, so if more folks decide to come they may need a hotel room. 4-5 people per bathroom.  Good workspace size, decent kitchen. The individual rooms seem a bit smaller, but still very comfortable.  About the same price as option #1, so for the same money, it would make sense to have more bathrooms.  


Here's the poll to vote on house rental options.  It's just 2 questions, and takes under a minute.  I will leave it open until Friday, then regardless of the number of overall voters, we will go with the leading option, start collecting payments and rent the space!  :D

https://goo.gl/forms/3rablG0V3Aap97Vl1



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: curiousfae on August 04, 2018 05:01:39 PM
I agree, that first one is the best. Just gorgeous.


I have butterflies right now, I am so excited.


I plan to bring a circle journal for all of us to contribute a little doddle and such to. Kinda like an autograph book of sorts but craftier. Doesn't that sound fun?


Also plan on bringing my harder crochet patterns so the pros can help me figure them out. I learn best by watching. 





Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 04, 2018 05:17:23 PM
Ok, here's a poll to vote on house rental options.  It's just 2 questions, and takes under a minute.  I will leave it open until Friday, then regardless of the number of votes, we will start collecting payments and rent the space!  :D

https://goo.gl/forms/3rablG0V3Aap97Vl1


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on August 04, 2018 05:23:04 PM
Voted  ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on August 04, 2018 05:30:41 PM
You gals are amazing, thank you so much for looking over the offerings and arranging things. I'm pretty darn excited thinking about this too, yay! I have all my Craftster trading cards from after the Canada meet-up but not everybody participated in that, a journal for everybody to sign is a great idea.
Is anybody thinking about a slogan and logo? I'm not great at that sort of thing myself but I would love to have something to print on a something.

We voted for #1 but they are all very nice indeed. When a solid decision's been made the man would like to look at hiking trails if anybody else is interested in going along. He would also be very happy to do guided meditation (he just finished a teacher training course) and/or yoga. I am also a certified teacher and can offer a restorative session including seated postures for anybody who prefers the gentle way. He gets up dang early but I am ready to go any time :).


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on August 04, 2018 06:10:15 PM
Voted. How are we handling the money? There was mention of sending our payments to sheepblue on an earlier post. Is that the plan or have you come up with a different scenario? I'm fine with whatever works best for the group.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 05, 2018 04:16:17 AM
Voted. How are we handling the money? There was mention of sending our payments to sheepblue on an earlier post. Is that the plan or have you come up with a different scenario? I'm fine with whatever works best for the group.

We're going to have you mail me a check.  When I receive a payment from someone, I'll send a PM to let them know it's been received, just like in a swap.  I'll keep a spreadsheet record of all payments, with dates & such in case there are any questions later.  Then I'll make the payment for the house rental out of my checking account.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 05, 2018 05:49:13 AM
Is anybody thinking about a slogan and logo? I'm not great at that sort of thing myself but I would love to have something to print on a something.

sweets4ever sent me the large digital files of the Craftster logo & the cute little anthropomorphized craft supplies (glue, scissors, yarn, thread, etc.)  I used them to make a banner for the front page of this thread.  I tried to make it look like they were heading off on an adventure together.  I made it ages ago, but we were in the midst of photo hosting issues, so it only went up when it came back online.  Here it is again, in case folks haven't gone to the front page in a while:

(Now I'm wondering if I should have mirror imaged the little craft supplies so they were heading in the opposite direction?)

Also did a couple versions of a simpler icon.  I was thinking something like this would be easier to cut on a Silhouette/Cricut, or for a screen printing screen.





I'm totally happy to let someone with more graphic design skills come up with something fun.  I know these are pretty simplistic.  And if folks have a better slogan than 'Asheville Adventure', that's fine with me. We're allowed to use the official Craftster logo stuff for our trip, but just not for profit.  So we can make ourselves tee shirts, but we can't sell tee shirts.  Does that make sense?  




Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on August 05, 2018 10:06:07 AM
I really like "Asheville Adventure" for our meet up's name.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on August 05, 2018 10:16:53 AM
I could make a simple screen for screen printing with the second or third image Mistress Jennie listed if people want. It won't be as fancy or detailed as the CA-US image but still pretty neat. And then we could all autograph each others shirts (or alternative items - I believe there were some aprons and bags that got printed last time).

We could either print them on site or I could print them before the meetup if everyone were to mail me a shirt.

Just an idea  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: MissingWillow on August 05, 2018 10:35:40 AM
You could also put the image on Cafepress with no upcharge.  That way, everyone could order their own. 


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on August 05, 2018 10:51:08 AM
That'd be a lot easier  :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 05, 2018 11:36:19 AM
Those of us with a Silhouette or Cricut could also cut out designs, and let people iron them onto their own shirts at the event.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on August 05, 2018 11:45:07 AM
Those of us with a Silhouette or Cricut could also cut out designs, and let people iron them onto their own shirts at the event.

I rather like this idea best - that way we can be sure to get a shirt that is comfortable and flattering in a color of our choosing  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on August 05, 2018 11:49:27 AM
Those of us with a Silhouette or Cricut could also cut out designs, and let people iron them onto their own shirts at the event.

I rather like this idea best - that way we can be sure to get a shirt that is comfortable and flattering in a color of our choosing  :)

Or we could add the design to project bags, craft aprons, hats . . . almost anything.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on August 05, 2018 12:19:04 PM
I would happily bring a shirt but I would also love the option to order a bag or whatever from some online place.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: BigBangMomma on August 05, 2018 04:44:17 PM
I'm not sure how I never stumbled upon this thread. (probably because I mostly stick to the swap pages). This sounds like a blast! I have a feeling it won't work out for me this year, but I am going to follow this thread.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on August 05, 2018 06:01:00 PM
But BBM, technically this meet up isn't this year. It's in 2019! I'd love to meet you, dh, and the two rug rats face-to-face. Late spring break vacation?  ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: BigBangMomma on August 05, 2018 06:12:09 PM
Yeah that's what I  meant when  I saw 2019 (silly me), but it'll most likely have to be after that for me, I'm afraid. We've got some other things coming up already.

Savannah starts Middle School, their Spring Break is March again, and that's during soccer. Maybe the next one will be closer to me. But  I look forward to hearing all about it, and following in case things change.

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Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on August 05, 2018 09:33:20 PM
Another thing you should consider is using the Cricut/Silohuette to make a screenprinting mask so that everyone could screen their own tee, etc.  It is very simple to do. 


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 06, 2018 07:29:35 AM
So far we've had 6 votes for the Lodge at Edenderry, and no votes for anything else, so it looks like many of us are on the same page, and that sheepBlue & I must have done pretty good with our choices.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on August 06, 2018 08:01:39 AM
Without the points you listed explaining why you thought that was the best choice I might have had a harder time deciding but all the research you gals did, number of people per washrooms, extra beds, cooking, dining and seating spots, really made it clear which was the winner. Thanks so much for doing that, you girls is amazing :).

Also, Kathy and I agree we are too old for bunkbeds, lol.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 06, 2018 12:17:26 PM
You could also put the image on Cafepress with no upcharge.  That way, everyone could order their own.  

That's a great idea.  I'll look into it, in addition to folks making stuff with their Cricuts/Silhouettes.  :D


I would happily bring a shirt but I would also love the option to order a bag or whatever from some online place.

Noted.  I'll see what I can do....


BTW, does anyone have any preferences between Cafe Press, Zazzle, etc?  Any reasons you go to one or the other?  Personally, I'm hoping for someone who has decent plus sized women's tees.  I hate when the selection lists a 'women's xxl', and you check the size chart and it's the equivelant of a size 10.  Or when anything over a women's 10 is instantly a 'unisex beefy tee'. 


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 06, 2018 12:19:48 PM
Without the points you listed explaining why you thought that was the best choice I might have had a harder time deciding but all the research you gals did, number of people per washrooms, extra beds, cooking, dining and seating spots, really made it clear which was the winner. Thanks so much for doing that, you girls is amazing :).

I'm really glad the info was helpful!  


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on August 06, 2018 12:44:17 PM
Voted! Thank you for compiling some awesome options, ladies!! Let me know when to officially mail my check. :D

Happy to cut designs on my Cricut and bring for folks to iron on if we go that route. LOVE the skull & scissors with either slogan.

Could also possibly lead a more rigorous vinyasa yoga session if everyone promised not to sue me, lol...I'm not certified.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on August 06, 2018 02:43:09 PM
Abbee, I tried the 'simple' yoga position you were doing in Canada. Almost killed myself; boy, am I out-of-shape! So I'll be happy just to watch the rest of you while I sit back and drink a margarita!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on August 06, 2018 03:02:52 PM
I'm so excited about this!  I'm getting the supplies together for my workshop, and I just got inspiration today for how to make my Craftster trading card!  I also already know what I am going to make for the gift exchange thingy we are doing.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on August 06, 2018 03:04:44 PM
I hope you'll try seated yoga with me Kathy. It is honestly very gentle & easy.

The mister is looking forward to vinyasa! It's awesome you'll guide a session Abbee :).

I have an idea for gifts too. Lots of time between then & now to experiment anyhow. I am so happy you're making a trading card LB&BB!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on August 06, 2018 03:10:11 PM
Oh, and my input about the shirts for the meetup is this...I wear a size 2x and would rather a shirt with a scoop neck, rather than a regular t-shirt neck (I hate things too close to my neck.).


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on August 06, 2018 03:40:33 PM
I hope you'll try seated yoga with me Kathy. It is honestly very gentle & easy.
But can I do it while drinking a margarita?????????

Found roving, felting needles, and punch pad at Hobby Lobby this weekend. Ready for the felting and spinning workshops.

Have too many ideas for the gift exchange, so it's going to take some winnowing of ideas before I start that. No clue what I'll do for my trading cards.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on August 07, 2018 06:48:30 AM
Abbee, I tried the 'simple' yoga position you were doing in Canada. Almost killed myself; boy, am I out-of-shape! So I'll be happy just to watch the rest of you while I sit back and drink a margarita!

Oh no! The one for the wrists?!

I hope you'll try seated yoga with me Kathy. It is honestly very gentle & easy.
But can I do it while drinking a margarita?????????

LOL! If you do it right, you can do anything while drinking a margarita! ;)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on August 07, 2018 06:53:55 AM
There's yoga with wine, yoga with goats, naked yoga, etc etc etc. I'm sure crafting margaritaville yoga is doable !


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on August 07, 2018 07:19:24 AM
One of these days I'll make it to a "Bend and Brew" style yoga class - Yoga + Beer!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on August 07, 2018 08:54:57 AM
Yoga + bend + brew....all I could think of was the result being "beer farts"! :P  Sorry, I think like a 10 yo boy sometimes! ::) ::)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 07, 2018 12:13:08 PM
One of these days I'll make it to a "Bend and Brew" style yoga class - Yoga + Beer!

There's a brewery about 1/2 mile from our house called Mantra.  They do yoga classes every week, but even though I like both beer and yoga, I don't think I like the idea of them mixed.  Yoga always makes me feel light and happy and like I could float away.  Beer makes me feel very solid, and heavy.  :D

We did finally go over to the tasting room to try things out though.  Lots of beers that sounded great, but that I can't drink.  It seems they add lactose to just about everything they brew.  :(


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 07, 2018 01:25:09 PM
You asked for merch, and so you get merch!  I tried to cover a wide variety of tee shirts shapes & styles in women's, women's plus, men's/unisex, some women's hoodies, unisex hoodies, mugs, tote bags, stickers, etc.  And since it's basically a giant sleepover, I even added in some PJ designs.  If there's something you don't see that you'd really like (and you know that CafePress makes it), let me know and I can add it to the shop for you. 

Please note, the site navigation along the top is weird.  Somehow if you use that, it looks like we have just 2 items for sale, when we have more like 60 items for saleUse the menu along the left side to get around. 

Also, be sure to check out the BACK of the pink hoodie....   ;)

https://www.cafepress.com/ashevilleadventure

 






Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sweets4ever on August 07, 2018 01:29:56 PM
You did such an amazing job with the designs!!  Thank you!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on August 07, 2018 01:32:53 PM
AAHHH!! THOSE ARE AWESOME! Gotta be careful not to blow the travel budget shopping, ha ha.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on August 07, 2018 01:38:56 PM
Those. Are. AWESOME!! You rock, lady.

Hahaha....the "stick together" hoodie is great. I love that, but I also love the skull...

Which to choose....


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on August 07, 2018 02:05:24 PM
Is anybody thinking of bringing games? My awesome kid volunteers at a thrift shop where he just found an unopened box of The Oatmeal's Bears vs Babies for me. We haven't played it yet but if it's anything like their Exploding Kittens or You've Got Crabs (both of which we have) it will be silly good fun. If you aren't familiar with those games please look them up, they have ridiculous names that make them sound horribly offensive but I promise they are not. I will bring any that people think they'd like to try, or I am happy to just play cards anytime. Cards are fun!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 08, 2018 07:28:38 AM
You did such an amazing job with the designs!!  Thank you!

Thank you so much sweets4ever for all your help with this!  sheepBlue & I truly appreciate it.  :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 08, 2018 07:31:00 AM
Ok, well the house rental poll has 8 votes, and every single one of them is for the Lodge at Edenderry.  It seems like there's no contest here.  Should we just say that we're going with that, rather than leaving the poll up for another 2 days?  Then we can move forward with the rental process so it doesn't get rented out from under us.  


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on August 08, 2018 07:44:11 AM
I say yes!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on August 08, 2018 08:35:32 AM
yes go for that one. 
Its the one I was going to vote for also, just forgot to do it.

Ok, well the house rental poll has 8 votes, and every single one of them is for the Lodge at Edenderry.  It seems like there's no contest here.  Should we just say that we're going with that, rather than leaving the poll up for another 2 days?  Then we can move forward with the rental process so it doesn't get rented out from under us.  


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 08, 2018 10:13:00 AM
It's official, we're all BOOKED!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on August 08, 2018 10:26:22 AM
AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on August 08, 2018 10:50:12 AM
The check is in the mail!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 08, 2018 10:55:02 AM
The check is in the mail!


 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on August 08, 2018 10:55:18 AM
Mine will be tomorrow!  :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on August 08, 2018 10:57:48 AM
HOT TUB AND MORE!?  What's the more?! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 08, 2018 11:29:55 AM
HOT TUB AND MORE!?  What's the more?! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Let's see...  there's an XBox, Koi pond (yes, we can feed the koi), swimming pond, basketball hoop, game room, 6 tvs (DirecTV), wifi, fire pit, and trampoline.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on August 08, 2018 12:12:23 PM
TRAMPOLINE!!! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geHqnV4Mk_4)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: curiousfae on August 08, 2018 03:08:50 PM
Tramampoline! This made my day.

Also, the fella in the Craftster tee, am I right?! Hubba hubba!

and CLM I think bringing games is an excellent idea. Great ice breaker. Also, I have a couple I think will be fun as well. Anyone play Telestrations? Super fun. It's like a game of Telephone and Pictionary combined. Unfortunately, I lent it out and now have to track it down....










Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on August 08, 2018 08:18:53 PM
These are awesome!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on August 08, 2018 08:37:58 PM
Check will be mailed tomorrow. Yeah! This meet up is feeling more and more real to me.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on August 08, 2018 10:08:05 PM
Hiya, if I can't make it out would you all still be willing to let me play in the Craftsters card swap?  I don't want to miss out on the fun and I need more cards.  I'm hoping that if I ask really nicely that one of my Craftsters friends in the states will let me send my cards via them.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on August 09, 2018 05:22:52 AM
I vote for yes, of course! I would like to see another round of that swap anyhow, we could do one between then and now... I know it's ginormous to organize but I'm game to give it a try if somebody else would back me up. I'll post in the proper place and see if there's wide-spread interest.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on August 09, 2018 05:40:49 AM
Yay!  Thanks CLM!  I am so glad that there is still interested in having a proper round of the Craftster Card Swap.  It was a bear organizing the first round, but it was neat seeing my idea materialize.  I was sooo grateful to have AlteredMommy's amazing organizational skills! 

To cut down on the craziness I was planning to have us all upload our cards to a playing card site and that way we could each print our own deck, but it wouldn't be an official Craftsters swap I guess.  The good thing is that the organizational part would be alot less and all the cards would be standardize and we could also make an actual playing deck which would be neat.  Wanna organize it with me?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 09, 2018 08:08:50 AM
If anyone has trouble with a check, message me for my email address and I can take PayPal if need be.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on August 09, 2018 08:09:28 AM
Haha. I was the difficult one that brought up PayPal! :P


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on August 09, 2018 08:15:09 AM
We'll send a US $ order, just gotta carve out time to get to the Credit Union & buy one :).


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 09, 2018 10:25:07 AM
We'll send a US $ order, just gotta carve out time to get to the Credit Union & buy one :).

I've never had to receive a money order before.  I have no idea what to do with one.  And minor problem, my nearest bank branch for physical deposits is 2 hours away....  I do check deposits with the mobile app for my bank.  I wonder if I can deposit a money order via the mobile app too.  Anyone ever done that before?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on August 09, 2018 10:29:16 AM
D'oh! They are just like a cheque, sort of, I think... Your bank should be able to tell you what the options are. But maybe western union would work better?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on August 09, 2018 10:34:07 AM
Some banks allow MOs to be deposited via mobile app...but not all. You'd have to check with your bank. Some also allow deposits through ATMs.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on August 09, 2018 10:40:04 AM
Banks differ on policy so you should probably call your bank to make sure. Most that I know of treat money orders like regular checks though.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on August 09, 2018 10:44:12 AM
I work right next to my bank branch so I'd be more than happy if you want to add a middleman - CLM can send me the money order and I can send a check to MistressJ.


We'll send a US $ order, just gotta carve out time to get to the Credit Union & buy one :).

I've never had to receive a money order before.  I have no idea what to do with one.  And minor problem, my nearest bank branch for physical deposits is 2 hours away....  I do check deposits with the mobile app for my bank.  I wonder if I can deposit a money order via the mobile app too.  Anyone ever done that before?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 09, 2018 12:52:40 PM
Thanks for the heads up Abbee.  I checked the banking mobile app, and it says no to money orders. :( 


Some banks allow MOs to be deposited via mobile app...but not all. You'd have to check with your bank. Some also allow deposits through ATMs.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on August 09, 2018 01:25:33 PM
Since I haven't had a checkbook or written a check since 2009- PayPal would be my preferred route. I will send a message!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on August 09, 2018 01:30:24 PM
Thank you geekgirl! Is western union an option? If not we can send a cheque, I will just have to double check we've got some on hand :).


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on August 09, 2018 03:56:01 PM
Will paypal end up costing you anything Jennie?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 09, 2018 04:56:51 PM
PayPal will charge a fee to you for sending through them. Let me look into Western Union...


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on August 09, 2018 04:59:10 PM
I'm ok paying the fee, just didn't want you to end up with it!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 09, 2018 05:03:18 PM
I'm ok paying the fee, just didn't want you to end up with it!


Awesome. :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: TheMistressT on August 11, 2018 01:15:33 PM
WOW! This would be soooo awesome! I hope there will be another so I can presume to attend! 2019's travel dollars are going to a possible trip to Dublin.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on August 11, 2018 01:28:05 PM
WOW! This would be soooo awesome! I hope there will be another so I can presume to attend! 2019's travel dollars are going to a possible trip to Dublin.

I am hoping to plan a meetup in Hawaii (Oahu) for the Summer of 2020.  Even though I no longer live there I'm sure that my friends will be able to help us have a fabulous time there.  :)  And there are some local Craftster that I'm sure will join in the fun!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: TheMistressT on August 11, 2018 03:30:02 PM
WOW! This would be soooo awesome! I hope there will be another so I can presume to attend! 2019's travel dollars are going to a possible trip to Dublin.

I am hoping to plan a meetup in Hawaii (Oahu) for the Summer of 2020.  Even though I no longer live there I'm sure that my friends will be able to help us have a fabulous time there.  :)  And there are some local Craftster that I'm sure will join in the fun!

WOO! I would love to see more of Oahu than I have, which was mostly Waikiki and a touch of Honolulu.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on August 11, 2018 06:48:15 PM
And I want to plan a meetup in Oklahoma sometime in 2022. I'm sure, now that the ball is rolling, there will be other members planning meetups in the States and Canada and maybe Europe and Australia if we get lucky.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: BigBangMomma on August 11, 2018 07:28:25 PM
So many great meet up place ideas for upcoming years!

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 17, 2018 12:03:45 PM
Guess what friends, we have two more people attending!  Averia just jumped from a Maybe to a Definite, and she's (hopefully) brining a second Craftster friend.  If the Craftster in question doesn't work out, she'll bring her DH, so we might have a third husband in the mix.   :D

For those keeping track at home, that's 17 people in the house so far, with spots for up to 7 more.  And Missing Willow who will be attending, but staying at a separate rental nearby.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on August 17, 2018 12:18:12 PM
Guess what friends, we have two more people attending!  Averia just jumped from a Maybe to a Definite, and she's (hopefully) brining a second Craftster friend.  If the Craftster in question doesn't work out, she'll bring her DH, so we might have a third husband in the mix.   :D

For those keeping track at home, that's 17 people in the house so far, with spots for up to 7 more.  And Missing Willow who will be attending, but staying at a separate rental nearby.

That friend is me, and I'm so very excited! *waves*


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on August 17, 2018 12:22:48 PM
Guess what friends, we have two more people attending!  Averia just jumped from a Maybe to a Definite, and she's (hopefully) brining a second Craftster friend.  If the Craftster in question doesn't work out, she'll bring her DH, so we might have a third husband in the mix.   :D

For those keeping track at home, that's 17 people in the house so far, with spots for up to 7 more.  And Missing Willow who will be attending, but staying at a separate rental nearby.

That friend is me, and I'm so very excited! *waves*

I am beside myself here, Averia YAY! And also Anna, you are coming all the way from Germany to the meet-up? You get the prize for greatest distance traveled, oh my goodness. This is going to be crazy amazing!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: MissingWillow on August 17, 2018 12:28:01 PM
Oh my goodness.  Anna all the way from Germany???!  Wow!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on August 17, 2018 12:35:19 PM
Yay!!!  Averia PM'd me and if the DM convention dates aren't a problem I'll be driving down with her and Anne!!! 


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on August 17, 2018 12:38:59 PM
And also you, MissingWillow! I am looking forward to that too :). Where ya staying, did you find a good hotel? We will likely need a place the first or the last day of our visit as we plan to see those salt caves one way or another.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on August 17, 2018 12:39:13 PM
Yay!!!  Averia PM'd me and if the DM convention dates aren't a problem I'll be driving down with her and Anne!!! 

YAY!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 17, 2018 12:39:44 PM
Yay!!!  Averia PM'd me and if the DM convention dates aren't a problem I'll be driving down with her and Anne!!!  

That's great!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on August 17, 2018 12:47:07 PM
I am crossing my fingers and my toes.  I don't want to miss this epic meetup!  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on August 17, 2018 12:58:32 PM
OMG! OMG! OMG! This meet up is going to be beyond amazing! Gives me a rush just thinking about who'll be there.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on August 17, 2018 04:53:55 PM
Sadly, I have to change from a maybe to a ďno.Ē Iíll have to try to make a future event... during the school year is tough!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: JoyfulClover on August 17, 2018 05:47:02 PM
Sadly, I have to change from a maybe to a ďno.Ē Iíll have to try to make a future event... during the school year is tough!

sad, sad panda


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on August 17, 2018 05:58:00 PM
I am going to hold out hope you'll find a way to squeak in a visit :).


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on August 17, 2018 06:06:48 PM
craftADDchick....*wailing* Nooooooooooooooooooooo........


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on August 17, 2018 08:26:23 PM
I can double check when school starts, and see if I can find more affordable transportation. I really want to go!

If I can fly Providence to Charlotte, I can get a ride to the airport and leave my car at my sisterís place. Then I have to sort out getting from Charlotte to Asheville.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 18, 2018 05:36:28 AM
I've removed you from the Maybe list for now.  If you find later you happily are able to attend, just let me know dear.  :)

Sadly, I have to change from a maybe to a ďno.Ē Iíll have to try to make a future event... during the school year is tough!

I can double check when school starts, and see if I can find more affordable transportation. I really want to go!

If I can fly Providence to Charlotte, I can get a ride to the airport and leave my car at my sisterís place. Then I have to sort out getting from Charlotte to Asheville.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 18, 2018 08:15:36 AM
Psst....  For those of you who were interested in visiting local breweries, while most are in downtown Asheville, there's also one just down the road from our rental house.  About a 5 min drive away!  And they're open till 10:00.  Whistle Hop (https://whistlehop.com/)

For those of you dreaming of cheese, there's also a Creamery near the house, where you can get some local wine along with a cheeseboard of all the stuff they make.  They also feature foods from other local makers.  About a 7 minute drive away.  Looking Glass Creamery (https://ashevillecheese.com/pages/visit-us)

And a local ice cream shop making homemade goodies.  Hilltop Ice Cream Shop (https://www.facebook.com/HilltopIceCreamShop/)


I'm compiling a Google Map of all the places near the rental that might be useful, as well as all the fun stuff downtown folks might be interested in visiting.  I'll share it as we get closer and I've added all the stuff I'm going to.  ;)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: JoyfulClover on August 18, 2018 08:42:05 AM
There will be zero time for sleep.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on August 18, 2018 08:56:55 AM
My lovely big red Viking is not a debaucher so he volunteers as a designated driver for all y'all. Our van seats 6 passengers plus us 2. Imma drink all the drinx & eat all the cheeses!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on August 18, 2018 09:21:34 AM
I've removed you from the Maybe list for now.  If you find later you happily are able to attend, just let me know dear.  :)

Sadly, I have to change from a maybe to a ďno.Ē Iíll have to try to make a future event... during the school year is tough!

I can double check when school starts, and see if I can find more affordable transportation. I really want to go!

If I can fly Providence to Charlotte, I can get a ride to the airport and leave my car at my sisterís place. Then I have to sort out getting from Charlotte to Asheville.

Thanks! Iím still holding out a little hope that I can make it work!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on August 18, 2018 11:53:43 AM
Jennie, you're awesome! Thanks so much for all the effort you're putting in to making this a great meet-up. I started drooling as I was reading the available flavors of ice cream and the cheese board looks scrumptious.

JoyfulClover, what's a little lost sleep amongst friends?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on August 18, 2018 11:42:57 PM
There will be zero time for sleep.

And this is where the long flight comes in handy, I'm planning on sleeping on the way back :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: JoyfulClover on August 19, 2018 05:41:39 AM
I cannot believe you are coming from Germany, Anna!  That is so exciting! We need to talk sock techniques while you are here!

Oh sleep. Necessary, but evil.  You will miss something from Camp Craftster!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 19, 2018 09:13:56 AM
I started drooling as I was reading the available flavors of ice cream...

I almost cried when I saw they had a few vegan flavors.  My husband used to really love to occasionally go out for ice cream, but since I became lactose intolerant, he refuses to do so, because I just have to sit there watching him eat.  I wish more local shops had a vegan option or two!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on August 19, 2018 11:55:24 AM
I think food may be a challenge for our group. You're lactose-intolerant, I'm diabetic, and  know others have mentioned food issues. If we're going to do some of our own meal prep, it would be good to know what our concerns are so we can bring recipes to prepare that work for most of us.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on August 19, 2018 12:15:46 PM
We can prep things in separate dishes so people can take what they want, like deconstructed salads, taco platters, sandwich bar, make your own omelette, mini personal pizza, wraps etc.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 19, 2018 02:25:28 PM
There's been a lot of talk between sheepBlue & I behind the scenes, about things like food, time tables, etc.  We're not trying to keep things from anyone, but we haven't outlined all of the things we're thinking and working on, because there's still plenty of time between now and April for things to change.  That being said, let me give you guys a peek into our plans so far, and our thoughts behind those plans...

With the new additions to the group, I think we can afford two things: #1, to buy some or most of the groceries for our meals at the house, and #2, to order pizza for lunch on Saturday.   

Reasons for this: Even those of us who aren't going terribly far to get to Asheville, still have at least a few hours driving, so traveling with lots of groceries between all of us is silly, and could lead to food not being at its best when it arrives, so buying those groceries near the house rental just makes sense.  Since folks won't arrive until later in the day on Friday, and we need to check out of the house by 10:00am on Sunday, we are planning to hold all of our craft workshops on Saturday.  In order to get the most time for that possible, we thought ordering lunch so that we don't have to take a hella-long break to 'cook', will be a great way to go.  I've found a nearby pizza place for us to order from, that does a GF crust option, as well as other foods like salads, pastas, etc, so if someone cannot have pizza with us, there will still be options for them.

Since everyone will be traveling in on Friday, we are planning to have dinner out in Asheville that night.  There are a ton of options in and around the downtown area that we are already set to explore (near the local artist galleries and craft shops).  People will be able to pick out where they want to go for food, and split off into smaller groups so everyone can try what they are interested in.

So that leaves breakfast on Saturday & Sunday, and dinner Saturday night.  I know everyone has a million recipe ideas they all wanted to share earlier, and I'm sure we'll be asking for favorite recipes later in the planning process.  But I also want to remind folks that we have to take out everything we bring into the house.  We can't really pack up leftovers and send them home with everyone, as there won't be a stash of tupperware we can walk off with, plus again, everyone will be traveling and food might not keep that well. 

So my plan is to make a limited menu of items, that are easy to prepare in batches, that folks can pick and choose from, that we can hopefully eat all of, while we're there.  Things that are good for folks with various food issues, and can do double duty at meals.  For example, fresh fruit for breakfast that doesn't get finished in the morning can make an appearance after dinner as dessert on Saturday, and be finished off in smoothies on Sunday.  Nothing to throw away!  There might me 12 awesome recipes for breakfast casseroles, but there's no way we'll be able to EAT 12 different casseroles, so we'll just end up tossing out food. 

We also have to remember, that there's nothing (that we know of) in the house to use to cook with, food wise.  No olive oil, or salt, or siracha sauce, so anything we need in a recipe, has to be brought or bought, and then taken away.  I'm contemplating something like burgers for dinner on Saturday, since it's easy to figure out ahead of time how many we need of beef and veggie options, and bring just enough, without a ton of extra.  People can top them as they like.  Add a side of chips & pickles, and a bag of GF buns, and we should be able to accommodate everyone's food sensitivities.  :)

And then of course, there are always things that can be made ahead of time at home and brought along, like a batch of brownies or muffins to share. 


We can prep things in separate dishes so people can take what they want, like deconstructed salads, taco platters, sandwich bar, make your own omelette, mini personal pizza, wraps etc.


I think food may be a challenge for our group. You're lactose-intolerant, I'm diabetic, and  know others have mentioned food issues. If we're going to do some of our own meal prep, it would be good to know what our concerns are so we can bring recipes to prepare that work for most of us.



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on August 19, 2018 02:37:20 PM
That all sounds excellent. You gals are the bestest :). I'm on board to help with whatever, however you need.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: JoyfulClover on August 19, 2018 05:09:59 PM
Thanks for sharing the thought process - It can be a beast to gather details and present cohesively. All of it sounds awesome!

JClove


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: curiousfae on August 19, 2018 05:17:05 PM
agreed! all excellent points and ideas.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Averia on August 19, 2018 06:08:40 PM
If it keeps me from having to cook anything can I volunteer for clean up crew? I will happily do dishes till the cows come home... or the beer drinkers from the brewery, whichever return first.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on August 19, 2018 06:21:07 PM
The food ideas sound very well thought out as well as very flexible. Since I'll be flying in, I thought I might bring some commercially prepared snacks so they're fresher than anything I might make.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on August 20, 2018 07:33:19 AM
Also, for those of us that wanted to cook and share recipes, why not just type them out and give them out at the meetup?  I'm always looking for good recipes!  (Crock pot meals, anyone?   ;))


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on August 20, 2018 07:47:43 AM
Lots of great thought being put into this meetup!  Thank you Mistress Jennie and Sheep!!! :)

That's a great idea LadyBugs! How about doing it online?  That way everyone can access it and we can all save a little paper.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on August 20, 2018 08:11:31 AM
I would be willing to take on compiling and creating an online cookbook for us.
There are lots of sites that let you create online cookbooks for free (they make their money when/if you choose to print copies)
I would have to see if it's possible to print your own copy.

Some sites allow you to pass out a link to a group of people and allow everyone to submit their own recipes or people could send me recipes and I would add them.

Lots of great thought being put into this meetup!  Thank you Mistress Jennie and Sheep!!! :)

That's a great idea LadyBugs! How about doing it online?  That way everyone can access it and we can all save a little paper.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on August 20, 2018 08:32:07 AM
I would be willing to take on compiling and creating an online cookbook for us.
There are lots of sites that let you create online cookbooks for free (they make their money when/if you choose to print copies)
I would have to see if it's possible to print your own copy.

Some sites allow you to pass out a link to a group of people and allow everyone to submit their own recipes or people could send me recipes and I would add them.

Lots of great thought being put into this meetup!  Thank you Mistress Jennie and Sheep!!! :)

That's a great idea LadyBugs! How about doing it online?  That way everyone can access it and we can all save a little paper.  :)


Awesome!  Would we be able to copy the recipes to keep an electronic copy without paying a fee?  What about just using a google doc to compile them?  Thanks you GG!! :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on August 20, 2018 09:43:54 AM
There are lots of options out there.  I'll need to sort through them to see what can be done free.  I know there are ones out there.
google docs is certainly an option too!

I'll report back in a few days with what I discover/a plan.


Awesome!  Would we be able to copy the recipes to keep an electronic copy without paying a fee?  What about just using a google doc to compile them?  Thanks you GG!! :)



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 20, 2018 12:34:38 PM
This is a lovely idea.  Thank you for taking on organizing it gg!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 20, 2018 12:36:47 PM
I just wanted to say, to everyone who has been so on top of things and has already sent their payment for the house rental, thank you very, very much.  I've received payments for 10 spots so far, and it is truly appreciated!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on August 21, 2018 07:29:02 AM
Sorry I've been mostly missing from the discussions! I've had a bunch of family stuff that overwhelmed me for the last three months, but geekgirl has been poking me when I need to give input (thaaaaanks, Carlee <3).

Beer, cheese, ice cream - all sound amazing. Group cookbook ALSO sounds like an awesome idea.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on August 21, 2018 07:52:40 AM
Psst....  For those of you who were interested in visiting local breweries, while most are in downtown Asheville, there's also one just down the road from our rental house.  About a 5 min drive away!  And they're open till 10:00.  Whistle Hop (https://whistlehop.com/)

I am seriously drooling over their beer list. Hope they aren't all just their summer brews! *crossing fingers*


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: JoyfulClover on August 21, 2018 08:16:16 AM
Sorry I've been mostly missing from the discussions! I've had a bunch of family stuff that overwhelmed me for the last three months, but geekgirl has been poking me when I need to give input (thaaaaanks, Carlee <3).

Beer, cheese, ice cream - all sound amazing. Group cookbook ALSO sounds like an awesome idea.


Hope you and your family are okay, PB. Sending good thoughts!

I can't wait to check out a cidery! Yummo!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on August 25, 2018 07:34:30 AM
geekgirl, what great ideas for compiling the recipes!  I am not a cook at all, though, so I don't have anything to share.   :P


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on August 25, 2018 12:11:14 PM
I looked at a few options for cookbooks and there are some cool sites out there but I think google docs will be the easiest way to go.

People can submit recipes for the cookbook in these ways:
- send me a msg via craftster
- send me an email at dcarlee2000 at yahoo dot com (this is my junk email)
- upload a file to this google drive folder (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZAtZnmY8HFCtp8688ydQE5CLgd9qb7Z8?usp=sharing). 

I will take care of formatting and combining everything into one cookbook document.

Include the normal recipe stuff: name, # of servings, etc.

I think it would be nice if people include personalize message about each recipe, why you like it, what significance it has for you, etc. Not mandatory though!

Mistress Jennie - would it be possible to link to this post on the front page so that it doesn't get lost/forgotten? :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 25, 2018 12:19:31 PM
Mistress Jennie - would it be possible to link to this post on the front page so that it doesn't get lost/forgotten? :)

Sure, I've just linked it in the first post of page 1, under Planned Group Events.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on August 25, 2018 09:53:28 PM
Yay!  Thanks GG!  Google Docs was our choice too!  Lana just finished compiling a cookbook for our Kokua Foods families using Google Docs.  Then she simply copied it into a word doc and printed it using the booklet option.   I'll try to submit a recipe soon! :)



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 28, 2018 12:57:59 PM
I've been contemplating whether I want to teach a workshop on making beaded bracelets with a single charm, or beaded suncatchers.  Since I'm going to make an order from Fire Mountain Gems in the next few days, and since I have a ton of stuff in my cart, I'm at the lowest discount level, so it would be a perfect time to order the prisms for the suncatchers, if folks would be more interested in learning to make those.  (I could get the crystals as low as $1.50-$2.70 each, rather than the $5.83 they normally are!)  

My plan for either option would be for each person taking the workshop to let me know closer to the actual Meetupdate, a favorite color (or color scheme) for the beads, and a favorite theme for the charm, and I would bring individual kits rather than my entire bead and charm stash.  (At last measure, it more than filled a bathtub.)  Since they use the very same techniques (working with beading wire, crimp beads & crimp covers), I could let people do a mix of bracelets & suncatchers if folks are divided in their interests.  

Beaded Bracelets (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451819.0)

Beaded Suncatchers (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438083.0)

So I can figure out if I should order some prisms, who is interested in a suncatcher vs a bracelet?  (I won't be offended if some folks aren't interested in either one.  ;))


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on August 28, 2018 01:42:08 PM
I like both, so just let me know how much money to send. As for colors, I like blues but especially cobalt blue, greens, crystal clear or frosted, silver, and black in any combination. For the sun catcher I prefer the teardrop shape but whatever you have will be fine. My wrist is 8" so I may need a few extra beads for the bracelet. I have some jewelry-making pliers that I can bring if most of us are taking part in your workshop. Can never have too many tools.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 28, 2018 02:05:22 PM
I like both, so just let me know how much money to send. As for colors, I like blues but especially cobalt blue, greens, crystal clear or frosted, silver, and black in any combination. For the sun catcher I prefer the teardrop shape but whatever you have will be fine. My wrist is 8" so I may need a few extra beads for the bracelet. I have some jewelry-making pliers that I can bring if most of us are taking part in your workshop. Can never have too many tools.

You're awesome.  And don't worry about the supplies cost.  I'm bringing the supplies for whatever I teach.  (Hence wanting to order prisms at the LOW price! ;))  Really just wondering if anyone would be interested in them, so I could order some.  But heck, even if I don't use them for this, it's not like I won't use prisms for my Etsy or for crafting for friends and family.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on August 28, 2018 03:05:29 PM
I've wanted to learn to make bracelets for years!  I'm good with any color but gold.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: MissingWillow on August 28, 2018 03:37:18 PM
Both are gorgeous.  I would love to learn that bracelet!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on August 28, 2018 04:22:05 PM
Ooh I'd love a sparkly suncatcher to add to my collection!  :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: JoyfulClover on August 28, 2018 04:25:17 PM
Ooh I'd love a sparkly suncatcher to add to my collection!  :D

I just received one from cmarion3  and I'm in love! I had no idea!  Sparkly suncatcher!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on August 28, 2018 05:01:47 PM
I like either but am partial to sparklies :). It's so generous of you to bring the supplies Jennie. Tell us when you'd like to know our colour etc preferences.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 29, 2018 10:51:15 AM
Organizer Update:  Hi friends!  Just a few quick things...

#1.  Our very own rackycoo will be joining us in Asheville!  Huzzah for racky!  She'll be staying in the 'annex' with MissingWillow, so there are still 7 spots open in the Lodge if more people decide to join us.

#2. Something that came up earlier, but somehow didn't get added to the first page list of planned activities until racky reminded me of it, is what we're calling the Supply Swap.  Think of this more of 'take a penny/leave a penny', rather than a straight up swap between members.  Folks are welcome to bring craft supplies they don't need or want, for others to take home with them.  There's no keeping track or anything.  You'll be welcome to take something home even if you don't bring something.  And likewise you're welcome to leave stuff and not take anything back with you!

#3. I'm only bringing this up because I know if I try to keep it a surprise, some other brilliant Craftster will suggest it, and I'll just have to reveal it then.  Our first event of the weekend will be what I'm calling the Moniker-Maker Social.  Basically sheepBlue & I are going to set out snacks and drinks, and fill the main table with markers, glitter glue, washi tape, and stickers, and let people decorate their name tags, while getting to know one another as more than just an avatar. 

#4. Items #2 & #3 have been added to page one of the thread so I don't forget them again! ;)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Averia on August 29, 2018 10:57:57 AM
blue! blue blue blue! I want to make a blue bracelet, a blue suncatcher, all the things blue!

It has probably been mentioned already, and I am sorry if I am asking for a repeat of info, but do we know what basic living supplies we need to bring to the house? I would assume towels at the least since no rental house is going to come with towels for 24. Do we need to bring our own sheets?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: rackycoo on August 29, 2018 11:09:26 AM
I'm so glad I'm going to be able to come; I'm looking forward to being able to meet everyone!

I'm also glad there's going to be a supply table. I have already started up a big pile of supplies to tote up.

Oh, and I'd love to make a suncatcher, Mistress J, maybe in red. :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 29, 2018 11:22:06 AM
blue! blue blue blue! I want to make a blue bracelet, a blue suncatcher, all the things blue!

It has probably been mentioned already, and I am sorry if I am asking for a repeat of info, but do we know what basic living supplies we need to bring to the house? I would assume towels at the least since no rental house is going to come with towels for 24. Do we need to bring our own sheets?

Towels and sheets are provided!  No need to bring them.  This property specializes in housing a large number of people, and they have a cleaning & laundry service that makes sure there are enough towels, sheets, blankets, etc.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 29, 2018 11:23:19 AM
And thanks for letting me know about interest in suncatchers guys.  It really helped.  I was able to add some to my order, so I got them at a super low price.  Yay for being thrifty!  ;)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on August 29, 2018 11:26:10 AM
I almost don't want to even check the new posts in this thread anymore, the excitement and anticipation is hardly bearable and things just keep getting better, ack! It's intense! Whew.

Our plan is to drive, we can fit supplies in the van I'm sure.

I can't wait for that dang glitter bomb table, it sounds AWESOME!

If people have room to bring their smallest bits of fabric and yarn, I mean the stuff you think is too small to be anything but garbage, those are what we'll be using for the fabric beads. I'll bring some of mine of course but you just can't ever have enough to choose from. Fabric confetti, it's my fave. I'll adopt the left overs if nobody else wants them  ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: alteredmommy on August 29, 2018 12:44:21 PM
I torture myself looking at this thread every week :D  I didn't list myself as a maybe since in all likelihood I wouldn't be able to make it but am still holding out hope for a last minute miracle....  In any case it sure looks like you will all be having a fabulous time!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on August 29, 2018 01:21:29 PM
Alteredmommy, we NEED you to come! Who else would have us searching for rusted bits and bobs or other interesting flotsam and jetsam to add to collages and mixed media projects? Plus we could always use another drinking partner and story teller.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on August 29, 2018 01:26:26 PM
Oh, my post went all screwy, oops. I was saying can you get to the Hammer? We have seats in the car for passengers. Our schedules would have to coordinate but if saving the cost of the flight makes it doable it could be worth it.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on August 29, 2018 03:05:54 PM
Alteredmommy????  Yassssss!  We neeeeeddddd you at the meetup!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on August 29, 2018 03:11:03 PM
I'll be doing a workshop on how to make TIED WREATHS using ice cream lids!  I will provide the lids, but Mistress Jennie gave me an excellent suggestion...

If you would like to take part in my workshop, please bring fabric with you that you'd like to use to make the wreath.  A yard of fabric should be plenty.  (If anyone is unable to bring fabric for themselves, let me know and I'll bring some from my stash.)  I'm thinking that if you have scissors, you should probably bring them too.

If any of the crocheters out there would like to learn how to make a crocheted wreath, bring yarn and a crochet hook, and I'll share with you how to make that too! 

I also have different ideas on my phone (photos) to show other things you can make with the ice cream lids.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on August 29, 2018 03:16:39 PM
I know you and sheepblue are already coordinating and organizing so much already, but do you think that closer to April, you could post a list of items we will need to bring with us? Specifically, I'm thinking in regards to things not crafty...if there are any. And perhaps we can create a list of crafty items that we should bring?  Like stuff for the workshops, and like the stuff CLM mentioned in a post just now about the bits of fabric to make the beads?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on August 29, 2018 03:18:29 PM
rackycoo, you're going to be there?????!!!!!!  I can give you a hug and thanks in person for all my messes you've cleaned up for me when I've organized swaps!   ::) :P ;D

A supply table????  This is just adding to all of our hoarding instincts and I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: rackycoo on August 29, 2018 04:53:49 PM
rackycoo, you're going to be there?????!!!!!!  I can give you a hug and thanks in person for all my messes you've cleaned up for me when I've organized swaps!   ::) :P ;D

I'm going to be there. :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 30, 2018 06:59:19 AM
Don't worry about requesting folks bring certain things right now.  As we get closer to the date, sheepBlue & I are planning to do another google survey.  It will cover things like who wants to do which workshops so that the person running each will know how much of various supplies to bring, and so we will be able to lay out a time table for the workshops so that hopefully everyone will be able to do everything they are interested in.  It will also cover things like who is a night owl, who snores, etc, so we can hopefully pair up roommates comfortably, and food allergies/intolerances & preferences so we can plan how much of what foods to buy. 

I do plan on making a list of personal craft supplies you should bring for your own use (for example, everyone should bring their own scissors), and anything else we think people will need.  The house itself does come stocked with pillows and bedding for all the beds, bath towels & toilet paper, as well as kitchen towels, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, basic cleaning supplies, paper towels, pots & pans, plates & glassware, coffee maker, cooking utensils.  Here's their FAQ page: https://www.yondervacationrentals.com/mountain/faqs/

After we do that final google survey, and let workshop teachers know how many people plan to take their class, we can worry about which supplies 'teachers' might need 'students' to bring with them, and can post in the thread asking for those things.

I promise, I won't let this be a train wreck, and I won't let all the effort people are putting in be for naught for lack of scissors or thread.  :D  I have two degrees in costume design, but what theatre really truly taught me, was to do intense research, make careful and detailed lists, and to plan for every single possible contingency.  And to ask for help without reservation, whenever it's needed. 
 
If you would like to take part in my workshop, please bring fabric with you that you'd like to use to make the wreath.  A yard of fabric should be plenty.  (If anyone is unable to bring fabric for themselves, let me know and I'll bring some from my stash.)  I'm thinking that if you have scissors, you should probably bring them too.

If any of the crocheters out there would like to learn how to make a crocheted wreath, bring yarn and a crochet hook, and I'll share with you how to make that too! 

I know you and sheepblue are already coordinating and organizing so much already, but do you think that closer to April, you could post a list of items we will need to bring with us? Specifically, I'm thinking in regards to things not crafty...if there are any. And perhaps we can create a list of crafty items that we should bring?  Like stuff for the workshops, and like the stuff CLM mentioned in a post just now about the bits of fabric to make the beads?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 30, 2018 07:05:11 AM
And now in my head I'm hearing Sir Ian McKellen shouting 'A pair of scissors, my kingdom for a pair of scissors!"  :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: rackycoo on August 30, 2018 07:33:05 AM
Jennie, have you ever thought of running for President? Just sayin....


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: MissingWillow on August 30, 2018 07:52:10 AM
Jennie, have you ever thought of running for President? Just sayin....

Yes please!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 30, 2018 07:57:09 AM
Lol.  I'm proof that a college student telling their parents that they want to study theatre, isn't a recipe for them working at McDonald's.  There are many valuable and practical life skills to be learned from the arts!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on September 05, 2018 12:22:46 PM
Jennie, have you ever thought of running for President? Just sayin....

Yes please!

Thirding this and throwing in a (late) vote for suncatchers. :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: curiousfae on September 05, 2018 03:16:19 PM
fourths? quadruple? both for Jennie as POTUS and sun catcher.  ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 12, 2018 09:35:36 AM
We have another person joining us for this Meetup!  Kbrison's DH has decided to come along, so we are now up to 18 people in the main house (with 6 open spots left!)  This has got me thinking about some logistics....

The Lodge has 7 bedrooms, 4 of which have just 1 bed in them.  Of course, it makes sense to put couples alone in them.  :) 

Here's a breakdown of bedrooms vs beds:
Bedroom #1 - 1 King Bed
Bedroom #2 - 1 King Bed
Bedroom #3 - 1 King Bed
Bedroom #4 - 1 Queen Bed
Bedroom #4 - 2 Queen Beds
Bedroom #6 - 2 Queen Beds
Bedroom #7 - 3 Queen Beds, 2 Twin Beds

I'm 95% sure that bedrooms #1-#6 has an ensuite bathroom.  I'm not certain, but I believe bedroom #7 either has one right nearby, or ensuite.  (Hard to tell from pictures).  For couples, that means just 2 people get a whole bathroom to themselves.  But that also means all the people who come by themselves and get put into the 'group rooms' have between 3-8 people sharing a bath.  (8 people is if we fill the remaining 6 spots)  Which might be tough as everyone tries to get ready in the morning, especially on Sunday as we need to checkout by 10:00am. 

Now obviously, I'm going to try to break up the remaining folks as fairly as possible, between the other bedrooms, to try to spread out bathroom usage.  BUT, I've been thinking that we will need the couples to be willing to share their bathrooms for morning showers & night time teeth brushing.  This doesn't mean everyone should be tromping through 'your' bedroom while you sleep, but rather that after couples wake up and doing their own morning routines, they should probably leave the bedroom door open to share 'their' bathroom with folks in the group rooms to keep the trains running on time.  Does that make sense?  Seem fair to everyone? 

Feel free to ask questions, either her, or via PM.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on September 12, 2018 10:04:28 AM
Happy to share, of course!

Kathy, that is just great. I am thinking this visit is going to be so much fun, I'm super excited!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on September 12, 2018 12:02:30 PM
I would be more than happy to share bathroom space!!

I can't wait to see everyone I met at the last meet up and to meet new Craftsters :-)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on September 12, 2018 01:50:07 PM
We'll also need multiple bathrooms available throughout the days, so bedroom doors could be left open if the bathroom was available.

Since Jim will be coming with me, we'll be driving rather than just me flying in. That means I can bring a lot more in the way of craft tools and supplies. Yeah! Since some of you may be flying in, it means we could pick you up at the airport or if you need a tool or supply that is difficult to transport by plane, like E-6000, large paper cutters with sharp blades, or something heavy, let me know. If I have it, I could bring mine instead of you having to deal with flight restrictions.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on September 12, 2018 06:41:44 PM
So great that Jim is coming!!!  He's wonderful!  :)

Still on the fence over here. 


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on September 12, 2018 07:27:10 PM
So great that Jim is coming!!!  He's wonderful!  :)

Still on the fence over here. 

I'll share that with him. Actually, I think he's pretty wonderful, too. He was going to stay here and babysit our grandbaby so I could attend. Now  dd#2 and s-i-l have decided to enroll 'sweet baby girl' in daycare so Jim and I are free as birds again. We're taking a trip to the Grand Canyon the week she starts daycare just because we can. Another check mark on our bucket list.

Still don't know when the DM convention is going to be held? Really, really hope you, John, and Lana can make this meet up! Wish we could get sloth, onyxnox, Wulf, and alteredmommy to come, too. Wouldn't that be beyond awesome?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 13, 2018 08:23:33 AM
I'll share that with him. Actually, I think he's pretty wonderful, too. He was going to stay here and babysit our grandbaby so I could attend. Now  dd#2 and s-i-l have decided to enroll 'sweet baby girl' in daycare so Jim and I are free as birds again. We're taking a trip to the Grand Canyon the week she starts daycare just because we can. Another check mark on our bucket list.

Still don't know when the DM convention is going to be held? Really, really hope you, John, and Lana can make this meet up! Wish we could get sloth, onyxnox, Wulf, and alteredmommy to come, too. Wouldn't that be beyond awesome?

Have you tried tagging them, to see if they want to join us?   ;)

sloth, onyxnox, Wulf, alteredmommy


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on September 13, 2018 09:00:59 AM
We saw Wulf & his partner on the weekend. He's got an opera right then which is a bummer for us but exciting anyhow. Can you imagine working on that? Well, you probably can Jennie :).

We're driving unless that plan changes for some reason. Both Onyx & sloth are close enough to connect with us. Alteredmommy is far but we are sort of along her way & she could ride with us if she got herself here.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 13, 2018 10:54:04 AM
We saw Wulf & his partner on the weekend. He's got an opera right then which is a bummer for us but exciting anyhow. Can you imagine working on that? Well, you probably can Jennie :).


Lol.  Yes, I can.  I've worked on many operas.  They can be great fun, and utterly exhausting.  :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on September 13, 2018 08:46:20 PM
So great that Jim is coming!!!  He's wonderful!  :)

Still on the fence over here. 

I'll share that with him. Actually, I think he's pretty wonderful, too. He was going to stay here and babysit our grandbaby so I could attend. Now  dd#2 and s-i-l have decided to enroll 'sweet baby girl' in daycare so Jim and I are free as birds again. We're taking a trip to the Grand Canyon the week she starts daycare just because we can. Another check mark on our bucket list.

Still don't know when the DM convention is going to be held? Really, really hope you, John, and Lana can make this meet up! Wish we could get sloth, onyxnox, Wulf, and alteredmommy to come, too. Wouldn't that be beyond awesome?

Yay!  Hope your little granddaughter has fun in daycare!  :)

Unfortunately it is the same weekend which is why I'm on the fence.  I went to their Back To School Night and the kids were so sweet.  One of their presidents (they have 4 this year) asked when she would see me again.  There is also a good chance that some of the Ambassadors like Lana will be coming to the convention.  If there are enough of them I would want to organize speakers and a service project that runs parallel to the DM middle school program.

Oh man!  Yes, Sloth, Onyx, Wulf and AM!!!  That would be EPIC!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on September 14, 2018 05:13:28 AM
I'd love to see everybody again! I'm excited to meet new people too, so excited. I'm sure there are other members who would want to come but haven't heard about it yet. I save the addresses of everybody I swap with but I'd have to look up locations on a map to figure out what part of America is which. That hardly seems to matter though since some of us are travelling far.
If there were yearly Craftster conventions I'm pretty sure I'd go to every one of them. I want to meet & craft with all the people.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: alteredmommy on September 14, 2018 10:17:30 AM
I'd love to see everyone (old friends and new) too!  Unfortunately I can't commit to anything till way closer to but its not completely off the table for me yet. 


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on September 14, 2018 04:00:14 PM
I'd love to see everyone (old friends and new) too!  Unfortunately I can't commit to anything till way closer to but its not completely off the table for me yet. 

Then I'll cross my fingers that things work out for you to be able to come.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Wulf on September 15, 2018 03:54:37 PM
I do SO wish I could be there, and I've looked at the calendar several times now to see if maybe it has somehow changed, but it still shows dress rehearsals right through the Ashville dates. Nobody ever asks me before they schedule these productions - I think I've been there long enough to get an opinion! :D

Anyway, I will be there in spirit at least, and I hope CLM and others will keep me posted on the shenanigans, etc. so I can enjoy it vicariously.

Wulf


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on September 15, 2018 07:02:43 PM
Wulf, we could always Skype you and any of the other Canada Meet Up friends who can only be with us in spirit. Then you could see our misbehavior for yourself!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on September 15, 2018 07:40:30 PM
Hey we should Skye everyone!  I don't want to miss out in the fun either.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on September 15, 2018 08:26:28 PM
Silly! As a Canada Meet Up attendee, you're already included. No way that I would ever want to leave you out.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on September 15, 2018 08:36:07 PM
I wish there was a way to promo this site somehow with our crafting and shenanigans. I don't love being photographed but I'd make an exception for C-ster. A video would be fun!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on September 15, 2018 09:05:21 PM
Silly! As a Canada Meet Up attendee, you're already included. No way that I would ever want to leave you out.

Yay!  I knew you wouldn't Kathy!!  Oh why did this have to be the same weekend?  I am torn!!!!

I wish there was a way to promo this site somehow with our crafting and shenanigans. I don't love being photographed but I'd make an exception for C-ster. A video would be fun!

Live webcams!!!  :)



Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: BigBangMomma on September 16, 2018 07:18:12 AM
Hey we should Skye everyone!  I don't want to miss out in the fun either.
Agreed!

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Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Averia on September 16, 2018 08:18:21 AM
we could attach it to my glasses and the webcam would see whatever I see - and never see me. I like this idea


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on September 16, 2018 08:26:36 AM
Iím still hoping to make this work! If I can hitch a ride from the airport in NC, that would be one problem solved. Iím 99% sure I can get to and from the airport here, especially if I can figure out a route that lets me leave right from the airport in town.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 16, 2018 09:47:35 AM
Iím still hoping to make this work! If I can hitch a ride from the airport in NC, that would be one problem solved. Iím 99% sure I can get to and from the airport here, especially if I can figure out a route that lets me leave right from the airport in town.

I think someone previously mentioned being able to pick up folks from the airport....  Sometime in the last week or two?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on September 16, 2018 01:10:31 PM
Iím still hoping to make this work! If I can hitch a ride from the airport in NC, that would be one problem solved. Iím 99% sure I can get to and from the airport here, especially if I can figure out a route that lets me leave right from the airport in town.

I think someone previously mentioned being able to pick up folks from the airport....  Sometime in the last week or two?

Iíll have to back and read things in a few days. I really want to make it down there!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on September 16, 2018 01:22:49 PM
Iím still hoping to make this work! If I can hitch a ride from the airport in NC, that would be one problem solved. Iím 99% sure I can get to and from the airport here, especially if I can figure out a route that lets me leave right from the airport in town.

I think someone previously mentioned being able to pick up folks from the airport....  Sometime in the last week or two?
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That was me. Which airport? Asheville or Charlotte?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on September 16, 2018 06:04:34 PM
Iím still hoping to make this work! If I can hitch a ride from the airport in NC, that would be one problem solved. Iím 99% sure I can get to and from the airport here, especially if I can figure out a route that lets me leave right from the airport in town.

I think someone previously mentioned being able to pick up folks from the airport....  Sometime in the last week or two?
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That was me. Which airport? Asheville or Charlotte?

It might be less expensive for me to fly to Charlotte, but I have to check :) Iíll try to do that before the end of the week!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on September 16, 2018 08:18:51 PM
You might check out Knoxville, TN, too. We'll be coming in from the west on I-40, so that would be on our path. Hope we can work something out for you.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on September 17, 2018 03:05:20 PM
Great idea! I didnít even think to look in neighboring states!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: alteredmommy on September 17, 2018 06:04:36 PM
Oh my gosh I checked flights and the shortest one is TEN hours (plus my own 2 hour drive to the airport here) that kind of puts a damper on my enthusiasm :(


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on September 17, 2018 06:50:47 PM
The flight to Hamilton is shorter for sure but we're in for at least a 10 hour drive there & back :/.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on September 20, 2018 11:42:06 PM
Oh my gosh I checked flights and the shortest one is TEN hours (plus my own 2 hour drive to the airport here) that kind of puts a damper on my enthusiasm :(

You won't be the only one with that kind of flight! I have 10 and 12.5 hours (seems to be slower on the way back ;)) plus lots of driving. And I know it'll be worth it!

Did I mention I actually bought my flight tickets this week? I'm so excited!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on September 21, 2018 04:23:37 PM
And we're excited that you'll be joining us!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on September 22, 2018 08:31:15 AM
April cannot get here soon enough!!!!!!!!  I NEED a vacation!!!!!!!!!! :P


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: curiousfae on September 22, 2018 09:27:47 AM
anna.wahnsinn so glad you can join us from overseas! how exciting!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on September 22, 2018 10:43:04 AM
Thank you curiousfae (and every else); I'm really really excited about coming to see all of you! And special thanks to Avie who'll have to put up with me for a few days more ;) (we've been talking about that for years)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on September 22, 2018 01:22:18 PM
I haven't asked Averia, but I hope to come over and see you guys at least since I'm just a stone's throw away from her.  :)  So happy you're coming over here Anne!  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on September 22, 2018 10:51:07 PM
I haven't asked Averia, but I hope to come over and see you guys at least since I'm just a stone's throw away from her.  :)  So happy you're coming over here Anne!  :)

Ooh, yes! Do that!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on September 23, 2018 08:33:34 AM
I think Anne definitely gets the award for furthest traveled to get to the Meetup!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on September 23, 2018 09:47:57 AM
You are amazing to travel all that way! I am so excited to meet & craft with you :).

I made some fabric beads for a project I'm working on. I think I will make a big pile of them as examples of different styles. I love scrappy bits but they can be done with precision stitches & zero fray so they're like teeny little mini quilts instead.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on September 24, 2018 07:43:01 AM
I'll be meeting up with Averia...it's going to be great!  Whoo-hoo!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on September 26, 2018 09:49:05 AM
I'll be meeting up with Averia...it's going to be great!  Whoo-hoo!

Then we'll be travelling together, yay!

I really can't tell you how excited I am to be joining you! I have only been on a plane a few times and never more than 90 minutes, the last time was in 2001. Way before getting married and having children. It feels so weird to claim a whole week (and a bunch of money) just for myself. weird, reckless, frightening Ė and incredibly good!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Averia on September 28, 2018 03:32:51 AM
I can't wait! April seems so far away...


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kayrun on September 30, 2018 01:36:48 PM
Thanks to LBABB for bringing this to my attention recently --
not sure I'm going to be able to read through all 58 pages of discussion,
though!  wow  :)

I'll message Mistress J to add me to the "maybe" group -- this sounds like a blast  :)
I'm pretty sure I could drive up for the day Saturday, even if not staying over.

I had the opportunity last year to meet up with a Ravelry group (we stayed in cabins
in Weaverville, not far from Asheville) -- a very very fun weekend!






Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on October 16, 2018 11:26:08 AM
192 Days!

Plane tickets booked.
House rental booked.
*sits on hands* um...guess I need to kill time...


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on October 16, 2018 12:04:29 PM
192 Days!

Plane tickets booked.
House rental booked.
*sits on hands* um...guess I need to kill time...

I suggest crafting.  ;)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 17, 2018 09:30:08 AM
The countdown of days reminds me of when I was teaching and after March was over, we too, were counting the days-till summer vacation!   ;D

In all seriousness, it was my deciding to go to this meet-up and the talk about who rooming with who and snoring, etc... that made me go back to the dr. and get my sleep apnea reviewed and get the machine for it again (I had stopped using it for years.)!  I am told I snore so loud that I can be heard from anywhere in our apartment, and I didn't want to subject any of you to that kind of torture!   ::) ;D  (Now all you'll hear is the "woosh" sound of air from the machine.  ;))

I have been talking and thinking a lot about this meet-up, and it's gotten so that even my DH is talking about it!  I've been thinking of what I need to bring and making mental lists...and who I'm going to meet...and that I'll probably cry with happiness at meeting all my Craftster "family"!  :-* :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Averia on October 17, 2018 09:48:33 AM
Please put me in with LadybugsAndBumblebees - I have been trying to lose weight before the trip so I wont snore too much


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: curiousfae on October 17, 2018 03:58:55 PM
Hey LBaBB I just got my machine earlier this summer. I love it and I think it really helps with my snoring/apnea. I am definitely  sleeping better.


I look HILARIOUS in it though. Seriously. I look like octopus is stuck on my face.  :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on October 22, 2018 08:17:51 AM
My doctor wanted to put me in a CPAP machine, but I'm really resisting it.  I actually sleep GREAT.  Jim says I snore, and that it can be loud, but I think I've only woken myself all of 3 times over the last 5 years.  I sleep deeply and happily, and I wake up feeling refreshed.  I got a white noise machine and some earplugs to help Jim, but I really don't want to start using a machine.  I have a really hard time with anything touching me while I sleep, and don't like the (to me) claustrophobic feeling of something wrapped around my head, and I know a few people who have said they've gotten upper respiratory infections/coughs more easily from using one.  Since I already get a cough at the drop of a hat, and they linger for 8-12 weeks, I don't really want to increase my chances of getting another, especially since, as I said, I sleep great.  If my sleep were troubled, I'd probably be more keen to try it. 

But in the mean time, it looks like all of us snorers will be bunking together.  :D 


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on October 22, 2018 08:19:49 AM
For those of you interested in Asheville's craft brew scene, there's a self-guided tour called Brewed Clues.  You visit 3 bars and blind sample various beers, while collecting clues to solve a mystery.  It's about a .6 mile total walk, and groups can go at their own pace.  :) 

https://www.exploreasheville.com/event-calendar/detail/brewed-clues/22922/


 


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on October 22, 2018 08:30:40 AM
Finally this morning, one of my favorite podcasts is Food Stuff, from How Stuff Works.  They recently renamed their show Savor, and are doing some traveling for stories about food, and local food scenes.  Their first stop was Asheville, and they've done 5-6 individual podcasts out of the trip.  Here are a few of the ones I thought folks might want to listen to, to get ideas about things they might want to try on the trip!  They even mention Looking Glass Creamery, which is right near our rental house and is on our Google Map of points of interest.

Welcome to Savor & Asheville https://www.savorpod.com/podcasts/welcome-to-savor-and-asheville.htm

The History of Asheville: https://www.savorpod.com/podcasts/bonus-episode-the-history-of-asheville.htm

The Craft Behind Asheville's Beer Scene: https://www.savorpod.com/podcasts/the-craft-behind-ashevilles-beer-scene.htm

The Story of Asheville's First (Legal) Brewery https://www.savorpod.com/podcasts/bonus-episode-the-story-of-ashevilles-first-legal-brewery.htm

The Once In a Lifetime Meal: https://www.savorpod.com/podcasts/the-once-in-a-lifetime-meal.htm





Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on October 22, 2018 08:49:12 AM
Finally this morning, one of my favorite podcasts is Food Stuff, from How Stuff Works.  They recently renamed their show Savor, and are doing some traveling for stories about food, and local food scenes.  Their first stop was Asheville, and they've done 5-6 individual podcasts out of the trip.  Here are a few of the ones I thought folks might want to listen to, to get ideas about things they might want to try on the trip!  They even mention Looking Glass Creamery, which is right near our rental house and is on our Google Map of points of interest.

Welcome to Savor & Asheville https://www.savorpod.com/podcasts/welcome-to-savor-and-asheville.htm

The History of Asheville: https://www.savorpod.com/podcasts/bonus-episode-the-history-of-asheville.htm

The Craft Behind Asheville's Beer Scene: https://www.savorpod.com/podcasts/the-craft-behind-ashevilles-beer-scene.htm

The Story of Asheville's First (Legal) Brewery https://www.savorpod.com/podcasts/bonus-episode-the-story-of-ashevilles-first-legal-brewery.htm

The Once In a Lifetime Meal: https://www.savorpod.com/podcasts/the-once-in-a-lifetime-meal.htm





LOL this could not be more perfect.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on October 22, 2018 09:47:35 PM
I have one more swap to finish (with Averia) plus the Sweat Shoppe Ornament Swap (finished, just need partners to ship ornaments to), then I'm on to crafting for our Meet Up. I keep changing my mind about what to make for the white elephant swap. I know I have to limit myself, but I just want to make something special for each of you, even though I know that's not realistic.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: curiousfae on October 23, 2018 10:08:36 AM
I've been thinking about this too! Just not sure what....or how. lol.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on October 23, 2018 10:31:05 AM
Please put me in with LadybugsAndBumblebees - I have been trying to lose weight before the trip so I wont snore too much

 :D I'm in the same boat!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: JoyfulClover on October 23, 2018 11:23:45 AM
Please put me in with LadybugsAndBumblebees - I have been trying to lose weight before the trip so I wont snore too much

 :D I'm in the same boat!

Triplicate!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on October 23, 2018 11:53:06 AM
Hey, I thought we weren't doing the white elephant swap? I better look at the first page again...


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on October 23, 2018 12:14:18 PM
I *think* I've settled on what I'm making for the Gift Exchange.  I think.....


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on October 23, 2018 12:16:04 PM
I *think* I've settled on what I'm making for the Gift Exchange.  I think.....

I still have no idea.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on October 23, 2018 12:17:05 PM
Hey, I thought we weren't doing the white elephant swap? I better look at the first page again...

We've stopped using the term 'White Elephant', and instead are going with 'Craft or Gift Exchange'.  (Since White Elephant implies either a gag gift or something no one wants.)  The goal in the gift exchange is to make something any crafter would love to receive.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on October 23, 2018 12:32:44 PM
I reread the first page & thought that was it, whew.
Kathy has been hinting I make a book, anybody else think that would be a good choice?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 23, 2018 04:08:19 PM
Now I didn't say anything about losing weight.... ;D

The sleep study came back with some surprising results...according to the dr., I have mild sleep apnea.  I am fatter than I was before and less active.  Still have the same symptoms too.  I have to go back for the final sleep study to find out what kind of help I need and on what level.  So you guys just might have to deal with me snoring after all! ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on October 23, 2018 06:33:11 PM
I reread the first page & thought that was it, whew.
Kathy has been hinting I make a book, anybody else think that would be a good choice?

Sorry about the white elephant vs. gift exchange terminology. Old habits die hard.

CLM, I have NOT been hinting that you make a book . . . I've flat out SAID you definitely need to make a book!  :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on October 23, 2018 07:39:08 PM
Had a mini meetup with Calluna tonight.  So much fun!  We talked about this meetup.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on October 24, 2018 05:10:59 AM
While weight is a large factor in sleep apnea, it's not always the reason.
I have sleep apnea and have used a CPAP for 14 years.  about 10 years ago I lost 100 lbs (and still need to lose more) and my sleep apnea did not improve and even got worse over time.
But I love my CPAP - it completely changed my life.  And I no longer snore.

Now I didn't say anything about losing weight.... ;D

The sleep study came back with some surprising results...according to the dr., I have mild sleep apnea.  I am fatter than I was before and less active.  Still have the same symptoms too.  I have to go back for the final sleep study to find out what kind of help I need and on what level.  So you guys just might have to deal with me snoring after all! ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on October 24, 2018 06:21:05 AM
Had a mini meetup with Calluna tonight.  So much fun!  We talked about this meetup.  :)

Ahh I am so jealous you two awesome people got to hang out.  ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: rackycoo on October 24, 2018 07:59:00 AM
Hey, about that gift exchange: would anyone be offended if the "gift" was previously made and possibly even posted as a project here? I have so many projects I've done that are just sitting in my craft room, and I am planning on bringing one of them unless that's considered a party foul.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on October 24, 2018 11:30:09 AM
I would not be.  I've seen your work, I'd be happy with something you made regardless of when or why you made it!

Hey, about that gift exchange: would anyone be offended if the "gift" was previously made and possibly even posted as a project here? I have so many projects I've done that are just sitting in my craft room, and I am planning on bringing one of them unless that's considered a party foul.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on October 24, 2018 12:46:46 PM
Hey, about that gift exchange: would anyone be offended if the "gift" was previously made and possibly even posted as a project here? I have so many projects I've done that are just sitting in my craft room, and I am planning on bringing one of them unless that's considered a party foul.

Definitely not a party foul.  As long as you made it, it would find a loving home with whoever is lucky enough to get it!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: rackycoo on October 24, 2018 12:55:15 PM
Great! Thanks for the input. Doing one or two samples a month has me swimming in completed projects!  :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on October 24, 2018 01:53:54 PM
Why would any of us care when you made something or why? It's not like we're non-crafters. They might find some non-sensible objection but we know how much time and effort goes into anything a Craftster creates, so I'm sure all of us will be delighted at the chance to get one of your goodies. I know I certainly will be!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on October 24, 2018 01:57:36 PM
Right? I would jump on anything you made no matter when!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on October 25, 2018 06:38:25 PM
Had a mini meetup with Calluna tonight.  So much fun!  We talked about this meetup.  :)

Ahh I am so jealous you two awesome people got to hang out.  ;D

It was sooo great!  :)  I only wish I could have invited Averia, Ptarmic, etc to join in! 

Right? I would jump on anything you made no matter when!

So true!  Me too!!!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: calluna on October 25, 2018 09:15:42 PM
I finally found this thread (thank you CLM and UTM)-- and yes, it was so awesome to finally meet UTM, and Lana and John and hang out!

I may actually get to attend this meetup, because I will be moving to the East Coast (Washington D.C. area) for a new job!!! The only trouble is I don't think I can use vacation time yet in April, so logistics may get in the way of me getting there. We'll see!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on October 26, 2018 06:12:39 AM
Super exciting, yay! I hope there are still people who haven't heard of this yet & would like to attend. I should add it to my signature line...


Hey, I have an idea. Maybe those name tags we make could get traded at the end of the event like a super exclusive one-of-a-kind Craftster Trading Card? Some people might want to keep theirs as a memento but maybe? We could all bring a small photo or image to use for the card to make it really represent us. I'd still like to do another official round of that swap but this could be a really fun on-site version.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: curiousfae on October 26, 2018 09:39:32 AM
just thinking of the gift exchange...we don't have a set number yet, right? i was thinking of getting a jump on things if possible. or at the least, gather some materials.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on October 26, 2018 09:43:06 AM
just thinking of the gift exchange...we don't have a set number yet, right? i was thinking of getting a jump on things if possible. or at the least, gather some materials.

For anyone participating, you only need to make one thing. We're doing a take on a white elephant exchange except the gifts will all be handmade items that one would WANT to take home - not a gag gift or something like that.  :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: JoyfulClover on October 26, 2018 10:27:27 AM
I'm going to see what was posted about for the CA meet up to get an idea about what was made.

Also, have to consider people have to bring them back home, right?



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on October 26, 2018 10:42:02 AM

Also, have to consider people have to bring them back home, right?



Right! So nothing huge or overly bulky. Think of things that can be rolled or folded, that are flat and relatively thin, that are small, that are squishy, that can be worn home rather than packed, that won't cause issues with the Customs service for Anna or CLM, that don't break easily, etc. Your creation doesn't need to fit all those descriptions but they give you a general idea maybe of what will work best.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on October 26, 2018 10:42:39 AM
I finally found this thread (thank you CLM and UTM)-- and yes, it was so awesome to finally meet UTM, and Lana and John and hang out!

I may actually get to attend this meetup, because I will be moving to the East Coast (Washington D.C. area) for a new job!!! The only trouble is I don't think I can use vacation time yet in April, so logistics may get in the way of me getting there. We'll see!

Ohh! I hope you can make it !!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on October 26, 2018 01:32:40 PM
Maybe you could just come in for Saturday if you can't make it for the whole time. Love to meet even if it's just for a few hours.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sweets4ever on October 29, 2018 08:56:21 AM
Super exciting, yay! I hope there are still people who haven't heard of this yet & would like to attend. I should add it to my signature line...

Mistress Jennie and sheepBlue, would you like me to put out a small newsletter blast about the meetup?  Are you still open to more participants?  If so, please let me know and I can totally get one together for you! :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on October 29, 2018 09:04:33 AM
Super exciting, yay! I hope there are still people who haven't heard of this yet & would like to attend. I should add it to my signature line...

Mistress Jennie and sheepBlue, would you like me to put out a small newsletter blast about the meetup?  Are you still open to more participants?  If so, please let me know and I can totally get one together for you! :)


Sure!  We currently have 6 spots left in the big rental house, with each spot being $190 per person.  That's total, for the whole weekend, and will include Saturday's meals.  And of course if more people than that want to come, they can always rent a nearby hotel room/AirBnB, etc., and then just come on over for the tutorials, workshops, and other fun activities.  A few folks who are attending have chosen to get their own quieter rental, so that's always an option too if people want their own space.  All the relative info on the meetup, along with links is on page one of this thread, but feel free to ask questions if you need more clarification, etc., to set up the newsletter!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on October 29, 2018 05:00:48 PM
I'm still on the fence... I got myself into a small financial pickle, but I think it's all sorted out, now. If it isn't too late, I might have time to tackle the travel plans (or have my mom tackle them for me :) She likes to find the best deal) over Thanksgiving.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on October 30, 2018 06:08:44 AM
Um, guys.... Remember those podcasts about Asheville I mentioned? I had listened to some, but not all of them. I just listened to the One of a Kind Meal episode, and they mentioned ME in it!  :D

They referenced an email I sent in ages ago, in response to an episode on older cocktail recipes that modern bartenders donít know. I told them that since my favorite cocktail, the Gin Daisy, is one of them, that for awhile I kept a card with the recipe on it in my wallet to be able to show waitresses at bartenders. They read the email on the podcast way back then, but brought it back up in this newer podcast.

Sometimes life is hilarious.


Finally this morning, one of my favorite podcasts is Food Stuff, from How Stuff Works.  They recently renamed their show Savor, and are doing some traveling for stories about food, and local food scenes.  Their first stop was Asheville, and they've done 5-6 individual podcasts out of the trip.  Here are a few of the ones I thought folks might want to listen to, to get ideas about things they might want to try on the trip!  They even mention Looking Glass Creamery, which is right near our rental house and is on our Google Map of points of interest.

Welcome to Savor & Asheville https://www.savorpod.com/podcasts/welcome-to-savor-and-asheville.htm

The History of Asheville: https://www.savorpod.com/podcasts/bonus-episode-the-history-of-asheville.htm

The Craft Behind Asheville's Beer Scene: https://www.savorpod.com/podcasts/the-craft-behind-ashevilles-beer-scene.htm

The Story of Asheville's First (Legal) Brewery https://www.savorpod.com/podcasts/bonus-episode-the-story-of-ashevilles-first-legal-brewery.htm

The Once In a Lifetime Meal: https://www.savorpod.com/podcasts/the-once-in-a-lifetime-meal.htm






Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: rackycoo on October 30, 2018 08:45:17 AM
Look atcha, Mistress Jennie! You ARE somebody!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on October 30, 2018 08:53:22 AM
Look atcha, Mistress Jennie! You ARE somebody!

I'm a memorable gin aficionado.  Is that a good thing? 

BTW, this isn't the first time someone has recognized me, based on my interest in gin.  There's a liquor store in BG, KY that stocks a specific brand of gin even though I was the only person who came in regularly to buy it.  When the clerk saw me walk up with it once he yelled, 'OH!  You're the little red haired woman who buys this!  I asked my manager why we bother carrying it, and she said there's a little red haired woman who likes it, so we stock it for you!'

I always aimed to be notorious by the time I get old, so maybe this is proof I'm getting there?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on October 30, 2018 04:01:17 PM
Too, too funny! Thought my mother was the only gin drinker I knew. She preferred Salty Dogs and now I drink them occasionally.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: curiousfae on October 30, 2018 04:51:29 PM
OMG Jennie that is super cool! I am going to listen tomorrow at work.

I too like gin and can't wait to try a Gin Daisy.  ;)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on October 30, 2018 05:44:17 PM
Very cool! Gin, aka panty remover *snort* :D.
I am still to figure out how to listen to a podcast. We have a wired internet connection so I would have to sit here at the desk the entire time and ack, I am terrible at sitting in place for very long.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on November 08, 2018 07:59:49 AM
I was just talking to a friend of mine about our upcoming Asheville Adventure, and she said we should be sure to check out Double D's. A cute little cafe.....  inside a double decker bus! 

http://doubledscoffee.com/


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on November 08, 2018 12:48:26 PM
I'm ready to order: mocha milkshake, if the weather is warm, hot chocolate if it's cold, and a cappuccino no matter what the temperature. Cheesecake, locally made brownies and cookies, sundaes - I may just move to the bus for the weekend!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on November 08, 2018 01:49:43 PM
I vote for pizza and ice cream!   ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on November 08, 2018 04:14:31 PM
That sounds good, too, but the Double D doesn't serve pizza. Would need to find it somewhere else or make our own.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on November 08, 2018 04:53:57 PM
I was just joking!   ;D  I'm not too picky about eating, just no seafood.  Yuck! :P


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on November 08, 2018 06:34:36 PM
I like cheesecake! I also like hot chocolate & coffee & ice cream & pizza & brownies & seafood, yum yum!
Not many of those things agree with me anymore though so I'll try to control myself & spare y'all any digestive misadventures, lol.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on November 18, 2018 08:02:50 AM
DH just ordered me my Craftster hoodie for Xmas!  I bought myself a sticker and a patch.  I'm so excited!

I'm wondering if anyone was thinking of staying a day or two more?  I'm coming from NY and it seems silly to me to go for only two days.  I've always wanted to visit the south.  I thought if anyone was staying a day or two more maybe we could go as a group in on a place to stay to get a better price.

Anyone?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on November 18, 2018 01:24:47 PM
DH and I may come early or stay later but it's because he has cousins in the area, so we would be visiting them.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on November 18, 2018 03:08:55 PM
Do we have a final count, or close to final count of how many people will be going (who will be involved)?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on November 18, 2018 03:22:37 PM
Do we have a final count, or close to final count of how many people will be going (who will be involved)?

The current count is on the first post of the thread.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on November 18, 2018 06:11:43 PM
Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Is MissingWillow and rackycoo also part of the attendee list? 

So 20 people in all?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on November 18, 2018 09:04:27 PM
Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Is MissingWillow and rackycoo also part of the attendee list? 

So 20 people in all?

Yes to both questions plus three possibles that haven't confirmed. That's more than we had in Canada. Yippee!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on November 19, 2018 05:45:40 AM
I was amazed so many people came all the way here last time. It was so crazy fun! This is going to be epic, I can't wait!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on November 19, 2018 07:13:27 AM
Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Is MissingWillow and rackycoo also part of the attendee list? 

So 20 people in all?

Yes, they are both attending.  They are simply staying at a separate rental house, as they want a bit more quiet.  They will join us on Saturday for visiting, lunch, and crafting.  I have the two groups separated on the first post so that people who are thinking of coming can see at a glance how many spots there are left in the big rental house.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: rackycoo on November 19, 2018 07:40:06 AM
Yes, they are both attending.  They are simply staying at a separate rental house, as they want a bit more quiet.  They will join us on Saturday for visiting, lunch, and crafting.  I have the two groups separated on the first post so that people who are thinking of coming can see at a glance how many spots there are left in the big rental house.

Translation: they are old and crotchety.  ::)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on November 19, 2018 10:46:33 AM
Yes, they are both attending.  They are simply staying at a separate rental house, as they want a bit more quiet.  They will join us on Saturday for visiting, lunch, and crafting.  I have the two groups separated on the first post so that people who are thinking of coming can see at a glance how many spots there are left in the big rental house.

Translation: they are old and crotchety.  ::)



Translation:  They are goddesses, and their every whim is to be indulged.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on November 19, 2018 02:48:09 PM
*whistles and looks up at the sky with my hands behind my back*. It wasnít me who initiated the goddesses/crotchety old women discussion! :D

ďThe annexĒ reminds me of the tv show ĎThe Officeí where the boss sends anyone he doesnít like to go work in ďthe annexĒ! :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on November 22, 2018 05:59:43 AM
I am falling off the fence to the side of ďYes!Ē Iím not visiting my mom in FL during April break, so Iíll have some extra money. I just have to put in for the personal day at school and then I can book my flight. Hooray!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on November 22, 2018 07:05:16 AM
*shakes fence*

;)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: calluna on November 22, 2018 10:14:58 AM
I have probably a month until I know for certain whether I can go. If I can go, I'll gladly take the attic or basement in the Old and Crotchety House.  ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on November 22, 2018 11:10:29 AM
I have probably a month until I know for certain whether I can go. If I can go, I'll gladly take the attic or basement in the Old and Crotchety House.  ;D

How about a bed in the main rental house instead.  We have 6 left.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on November 22, 2018 01:46:20 PM
Yeah! More craftsters!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on November 24, 2018 02:26:36 PM
The "old and crotchety house"!  Tee hee!  ;) ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on November 30, 2018 09:31:20 AM
How about a bed in the main rental house instead.  We have 6 left.  :)

Hey Jennie, this made me think...if we don't fill those spots, will we owe you more $$? Just want to make sure things stay fair!

And wondering if I should try to recruit a friend...

I guess as it gets closer we can re-assess?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on November 30, 2018 09:59:46 AM
How about a bed in the main rental house instead.  We have 6 left.  :)

Hey Jennie, this made me think...if we don't fill those spots, will we owe you more $$? Just want to make sure things stay fair!

And wondering if I should try to recruit a friend...

I guess as it gets closer we can re-assess?


Nope, you will not owe any more money.   :D  Back when we figured the prices, we based it on 15 people staying in the house.  When #16 jumped on board, sheepBlue & I talked it over, and decided that instead of sending all of you refunds every time one more person joined, we'd use that overage to pay for Saturday's lunch, and hopefully the groceries for Saturdays breakfast & dinner.  

So far, if no one else joins in, we have about $285 to put towards lunch & groceries for Saturday.  We're figuring on spending about $200 to order pizza etc. for lunch, leaving about $85 towards groceries.  If anyone else joins us, all the better as we'll be able to buy more of the groceries.   ;D 


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on November 30, 2018 01:25:34 PM
OF COURSE YOU GUYS THOUGHT OF EVERYTHING!!! Brilliant idea of having overage go toward food! You know we are all going to eat, lol.

You both rock. Thank you!!!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: calluna on November 30, 2018 03:43:13 PM
I will happily contribute to that, even if, for some weird reason, I don't stay in the group house. Though I fully intend to if I can make it.  ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on December 01, 2018 07:03:13 AM
Once I book my travel plans, after I've officially put in for my personal day (this week flew by... I didn't have a spare moment to file the papers), I'll send in my $ for a spot in the house. Now that I know I'm actually going, I'm going to be reading the entire thread, taking notes on what I need to bring!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on December 01, 2018 05:30:02 PM
craftADDchick, I can't wait to meet you!  I used to be a teacher too, and from what I've read of your posts, we have a lot in common, I think.  So glad you can make it!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on December 06, 2018 04:30:44 PM
craftADDchick, I can't wait to meet you!  I used to be a teacher too, and from what I've read of your posts, we have a lot in common, I think.  So glad you can make it!

:)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on December 09, 2018 01:53:27 PM
Anna and I have been talking on the IYP thread and she has agreed to teach us her beaded jewelry! This event just keeps getting better and better.


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on December 09, 2018 03:43:11 PM
Anna and I have been talking on the IYP thread and she has agreed to teach us her beaded jewelry! This event just keeps getting better and better.

You are so sweet! Just be aware that you may not go home with a finished piece, even if we are only doing bracelets. The actual beading is very easy and relaxing as soon as you see the pattern in the little bit of glass in your hand though, and the projects are absolutely portable.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on December 10, 2018 09:56:26 AM
Anna and I have been talking on the IYP thread and she has agreed to teach us her beaded jewelry! This event just keeps getting better and better.

You are so sweet! Just be aware that you may not go home with a finished piece, even if we are only doing bracelets. The actual beading is very easy and relaxing as soon as you see the pattern in the little bit of glass in your hand though, and the projects are absolutely portable.

That's great!  I've added your workshop to the list on the front page.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on December 10, 2018 12:02:50 PM
That's exciting, I love those beaded chains you make Anna! I think I'd like to do one to hang a crystal from, rainbow of course :D.


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on December 11, 2018 02:07:52 PM
Yay!

That's exciting, I love those beaded chains you make Anna! I think I'd like to do one to hang a crystal from, rainbow of course :D.

Rainbow chain or rainbow crystal?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on December 11, 2018 02:22:18 PM
Yes! And yes! Both!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on December 12, 2018 09:02:59 AM
Then we'll figure out a good way to do that! I you have a specific crystal in mind already let me have a look :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: calluna on December 21, 2018 05:41:09 PM
I've finally gone through this whole thread! Now for my massive commenting post...

First, I'm officially going to Asheville! I just need to get my paycheck and then I'll get the financials squared away.  ;D

My cranky geezer disclaimer: Because I'm a light sleeper who NEEDS sleep, and you won't find anyone quite as gassy as me in attendance, I may car-camp instead of sleeping indoors (I'll pay the full price regardless). Especially if that means we can fit one more person in the house! It would be so great to pack the house and have overflow!

Speaking of recruiting more people, here is a friendly nudge to TheSapphireMoon, greybird, Eliea, Ma Rut, phoenixfiredesigns, Nooo, and lapoli. None are especially close to Asheville, and most have been away a while, but they're in southern states, as far as I know, and they rock so that's good enough. I assume gozer knows already, but just in case.

I'm not even looking at the website for the house yet, because that would get me too excited! All I needed to hear was hot tub and I was sold on it. :D The only thing that would make this event better is if we could meet some of the Craftster pets. Can you imagine a Chaircat Mao fashion show?!  :D

I'm glad webcasting or Skype was brought up. I'm bringing my laptop for that purpose, but it would be good to have more than one, so we could see more than one person at a time in full-screen mode.  :)

What if we scheduled a Hybrid Happy Hour (partially online and partially in person) and share the date/time/link on Craftster and Craftster's social media accounts? Whether we're in Asheville or online we could introduce ourselves and share a little something. Along with eating and drinking, of course.

It is so awesome that anna.wahnsinn is coming, and getting to spend a whole week vacationing! You guys should let me know if you tour Washington D.C., I'll go with you since I haven't done that yet myself!

I'd love to exchange round robin altered books with someone (take the other person's home, complete a spread, then ship back to its owner); some attendees have already contributed to my book! It's nice to do at least one segment of trades in person when there's fear of postal destruction or loss.  :)

Since there are quite a few altered art people, what about doing a timed, small round-robin art project: participants start with a sturdy blank paper (or a meh unfinished piece we don't know what to do with) at the shared table of supplies. We set a timer, and each participant gets a short amount of time to put our personal touches into the page in whatever medium we see fit...Until the timer rings and we hand it off to the neighboring person. They put their own creative or finishing spin on it until the timer goes off, and so on, until everyone has contributed something to each piece. The same idea would work for freeform crochet if we have lots of happy hookers.

Finally, I'll be bringing felting needles, a drop spindle, and a tiny Turkish spindle with lots of fiber. And papery things, of course. And embroidery supplies and fabric bits and so on.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: TheSapphireMoon on December 21, 2018 06:46:59 PM
Holy moly!! Long time, no talk to everyone! Thanks for the shoutout, calluna! Iíve recently married in 2017, and moved vertically cross-country to Indiana from Florida in 2017 as well. Iím close enough to NC to try to make it happen. Gotta get my bearings back with crafting and life as a whole a little bit, still. But, a lot can happen in 4 months!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on December 21, 2018 07:11:27 PM
I'm also bringing my laptop and a drop spindle. I'm bringing at least one of my bookbinding machines, so we don't have to restrict ourselves to using signatures and stitching to make books or junk journals, although that's always an option.

Since DH and I will be driving in, I can bring more tools and supplies than those of you who are flying. If I know what would be most useful to jewelry and mixed media people, I can put those things on my packing list. For my paper crafting friends, I'll be bringing my Cuttlebug or Bigshot (but not both), some basic dies, a few embossing folders, stamps, ink pads, several paper trimmers, various adhesives, and a ton of cardstock. Most of those things can also be used for mixed media.

Do we have any plans for Friday night? That might be a good time for a virtual happy hour.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on December 22, 2018 09:23:51 AM
Hi Everyone.  I wanted to give you all a bit of an update. 

First, I've added the working itinerary to the first post of the thread.  sheepBlue & I have been working on this behind the scenes, and since folks keep coming up with new things they want to add in, I thought it might help for you all to see what's already on deck.  There are free times built in, where people can go off on mini-adventures or have crafting time that isn't an official workshop. 

Second, I love the idea of letting folks join the Meetup via Skype.   :D  But personally, I know that sheep & I will be very busy keeping everything we already have planned going, so I'm going to leave that to someone else to handle.  calluna, since you mentioned you were bringing a laptop for just such a purpose, can we leave that in your hands?  My best suggestion for a time to do a Skype event would probably be during Friday night, after we all come back from Asheville and are enjoying the Gift Exchange.  And if you wanted to do a second session, perhaps Saturday during the Workshops?

Third, we've also been working on a custom Google Map for the Meetup.  It includes the Lodge we're staying in, restaurants & other fun things right by our rental house, as well as all the points of interest in downtown Asheville, such as the art & craft galleries, escape games, museums, all the restaurants/wine bars/cafes/tea chops/chocolatiers, etc in the area we'll be hanging out in on Friday night, many MANY of the local breweries, etc, etc, etc. 

Asheville Adventure Google Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1jpUsoErf2NFa_hVoe9if9um1up822Tls&usp=sharing


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: calluna on December 22, 2018 09:58:51 AM
That's an update of awesomeness! And yes, I'll be happy to handle the virtual meetup stuff.  :D I agree on Friday night, and maybe another super-late/early time for those on other continents, if anyone is interested.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on December 22, 2018 11:05:54 AM
I just want to say to everyone, but especially Mistress Jennie and the other people who are organizing this meetup:

I am so very grateful this is happening.
I have realized that I need a vacation from my life (quite literally) and have been taking one every April for about two-three years now.
I am so excited that this vacation will be to meet my Craftster "family"!

One of my DDs is making really bad life choices and it's hard to deal with.  It is helping me to keep my sanity knowing that I will be taking on this adventure in a few short months!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on December 22, 2018 11:09:34 AM
Kbrison, is a drop spindle the thing that you hold in your hand and use for spinning roving into yarn?  I received one in a swap years ago.  Do you think you could show me how to use it?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on December 22, 2018 12:26:12 PM
LBBB, yes, that sounds like a drop spindle. As for me teaching you, no. I don't know how to use mine either.  ;D  One of the other Craftsters was open to teaching us though so that's why I'm bringing mine. I've found a LYS that offers spinning classes so I'm hoping to fit in some classes with the spinning teacher before April. If I can make that happen then, of course, I'd be happy to share what I learn with you.

MistressJennie and sheepBlue, you two are totally awesome! Can't get over the amount of work you've put into this meet up. Thanks for the map, the itinerary, the souvenir shopping, and all the behind the scene planning you've done. This is going to be stupendous!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on December 22, 2018 05:55:50 PM
Ahhhhh, ok Kbrison!  I have gorgeous orange/red/white roving and I can't wait to see what it spins in to.  I've seen it done somewhere and it doesn't look that hard, so I can't wait to learn!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on December 26, 2018 10:18:48 AM
LBBB, yes, that sounds like a drop spindle. As for me teaching you, no. I don't know how to use mine either.  ;D  One of the other Craftsters was open to teaching us though so that's why I'm bringing mine.

That was me!! I am planning on bringing a bunch of roving and some drop spindles, so if anyone wants to learn how to spin, I can show you.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on December 26, 2018 10:27:09 AM
Thank you, LFF! I'm really looking forward to your class!


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: JoyfulClover on December 26, 2018 10:53:57 AM
Thank you, LFF! I'm really looking forward to your class!

Yes, thank you so much! I can't wait!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on December 26, 2018 05:38:33 PM
I have some yarn you made in the STS, LeapFeetFirst!  I can't wait to learn from you!  I'm going to need a u-haul truck to bring everything I want to bring with me to this meetup!   ::) ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on December 27, 2018 09:48:07 AM
Thank you for offering this LeapFeetFirst!  This sounds wonderful.  :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on December 27, 2018 09:59:38 AM
Meanwhile I wanted to say a great big Thank You to Abbeeroad who has agreed to be our point person for an Asheville Brewery Crawl on Saturday night.  Abbee will be picking out some of the 'can't miss' spots, planning a route around the South Slope area, organizing some car pooling, and generally be a contact/rallying point for folks to find one another again if they get separated, etc. 

Thank you Abbeeroad!  You are the best!!!




Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on December 30, 2018 05:17:10 PM
UTM and I have just been talking. Her DH is interested in going trout fishing if they make it to Asheville. My DH is good with the idea. Any other takers?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on December 31, 2018 10:15:24 AM
Meanwhile I wanted to say a great big Thank You to Abbeeroad who has agreed to be our point person for an Asheville Brewery Crawl on Saturday night.  Abbee will be picking out some of the 'can't miss' spots, planning a route around the South Slope area, organizing some car pooling, and generally be a contact/rallying point for folks to find one another again if they get separated, etc. 

Thank you Abbeeroad!  You are the best!!!




While Iím not on the official list yet, I can volunteer as a designated driver!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on January 02, 2019 09:22:28 AM
While Iím not on the official list yet, I can volunteer as a designated driver!

Noted! I may take you up on that! Thank you! :D

To all: Keep an eye out for a question about the brewery crawl in the next poll from Jennie. I will follow up with those of you who are interested in joining me and we'll start to make a plan of attack! :D

Yay! So exciting!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: curiousfae on January 02, 2019 03:32:02 PM
I just realized I probably should figure out how I am going to run the tarot readings. If you all think I should have designated time slots for Saturday night I can do that, maybe a sign up sheet of sorts? Or I could just leave it up to you all to come to me when you are ready. Either way works for me.


Disclaimer: Although I have been studying and reading tarot for myself for 20 years, I have never read for a big crowd, just friends and family. This will be a learning experience for me for sure. It's exciting and a little scary! My intention is that it will be very casual, lighthearted and not too serious. I don't want to make anyone uncomfortable diggin' in their beeswax!



So what do you all think?


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: JoyfulClover on January 02, 2019 04:00:05 PM
I just realized I probably should figure out how I am going to run the tarot readings. If you all think I should have designated time slots for Saturday night I can do that, maybe a sign up sheet of sorts? Or I could just leave it up to you all to come to me when you are ready. Either way works for me.


Disclaimer: Although I have been studying and reading tarot for myself for 20 years, I have never read for a big crowd, just friends and family. This will be a learning experience for me for sure. It's exciting and a little scary! My intention is that it will be very casual, lighthearted and not too serious. I don't want to make anyone uncomfortable diggin' in their beeswax!



So what do you all think?

I am definitely interested, curious! So if it's 'slots' imma sign up!!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on January 02, 2019 04:02:57 PM
I just realized I probably should figure out how I am going to run the tarot readings. If you all think I should have designated time slots for Saturday night I can do that, maybe a sign up sheet of sorts? Or I could just leave it up to you all to come to me when you are ready. Either way works for me.


Disclaimer: Although I have been studying and reading tarot for myself for 20 years, I have never read for a big crowd, just friends and family. This will be a learning experience for me for sure. It's exciting and a little scary! My intention is that it will be very casual, lighthearted and not too serious. I don't want to make anyone uncomfortable diggin' in their beeswax!

So what do you all think?

Pssst, maybe Mistress Jennie and I can test-run your readings before the meetup. Just to, you know, iron out any kinks  ;)


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: curiousfae on January 02, 2019 05:44:12 PM
Pssst, maybe Mistress Jennie and I can test-run your readings before the meetup. Just to, you know, iron out any kinks  ;)

Good idea! A test run never hurt anyone. Except for maybe that guy who tested out the very first parachute. (https://gph.to/2VoRJrc)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: calluna on January 03, 2019 04:15:05 PM
I didn't know what to expect when I clicked on that link...but I was wholesomely surprised.  :D

As I put on my flannel llama pajamas and sleepy sloth slippers this evening, I had to wonder whether the rest of you also have silly-to-ridiculous pajamas. I'm betting many of you do, and I think we should bring them on this trip. If they don't take up too much luggage space, of course. No contest or anything organized around it, just going full-comfort and full-goofball in the sleepware. Heck, I'd stay in my pajamas all weekend if we weren't going into town.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 03, 2019 04:21:25 PM
Um, I made a custom pj shirt to go to Wizarding World of Harry Potter with Abbeeroad and FiberAlchemist... Iím totally up for this!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on January 03, 2019 04:28:43 PM
This makes me supremely sad that I put back a fantastic pair of silly llama (??) pjs from Old Navy a while back. But now I'll have to be on the hunt for some good ones to bring along.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on January 03, 2019 05:15:57 PM
Nope, don't have any nightwear that fits that description. I use to have a pair of Eeyore pj's but they got so thin I was embarrassed to even wear them at home. They spent a few seasons in our camper. Now they're just history. At this point my idea of comfort entails loose, looser, and loosest. Will have to see what I can round up.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: curiousfae on January 03, 2019 05:25:27 PM
OH yeah! Gotta have fun pj's for our craftster sleepover!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on January 07, 2019 01:35:25 PM
Hey! I'm just curious if anyone is planning to stay an extra night (Sunday) and if they are getting a hotel, etc....I'd like to stay and I have friends in the area, but I'm not sure if I'll stay with them or do the hotel thing....I think it depends on if I'm late to the party on this and everyone is booked and bunked already or if there's some room for me. ;)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 07, 2019 01:50:41 PM
Hey! I'm just curious if anyone is planning to stay an extra night (Sunday) and if they are getting a hotel, etc....I'd like to stay and I have friends in the area, but I'm not sure if I'll stay with them or do the hotel thing....I think it depends on if I'm late to the party on this and everyone is booked and bunked already or if there's some room for me. ;)

I think sheepBlue, curiousfae & I were staying an extra night, either Friday night or Sunday night.  That was about as far as we got in planning that portion.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on January 08, 2019 08:44:03 AM
Hey! I'm just curious if anyone is planning to stay an extra night (Sunday) and if they are getting a hotel, etc....I'd like to stay and I have friends in the area, but I'm not sure if I'll stay with them or do the hotel thing....I think it depends on if I'm late to the party on this and everyone is booked and bunked already or if there's some room for me. ;)

I think sheepBlue, curiousfae & I were staying an extra night, either Friday night or Sunday night.  That was about as far as we got in planning that portion.

Do you mean Thursday night? I'm planning on being to the Lodge by Friday at 3.

OK, cool! If anyone lands on staying Sunday night, let me know! That's in my current plan and I'm booking my flight soon...like this week soon, hopefully!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 08, 2019 09:10:24 AM
D'oh!  Yes, I meant Thursday or Sunday.  Obviously we'll be at the Lodge Friday.  :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on January 08, 2019 10:01:21 AM
D'oh!  Yes, I meant Thursday or Sunday.  Obviously we'll be at the Lodge Friday.  :D

 :D :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on January 08, 2019 05:21:19 PM
I havenít pulled the trigger on my flight, yet. Iím hoping to avoid renting a car, but flights into Asheville are more expensive. I was checking out different airlines tonight. I have 3 round-trip flights to take between now and the end of June (Arizona, and Illinois, in addition to the meetup), so I have to try to get the best deal :)

I also have to pay for my spot at the house! But, Iíve put a halt to craft shopping for a couple of months, and no more Amazon spur-of-the-moment shopping, so I should be okay ;)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Averia on January 08, 2019 07:02:42 PM
We can get to the lodge at 3 on Friday? ooh think  I need to reread some info here


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on January 08, 2019 08:20:35 PM
Think DH and I will probably drive in on Thursday so we aren't too tired on Friday. Don't know if we'll stay over Sunday evening.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on January 09, 2019 07:39:09 AM
Think DH and I will probably drive in on Thursday so we aren't too tired on Friday. Don't know if we'll stay over Sunday evening.

I think Thursday is the consensus so far...


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: calluna on January 09, 2019 08:26:16 AM
There are cheap flights right now from Baltimore to Asheville on Allegiant Thursday night (no flights scheduled Fri-Sat), but there are added luggage fees. I hear you about wanting to arrive rested; I'm still leaning toward driving because for me, flying still involves a lot of ground transportation.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on January 09, 2019 08:44:29 AM
Allegiant is the only airline offering nonstop flights for the time frame I'm looking at.

Also, the Allegiant flight home Sunday is at 7:00 am (no flights Monday).

I know there was some concern about the safety of this airline and risk of delays/cancellations. Just not sure it's worth it. The price difference is staggering, though.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on January 09, 2019 09:14:05 AM
My flight is booked!! AH!!!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 09, 2019 01:50:39 PM
Guys, I have big news.... 

We officially have a 'let's get to know one another before we meet in person' swap!  That's right, it's Asheville Adventure - The Swap! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=457104.0)  The swap is open to anyone officially attending the Meetup, and is aimed at helping you get to know a member you don't already know well, before you meet for the first time in Asheville.  Participation is completely optional.  It's just intended to be a fun ice breaker, in our lead up to the Meetup.

Feel free to let me know if you have any questions or concerns. 


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: calluna on January 09, 2019 03:20:31 PM
Oh my glob, that's wonderful!! There are still some attendees I haven't swapped with yet, so I'm going to see if I can do this.

And yaaay, I just saw that cackle is on the attendee list!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on January 09, 2019 03:25:36 PM
Jennie is the best!  ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on January 09, 2019 04:02:47 PM
Jennie is the best!  ;D

Truth!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 10, 2019 07:31:31 AM
YEA Jennie!  :D

I was wondering if anyone else would be interested in seeing if there were any local thrift shops in Asheville?  I LOVE visiting thrift shops in other places!

Unfortunately, even though I may have had this bright idea,  ::) I'm not able to investigate to see.  If anyone else is interested and has more energy than I would like to find out, I would be forever grateful. :-*


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on January 10, 2019 04:51:01 PM
Allegiant is the only airline offering nonstop flights for the time frame I'm looking at.

Also, the Allegiant flight home Sunday is at 7:00 am (no flights Monday).

I know there was some concern about the safety of this airline and risk of delays/cancellations. Just not sure it's worth it. The price difference is staggering, though.

I fly Allegiant down to FL once or twice a year and have always had a good experience. I'm trying to find a way to get to Asheville using them, but there are no direct flights from my area!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on January 11, 2019 07:09:46 AM
Allegiant is the only airline offering nonstop flights for the time frame I'm looking at.

Also, the Allegiant flight home Sunday is at 7:00 am (no flights Monday).

I know there was some concern about the safety of this airline and risk of delays/cancellations. Just not sure it's worth it. The price difference is staggering, though.

I fly Allegiant down to FL once or twice a year and have always had a good experience. I'm trying to find a way to get to Asheville using them, but there are no direct flights from my area!

Oh Bummer!! It is definitely an affordable option!

I just booked United, mostly because leaving before 7:00 am on Sunday (or staying til Tuesday) was a no-go for me.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: WingsoftheWind on January 11, 2019 08:32:41 AM
Oh man, I'm like 3 hours from Asheville and it's over my birthday :o

If I can get all my finances and schedule in order I'm definitely going to try and attend.

For anyone looking for things to do in Asheville, I highly recommend going to the Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company. It's a quirky place (not that that's a bad thing!) and the food and beer is really good.

Also, for flying into NC, Asheville is about 2 hours from Charlotte and 4ish from Raleigh. Lots of people visiting the state fly into one of those airports (RDU and CLT respectively) and then get a car and drive elsewhere just cause those are bigger airports and have more flights.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on January 11, 2019 12:12:18 PM
I am putting my personal travel agent (my mom) on the job! I talked to her last night and she's willing to search out the best plan for me. I live 5 minutes from an airport here, and could potentially get a flight to Charlotte (with a plane change somewhere), but I get VERY cranky when I have to sort through all of the options. My mom is very good at finding the deals...


ETA: Not 10 minutes after I posted this, my mom texted with flight info! A half an hour later, my flight was booked and paid for! Iíll be arriving in Charlotte and driving to Asheville.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 12, 2019 06:34:56 AM
Yea, craftADDchick!!!!!  Yea for your mom too!   ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Averia on January 12, 2019 07:57:14 AM
Aren't moms the best?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on January 12, 2019 09:33:21 AM
Yea, craftADDchick!!!!!  Yea for your mom too!   ;D

:)

Aren't moms the best?

They are! And, my sister also has the search-out-the-best-travel-deals gene, but it just plain missed me ;)



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on January 14, 2019 08:58:03 AM
Woohoo!!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: BigBangMomma on January 14, 2019 12:28:22 PM
Wow, your mom has super powers craftADDchick!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on January 14, 2019 01:07:46 PM
BigBangMomma, quit just following this thread. Join us! You know you want to and you know how much I'd love having you there!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: BigBangMomma on January 14, 2019 01:46:31 PM
Sadly, any chance of me even possibly coming can't happen. My husband works for the federal gov't. He is an essential employee. Thankfully, for now, his paycheck comes from differently appropriated funds than those affected by the shutdown, but his boss does not know/won't say how long that will last. We are planning a family reunion for this summer, but until this shutdown ends, that will be placed on hold to be sure we have our "just in case" funds. In an effort to keep politics off Craftster, I will just leave it there.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on January 14, 2019 01:55:35 PM
Phooey on politicians! And that's all I'll say. Wish things were different and that you could be with us in body and not just in spirit.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on January 14, 2019 02:26:02 PM
Wow, your mom has super powers craftADDchick!

She does!

And, such a bummer that you can't be at the meetup. And now, imagine me cursing like Yosemite Sam...


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: calluna on January 14, 2019 02:39:42 PM
Rats!   :( Sorry to hear it--though I'm glad to hear there are still paychecks coming in for now. This reminded me to put the virtual component of the meetup on my calendar...

Current start time: Friday, April 26, 9pm EST, and Saturday, April 27, 12:30pm EST
Link to Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/8864609607
(that's my personal AND business Zoom account, so no abusing it outside of the meetup, please!  ;))

If your computer doesn't support audio, you can call one of these numbers on your phone:
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
        +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)
        +353 1 513 3247 or +353 1 691 7488 (Ireland, edelC)
       Other regions: find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/lum3nmVE
    When prompted, enter Meeting ID: 886 460 9607

If anything changes, that info will be added to a new post.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: edelC on January 14, 2019 11:40:51 PM
This reminded me to put the virtual component of the meetup on my calendar...

Current start time: Friday, April 26, 9pm EST, and Saturday, April 27, 12:30pm EST
Link to Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/8864609607
(that's my personal AND business Zoom account, so no abusing it outside of the meetup, please!  ;))

If your computer doesn't support audio, you can call one of these numbers on your phone:
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
        +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)
        +353 1 513 3247 or +353 1 691 7488 (Ireland, edelC)
       Other regions: find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/lum3nmVE
    When prompted, enter Meeting ID: 886 460 9607



I'm confused... But then it is early morning and I've not been following the thread.

Zoom? Virtual meeting? An online hangout I'm guessing?? But there's a phone number so perhaps a conference call??


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: calluna on January 15, 2019 04:59:47 AM
Zoom is an online web conferencing program. You would click on the link to enter the virtual meeting, and if your computer doesn't have audio (or if you didn't care about having video--which isn't likely), you would call in on one of the phone numbers. Let me know if I can assist.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on January 15, 2019 08:17:01 AM
Yay calluna!

LOL...edel, you obviously do not have to conference call for work. I am on a platform similar to this almost daily. They work great!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: gozer on January 17, 2019 08:28:25 AM
 I am interested in this meet up, but I am also an introvert so it's kind of insane for me. But it would be so much fun to meet everyone! I am still debating...


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on January 17, 2019 08:34:26 AM
I am interested in this meet up, but I am also an introvert so it's kind of insane for me. But it would be so much fun to meet everyone! I am still debating...

I'm a bit of an introvert too gozer, and get a bit nervy meeting new people. But it's so worth it. I think at the last meet up, I only felt that way for maybe half an hour before I got over it and was the best of friends with everyone. We're all so kind and are just so thrilled to meet everyone in person.


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on January 17, 2019 09:06:50 AM
I am a HUGE introvert and need lots of alone time.  I am actually taking the Monday after the weekend off because I know I will not be able to "people" by then.

I'm sure I will also need to go off to a quiet corner every now and then.  I'd be happy to share my corner!

I am interested in this meet up, but I am also an introvert so it's kind of insane for me. But it would be so much fun to meet everyone! I am still debating...


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 17, 2019 09:13:58 AM
I am interested in this meet up, but I am also an introvert so it's kind of insane for me. But it would be so much fun to meet everyone! I am still debating...

I don't know that I'd call myself an introvert, but despite working for years in theatre where you constantly meet and work closely with new people, I still get nervous meeting new folks.  I worry about the embarrassment of forgetting names or if they'll find me terribly irritating, etc.  Thankfully after vacationing in FL with Abbeeroad, FiberAlchemist & edelC, and having sheepBlue down to stay with me for a few days, I'm pretty much over it as far as Craftster peeps are concerned.  

After about 2 minutes, you realize that they are the same awesome people you've already gotten to know here on Craftster, and that even if you have nothing else in common (which is highly unlikely), you will always share a LOVE making things. You will always have things to talk about.  

And remember, you can do as much or as little visiting as you like.  If you're the kind of person that needs their own space, or needs it very quiet sometimes, you can always get a hotel room of your own, and come to hang out at the Lodge during the day if that's what's best for YOU.  (Though of course, we'd be happy to have you stay with us in the big house!)  Or you can stay with us, but take an hour or two to go for a hike or meditate alone on the deck, etc.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 17, 2019 09:39:51 AM
Hey friends, just as a reminder to anyone on the fence about it, we currently have 11 swappers signed up for the Asheville Adventure - The Swap!  Signups end on Saturday.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on January 17, 2019 09:55:31 AM
I am interested in this meet up, but I am also an introvert so it's kind of insane for me. But it would be so much fun to meet everyone! I am still debating...

I am a HUGE introvert. I have social anxiety about meeting new people that I often stay silent and just watch during social gatherings where there are a lot of new people. That being said, I attended the meetup in Canada in 2016 and I was such a nervous wreck about meeting everyone, but like sheepblue said, that only lasted a very short time as all the Craftsters there were so welcoming, funny, and great to be around. I will probably be a nervous wreck again before meeting everyone in Asheville, but I know that won't last long as we get into the crafting and chatting groove.

I would love to meet you in person, gozer- so I hope you can make it! (No pressure though  ;D )


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: gozer on January 17, 2019 10:51:25 AM
You guys are so sweet. I have met two people from here, Bunny1kenobi & Kwality570, and they are both fantastic. I am sure I would cal down as soon as I got there. I'm still thinking about it but I am tipping more towards going.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: calluna on January 17, 2019 01:20:12 PM
Yes, what everyone else said!  :) I greatly hope you'll keep leaning toward going. Any self-doubt can take its own separate vacation, because you'll be with your people.  :D

In my experience, Craftster folk in person have either grasped or embodied the concepts of introversion and personal time really well. That makes interactions much less stressful. There isn't really pressure to talk, and with a group this big it will be even less.

One of the many things I love about how this event has come together is the variety of options--rather than a crowded schedule of events that one must cram in! Unstructured alone time will totally be possible. These things reduce my anxiety level because I can have multiple backup plans in case I'm feeling off. I'm not going to stress about that potential in advance, nor will I give myself grief if I can't make it to Asheville at all.

Show up, bring your portable supplies, and the details will take care of themselves.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on January 17, 2019 01:57:22 PM
Gozer, please come. When LeapFeetFirst says she's an introvert, she isn't just saying that to make you feel better. One of my clearest memories of her from Canada was how very quiet she was, but she was always with the rest of us and listening. There are so many ways to be a part of the group. I think we all understand the need for quiet and privacy and respect that in each other. Then, of course, there are people like me who are rarely quiet (part of my response to having been very shy as a child), so just tell me if my talking bothers you. My feelings won't be hurt and I can tone it down.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on January 17, 2019 02:12:00 PM
Gozer, please come. When LeapFeetFirst says she's an introvert, she isn't just saying that to make you feel better. One of my clearest memories of her from Canada was how very quiet she was, but she was always with the rest of us and listening. There are so many ways to be a part of the group. I think we all understand the need for quiet and privacy and respect that in each other. Then, of course, there are people like me who are rarely quiet (part of my response to having been very shy as a child), so just tell me if my talking bothers you. My feelings won't be hurt and I can tone it down.

WORD!

I am too busy to breathe at the moment but I'm finding time to sign in and say, Oh Yeah, to all of that. There were all sorts of personalities at that gathering and it was so amazing, we were a beautiful blend of awesome!
Kathy, as you know, I just never, ever shut up, haha. Everybody can go to their corners when they get burned out from our chatter and we'll sit and gab with the other motor-mouths, haha.
<3


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 17, 2019 02:15:51 PM
I'm usually quiet till I get comfortable, then I'm a gabby gus!  It takes all kinds of people to make up this world, and I hope no one feels that they should not be a part of the meet-up because of who they are!  Besides, I have found the people on Craftster to be some of the kindest people I have ever met!

And Gozer, you seem like an awesome person, from what I've "seen" of you on Craftster-I hope you can come!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: BigBangMomma on January 17, 2019 04:09:57 PM
I'm usually quiet till I get comfortable, then I'm a gabby gus!  It takes all kinds of people to make up this world, and I hope no one feels that they should not be a part of the meet-up because of who they are!  Besides, I have found the people on Craftster to be some of the kindest people I have ever met!

And Gozer, you seem like an awesome person, from what I've "seen" of you on Craftster-I hope you can come!

I'm definitely one of those quiet people until I feel comfortable, and then I'll chat all night! As I've become an adult, I tend to feel out of place a lot. Even though I can't make this event, it's nice to know that those of you I've "met" here, are sharing a personality that seems similar to mine. I definitely relate more to being an introvert, but I wish I felt more comfortable to be more extroverted. I'm definitely going to have to try to get in on one of these online chats that are planned during this trip to "meet" you all!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on January 17, 2019 05:28:59 PM
I am one of those introverts who hates to walk in the door to an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar people. Once Iím in the door and either see a familiar face, or find a spot in the room to sit and observe, Iím okay. So, gozer, echoing what everyone else has said, please come, Iíd love to meet you in person!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: gozer on January 18, 2019 05:26:47 AM
 I have been chatting with JoyfulClover and we may carpool there. I am going to put my nervousness aside and try to go. The only thing that could stop me is my cats health. I have a 20 year old who isn't doing great. He's doing well right now but it's obvious he doesn't have too much longer. If he is still steady in April I will be there. I need to go check on how to get this rolling!

 Just sent my payment! I am so excited for this!!  ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: calluna on January 18, 2019 10:28:29 AM
YESSSSS!!

I wish your distinguished gentleman cat a great deal of comfort and napping!  :)

I didn't realize that our destination is in/around Buncombe County, which is actually a hotspot in my genealogy, on one side of my family. I don't know if I'll add a day to my trip to go explore the towns and graveyards, or reduce my presence on Saturday. But it's exciting to have a good reason to go see where I (partially) come from!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on January 18, 2019 01:15:30 PM
Gozer, I'm so pleased you'll be joining us. I promise you'll have a great time!

Calluna, just a suggestion: plan on doing your genealogy research on a week day. Libraries, newspaper offices, and courthouses will be open then as well as cemetery offices. Make an action plan and bring as much pertinent information with you as you can, i.e., names, dates, locations. Know in advance what questions you want to answer.  As for cemeteries, have you checked www.findagrave.com for your ancestors?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: calluna on January 18, 2019 01:56:55 PM
Thanks for the guidance, kbrison! I had forgotten that you're a genealogy pro; I'll have to hit you up with more questions. I've looked at the findagrave website in the past, but I haven't looked into anything for NC, since I doubted I would ever be there in person. Lo and behold, Craftster makes even non-crafty things possible!  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 18, 2019 04:26:54 PM
YEA, gozer!!!!!  Can't wait to meet you!


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on January 18, 2019 05:41:24 PM
Thanks for the guidance, kbrison! I had forgotten that you're a genealogy pro; I'll have to hit you up with more questions. I've looked at the findagrave website in the past, but I haven't looked into anything for NC, since I doubted I would ever be there in person. Lo and behold, Craftster makes even non-crafty things possible!  :)


I wouldn't call myself a pro, maybe just an experienced amateur. When you grow up with tons of relatives and are always having to sort out the relationships, learning about genealogy becomes almost a self-defensive measure. Don't want to end up dating your own cousin, after all! LOL (It almost happened with my cousin Donna's daughter and our cousin Mary's son. Ouch!) But I'm glad to offer you any help I can.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 19, 2019 07:05:47 AM
Hey friends, just as a reminder to anyone on the fence about it, we currently have 11 swappers signed up for the Asheville Adventure - The Swap!  Signups end on Saturday.  :)


And now we're up to 13!  If anyone else is on the fence about joining us, we could use an even number....  Just sayin'.  ;)

I'll keep signups open until 5:00pm Central Time, or I get an even number, whichever comes first.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on January 21, 2019 06:12:05 AM
Just sent my payment! I am so excited for this!!  ;D

YAY gozer!!!! I love the outpouring of introvert assurance you got from your fellow Craftsters - that's exactly what it's like in person. :)

Don't want to end up dating your own cousin, after all! LOL (It almost happened with my cousin Donna's daughter and our cousin Mary's son. Ouch!)

LOL!!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: gozer on January 23, 2019 08:46:14 AM
 I am trying to catch up on all the old conversations on here. Gotta pack some fun pjs!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on January 23, 2019 08:52:06 AM
I had offered to collect recipes people may want to share after there was a conversation about it and so far no one has contributed any.

I am going to put a deadline of March 15th on any submissions to give myself plenty of time without stressing (just in case work gets crazy busy). If I don't have at least 15 recipes by March 15th then I won't be compiling them.

Previous post (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454476.msg5500944#msg5500944)


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on January 23, 2019 02:10:00 PM
I had offered to collect recipes people may want to share after there was a conversation about it and so far no one has contributed any.

I am going to put a deadline of March 15th on any submissions to give myself plenty of time without stressing (just in case work gets crazy busy). If I don't have at least 15 recipes by March 15th then I won't be compiling them.

Previous post (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454476.msg5500944#msg5500944)

Thanks for reminding me, this had totally slipped my mind and off my to do list. Would it be to add more than 1 recipe? I had picked one for some kind of sweets, but there's also my favourite salad (no actual salad leaves in there, can be a main dish for summer) and a fun dip, and I couldn't decide. That was probably when it got away from me, I'm still undecided today.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on January 23, 2019 02:21:14 PM
I think I was confused about this. Are the recipes for things we are going to make while together or just our favourite things to make in general?


Title: Re: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on January 23, 2019 03:56:42 PM
Sure! The more the merrier

I had offered to collect recipes people may want to share after there was a conversation about it and so far no one has contributed any.

I am going to put a deadline of March 15th on any submissions to give myself plenty of time without stressing (just in case work gets crazy busy). If I don't have at least 15 recipes by March 15th then I won't be compiling them.

Previous post (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454476.msg5500944#msg5500944)

Thanks for reminding me, this had totally slipped my mind and off my to do list. Would it be to add more than 1 recipe? I had picked one for some kind of sweets, but there's also my favourite salad (no actual salad leaves in there, can be a main dish for summer) and a fun dip, and I couldn't decide. That was probably when it got away from me, I'm still undecided today.


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on January 23, 2019 03:58:16 PM
Just your favorite recipes in general. Someone mentioned it would be nice to share our favorites and I offered to collect and compile them in digital format.



I think I was confused about this. Are the recipes for things we are going to make while together or just our favourite things to make in general?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on January 23, 2019 05:09:59 PM
Once you have the digital formatting finished, I could print the recipes. Then we could autograph and bind the pages there. I'll have at least one of my bookbinding machines at the meet up, so it would be something additional we could do. Just another option.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 24, 2019 12:24:42 PM
I think I was confused about this. Are the recipes for things we are going to make while together or just our favourite things to make in general?

At one point the idea was 'what you would love to cook for all your Craftster friends' if kitchen space in the rental wasn't limited/we didn't have to bring every single ingredient in AND out of the house, etc.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on January 28, 2019 08:24:25 AM
We're in!  :)  Just sent in our official PM to Mistress Jennie and SheepBlue!  :)

Can't wait!!!!  I'm working on the Difference Makers and Small Things Matter Auction ATM and going crazy.  This meetup is going to be my reward for all the craziness that lies ahead.  :)


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: calluna on January 28, 2019 09:24:40 AM
WOOHOOOOOO!!! So happy to hear this!!

We're in!  :)  Just sent in our official PM to Mistress Jennie and SheepBlue!  :)

Can't wait!!!!  I'm working on the Difference Makers and Small Things Matter Auction ATM and going crazy.  This meetup is going to be my reward for all the craziness that lies ahead.  :)


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on January 28, 2019 09:30:16 AM
Yay! Hi there!

We're in!  :)  Just sent in our official PM to Mistress Jennie and SheepBlue!  :)

Can't wait!!!!  I'm working on the Difference Makers and Small Things Matter Auction ATM and going crazy.  This meetup is going to be my reward for all the craziness that lies ahead.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on January 28, 2019 10:14:10 AM
Hi Calluna!  Me too!!!

Hi Anna!  I'm so glad that I'll get to meet you in person finally!!!

I am sooo happy that I'll get to see all of you!!!  It's so neat to finally be able to put the faces to all the names and to all the wonderful crafts.  :)  You all have had such an amazing impact on Lana's life.  Even if you didn't swap with me she's seen your work and to this day appreciates handmade gifts so much so that making things for kids in need is one main things Small Things Matter does.  Thank you!!!



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: gozer on January 28, 2019 12:06:13 PM
 Yay! We are going to have such an amazing group!  :o


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on January 28, 2019 12:14:17 PM
UTM, I'm trying to play this cool, like "Oh good. You and DH are coming." Instead my heart is racing, I'm bouncing up and down, and I just shouted out the good news to Jim plus I'm probably grinning like a hyena. Very cool and laid back . . . NOT! I didn't see your mom or Lana's names on the list. Are they not coming, too? Jim's not comfortable around a lot of strangers so I think it's wonderful that he knows John and Rob already as well as several of the Craftster women who are attending. Makes for a happier hubby.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on January 28, 2019 12:26:06 PM
UTM, I'm trying to play this cool, like "Oh good. You and DH are coming." Instead my heart is racing, I'm bouncing up and down, and I just shouted out the good news to Jim plus I'm probably grinning like a hyena. Very cool and laid back . . . NOT!
~~~~~~!!!!~~ I KNOW, RIGHT??!! ~~!!!!~~~~~~

I am so excited to see all of you, already met and never laid eyes on. I am SO EXCITED!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on January 28, 2019 12:30:32 PM
Excellent, TJ!


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on January 28, 2019 01:03:18 PM
I totally agree Gozer!!!  :)

Heehee, Kathy!  My heart is racing too!  The last meetup was SOOO amazing.  It was years ago and I am still thinking about it like it was yesterday.  :)
Unfortunately, my mom doesn't want to miss a day at her job at Harris Teeter. LOL.  Lana is going to be a chaperone at the Difference Makers convention.  That was my main conflict--whether or not to go, but I think that this way Lana will have her freedom and I'll be blissfully happy with my crafting friends.  :)  John is still talking fishing.  I hope Jim and others will join him. 

CLM, you are too cute!  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on January 28, 2019 01:09:08 PM
Is John still thinking trout fishing or is he open to any kind of fishing?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on January 28, 2019 01:49:14 PM
John would still prefer trout fishing, but he's up for anything.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on January 29, 2019 10:39:04 AM
YAY UTM + fam!!!!!!! :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on January 29, 2019 10:55:26 AM
Can't wait to see you Abbee!  :)



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on January 29, 2019 10:59:43 AM
Hey, is everyone working on their Craftster Cards? 

I'm planning on bringing my collection to the meetup.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on January 29, 2019 11:16:33 AM
No but that's the first thing I'll work on when I get the studio cleaned up. Ooh, that is exciting!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on January 29, 2019 11:32:21 AM
I thought I'd bring my collection also. Great minds thinking alike. No, I haven't even begun to think about my cards because I've been focusing on some surprises for NC that are eating away at my time. For those of us who are bringing our DHs, are you considering making cards for him, too?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on January 29, 2019 11:36:47 AM
I will totally do that! Ooh, that will be so fun!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on January 29, 2019 08:09:21 PM
Haha!  I hadn't thought about making a DH Craftsters card.  Too funny. 

I wonder if the Canadian Craftsters want to trade with us.  Maybe CLM could be our courier?  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: calluna on January 30, 2019 04:36:58 AM
It would facilitate another Canadian meetup!  :)

I have loads of cards started last year, in my quest to repurpose my preponderance of old photos, but they are now sitting out of sight/mind in a box. I'm hoping to make a lot more progress on my gift exchange item before returning to the cards. that allows more time for inspiration to strike, I hope. :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on January 30, 2019 04:59:19 AM
I will happily bring things home to deliver to local peeps! Mailing to those far away is likely less expensive & just as reliable from the US than in Canada though. Our postal system is silly.

There don't seem to be a lot of canucks here, just a sprinkle. Another meet up would be fantastic but where? East or west coast? Surely not up north, ack the blackflies (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qjLBXb1kgMo)!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on January 30, 2019 07:21:40 AM
Calluna!  Love your one of a kind cards made with your baby pics!  :)

Great!  Thanks CLM!  I wish the whole gang was attending this meetup!

HAWAII CRAFTSTER MEETUP SUMMER 2020!!!  My old friends from HS will take care of us.  Plus I go home alot and know my way around. :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on January 30, 2019 08:42:32 AM
It is currently -30 degrees outside- actual temperature (-60 with windchill) right now and I am dreaming of warmer temperatures in North Carolina this spring! It's so bad here that the bars are closing (which NEVER happens in Wisconsin), there is no mail delivery, and no garbage pickup.  Ugh...


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on January 30, 2019 08:48:44 AM
POLAR VORTEX!

Schools were closed yesterday so the plows could deal with this mess.



Our neighbour texted this morning to say it was "breath stealingly cold outside". I'm staying in :P


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on January 30, 2019 09:50:25 AM
Yeah, schools have been closed for the last two days because we got a foot of snow on Monday and because of the cold. I guess winter is here!



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on January 30, 2019 10:25:46 AM
It's not that bad here, but the schools are closed.  Lana slept till past noon, but she did make us fancy pancakes with strawberries and dark chocolate when she got up.  LOL.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on January 30, 2019 10:41:59 AM
It's not that bad here, but the schools are closed.  Lana slept till past noon, but she did make us fancy pancakes with strawberries and dark chocolate when she got up.  LOL.

Super jealous!! I wish someone would have made me fancy pancakes this morning.

Also, I am super excited that you'll be joining us in Asheville UTM!!!!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 30, 2019 04:23:04 PM
UTM is going to be there too???!!!!

I can't wait for April to come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Averia on January 30, 2019 05:03:36 PM
Has anyone heard from Alwaysinmyroom? I know she is on our list. So hoping to see her in April too.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on January 30, 2019 07:57:51 PM
They were sooo good Leap!  Lana's friend's father spoils the girls with customized pancakes when they sleep over. They fill in a checklist the night before and in the morning he makes them.  They actually stay downstairs in bed till he calls them up.  LOL.

I am so happy that we're going.  Can't wait to meet you L&B and everyone else too!!  :)

Has anyone heard from Alwaysinmyroom? I know she is on our list. So hoping to see her in April too.
me too!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 31, 2019 06:48:14 AM
Has anyone heard from Alwaysinmyroom? I know she is on our list. So hoping to see her in April too.

I talked to her.  She's still coming!  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on January 31, 2019 11:49:33 AM
Has anyone heard from Alwaysinmyroom? I know she is on our list. So hoping to see her in April too.

I talked to her.  She's still coming!  :)

Yay!! As we get closer and closer to this event, my excitement gets bigger and bigger!!!


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kayrun on January 31, 2019 02:16:34 PM
We're in!  :)  Just sent in our official PM to Mistress Jennie and SheepBlue!  :)

Can't wait!!!!  I'm working on the Difference Makers and Small Things Matter Auction ATM and going crazy.  This meetup is going to be my reward for all the craziness that lies ahead.  :)

how exciting!!
I'm just catching up on this thread, and am still hoping to drive up to hang out for one of the
days, so I hope hope hope I'll get to meet you IRL!
:)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on January 31, 2019 08:02:52 PM
I hope I can meet you too Kayrun!  Your positivity and kindness have always brightened my day!  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 05, 2019 05:09:20 AM
My younger DD had started painting my face on some ATCs for my Craftster trading cards, but unfortunately stopped.  I don't know where the completed ones are, so I had to start some new ones, from scratch.

I've also been working on the gift item for the gift trade and it's slow going but that is fine b/c I think it will turn out magnificent in the end.  And I'm having fun!

There's one other set of things I'm working on to take to the swap with me, and I'm almost done with them too.  (BTW, I'm so ridiculous...I went to my craft room looking for one supply, when I turned and looked to the right and found FOUR BAGS of a different supply that I just bought-FOUR BAGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I'm happy to have it, but I was like:  "Woah!" ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on February 05, 2019 05:52:39 AM
While some people did make every single card individually unique, lots of them were photocopies assembled many times. It still wasn't a quick craft but for sure less time than painting a face on nearly 30 cards!

Maybe a link to the previous swaps could be added to the first post for anybody on the fence about swapping cards?

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452037.0


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: gozer on February 05, 2019 06:07:05 AM
 I still have some of my old one. It was when I had longer straight hair. I need to make new ones with my curly hair!  ;D ;D ;D  It's like I evolved like a Pokemon. Ha!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on February 05, 2019 06:46:42 AM
I had a rejected design from a previous round of the trading card swap that I think I'm going to revive. Definitely going the print and assemble method.

I'm not sure what to put on the back this time re: crafty stats, etc. What are others thinking?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on February 05, 2019 12:05:50 PM
I've been checking the ATCs from Canada. Some ideas: a photo or image of you; real name; user name; birthdate (with or without the year); birthplace; current location; height (but only Wulf included weight - - silly man); hair and eye colors; when you joined Craftster; number of swaps in which you've participated; favorite colors and things like foods, music, authors; what you craft; favorite themes; quotes that appeal to you; non-craft hobbies; occupation; family info.; pets; collections; travels; autograph; any Craftster boards you moderate; other interesting or unusual facts about you.
Other suggestions: number and date your cards, hand sign your cards that you share in person, consider listing other meet ups you've attended or other Craftsters you've met outside of formal gatherings.


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: curiousfae on February 05, 2019 12:55:01 PM
I still have some of my old one. It was when I had longer straight hair. I need to make new ones with my curly hair!  ;D ;D ;D  It's like I evolved like a Pokemon. Ha!

gozer you should make it look like a pokemon card!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 05, 2019 01:30:46 PM
That was a wonderful idea to list all the info that could be listed on the card!  I'm working on mine soon, so it's helpful.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on February 05, 2019 09:16:30 PM
Yeah! Pottermouth is joining us!!!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on February 06, 2019 04:27:17 AM
I can't tell you how happy I am that we're making Craftster Swap Cards.  :)  Everyone should check out both galleries for inspiration.  There are some amazing techniques!  Trading in person is going to be fun, not that I didn't enjoy the logistical nightmare of tracking all the sends with alteredmommy in Round 1.  LOL. 

I'm still thinking about what to do on mine.  I'm hoping that Lana will join in the fun. 

Yay to Pottermouth!! 




Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on February 06, 2019 05:11:59 AM
Yay pottermouth! And now the lodge is full, wow you guys. This is going to be epic! I'm thinking about cards, crafts, recipes, all the things!

Robert has completed a meditation teacher training course & started yoga teacher training (I did mine years ago) so we can for sure offer gentle all-level sessions to anyone who is intetested. Fun, fun :D.


Title: Re: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: gozer on February 06, 2019 05:20:49 AM
I still have some of my old one. It was when I had longer straight hair. I need to make new ones with my curly hair!  ;D ;D ;D  It's like I evolved like a Pokemon. Ha!

gozer you should make it look like a pokemon card!

 That would be hilarious! I need to work on that.  :D


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on February 06, 2019 08:33:30 AM
Yay pottermouth! And now the lodge is full, wow you guys. This is going to be epic! I'm thinking about cards, crafts, recipes, all the things!

Robert has completed a meditation teacher training course & started yoga teacher training (I did mine years ago) so we can for sure offer gentle all-level sessions to anyone who is intetested. Fun, fun :D.

Ooh, is that your Viking's name?  Yoga is wonderful!  

I'm thinking that I'm going to bring some paperstuffs along to make bookmarks.  Maybe some of you want to help me make paper fabric bookmarks.  I love them and I owe it all to CLM!!! 


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on February 06, 2019 09:35:06 AM
I still have some of my old one. It was when I had longer straight hair. I need to make new ones with my curly hair!  ;D ;D ;D  It's like I evolved like a Pokemon. Ha!
gozer you should make it look like a pokemon card!
That would be hilarious! I need to work on that.  :D

YES! Oh my gosh, how awesome is that idea?

Ooh, is that your Viking's name?  Yoga is wonderful! 

I'm thinking that I'm going to bring some paperstuffs along to make bookmarks.  Maybe some of you want to help me make paper fabric bookmarks.  I love them and I owe it all to CLM!!! 

That sure is his name, I call him all the variations too depending on mood. Robby, Bobby, Robert, Bobbert, haha!

I would totally help make bookmarks, I love that craft :). I learned about that fabric paper right here, I owe it all to Craftster! :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: calluna on February 06, 2019 04:13:33 PM
How exciting, Craftster packing that huge house!  :o In case anyone is still on the fence, don't let the full house dissuade you: I'm going to car-camp, so that means my bed-space in the house is still vacant, if I have mathed correctly.


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on February 06, 2019 04:43:21 PM
I still have some of my old one. It was when I had longer straight hair. I need to make new ones with my curly hair!  ;D ;D ;D  It's like I evolved like a Pokemon. Ha!
gozer you should make it look like a pokemon card!
That would be hilarious! I need to work on that.  :D

YES! Oh my gosh, how awesome is that idea?

Ooh, is that your Viking's name?  Yoga is wonderful! 

I'm thinking that I'm going to bring some paperstuffs along to make bookmarks.  Maybe some of you want to help me make paper fabric bookmarks.  I love them and I owe it all to CLM!!! 

That sure is his name, I call him all the variations too depending on mood. Robby, Bobby, Robert, Bobbert, haha!

I would totally help make bookmarks, I love that craft :). I learned about that fabric paper right here, I owe it all to Craftster! :D

Yay!  Thank you CLM!  :)  You are the fabric paper master!  :)

How exciting, Craftster packing that huge house!  :o In case anyone is still on the fence, don't let the full house dissuade you: I'm going to car-camp, so that means my bed-space in the house is still vacant, if I have mathed correctly.

Yay!  Good to know there is room for more!  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 06, 2019 05:22:03 PM
CLM, I would love to try some easy yoga!  Is there any kind of particular clothing one should wear to do yoga?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on February 06, 2019 05:36:57 PM
Just comfy clothes, loose & or stretchy.


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 07, 2019 06:41:56 AM
How exciting, Craftster packing that huge house!  :o In case anyone is still on the fence, don't let the full house dissuade you: I'm going to car-camp, so that means my bed-space in the house is still vacant, if I have mathed correctly.


Calluna, no, that doesn't mean that there is more space in the house.  The limit is 24, and we are keeping it at that.  There are still only so many bathrooms, and so many places to sit, and so many plates, etc.  Besides that, I don't think we're allowed to have people 'car camp', as per the rental agreement, and since I'm the one who signed that, I'm taking it very seriously. 

Part of the sleeping arrangements is that I plan to partner up folks who will make the best roommates for one another, based on noise, etc.  The snoring folks (of whom I am one) will be together, while the quieter folks will also be paired up.  Since there are so many couples coming, there aren't any more 2 person bedrooms, but I was planning to put you in a 4 person room of quiet people.  If you try sleeping there and that doesn't work for you, I'm sure we can find one of the couches for you to move too.  I'm also sure that while people will be excited to see one another and some may wish to stay up a bit later, that they will also be good roommates, and keep the noise down for folks who are trying to sleep.   :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on February 07, 2019 06:51:08 AM
We are flexible about arrangements but just checking to see if Rob & I are in a room alone together? He gets up at 5:30 for his personal yoga/meditation practice (he does it quietly in our room, if I'm not joining I sleep right through it. He could go to another room if we're bunking with others). We are also sickeningly romantic, our friends complain, lol. We promise to behave!


Title: Re: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on February 07, 2019 06:58:52 AM
How exciting, Craftster packing that huge house!  :o In case anyone is still on the fence, don't let the full house dissuade you: I'm going to car-camp, so that means my bed-space in the house is still vacant, if I have mathed correctly.


Calluna, no, that doesn't mean that there is more space in the house.  The limit is 24, and we are keeping it at that.  There are still only so many bathrooms, and so many places to sit, and so many plates, etc.  Besides that, I don't think we're allowed to have people 'car camp', as per the rental agreement, and since I'm the one who signed that, I'm taking it very seriously.  

Part of the sleeping arrangements is that I plan to partner up folks who will make the best roommates for one another, based on noise, etc.  The snoring folks (of whom I am one) will be together, while the quieter folks will also be paired up.  Since there are so many couples coming, there aren't any more 2 person bedrooms, but I was planning to put you in a 4 person room of quiet people.  If you try sleeping there and that doesn't work for you, I'm sure we can find one of the couches for you to move too.  I'm also sure that while people will be excited to see one another and some may wish to stay up a bit later, that they will also be good roommates, and keep the noise down for folks who are trying to sleep.   :)

Agreed Jennie. I wish everyone could come, but we are in another person's house and have to respect their rules. I definitely do not want to give any cause for them to not return our security deposit.

That being said, everyone that is still thinking of coming is more than welcome to get their own lodgings at a nearby hotel, house, etc. and we'll be just as excited to meet you too!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: rackycoo on February 07, 2019 07:20:27 AM
We are also sickeningly romantic, our friends complain, lol.

Is that what they call it these days? :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on February 07, 2019 07:29:55 AM
We are also sickeningly romantic, our friends complain, lol.

Is that what they call it these days? :D

Tee hee!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 07, 2019 07:35:55 AM
We are flexible about arrangements but just checking to see if Rob & I are in a room alone together? He gets up at 5:30 for his personal yoga/meditation practice (he does it quietly in our room, if I'm not joining I sleep right through it. He could go to another room if we're bunking with others). We are also sickeningly romantic, our friends complain, lol. We promise to behave!

Yes, the 4 couples are being put in the 4 bedrooms that only have 1 bed because there was earlier concern about privacy.  That leaves 3 bedrooms that each have more than one bed.  Two of them have 2 Queens each (so sleeps 4), and the third one has 3 Queens & 2 Twins (sleeps 8 people).  This is why I have asked that couples share their bathrooms with the rest of the attendees.  Since it would be unfair for 2 people to have a bathroom all to themselves, while 8 all try to shower & brush their teeth at the same time.  


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 07, 2019 07:38:39 AM
That being said, everyone that is still thinking of coming is more than welcome to get their own lodgings at a nearby hotel, house, etc. and we'll be just as excited to meet you too!

Absolutely!  I had said that on the first post of the thread, but it's certainly important to stress that again.  More folks are welcome to come to the Meetup, and get their own accommodations, then come over to the Lodge for the craft workshops, lunch on Saturday, hang out with folks in Asheville during our exploring time, attend the brewery crawl, etc, etc.  We just cannot house more than 24 people at that rental.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: calluna on February 07, 2019 08:59:36 AM
Oy, I keep making things worse. :-[ Sorry for the mix up; I'll camp out of the area, and won't need to use any of the facilities. I want to shift myself off the list for the house, in other words, while still attending stuff.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 07, 2019 11:01:38 AM
Oy, I keep making things worse. :-[ Sorry for the mix up; I'll camp out of the area, and won't need to use any of the facilities. I want to shift myself off the list for the house, in other words, while still attending stuff.  :)

Ok.  sheepBlue & I will PM in a bit to see what we can do to help you find an alternate rental, and to handle getting your money refunded to you.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on February 12, 2019 08:49:38 AM
Weird question - does anyone have a problem with eyeballs?.........

I may or may not be working on my swap item for our gathering  :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on February 12, 2019 09:02:16 AM
I like eyeballs! It's written right in my profile :D.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on February 12, 2019 10:46:57 AM
I love eyeballs!  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 12, 2019 12:26:00 PM
Weird question - does anyone have a problem with eyeballs?.........

I may or may not be working on my swap item for our gathering  :D

Oh sheep, leave it to you to come out with this question....  No, I don't have a problem with eyeballs.  I'm not huge on actual blood & gore, but a doll eye in a mosaic or an embroidered eye in a piece of stumpwork wouldn't freak me out.  Now I can't wait to see what you make, since your creations are always fascinating.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on February 12, 2019 01:00:47 PM
Weird question - does anyone have a problem with eyeballs?.........

I may or may not be working on my swap item for our gathering  :D

As long as your not touching my eyeball or your own eyeball- I am cool with all forms of eyeballs  ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: curiousfae on February 12, 2019 04:55:30 PM
This is so timely for me because I am working on an eyeball related ATC for craftylittlemonkey right now!

I have no issues with eyeballs. But I get the creep factor of them. And writing this I just realized the difference in the words: eye = inside your head, eyeball=outside your head. Weird.



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 13, 2019 04:02:56 AM
I'm fine with eyeballs, as long as they don't have the trailing veins behind them.

(Said no where else but on Craftster!)  ::) :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on February 13, 2019 04:13:08 AM
Haha, y'all are my people.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: curiousfae on February 15, 2019 04:56:26 PM
I got my merch last week! Can't wait to sport it. :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 16, 2019 05:54:00 AM
I got some too!  A hoodie, a sticker, and two patches!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on February 16, 2019 09:59:29 AM
What did you gals order, how is the fit (runs small, large, true to the sizing chart)?
I'd like jammies but the sizing is so bonkers. I am 5'7", 145lbs, B37 W31 H40 so according to the sizing chart I should order an XL. I am afraid I will be swimming in them, I am usually a med at most. Help?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 16, 2019 01:25:32 PM
With the hoodie I ordered, I feel it ran smaller than the size it was.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Averia on February 16, 2019 02:02:07 PM
my goodies are ordered but haven't arrived yet


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sweets4ever on February 18, 2019 11:54:13 AM
I like eyeballs! It's written right in my profile :D.

This is amazing. :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: rackycoo on February 19, 2019 08:47:15 AM
OK, I have to admit that I had no intention of doing the Craftster trading cards, but I was talking about it with Mr. Coo, and he said I should do it, it sounds like fun. (So wise!) I started them up yesterday, and I have been having fun with them. 12 down, 18+ to go...


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on February 19, 2019 10:55:14 AM
OK, I have to admit that I had no intention of doing the Craftster trading cards, but I was talking about it with Mr. Coo, and he said I should do it, it sounds like fun. (So wise!) I started them up yesterday, and I have been having fun with them. 12 down, 18+ to go...

Yay!  So glad you making your card Racky!  They are fun and a great way to share a little about yourself.  I love my collection so far!  Can't wait to see yours!  I need to start on mine soon.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Averia on February 19, 2019 08:08:38 PM
I have a plan for cards but doubt I will be able to see it through - life you know, gets in the way of my crafting way too often.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on February 20, 2019 06:58:19 AM
Maybe we should do a signup for those doing the card swap just so that we know how many to make.  I can do that if anyone thinks it's a good idea. 


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on February 20, 2019 07:03:04 AM
Wheeeee! CARDS! I'm not sure I can adequately express how excited I am about those little rectanglular treasures. I will make enough for everybody, even if some people aren't participating in the trade. Then y'all gonna remember us forever no matter what! SQUEE :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on February 20, 2019 08:56:28 AM
I know!  I LOVE my collection!  They are so fun to make and receive!  Just a little reminder that you can reproduce them in mass...it's not necessary to make them OOAK.  :)

I'm still trying to think of what do do on mine since I've already done myself as an adult and baby.  Hmm...


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: calluna on February 20, 2019 09:31:59 AM
What about making yourself into a fantasy character? Maybe a superhero embodying your unique combination of actual superhero skills (scientist+mom+crafter+community difference-maker in your case. That list is probably incomplete.  :)). Or possibly putting your face onto various objects so they're so longer inanimate, or do a zetti-ish version of yourself with a whimsical stamped or collaged body. I keep picturing household appliances with stick-figure arms and legs, and a cutout of a person's face glued to the top of the appliance "torso". Another idea that could look interesting is to put a cutout of your face in the middle of the card and fill the rest of the card with a mandala or zentangle/doodling.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on February 20, 2019 09:39:26 AM
Loving all the ideas! Also, you really only need ONE card and it can be any size or even something you already made. You need one front and one back with your info. Things can be shrunk to size, photocopied, pasted onto appropriate sized cards or a decorated back ground (I'm thinking of using this masterboard (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=456526.0) technique myself so they are all different but don't take much time to create). I think I can knock this off in two 1-2 hour sessions, just gotta find supplies and clear the space on my messy, messy desk :D.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on February 20, 2019 01:47:46 PM
Great ideas Calluna and CLM!  I'm thinking of trying to do some sort of collage piece.  We'll see. 

I am hoping to organize a Craftsters Cards deck of playing cards swap one of these days when my life settles down a bit.  We would all choose a card that we want to do and upload our finished image online.  It appeals to me because the quality of the cards is nice, it takes away all the tracking problems, and cuts down on the postage.

Anyhow this will definitely be the easiest and most fun way to get a collection of amazing cards together so I hope everyone tries to do it.  ;)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 21, 2019 12:49:20 PM
For those of you who do plan to order any shirts or other merch, be sure to google any coupon codes out for Cafe Press.  They come and go, but you can usually find something.  I got 15% off this morning when I ordered with a random code found on the net.  I'll let you know how my stuff fits when it arrives!


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: pottermouth on February 21, 2019 09:03:06 PM
OK, I have to admit that I had no intention of doing the Craftster trading cards, but I was talking about it with Mr. Coo, and he said I should do it, it sounds like fun. (So wise!) I started them up yesterday, and I have been having fun with them. 12 down, 18+ to go...

I'm sending my younger kids to you for a weekend so I can knock out 30 Craftster trading cards. They like macaroni. Hope you don't mind.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on February 21, 2019 09:16:19 PM
If you're talking about the twins, ship them to Oklahoma and I'll feed them all the pasta their little tummies will hold!  ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: rackycoo on February 22, 2019 07:54:41 AM
Bring 'em on, pottermouth. I have lots of little chores around the house that need doing. I'll put 'em to work.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on February 22, 2019 08:01:32 AM
Oh my, would you like mine too? They are all friends, I'm sure they'd get along great & be awesome helpers!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on February 22, 2019 01:14:08 PM
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For those of you who do plan to order any shirts or other merch, be sure to google any coupon codes out for Cafe Press.  They come and go, but you can usually find something.  I got 15% off this morning when I ordered with a random code found on the net.  I'll let you know how my stuff fits when it arrives!

D'oh! Of course I just ordered my stuff yesterday. Oh well, it wasn't too expensive anyway. I got a sticker for my floss box and a tee!

Oh man...I wish there was somewhere I could send my kids to get stuff done....the small ones anyway.  ;)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: rackycoo on February 22, 2019 01:40:22 PM
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Oh my, would you like mine too? They are all friends, I'm sure they'd get along great & be awesome helpers!

I'll take up to six kids at a time, but it's going to cost you.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on February 22, 2019 07:52:33 PM
And I'd happily take the overflow kids. Maybe we should plan a meet up just for our kids and grandkids some day soon. Wouldn't that be fun?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on February 25, 2019 07:33:52 AM
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And I'd happily take the overflow kids. Maybe we should plan a meet up just for our kids and grandkids some day soon. Wouldn't that be fun?

I love taking my kids with me and exposing them to new things/people. BUT I also really like the time to myself....lol...for sure I'd be in with the big one (kid, that is).

Kathy, part of your Asheville swap package was sewn with alternating babies in my lap! ;)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on March 07, 2019 08:17:59 AM
50 days!  :D

I stalled out on my ATC cards. I have the front part done. Need to figure out the back and then wizard it over to a local copy place to make copies?



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on March 07, 2019 03:05:32 PM
I am thinking copies too. What I made is way to thick and bulky for actual cards. Great for another project but not so much this one. A copy though...


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on March 07, 2019 10:09:02 PM
Ugh! I haven't even started to think about my cards.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 08, 2019 04:23:39 AM
I have all of mine started, but only one finished.  DD made half of mine and that's all I'm going to say till everyone sees them.  ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: gozer on March 08, 2019 09:48:13 AM
 Can you remind me again of how many cards we are going to need? I know some people are going to visit but not be in the house. Just wanted to make sure I don't get there without enough cards.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 08, 2019 12:04:11 PM
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Can you remind me again of how many cards we are going to need? I know some people are going to visit but not be in the house. Just wanted to make sure I don't get there without enough cards.

There is a list of everyone attending the Meetup on the first page of the thread. :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 09, 2019 07:41:17 AM
Ok Friends, sheepBlue & I need your help again.  We've created a poll to help us with planning sleeping arrangements, food, and workshops.  It takes just 2 minutes to fill out.  For those of you bringing your spouses, please fill out the poll TWICE; once as yourself, and once as your DH.  (This will help us with food estimates.)

Asheville Adventure Poll #3 (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdxoOoYfAkJfP5aKoHQ-pnv1ulousR3wxpHrrqWymnFx_mgqw/viewform?usp=sf_link)


The deadline for completing this (very short) poll is March 16th. 


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 09, 2019 01:18:37 PM
I just filled out the poll.  Thank you again calluna and Mistress Jennie!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on March 09, 2019 02:38:11 PM
Done for me and the mister. I marked us both as sous chefs but we'll each do any of the kitcheny jobs. I also signed him up for 3 workshops I think he might like to try. He can get his craft on here and there ;).

I have started on cards. Not sure I love them but I'm making headway anyhow.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on March 09, 2019 07:50:53 PM
Sent my response and DH's. He and UTM's DH are planning a fishing trek but they haven't talked details, so I don't know if they'll be around on Saturday. My DH is okay on a grill but keep him away from anything else kitchen related. Not a pretty sight!

Is it okay if we bring some wine to share or margarita mixings? We visited a favorite winery on our way through Missouri last month and picked up several bottles for Asheville.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on March 09, 2019 08:44:51 PM
John is a pretty decent griller...he has a huge charcoal grill and LOVES to play with it.  LOL.

I'm coming up with fun ideas for my card!  :)  I filled out my form and will get John's input for his tomorrow.

I'm going to be bringing some stuff to make bookmarks and hope that some of you will help decorate some when you have some free time.

Thanks so much Sheep and Jennie for all of your hard work on this!!!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Averia on March 10, 2019 05:31:48 AM
As the driver of a car pool, i hope i answered correctly saying i was driving? I figured you were asking to get a count of cars?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on March 10, 2019 05:51:13 AM
Oh, I answered that we were driving for both of us but obviously in the same car.

Not sure if we will go fishing. I would certainly love to but assume it's going to happen while there are workshops which I would also like to attend. We'll see what happens.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on March 10, 2019 06:06:52 AM
I'm wondering if I should have ticked my own workshop. Probably would have been a good idea as I'm decently certain I'll want to attend that one.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on March 10, 2019 06:08:11 AM
Ha! Yes, I ticked mine. Then again, I'm pretty sure I ticked them all :D


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: calluna on March 10, 2019 06:17:33 AM
I just filled out the poll.  Thank you again calluna and Mistress Jennie!

actually sheepblue and mistress Jennie, to give credit where credit is due! I haven't done anything.  :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 10, 2019 02:32:59 PM
I thought I was typing in the wrong name when I did it....I'm sorry!

Thank you SHEEPBLUE!  ;)

Oh shoot!  I don't think I checked the box for my own workshop either!

Mistress Jennie/Sheepblue, when should we post what supplies people might need for the workshops?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on March 10, 2019 03:32:00 PM
I want to eat and do all the things lol. I also signed up to help in the kitchen but can easily be a cleaner.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 10, 2019 04:08:49 PM
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Is it okay if we bring some wine to share or margarita mixings? We visited a favorite winery on our way through Missouri last month and picked up several bottles for Asheville.

Sure kbrison!  I've got wine on our grocery list too, but please feel free to bring any favorites you wish to share with you. 


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on March 10, 2019 04:12:01 PM
I clicked on cooking, but only because the poll wouldn't let me click on all three. I'll do whatever we need done.

Anyone have use for prescription medicine bottles (amber colored plastic)? I have a sack of various sizes I can bring if anyone has a use for them. Empty Piroulette cookie canisters?

Rox, I'll be bringing at least 1 paper trimmer and various paper scrapping stuff, so it will also be available for your bookmark making project. If I bring a 5' folding table, maybe we could have it set up the whole time for your bookmarks. Then we could work a minute here and there as time allowed.


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on March 10, 2019 04:17:45 PM
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Is it okay if we bring some wine to share or margarita mixings? We visited a favorite winery on our way through Missouri last month and picked up several bottles for Asheville.

Sure kbrison!  I've got wine on our grocery list too, but please feel free to bring any favorites you wish to share with you. 

Then count on me to bring at least 4-6 bottles, mostly reds.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on March 10, 2019 04:18:20 PM
I am down for wine & bookmark making, woo hoo!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on March 11, 2019 09:32:42 AM
I filled out my questionnaire and I will sit down with my DH tonight to fill out his. Yay!!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on March 11, 2019 09:35:30 AM
We are flying into Atlanta and driving to Asheville. I am seriously considering checking a bag just so I can bring some beer from Wisconsin. I'll have to see how much extra that would be...


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on March 11, 2019 11:33:08 AM
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We are flying into Atlanta and driving to Asheville. I am seriously considering checking a bag just so I can bring some beer from Wisconsin. I'll have to see how much extra that would be...

Haha....same. I still think about the growlers Sloth brought to CLM's house in Hamilton.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on March 11, 2019 11:44:04 AM
kbrison, you are an angel!  Thank you!!!  :D

Yes, let the drinking and crafting begin.  :)  I don't drink, but I'm going to indulge in some serious soda drinking on this trip!  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Averia on March 11, 2019 01:44:25 PM
I could bring a folding table or two if we need?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: meowari on March 12, 2019 09:11:22 AM
I am super jealous! I tried to convince my husband to plan our semi-annual trip to visit my family in Greenville, SC to coincide with this, but the timing wasn't right. Have fun and if you want to take a side trip, Random Arts in Saluda, NC is a really cool shop, or it used to be many moons ago.

Have fun, this sounds like it's going to be really awesome!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 12, 2019 09:35:59 AM
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Then count on me to bring at least 4-6 bottles, mostly reds.

Ahh, a woman after my own heart.  :-*

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I could bring a folding table or two if we need?

Can you do so without it being an inconvenience to you?  If we weren't going to be crafty, and we weren't going to be doing gift exchanges and such, I'd say we probably won't need any extra tables.  But considering we WILL be crafting, and we will be doing side projects like making bookmarks and such, extra tables might be a fantastic addition.  But I don't want you to be cramped into a car for a long ride, with a suitcase on your lap because you're carting furniture for us too.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 13, 2019 12:48:37 PM
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For those of you who do plan to order any shirts or other merch, be sure to google any coupon codes out for Cafe Press.  They come and go, but you can usually find something.  I got 15% off this morning when I ordered with a random code found on the net.  I'll let you know how my stuff fits when it arrives!

For anyone wondering about the Plus Sized tees in the Cafe Press store...  The size guide on the website is as follows:
  
1 (16/18)
2 (20/22)
3 (24/26)
4 (28/30)
5 (32/34)

I'm usually a size 18-20, or women's 2X in just about everything.  The plus size Cafe Press items come in a size off of what I usually order buy at Kohl's & Torrid, so normally I'd go with the upper size, and get a 2 from Cafe Press.  BUT, I had actually ordered one of the Craftster Moderator shirts from them a year or so back, and bought the size 2, and it's too tight across the belly and the opening of the sleeves.  So when I got some shirts for the Meetup I went up to a size 3, and the fit is MUCH better.  It's still a bit long for me, but I'm also very short, so that tracks.  The fabric is thicker than a normal 'girly tee', but not as thick and scratchy as a unisex 'Beefy-Tee'.  It is also cut curved to fit a woman, and not a straight tee like men's/unisex items are.  I wish it were a pinch thinner like the shirts I get at Torrid, but all in all, not bad for something custom printed and shipped out to me in a matter of days.

For reference, I ordered on Feb 21st, and it shipped out Feb 25th, and arrived at my house March 1st.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on March 13, 2019 12:56:46 PM
Great info, Jennie!!

I got a medium and I love it. :D

And now, I have a poll of my own! For anyone who is interested in the Brewery Crawl, please check out the link below so that I can get some idea of who will be joining me and transportation preferences.

If you're not interested, you can fill it out saying "no" or just not answer...I will assume that if I do not get a reply from you, then you are not interested in attending. Of course, I'm sure there will be some flexibility should someone change their mind last minute.

BREWERY CRAWL INTEREST POLL:

https://goo.gl/forms/yFWdLJrHgjPwf1eC3

Thank you!!!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on March 13, 2019 01:16:12 PM
Brewery Crawl!!! I am excited about trying some new beer. Just filled out the questionnaire. Thanks for organizing this Abbeeroad!


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on March 14, 2019 12:49:05 AM
For anyone wondering about the Plus Sized tees in the Cafe Press store...  The size guide on the website is as follows:
  
1 (16/18)
2 (20/22)
3 (24/26)
4 (28/30)
5 (32/34)

I'm usually a 28/30 in tops, because I don't like them to fit too tightly or too short. Pants 26 seem okay. I ordered the 5 (32/34) and it is very very tight and pretty short on me. And as soon as I find it I'll let you know the brand as it shipped from the Czech Republic, maybe it is a different brand from the US ones.

Also a point to consider: I chose the single teal symbol, not the whole crafty collection. This now sits nicely between my boobs and looks a bit lost there. If I had thought about images maybe not being scaled up in larger sizes I probably would have chosen the other one. As it is I'm still happy and plan on bringing white and silver fabric markers to collect some Craftster autographs!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on March 14, 2019 07:41:52 AM
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Thanks for organizing this Abbeeroad!

Jennie did a lot of the initial organizing. She's made my job WAY easy. :D

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I plan on bringing white and silver fabric markers to collect some Craftster autographs!

COOL idea!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on March 14, 2019 02:33:13 PM
Abbeeroad are we a similar shirt size?  I am 5'7", 145lbs, B37 W31 H40 so according to the sizing chart (for jammies at least) I should order an XL. That seems crazy to me.

Also, BEER is right there in your name, how fun is that?! I took the pole (*snicker*).


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on March 15, 2019 07:19:47 AM
craftylittlemonkey - I am 5'3" ~120 lbs (give or take - mostly give these days, lol). I'm not sure of my other measurements, but I will say I am the opposite of busty, lol.

I usually go for a small, but took a chance on the medium. I am liking a little extra room in my clothes post-babies. The medium ended up being perfect. It does not fit snugly, but in no way does it look too big. I got the v-neck tee (with skully + scissors) in black for reference.

I would say that you would be fine with your normal size, but if you're worried about it being a little too tight, go up one size and you'll still be satisfied. I agree, I do not think you would be an extra large - maayyybe a large, but only if you wanted to size up.

I wish you could try mine on before buying!

And I KNOW, lol! Abbeeroad was my AOL screen name (WAY) back in the day and because all my junior high friends were uncultured in the world of music, they thought I chose it because BEER was in the middle, lol. Now I just see it as an added bonus. :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 15, 2019 10:18:47 AM
Hey everyone.  While I was making up the last poll, I accidentally forgot to put Spinning with LeapFeetFirst on the list of workshops.  Can I get an informal 'show of hands', as to how many people are interested in taking that workshop? 


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 15, 2019 10:24:33 AM
In other organizer news....  I'm still awaiting responses to the last poll from studioANF, craftADDchick, gozer, pottermouth, & cackle.  If you all could fill that out by tomorrow afternoon, I would much appreciate it.  

Here's another link to it: Asheville Poll #3 - Eating, Sleeping & Craft Workshops (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdxoOoYfAkJfP5aKoHQ-pnv1ulousR3wxpHrrqWymnFx_mgqw/viewform?usp=sf_link)


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: JoyfulClover on March 15, 2019 11:00:41 AM
Hey everyone.  While I was making up the last poll, I accidentally forgot to put Spinning with LeapFeetFirst on the list of workshops.  Can I get an informal 'show of hands', as to how many people are interested in taking that workshop? 

I'm interested!  but now I'm worried I didn't allow enough time. Do you want us to retake the survey?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on March 15, 2019 11:44:01 AM


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on March 15, 2019 12:19:03 PM
^^^ME TOO PLEASE!^^^


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 15, 2019 01:06:07 PM
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I'm interested!  but now I'm worried I didn't allow enough time. Do you want us to retake the survey?

Not at this time.  Right now I'm just looking for a rough idea of how many people are interested.  If it looks like I can't work things out with the workshops everyone requested, then I'll do some sort of poll in which you each rank what you want to take in order of preference.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 15, 2019 01:06:22 PM
Abbee, I love you so much.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on March 15, 2019 01:38:01 PM
hehe, Abbee. Also, hehe, CLM to abBEERoad.

Is there anyway to specify preference to room with our carpool buddies? I've traveled with geekgirl and studioANF a number of times in the past and I think we assumed we would be bunking together if that helps with bed assignments. 


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 16, 2019 07:49:22 AM
I would LOVE to take a class from LeapFeetFirst!  I have received yarn from her and it's awesome!  Should I bring my drop spindle and roving?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 16, 2019 08:16:30 AM
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Is there anyway to specify preference to room with our carpool buddies? I've traveled with geekgirl and studioANF a number of times in the past and I think we assumed we would be bunking together if that helps with bed assignments.

I will attempt to take it into account when I make room assignments, but I can't promise it.  Remember, the house has 7 bedrooms, 4 of which are holding only 8 people (the couples).  That means that the other 14-16 people are sharing just 3 rooms.  Several of whom snore, and some of whom need quiet in order to sleep.  So kinda like starting with allergies when assigning swap partners, there's a chance I'll have to put noisy people together and quiet people together, so everyone can sleep, no matter who their buddies are. 

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I would LOVE to take a class from LeapFeetFirst!  I have received yarn from her and it's awesome!  Should I bring my drop spindle and roving?

No idea as of yet.  Right now we're just looking to see how many people are interested.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 16, 2019 08:18:27 AM
Meanwhile, our dear friend alwaysinmyroom has had something come up, and is no longer able to join us at the Meetup, and calluna has decided to camp instead of stay in the Lodge, so we currently have two spots left in the house.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on March 16, 2019 11:45:09 AM
Yay!!! I am glad to hear that there is interest. I would love to get more people addicted to spinning yarn  ;D

I will be bringing a few drop spindles and some roving, but if you have your own supplies please feel free to bring them. I am probably only going to bring a carry on- so my luggage space will be limited, but my craft supplies will definitely take precedence.  ;)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: gozer on March 16, 2019 06:00:07 PM
  Sorry. I had surgery on Tuesday. I spent the weekend before preparing for it and this week recovering. I'll get on the surveys. Sorry!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 16, 2019 06:13:17 PM
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Sorry. I had surgery on Tuesday. I spent the weekend before preparing for it and this week recovering. I'll get on the surveys. Sorry!

Don't apologize!  I hope you're feeling better soon dear.  :)


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Averia on March 16, 2019 08:52:56 PM
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I could bring a folding table or two if we need?

Can you do so without it being an inconvenience to you?  If we weren't going to be crafty, and we weren't going to be doing gift exchanges and such, I'd say we probably won't need any extra tables.  But considering we WILL be crafting, and we will be doing side projects like making bookmarks and such, extra tables might be a fantastic addition.  But I don't want you to be cramped into a car for a long ride, with a suitcase on your lap because you're carting furniture for us too.  :)

Absolutely


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 17, 2019 06:24:38 AM
Hope you're healing nicely, gozer!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: gozer on March 17, 2019 06:48:17 AM
I am. Thanks. Just on orders to not move around, no housework, nothing for two weeks. I'm going stir crazy.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on March 18, 2019 06:52:53 AM
So the deadline I proposed for collecting recipes to gather into a recipe share has come and gone and I only received one recipe so I do not plan on doing this now.  I don't like feeling rushed and knew I would need to allow plenty of time for formatting.
If anyone else wanted to step in, feel free.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on March 18, 2019 02:18:56 PM
Geekgirl, I'm so sorry! I love the idea of a recipe collection and meant to send three instead of just the one, and I still need to work out the details (serves what number etc). But it seems the three wouldn't have made a big enough collection.

In other news: Yes, I'd love to have a go at spinning! Even if I never ever touch a batt of roving again I've always wanted to try that.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on March 18, 2019 02:22:31 PM
I meant to send a recipe too but nothing jumped out as being special enough for others to want to try it out. Also, I am sort of fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants in the kitchen, not very recipe-ish. Not very much help at all, I'm sorry :P.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 18, 2019 05:58:04 PM
Geekgirl, none of us cook here on a regular basis, so I have nothing to share with you, I'm sorry.  :-\


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 19, 2019 06:06:51 AM
Thank you for having taken that on geekgirl.  If you haven't gotten enough response by now, you're right to set your limits and walk away on this.  We're grownups, and you shouldn't have to chase us.  There are so many great ideas surrounding this meetup, but it seems like we just can't make all of them happen.  I too was meaning to send you a recipe, but I've got my hands so full with the other organizational stuff that I just never got around to it.  Funny thing is, the recipe I was going to send you, I made on Sunday, and posted here on Craftster. 

Mistress Jennie's Guinness Stew (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=457740.0)

Might I suggest a personal challenge among ourselves?  To post a recipe you'd love to have made your Craftster friends, on the site?  I know kittykill is always looking for new recipes to feature (especially ones with a decent photo!), and we'd all have them forever on here.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on March 19, 2019 06:12:55 AM
Oh ya, Jennie, you nearly killed me with that recipe. It looks SO. GOOD. Nothing I cook is that delicious, I'm sure.


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on March 20, 2019 06:03:11 AM
Thanks Mistriss Jennie.  I've been running meetup groups for years so I learned long ago how to set my limits and walk away.  It's too stressful otherwise whenever organizing anything.

I saw your recipe.  Looks so yummy. I haven't posted a recipe in a while so need to think what I can make soon to contribute to the forum.

Thank you for having taken that on geekgirl.  If you haven't gotten enough response by now, you're right to set your limits and walk away on this.  We're grownups, and you shouldn't have to chase us.  There are so many great ideas surrounding this meetup, but it seems like we just can't make all of them happen.  I too was meaning to send you a recipe, but I've got my hands so full with the other organizational stuff that I just never got around to it.  Funny thing is, the recipe I was going to send you, I made on Sunday, and posted here on Craftster. 

Mistress Jennie's Guinness Stew (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=457740.0)

Might I suggest a personal challenge among ourselves?  To post a recipe you'd love to have made your Craftster friends, on the site?  I know kittykill is always looking for new recipes to feature (especially ones with a decent photo!), and we'd all have them forever on here.  :)


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on March 22, 2019 03:27:53 PM
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Then count on me to bring at least 4-6 bottles, mostly reds.

Ahh, a woman after my own heart.  :-*

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I could bring a folding table or two if we need?

Can you do so without it being an inconvenience to you?  If we weren't going to be crafty, and we weren't going to be doing gift exchanges and such, I'd say we probably won't need any extra tables.  But considering we WILL be crafting, and we will be doing side projects like making bookmarks and such, extra tables might be a fantastic addition.  But I don't want you to be cramped into a car for a long ride, with a suitcase on your lap because you're carting furniture for us too.  :)

We'll be driving my Santa Fe SUV. Since the tables fold in half, they easily fit in the rear trunk area, and our luggage will fit on top yet still leave good visibility.

As for the booze, I think I'll also bring the makings for margaritas, my current favorite drink.


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on March 22, 2019 03:36:34 PM
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/206052_15Mar19_hermione.jpg

Me, too! I already have my roving and spindle ready to pack.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 25, 2019 06:55:38 AM


I'm posting these photos at the request of Mistress Jennie, so that whoever is signing up for my 'fabric tied wreath' workshop has an idea of what the finished product will look like (in general).

You can choose the theme for your wreath based on color, holiday, theme, etc... (I made a Halloween themed one using all different Halloween themed fabrics.  That came out cute too.)  I used a thin ribbon to hang mine from, but it's all really a matter of choice; as is how long you leave the fabric strips.  I left mine a bit longer.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 25, 2019 07:06:42 AM
Thanks LBBB!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Averia on March 25, 2019 07:16:35 AM
ooh so if we had some blue, silver and white christmas fabric, we could bring that along for making a wreath? you know or whatever fabric goes with a person's likes.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on March 25, 2019 07:40:37 AM
Yes! I would love one in some tie-dyed fabrics. ;)

Here's an update on the Brewery Crawl, all!

So far, I've received 9 responses. Of those 9, 6 are interested in attending.

We have 3 volunteer DDs that can accommodate ~14 people, including themselves (drivers).

With these numbers, I think we are ok with utilizing the vehicles and drivers we have (not getting outside transport), but of course, we can always grab an Uber should things change.

And if you have not completed the form, but would like to attend the brewery crawl, there's still time! Click the link below:

https://forms.gle/VK2rYmfSoVgZ4MtP6


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 25, 2019 08:14:50 AM
Hey friends.  Some updates for you...

First, we have finalized the itinerary.  You can find a complete list of what is happening where and when on the first page of the thread.   :)

This includes the craft workshops.  So many people signed up for the various events, that several workshops had to be broken into two sessions, so as not to overwhelm the teacher, or the workspace.  This means that there are 2 or even 3 classes going on at any given time in various parts of the house.  We did our best to get everyone into all the things they wanted.  

Even though there is a complete list on the first page, here's a copy of my spreadsheet, which some people might find easier to read.



Second, things have come up for both pottermouth & alwaysinmyroom, and they will no longer be able to join us.   :'(  While we are of course heartbroken to lose their company, that does mean that there are currently 3 spots left open in the Lodge, if anyone else wishes to join us.  


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on March 25, 2019 10:19:21 AM
Oh my gosh, what a packed schedule! LBB it looks like signing up for EVERY workshop did not exactly work out for me, lol. If I bring some supplies, maybe you and I could sit around together during a quieter time and you would show me what to do? I in fact just watched a wreath making video that made me think we need something for the front door, it had elements that would go very well with what you pictured above. I'll bring the necessary doo-dads in case we find a pocket of time to sit and gab over fabric :).

Jennie & Emma, thank you again for the marvelous organizing. This is gonna be one amazing vacation, yay!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on March 25, 2019 11:04:52 AM
Woohoo!  This is going to be epic!

Thank you for the detailed schedule Jennie!  I plan to bring some bookmark making stuff that people are free to join me in during my 1 free spot.  I can also just leave them out for whenever people feel like doodling.  :)

Just started working on my Craftster card yesterday.  So far it's looking good.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on March 25, 2019 01:47:59 PM
Great schedule, this is going to be so much fun!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 25, 2019 02:00:06 PM
What a friggin amount of amazing organization has been done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Hand clap for our organizers!!!!!!  Thank you for making it so easy to read and understand!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on March 25, 2019 04:56:26 PM
Ok I just compiled the list of supplies that will be needed for workshop day. Go to this LINK (https://docs.google.com/document/d/19kGrbDXVrHqQsnNKTlVwHAHzcbRfXlEoFJcEbAaRLk8/edit?usp=sharing) for the document - you will only need to worry about the supplies for the workshops you will be participating in.



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: JoyfulClover on March 25, 2019 05:42:56 PM
Thanks, ladies! I'm just now starting to allow myself to be excited! Before it was too far off!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 25, 2019 05:51:52 PM
This is awesome!  I just printed it out.

I'm going to staple it together with the meetup itinerary.  It's going to be a real help for me in organizing what I need to bring with me.

Thank you!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 25, 2019 05:55:21 PM
CLM, sure!  It really is a very easy project.  If you want to make a bigger wreath, just be sure to bring extra fabric and a bigger hoop to use.

We WILL have a pocket of time to sit and talk and craft...I WILL make it happen!  :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on March 25, 2019 10:08:03 PM
LBBB, what size hoop do we need? What size are the fabric strips? If we can cut or tear those ahead of time it will give us more craft time in Asheville since we won't be taking as much prep time on Saturday.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 26, 2019 01:36:48 PM
Kbrison, I think it's posted in the link in the first page of the meetup thread what you need to bring for each workshop.  In any case, I am providing the hoop, and the strips should be about 7-8 inches.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on March 26, 2019 01:42:58 PM
sheepBlue posted a LINK (https://docs.google.com/document/d/19kGrbDXVrHqQsnNKTlVwHAHzcbRfXlEoFJcEbAaRLk8/edit) above but it doesn't specify. 7-8" long, and how wide? How many-ish?

I love the sound of tearing fabric but it freaks my little girl out, lol. I have a feeling she is not going to grow up a fabric artist, she may be sticking with paper :D.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on March 26, 2019 01:46:02 PM
EPIC! Is it to early to start packing?!? ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 26, 2019 03:14:32 PM
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EPIC! Is it to early to start packing?!? :D

I've started.  The pile of stuff is starting to take over my cutting table.  I may need to invade the guest room so I have space to keep working in my studio.   :P


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on March 26, 2019 05:18:18 PM
I started collecting/packing months ago. LOL


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on March 26, 2019 05:36:19 PM
heehee, you guys are too cute!  I am 99% done with my Craftster card.  Still working on my medium item.  Packing won't happen till the night before.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: rackycoo on March 27, 2019 04:32:46 AM
Iím not packing clothing yet, but Iíve been packing up supplies for the share table for quite some time. Iíve got a nice box full, with more to come.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on March 27, 2019 04:44:26 AM
Me too, great huge pile of stuff. Hopefully not too much to cross the border with, I'd better tetris the heck outta that stash!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 27, 2019 05:52:42 AM
I would say about twenty strips ought to do it for the fabric wreaths.  I apologize to everyone that is taking my workshop that I was not completely prepared with the info you needed.

I haven't packed yet, but have been thinking about the most compact way to pack all the goodies for the meetup itself (i.e.-not clothes, etc...)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: rackycoo on March 29, 2019 07:24:47 AM
I have a question about the Craft Exchange:
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-Craft Exchange - Anyone who wishes to participate should bring a Medium (according to swap rules on size) handmade item, that anyone attending would be pleased to receive.  Basically an in-person version of a craft swap, but without knowing who you are 'sending' to.  There is no limit on craft type.  Folks are welcome to make anything that there's a board for here on Craftster.  A beautiful set of crocheted pot holders, some decadent bath bombs, a lovely dream catcher, etc.  But the goal will be that any Craftster would be pleased to receive it.  This event is completely optional!  If you don't wish to participate, you are not required to do so! 

Should we wrap the item we bring?


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on March 29, 2019 08:12:42 AM
I have a question about the Craft Exchange:
Quote
-Craft Exchange - Anyone who wishes to participate should bring a Medium (according to swap rules on size) handmade item, that anyone attending would be pleased to receive.  Basically an in-person version of a craft swap, but without knowing who you are 'sending' to.  There is no limit on craft type.  Folks are welcome to make anything that there's a board for here on Craftster.  A beautiful set of crocheted pot holders, some decadent bath bombs, a lovely dream catcher, etc.  But the goal will be that any Craftster would be pleased to receive it.  This event is completely optional!  If you don't wish to participate, you are not required to do so! 

Should we wrap the item we bring?

Yes! Part of the fun is not knowing what you're picking ahead of time  :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: rackycoo on March 29, 2019 08:15:02 AM
Gotcha. Thanks!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on March 30, 2019 03:51:21 PM
I can't wait for the craft exchange!  I've worked so hard on it in a medium that is new to me and I think it's come out beautifully!

I need to get my butt in gear with gathering stuff for the meetup...I foolishly thought I'd be done doing that by February.  Silly me.  :P ;)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 31, 2019 01:14:46 PM
Show of hands....  Who is planning on participating in morning yoga on Saturday? 

(I'm trying to figure out who to have help cook breakfast vs. dinner.  So if you're doing yoga in the morning, you won't be on breakfast detail, but you will find yourself on dinner crew, and vice versa.)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on March 31, 2019 02:25:34 PM
I'd like to help with cooking.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: curiousfae on March 31, 2019 02:27:05 PM
I'll be free to help clean up for both breakfast and dinner.


Heck, I'd even pitch in at Second Breakfast and Elevensies too if ya'll are into that.  ;)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on March 31, 2019 02:36:09 PM
I'm NOT going to be on the yoga crew so sign me up for kitchen duty where needed.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 31, 2019 02:36:17 PM
I do already got a list of who can help cook and who can help clean, since it was part of the last poll.  I'm more just trying to figure out who to put on which crew.  


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 31, 2019 02:36:38 PM
I'm NOT going to be on the yoga crew so sign me up for kitchen duty where needed.  :)

LOL.  I like how emphatically non-yoga you are darling.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: JoyfulClover on March 31, 2019 02:39:08 PM
I volunteer for dinner crew!  (I will probably go for a walk in the morning.)


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on March 31, 2019 03:43:08 PM
I'm NOT going to be on the yoga crew so sign me up for kitchen duty where needed.  :)

LOL.  I like how emphatically non-yoga you are darling.

It's not the yoga as much as the early call time haha.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on March 31, 2019 04:00:12 PM
Definitely for the early risers! He usually practices morning and evening, there will likely be a chance to sit in on a later session :).


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on March 31, 2019 04:13:26 PM
No yoga for me or John.  Glad to help cook.  John is good at breakfast foods and grilling meat!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 01, 2019 05:13:16 AM
OH!  I ADORE my April Fool's avatar!  It's Pebbles, from the Flinstones, crawling, with her butt sticking out...along with my signature:  "I'm so squishy!" it's just perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ::)

I am going to try to see if I can rouse myself for the yoga session, so count me in for it.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on April 01, 2019 06:23:11 AM
cute!  I've got a tacosaurus avatar.  LOL.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 01, 2019 07:15:47 AM
I will be there for yoga. :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on April 01, 2019 07:17:33 AM
No early morning yoga for me either.


I love the avatar I've got on my profile just now!
 


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on April 01, 2019 07:19:56 AM
I won't be doing yoga, but I plan on going for a run in the morning, so I can do the dinner crew.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: StudioANF on April 01, 2019 07:23:09 AM
No thank you on the yoga.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: gozer on April 02, 2019 10:12:05 AM
 I just wanted everyone know that I have officially had to cancel on the trip. I am very disappointed that I won't get to meet you all. I was looking forward to it but my 20 year old cat, Venkman, doesn't have long left and I need to be here with him. He started fluids last week so it's only a matter of time. I've had him for so long I can't image life without him and even though I have other cats, he has and always will be my favorite.  :'( 


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: JoyfulClover on April 02, 2019 11:21:25 AM
I just wanted everyone know that I have officially had to cancel on the trip. I am very disappointed that I won't get to meet you all. I was looking forward to it but my 20 year old cat, Venkman, doesn't have long left and I need to be here with him. He started fluids last week so it's only a matter of time. I've had him for so long I can't image life without him and even though I have other cats, he has and always will be my favorite.  :'( 

I'm so sorry, gozer.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 02, 2019 12:54:02 PM
I'm so sorry, gozer!  But I completely understand.  (((HUGS)))


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: MissingWillow on April 02, 2019 01:37:13 PM
Hugs, gozer


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 02, 2019 04:16:00 PM
On the good news front, kayrun will be joining us for part of the day on Saturday!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 02, 2019 05:41:53 PM
I'm so sorry to hear that gozer.


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: MissingWillow on April 02, 2019 05:52:28 PM
On the good news front, kayrun will be joining us for part of the day on Saturday!
.  Yay!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on April 02, 2019 08:42:37 PM
So sorry, gozer.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Riechan on April 03, 2019 02:51:31 AM
oh my god! You guys are meeting up! That's so cool!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on April 03, 2019 05:06:09 AM
Gozer, so sorry you are going through that. Hope you and your kitty enjoy your remaining time together.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: gozer on April 03, 2019 05:20:22 AM
 Thanks for understanding everyone. It's been a hard week.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 03, 2019 06:05:47 AM
gozer I am so sorry you won't be coming and even more sorry to hear why. (((hugs))) to you honey, big big hugs and so many of them. XO


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: StudioANF on April 03, 2019 06:44:25 AM
I just wanted everyone know that I have officially had to cancel on the trip. I am very disappointed that I won't get to meet you all. I was looking forward to it but my 20 year old cat, Venkman, doesn't have long left and I need to be here with him. He started fluids last week so it's only a matter of time. I've had him for so long I can't image life without him and even though I have other cats, he has and always will be my favorite.  :'( 

So sorry Gozer! <3


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: rackycoo on April 03, 2019 07:40:04 AM
I'm sorry you won't be able to attend, gozer. I was looking forward to meeting you.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 03, 2019 08:56:57 AM
Note from the Organizers...

We've had a few questions and concerns come up lately about the possibility of folks cancelling their attendance at the Meetup.  This has led to sheepBlue & I having to make some tough decisions.  After a great deal of discussion we've decided to set a cut off date for cancelling and getting a full refund.  That date is April 9th.  

When we first booked the Lodge, we had 15 people signed up, and their $190 each covered just the two night's stay at the house.  When more folks joined us, we were able to increase that to offer lunch on Saturday, and eventually even breakfast & dinner.  Since then we've put in many hours assigning bedrooms, organizing a workshop schedule, planning for meals, figuring out pizza orders, and even a grocery scouting trip to check prices on foods we planned to buy.  Yes, plans can be changed if necessary, but there comes a point in time when there won't be enough notice for sheep & I to make those adjustments to our countless lists.  (Especially considering I might be called out of town for a week or so before the Meetup, as my father is facing major surgery.)  

So we went ahead and set April 9th as our cutoff date.  If anyone needs to cancel after that, we will not be able to give a full refund. We will make every effort to do a 50% refund.

In the past few weeks, we've had 3 4 people cancel, and we have refunded their money, leaving our pot much smaller.  There is a possibility we could lose a fourth fifth person in the next few days.  If that happens, we will be down far enough in funds, that we will have to scale back some of the offerings.  Right now we still plan to offer breakfast, lunch & dinner on Saturday.  If we lose a 4th person, we will have to scrap our plans to provide dinner.  As of now, we have had to cancel our plan to offer dinner on Saturday night.  Fortunately, Asheville is a foodie city with delicious meals at all price points.  We will offer the option to those who wish, to clean out the fridge on Saturday night; finishing off any breakfast & lunch leftovers.  Anything you can find is yours, so we don't have to throw it out on Sunday morning!

Being such wonderful Craftster peeps, I know most of you are now itching to scream 'What can I do to help?' and 'Let me do more!'  So I'll take you up on that.  ;)  I'll do so by asking you to help us with one last 'spread the word' push around Craftster.  Mention the Meetup in any Craftalongs you participate in, or PM any friends who might not know about it.  We currently have 5 spots left in the Lodge, and they are up for grabs.  We also have people coming into Asheville in various ways.  There may be chances to carpool across country, or at least to share an Uber from the airport, to reduce the cost of attendance.  

As always, if you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask sheepBlue & I.  We're here to help.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 03, 2019 09:36:04 AM
Oh dear. I am sad about missing some friends I'd hoped to see in person and also about the confusion it's adding to all the great work you two have done to organize all the many, many details of this event. We'll do whatever we can to help things run smoothly while we're there and in the meantime I have a link in my signature, hopefully some likely person sees it and joins the fun.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 03, 2019 11:30:56 AM
Well, it looks like I spoke slightly too soon.  We've now had 4 people cancel, with the possibility of losing a 5th in the next few days.  So as of now, we are going to have to cancel our plan to provide dinner on Saturday night.  We will still be making breakfast at the Lodge, and ordering pizza for lunch.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on April 03, 2019 12:11:40 PM
I hate that several craftsters are having to drop out. It's still going to be a great adventure but I know how much the rest of us are going to miss them.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 03, 2019 01:44:56 PM
I hate that several craftsters are having to drop out. It's still going to be a great adventure but I know how much the rest of us are going to miss them.

Couldn't have said it better, my friend.


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kayrun on April 03, 2019 02:44:39 PM
On the good news front, kayrun will be joining us for part of the day on Saturday!

Thanks for letting me drop in!
I'm excited to finally meet some of the swappers I've seen around here for years  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on April 03, 2019 03:38:25 PM
And we'll all be happy to meet our online friends as well as renew our friendships with those we know face-to-face. Glad you're going to become a face-to-face friend!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 03, 2019 04:51:31 PM
I'm so sad to see that the list is getting smaller, and that is making planning more difficult. Sheep and Mistress Jennie, you ladies have done such a great job planning this out!  I'm still firmly in the "man...I  REALLY wish I could go but it just won't work out" category, but it's fun to see the planning and the excitement!  And, FYI, I didn't want to skew results in the yoga poll----but I am not a fan of yoga! Ok. Now, phew, that is out in the open!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 04, 2019 01:56:09 PM
Hi All,

Since our plans for dinner Saturday night are on the fritz, I am considering expanding the brewery crawl event that evening to include dinner in the South Slope area of Asheville. This option would be open to those interested in attending the crawl, of course, but also those who would want to head back to the lodge after dinner OR continue to explore Asheville on their own.

Is this something folks would be interested in? You can let me know via reply to the thread or PM, just so I could get an idea of numbers. I will look into options in the area based on the size of our crowd. I also found a van service that could accommodate us should we need it.

As an alternative, I can compile several options in the South Slope area and all can do dinner "at leisure," then those who want to brewery crawl can re-convene at a designated time and place, while those who want to return to the lodge or explore elsewhere would be free to do so.

Opinions please! And....GO! :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on April 04, 2019 03:05:23 PM
Abbee, I'd be down for dinner during our crawl ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on April 04, 2019 03:23:44 PM
Count me in for dinner!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: StudioANF on April 04, 2019 04:55:22 PM
I'd be down for dinner during the crawl as well!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 05, 2019 07:31:10 AM
I'm all for it Abbee!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 05, 2019 07:32:25 AM
Excellent! I'll do some leg work over the weekend and will PM you guys with options!

I'm totally a dope and forgot to put an identifying question on the google form, so....unless I hear otherwise, I will PM the following:

Mistress Jennie
sheepBlue
StudioANF
Perfectly Bohemian

And, I'm guessing the following as well based on what I know about them personally (i.e. kindred spirits) and some of the fill in responses..

LeapFeetFirst + DH
craftylittlemonkey + DH

Plus myself, this tracks with the response/interest total from the form, but if you are missing from this list or if I'm way off on my guesses, please let me know!!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on April 05, 2019 09:12:16 AM
We'd be up for joining in on dinner.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on April 05, 2019 10:02:56 AM
DH and I are definitely down for breweries and food!

Excellent! I'll do some leg work over the weekend and will PM you guys with options!

I'm totally a dope and forgot to put an identifying question on the google form, so....unless I hear otherwise, I will PM the following:

Mistress Jennie
sheepBlue
StudioANF
Perfectly Bohemian

And, I'm guessing the following as well based on what I know about them personally (i.e. kindred spirits) and some of the fill in responses..

LeapFeetFirst + DH
craftylittlemonkey + DH

Plus myself, this tracks with the response/interest total from the form, but if you are missing from this list or if I'm way off on my guesses, please let me know!!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 05, 2019 10:17:22 AM
I can't commit until seeing how mister man feels after that long drive. He may end up wanting to soak in the hot-tub to recover before having to do it all over again on the way back!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 05, 2019 10:55:48 AM
Gotcha, UTM. :)

YES, LFF! Totally kindred spirits, lol. :)

Np, CLM - I had assumed you were the "early-to-bed peeps" comment in the survey. I can keep you two as "maybes" for now. :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on April 05, 2019 03:35:37 PM
Haven't spoken to dh about this yet. I'm not a brewery type drinker so that held no appeal but I imagine we'd both be up for the dinner portion with everyone.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on April 06, 2019 05:21:39 AM
How is everyone's Craftster Trading Card coming along?  I finished mine last night!  Happy Dance!  And I finished my medium!  YAY!

Today I'm working on the auction, but I'm hoping to start going thru my stash to find things to giveaway soon!  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kayrun on April 06, 2019 12:38:46 PM
Is it weird that I'm thinking of bringing along some projects made by y'all that I've rec'd in swaps, just so everyone can enjoy your handiwork?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 06, 2019 02:34:13 PM
I was thinking the same thing, kayrun!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 06, 2019 02:36:38 PM
I have about a third of my trading cards done.  I was working on getting together some of the other things for the meetup.  I've put it all on hold till I find out if I can still go. 


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on April 06, 2019 08:37:00 PM
LBBB, I will personally hurt you if you back out now! OK, OK! I can hear some of you now. We are nice people. We are generous to our friends. We do NOT hurt or even threaten to hurt our Craftster friends. Yada! Yada! Yada! But dangnabbit, I've really been looking forward to meeting you in person after all our swaps and teacher conversations. Hope everything works out for you because I know we'll both be disappointed otherwise.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on April 07, 2019 10:03:15 AM
I have been totally overwhelmed with work and commitments outside of work and have missed a bunch of goings-on around here (sorry, Jennie, that you had to chase me for the poll/survey!). I even missed, for the first time ever, the April Fools Day shenanigans :(

I'm planning to fly into Charlotte (around 1 pm, I think) on Friday, and fly out on Sunday afternoon. I'll be renting a car, so now that dinner plans on Saturday have changed, I'll be available as a driver for the non-brewery crawl folks, if needed.

Just a few minutes ago, I found my list of things I needed to prep for the trip, and am very glad I have a vacation week coming up soon so I can get some stuff done. I also have to order my swag!


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Averia on April 07, 2019 11:57:45 AM
LBBB, I will personally hurt you if you back out now! OK, OK! I can hear some of you now. We are nice people. We are generous to our friends. We do NOT hurt or even threaten to hurt our Craftster friends. Yada! Yada! Yada! But dangnabbit, I've really been looking forward to meeting you in person after all our swaps and teacher conversations. Hope everything works out for you because I know we'll both be disappointed otherwise.

i wont hurt you, but i would cry


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 07, 2019 12:47:13 PM
I'm sorry ladies, but you are going to have to be disappointed.   :'(  I am going to have to bow out of this meetup and there is no way I'll be able to go to Hawaii next year.  It'll have to be the meetup after that.   ;)  I am really sorry and wish I could still go!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 08, 2019 10:20:08 AM
I was wondering if anyone would like the supplies for the workshop project I have?  I hate to throw them away, but It's a lot and I'm not going to be using them.  If anyone wants them, let me know and I'll mail them to you.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 08, 2019 01:24:27 PM
I'll be renting a car, so now that dinner plans on Saturday have changed, I'll be available as a driver for the non-brewery crawl folks, if needed.

Amazing! I'll add you and note that. Thank you!

Looks like we are going to be about 13 for dinner so far:

Abbeeroad
Mistress Jennie
sheepBlue
StudioANF
Perfectly Bohemian
LeapFeetFirst
^DH
UTM
^DH
kbrison
^DH
craftADDchick
curiousfae

Let me know if I'm missing you or if you would like to be removed from this list.

Some dinner options below for your consideration:

Buxton Hall (http://www.buxtonhall.com/): Eastern NC style bbq; limited vegan and GF options; first come first served, so no reservations (suggests arriving early); right next door to Catawba Brewing Co. and folks often hang there and have a beer while they're waiting for a table at Buxton.

TakoSushi (https://www.tako-sushi.com/location/asheville-nc/): Eclectic eatery for Mexican and Asian Fare (you do not have to get sushi); small chain; can accommodate large parties (unsure about reservations, will call if we select this option); vegetarian friendly.

Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria (https://www.barleystaproom.com/): Craft Beer & New York Style Pizza; live music; when ordering pizzas and calzones particularly, please allow 20-30 minutes to prepare; other options besides pizza (note, pizza being ordered for lunch Sat).

Mamacitas Taqueria (https://www.mamacitastaqueria.com/): Local cuisine, Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly

I am partial to option #1. It seems easy and who doesn't love BBQ? Especially NC style. But I understand that some may not be into this meat-centric option, so let me know your thoughts! :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 08, 2019 01:26:23 PM
Sorry to see you go, LBBB!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 08, 2019 01:29:28 PM
Some dinner options below for your consideration:

Buxton Hall (http://www.buxtonhall.com/): Eastern NC style bbq; limited vegan and GF options; first come first served, so no reservations (suggests arriving early); right next door to Catawba Brewing Co. and folks often hang there and have a beer while they're waiting for a table at Buxton.

TakoSushi (https://www.tako-sushi.com/location/asheville-nc/): Eclectic eatery for Mexican and Asian Fare (you do not have to get sushi); small chain; can accommodate large parties (unsure about reservations, will call if we select this option); vegetarian friendly.

Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria (https://www.barleystaproom.com/): Craft Beer & New York Style Pizza; live music; when ordering pizzas and calzones particularly, please allow 20-30 minutes to prepare; other options besides pizza (note, pizza being ordered for lunch Sat).

Mamacitas Taqueria (https://www.mamacitastaqueria.com/): Local cuisine, Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly

I am partial to option #1. It seems easy and who doesn't love BBQ? Especially NC style. But I understand that some may not be into this meat-centric option, so let me know your thoughts! :D

I am happy to go with whatever the group likes; personally I think Buxton Hall and TakoSushi especially tempting. (I love Asian fusion in general.  Now I'm dreaming about that sushi-burger I got when we were in Orlando!)  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on April 08, 2019 01:58:56 PM
All of those look great. I'd lean towards Buxton (first pick) or TakoSushi (second pick).


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on April 08, 2019 03:05:01 PM
I like bbq but it doesn't like me. I become ill when eating smoked foods so I'd rather not go to Buxton's. Spicy food in general doesn't seem to bother me though so I'm okay with any of the other locations.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Averia on April 08, 2019 03:55:04 PM
I would love to be added to the dinner crew and will have my car with me so can drive


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 08, 2019 03:56:02 PM
I know it's going to be a great time but I am feeling a little sad about all the friends we thought we'd get to see who aren't able to make it after all. Oh well, future plans, right?

We are both a bit diet restricted, restaurant food doesn't often agree with either of our bellies. We won't commit but we'll see how we're feeling when the time comes :).


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kayrun on April 08, 2019 05:54:03 PM
LBABB, I sure am sorry I won't get to meet you  :'(


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on April 08, 2019 07:13:21 PM
Forgot to mention that dh and I are also available for transporting peeps.


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on April 09, 2019 05:36:18 AM
I canít eat at restaurants too often or I have stomach issues. I was planning on the Friday night restaurant run but not sure I could/should do 2 nights in a row. So maybe those of us that donít go to a restaurant can make a grocery store run.

We are both a bit diet restricted, restaurant food doesn't often agree with either of our bellies. We won't commit but we'll see how we're feeling when the time comes :).


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on April 09, 2019 05:37:08 AM
Sad to see the drop outs! We will miss all of you.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 09, 2019 05:45:02 AM
Thank you, geekgirl and kayrun and Abbeeroad and CLM!  I was looking forward to meeting all of you too.  :'(


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 09, 2019 07:59:47 AM
I would love to be added to the dinner crew and will have my car with me so can drive.

Got you!

Looks like TakoSushi is the current leader. Will give them a call for a reservation by the end of the week - so the deadline for input/to be added to the group will be Friday, April 12!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on April 09, 2019 11:33:58 AM
ohh all of those restaurant choices sound amazing. I love asian fusion and DH loves sushi- to TakoSushi sounds great to me!!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 09, 2019 01:15:43 PM
Awesome, LFF!

I will add that for those continuing on the crawl, Buxton Hall is perfectly situated for some between-stops sustenance later in the night. ;)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: StudioANF on April 09, 2019 01:42:27 PM
Takosushi sounds very interesting! I'd be game for trying it out :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on April 10, 2019 01:56:35 PM
I'm sad to see the group getting smaller, but hey kayrun, I'm excited to have you added to the meeting!

I'm in for the dinner run too. I don't have a preference, those places all sound great.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 12, 2019 06:38:46 AM
Just two more weeks....


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: curiousfae on April 12, 2019 10:13:57 AM
Just two more weeks....

**squee**


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 12, 2019 10:15:59 AM
AHHH!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 12, 2019 10:21:03 AM
AND ALSO...

RESERVATION MADE!!

Saturday, April 27 at TakoSushi, 63 Southside Ave.

6:45 PM

15 people:

1. Abbeeroad  8)
2. Mistress Jennie*  8)
3. sheepBlue  8)
4. StudioANF  8)
5. PerfectlyBohemian  8)
6. LeapFeetFirst*  8)
7. ^DH  8)
8. UTM
9. ^DH
10. kbrison*
11. ^DH
12. craftADDchick*
13. curiousfae
14. Averia*
15. anna.wahnsinn

* = drivers
 8) = brewery crawlers


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 12, 2019 10:35:50 AM
It's feeling really real you guys!!! :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on April 12, 2019 12:28:03 PM
We leave in 12 days and I haven't even started my trading cards! Aargh!!

I've been watching some of the gelli plate printing videos that CLM has bookmarked over on the paper and mixed media board. [EVIL CLM] I was already planning to bring either my Cuttlebug or my Big Shot and some dies so if any of you would like to make some stamps for your printmaking crafts all you would need would be some sheets of adhesive-backed foam. Anyone interested?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 12, 2019 03:39:19 PM
Oooh, I wish I come come and watch you make those stamps, but I do have a Cricut and a Big Shot, so I guess I can just try myself. What do you adhere the adhesive side to? The cardboard you were referring to in a previous post?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on April 12, 2019 05:36:10 PM
BBM, go to the paper and mixed media thread and watch the videos CLM has posted recently. Then you'll have a better idea what we're planning. (CLM finds the most interesting tutorials) But in response to your question, we'll die cut designs from adhesive-backed foam sheets, peel off the backer sheet, stick the design to a piece of corrugated cardboard, trim away most of the excess cardboard, then use as any other stamp.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on April 12, 2019 07:20:01 PM
I am officially on vacation, so Iíll be working on my cards this week, along with my small item for part 3 of the swap, plus the exchange item.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 13, 2019 11:27:53 AM
Hey Friends.  It was pointed out to me that we might want a contact list for everyone attending.  Would you all PM me your full name, and cell phone number?  I'll compile a list and it will be shared with only the people attending the Meetup, in case we need to get ahold of one another. 

Thanks!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 13, 2019 12:46:21 PM
Done!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 13, 2019 08:09:11 PM
Hey, hey, I just saw that ChameleonHound is a Savannah local! I assume everybody knows about this awesome get together already but maybe not so Imma tag all peeps I can  :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 14, 2019 11:19:38 AM
Go for it!  Tag all the peeps you know who might like to come along!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: ChameleonHound on April 14, 2019 06:53:40 PM
Hey, hey, I just saw that ChameleonHound is a Savannah local! I assume everybody knows about this awesome get together already but maybe not so Imma tag all peeps I can  :D

Not a local, just passing through. If the timing had worked I would have loved to meet up, though!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on April 15, 2019 07:09:08 AM
kbrison!  Can you bring your cutting plates for regular paper cutting?  I have some dies that I'd like to cut out.  I bought a bunch and have never used my Big Shot for it because I don't have the plates.  LOL.  

And in other news....I'll be bringing my mom instead of John.  Lana's team got into the World's Robotics competition (they've only made it once before so it is a big deal) so she begged us to let her go which means she won't be able to go to the Difference Makers' convention so now John is going to do the photos at the convention for her and her friends are going to run the crafting part....and we'll be riding with Averia and Anne! My mom is seriously excited.  I'll have to see if she'll be making a trading card.  Are the DHs making one?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 15, 2019 07:23:28 AM
I'm so even more sad!!!  I would have ridden tot he meetup with Averia, Anne, and UTM!!!!!!!!!! :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on April 15, 2019 10:19:24 AM
UTM, I'll bring the Big Shot and all the plates so bring any dies you'd like. Sorry John won't be attending but looking forward to seeing Clara again. Congrats to Lana and her robotics team! She's just so darn talented!!

Thought about making a card for Jim but since I still haven't made my own that may not happen.

Averia, I know you offered to bring a table but now that you're bringing yourself and three others I'm guessing that your trunk space just got a lot more limited. Since John isn't coming, Jim isn't likely to bring any fishing gear so my available space just got larger. How about if I bring the extra table instead? I have three so throwing two of them (or even all three) into the trunk is no problem.

Leaving in nine days!!!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on April 15, 2019 11:47:09 AM
I am super excited that we are so close to the meetup! I don't know if I'll have time to create an artist trading card before the 26th  :-\ so that may not happen...

I do have my drop spindles and fiber all packed and ready to go!

I hope my travels  to North Carolina go better than they did this weekend. My DH and I flew to Chicago for the weekend and since it snowed all day in Chicago yesterday, about 500 flights were cancelled including ours. We did manage to secure one of the last rental cars at O'Hare and had to drive the 5 hours home instead. It was a long day! The worst part is we missed the Game of Thrones premier!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on April 15, 2019 11:56:27 AM
UTM, I'll bring the Big Shot and all the plates so bring any dies you'd like. Sorry John won't be attending but looking forward to seeing Clara again. Congrats to Lana and her robotics team! She's just so darn talented!!

Thought about making a card for Jim but since I still haven't made my own that may not happen.

Averia, I know you offered to bring a table but now that you're bringing yourself and three others I'm guessing that your trunk space just got a lot more limited. Since John isn't coming, Jim isn't likely to bring any fishing gear so my available space just got larger. How about if I bring the extra table instead? I have three so throwing two of them (or even all three) into the trunk is no problem.

Leaving in nine days!!!

Thanks kbrison!  Sorry the fishing trip didn't materialize.  I hope you can make a card for Jim.  I cheated and put our whole family in mine.  :)

Lana is thrilled to be going! I'm proud of my little one. :)

I am super excited that we are so close to the meetup! I don't know if I'll have time to create an artist trading card before the 26th  :-\ so that may not happen...
Oh no!!!  Try!!  I love those cards and want to collect as many as I can!  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 15, 2019 12:15:11 PM
I haven't gotten very far for our cards either, I planned one for me and one for the man. It's easy though, you just make one and copy it. I can knock that off in a couple of hours and so can y'all, come on now! My collection hasn't grown in ages, I need to get 'em all!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on April 15, 2019 12:36:28 PM
LFF, I didn't make your class list but now that LBBB isn't coming I'll have a class time free at the end of the day Saturday. If I bring my own spindle and roving, is there a chance I could sit in on your last class?


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on April 15, 2019 01:01:21 PM
I haven't gotten very far for our cards either, I planned one for me and one for the man. It's easy though, you just make one and copy it. I can knock that off in a couple of hours and so can y'all, come on now! My collection hasn't grown in ages, I need to get 'em all!

Yeah, it doesn't take long and they are sooo much fun to receive.  :)


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Averia on April 15, 2019 05:20:43 PM
Kathy, you are the sweetest, my car isn't tiny, but yes, 4 of us with our bags and crafting supplies will probably fill my trunk to the brim. Thank you for offering to bring tables.

so excited to get the extra time with UTM and her mama!!!

I was light on classes to begin with and now I have become lighter, but perhaps UTM's bookmarks will be just the ticket for my crafty urges? or maybe someone will spontaneously offer to show me the proper way to knit a simple washcloth into a square instead of an awkward trapezoid?

UTM, I'll bring the Big Shot and all the plates so bring any dies you'd like. Sorry John won't be attending but looking forward to seeing Clara again. Congrats to Lana and her robotics team! She's just so darn talented!!

Thought about making a card for Jim but since I still haven't made my own that may not happen.

Averia, I know you offered to bring a table but now that you're bringing yourself and three others I'm guessing that your trunk space just got a lot more limited. Since John isn't coming, Jim isn't likely to bring any fishing gear so my available space just got larger. How about if I bring the extra table instead? I have three so throwing two of them (or even all three) into the trunk is no problem.

Leaving in nine days!!!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 15, 2019 05:30:12 PM
I am super excited to see you and your mom again UTM, if only the rest of your family were coming along too. Well, something to look forward to for next time.
This is going to be so much fun, after all these months (over a year!) making plans it's seemed like a long time coming and now it's so close to actually being here. I can't wait but I don't feel completely ready, lol, can you believe that?


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 16, 2019 06:21:28 AM
LFF, I didn't make your class list but now that LBBB isn't coming I'll have a class time free at the end of the day Saturday. If I bring my own spindle and roving, is there a chance I could sit in on your last class?

There are currently 2 people in LeapFeetFirst's final spinning workshop of the day (the only one you are also free during).  She requested very small numbers of people per class, only 2 or 3, so she'd be able to give sufficient attention to each person in the class, hence giving her 3 slots.  For now I'll pencil you in during that last class, but will let LFF be the final decision. 

What do you think LFF?  Can you handle teaching 3 people at a time?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 16, 2019 07:46:54 AM
Hey, I am scheduled for the spinning at 4:40-5:55 - Workshop #6 but am willing to give up that spot because I really want to make more bookmarks with UTM. There is a knit place in my town that teaches all manner of that stuff. It won't be nearly as awesomesauce as learning with you guys but this is not going to be the last time we meet up, y'all are on my list for yearly visits no matter where they happen!
       


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 16, 2019 08:41:39 AM
Hey, I am scheduled for the spinning at 4:40-5:55 - Workshop #6 but am willing to give up that spot because I really want to make more bookmarks with UTM. There is a knit place in my town that teaches all manner of that stuff. It won't be nearly as awesomesauce as learning with you guys but this is not going to be the last time we meet up, y'all are on my list for yearly visits no matter where they happen!
       

Ok, I'll swap you out, and kbrison into that spot.  Thanks clm!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 16, 2019 09:20:49 AM
Feeling sad to miss out is off-set by being owed a favour by Kathy, heh heh heh.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 16, 2019 09:21:39 AM
Updated Workshop Schedule



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 16, 2019 09:26:03 AM
On the Contact List front, I'm still looking for contact info (basically just a cell number) for Averia, cackle, calluna, geekgirl1000100, kayrun, PerfectlyBohemian, and rackycoo.  If you guys wish to be included on the list so people can get ahold of one another if separated while exploring, etc, please send me your cell #.  If you don't want to be listed for any reason, just let me know and I'll take you off the list. 


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on April 16, 2019 10:43:38 AM
Aw, thank you CLM!  YOU are the master!  Thank you for sharing your expertise with us!  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on April 16, 2019 11:39:38 AM
CLM- if we have free time, I can also show you the basics of drop spindle spinning too.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on April 16, 2019 03:23:15 PM
CLM, I already figured that I'd owe you a couple of favors. Putting LFF on that list, too, and MJ for helping to make the schedule change happen. And that's why I love this group of people!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on April 17, 2019 11:46:29 AM
Sorry, been MIA coping with losing my kitty. I'll send my cell number over now.

I got extra supplies in this week for the workshops I'm teaching :) Decided to spoil and got enough single needle holders for everyone. Currently planning to teach making an Eastern Gray Squirrel - the state animal of NC *snort* - this fact was verified by studioANF while we were together a week or two ago. Still need to cut up the upholstery foam that geekgirl1000100 donated for our felting surfaces.




Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on April 17, 2019 05:07:56 PM
I visited a local Italian community today and hit the grocery store there. Result? I'm bringing about 5 packages of pizzelles (an Italian cookie I like to make but don't have time to bake next week). My paternal grandfather came to Oklahoma from Italy to mine coal and to make a better life for himself so the cookies are in honor of him.

PB, I have single and multi-needle tools as well as two types of punch boards that I'm bringing. Also bringing roving. Once we've tackled our squirrel, anyone who wants to try another project will be welcome to use them.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on April 17, 2019 08:21:24 PM
Ooh, love pizzelles!

I'm in a bit of a panic.  I've misplaced my Craftster trading cards.  John thinks I'll find them.  I hope so.


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on April 18, 2019 10:44:41 PM
Ooh, love pizzelles!

I'm in a bit of a panic.  I've misplaced my Craftster trading cards.  John thinks I'll find them.  I hope so.

I'm panicking because before falling asleep last night (best time) I realized that after all kinds of planning I hadn't actually started my CTCs. I'm on it right now. Using my notes, text is done, now hunting the images I wanted to use. Luckily I meant to print them out at home and the new ink cartridges arrived yesterday, so things are looking pretty good!

I really need to get started packing, too. I have a Craftster related tote here, but everything else is just a few lists yet...


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on April 19, 2019 03:19:03 AM
I've decided to print my cards myself rather than at a print shop. I'm almost out of cyan ink so I need to buy another cartridge but that's still easier than working out the logistics of someone else doing the job for me. 

Still crafting away for the meet-up. Every time I think I'm finished something else pops up that I think I just have to make. I'm driving myself crazy!

Leaving in 6 days!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: StudioANF on April 19, 2019 08:41:13 AM
Mistress Jennie, will you be sending out the lodge's address next week for those of us driving? Or maybe I missed it posted somewhere (which is quite possible)?

I was looking at the route from Durham yesterday, and realized I didn't know where exactly the lodge was located for an accurate drive time  ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 19, 2019 09:13:40 AM
Mistress Jennie, will you be sending out the lodge's address next week for those of us driving? Or maybe I missed it posted somewhere (which is quite possible)?

I was looking at the route from Durham yesterday, and realized I didn't know where exactly the lodge was located for an accurate drive time  ;D

Yes, I'll send the address in a PM along with the contact list.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 19, 2019 09:16:22 AM
I'm so happy it's Easter because I need a few days off for crafting & planning. Such perfect timing, yay!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on April 19, 2019 10:45:30 AM
OMG!  On top of trying to recover from the auction craziness and getting ready for our meetup (still trying to locate my CTCs- ugh), now my sis is coming to our place a day earlier for our halau Easter egg hunt.  HELP!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 19, 2019 01:45:34 PM
I'm getting excited for you all! I hope some of you agree to having maybe a photo or two (or more!) posted in the thread for those of us missing out to see the good times!


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on April 19, 2019 02:13:51 PM
I'm getting excited for you all! I hope some of you agree to having maybe a photo or two (or more!) posted in the thread for those of us missing out to see the good times!

I bet we can arrange to do that. LOL Problem might be in limiting how many we post!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 20, 2019 05:06:02 AM
Mistress Jennie, will you be sending out the lodge's address next week for those of us driving? Or maybe I missed it posted somewhere (which is quite possible)?

I was looking at the route from Durham yesterday, and realized I didn't know where exactly the lodge was located for an accurate drive time  ;D

Yes, I'll send the address in a PM along with the contact list.  :)


I have just sent out a PM with a ton of details, including the address of the Lodge.  You should have all received it.  If for any reason you haven't, please let me know, and I will forward it to you!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 20, 2019 05:38:15 AM
Did someone say they were bringing their Big Kick?  I have a ton of the dies for doing metal embossing and etching with mine, as well as a lot of metal jewelry blanks from Vintaj.  While I don't want to lug the machine with me since I'm already bringing a lot of stuff, it would be easy to grab my box of dies and blanks if people want to experiment with them during our crafty free time slot.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on April 20, 2019 09:12:05 AM
MJ, I'm bringing my Big Shot and will probably bring my Cuttlebug as well. Do you need me to bring any extended length cutting plates for your dies?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 20, 2019 09:33:12 AM
MJ, I'm bringing my Big Shot and will probably bring my Cuttlebug as well. Do you need me to bring any extended length cutting plates for your dies?

Nope.  The jewelry dies are all small, just 2.5" square.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 20, 2019 10:07:42 AM
If you bring the extended plates I have a long border die that could make an interesting foam stamp or stencil. I'm not sure I should pack too much to bring across the border but that's just a little thing :).


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on April 20, 2019 01:34:42 PM
I just spent the day emptying , rearranging, and  reorganizing my craft room with the help of my sister and SIL. Not nearly finished, but now I have some room to work in. I have an idea for my CTCs, but havenít started them, yet. I may be assembling them on the plane!

I havenít considered what crafty stuff I might bring. I might go through my paper ephemera box and put it in the give/take pile. I have an idea for my gift exchange, if I can pull it off...


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on April 20, 2019 07:49:39 PM
CLM, I'l bring the extended plates for your die. When are you and the Viking headed to the States? I can make changes up until Tuesday evening, but we'll be leaving early Wednesday morning.

UTM, I understand your pain. My great-niece just added her daughter's baseball game to our Tuesday 'must do' list.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: curiousfae on April 21, 2019 06:20:02 AM
How many ATC's are ya'll making? I counted 20 craftsters but want to make sure that is correct.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 21, 2019 07:32:13 AM
I'm going to make some extra cards for trading later :).

Kathy, we're leaving Thursday morning, we'll stay somewhere overnight and be in Asheville by early afternoon. We have plans to visit the salt caves before check-in.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 21, 2019 09:42:50 AM
I wasn't planning on doing the CTC's, since well, I've been kinda busy.  ::)  But yesterday morning I curled up on the couch with a movie and my laptop so I could write out tutorials for my workshop.  After I finished writing everything up, I still had some movie left.  So I threw something together in Photoshop, and had FedEx print them for me.  The website said they were having 'problems with my order and someone would call me'.  Some nice, really young sounding guy, called and said, "Uh ma'am...  You're trying to print these two files together, one on the back of the other, right?  If I'm looking at them right, these should be kinda like baseball cards?  Picture on the front, stats on the back?"  I could have kissed him for catching on so easily.  :D  I fit 8 on each page, so I made 3 copies, for a total of 24 cards.   I figure there will be leftovers.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on April 21, 2019 02:15:38 PM
 
How many ATC's are ya'll making? I counted 20 craftsters but want to make sure that is correct.

I was just popping in to find out this exact information! I have my idea, and hope to get them dropped at the print shop tomorrow.

Iíll have a few extra on hand, and might bring some from the 2 swap rounds I was in, in case anyone wants one.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 21, 2019 02:57:13 PM
I have just sent out a PM to everyone staying in the Lodge.  It has a lot of inform about the house, and the house rules.  Everyone staying at the Lodge should have received it.  If for any reason you haven't, please let me know, and I will forward it to you!


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on April 21, 2019 03:02:11 PM
Did someone say they were bringing their Big Kick?  I have a ton of the dies for doing metal embossing and etching with mine, as well as a lot of metal jewelry blanks from Vintaj.  While I don't want to lug the machine with me since I'm already bringing a lot of stuff, it would be easy to grab my box of dies and blanks if people want to experiment with them during our crafty free time slot.

Ooh, that would be AMAZING Jennie!!!

I am bringing some dies.  I have a Big Kick and have never used it because I don't have the right plates so I am thrilled to be able to try some dies out on Kathy's machine.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: calluna on April 21, 2019 05:00:04 PM
Sorry I've been away, rough month. I'm going to push through this slump and get there to meet you all next weekend though.  :) Not sure about arrival time yet, but I'll know Friday morning and will be in touch. Car is prepped, bag is packed, box of stuff to share is overflowing. (I hope you save room for the goodies you'll be taking home! :D no worries if not; I'll ship things to you if you run out of space.)
I just finished my 20th card today, though I need to write stats on all the backs still.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: rackycoo on April 21, 2019 06:56:03 PM
 I am bringing lots of supplies to share. Please pack accordingly.  :D


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on April 21, 2019 09:17:10 PM
I am bringing lots of supplies to share. Please pack accordingly.  :D

Me, too! I'm looking upon this as a destash opportunity. Truthfully it's more likely to just be an excuse to restock with someone else's destashing goodies.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 22, 2019 07:54:57 AM
Guess what guys?!?!  I have some great news.  We have someone else who will be joining us in Asheville!  rhinoceroses is now coming!  Let's all make her feel welcome.  :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on April 22, 2019 08:01:46 AM
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! Glad rhino made it in :) The RDU Craftsters know how to represent ;)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 22, 2019 08:09:11 AM
AAAHHH!!! Super exciting! OMG you don't think this thing can get any better and then... BAM, awesome 'splosion! Yay!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: rackycoo on April 22, 2019 08:27:58 AM
Exciting news! I'm looking forward to meeting all y'all in person this Friday.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: rhinoceroses on April 22, 2019 09:12:51 AM
I'm super stoked! Thank you for letting me join in the fun super-last-possible-minute  :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on April 22, 2019 09:40:13 AM
Yay!  Welcome rhinoceroses!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on April 22, 2019 10:20:03 AM
I'm still working on my list of stuff to bring.  Don't want to overpack.
Is there any interest in some of my gelli prints?  I have tons of them.  I'm happy to off load them to anyone who might want some.  Gives me a reason to make even more!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on April 22, 2019 10:44:41 AM
Hi geekgirl!!  If you think your gelli prints would be good for bookmarkers I'd love to have some.  We are doing some major book giveaways and we need thousands of bookmarks.
Thanks!!!
UTM


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on April 22, 2019 10:48:43 AM
Yes I think they would be! do you laminate them? Or cover them in a sealer or anything?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 22, 2019 11:33:31 AM
Some of the book marks I sent were gg's gellis. I got them laminated, 5mm for durabilty.
And also, yes I want more. They are awesome!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 22, 2019 11:48:21 AM
underthemountain, can you use metal beaded bookmarks?  Or are you only going with paper?  I have some already made in my stash, that I'm cleaning out.  I just grabbed and handful out of one of the boxes for the first photo.  There are lots of different colors and themes.  I think I also have a bundle of blank metal bookmarks, ready to be decorated with beads or ribbons, or whatever you like. 





Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on April 22, 2019 11:57:04 AM
All bookmarks are welcome, but yours are so gorgeous Jennie that I would be tempted to share them with some of the teachers at these Title I schools that work so tirelessly with them.  Would that be ok?  If not, I can definitely share these with the older students we serve.  I just want to make sure that they are loved and treated well.  :)

Thank you!!!!  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 22, 2019 12:02:29 PM
All bookmarks are welcome, but yours are so gorgeous Jennie that I would be tempted to share them with some of the teachers at these Title I schools that work so tirelessly with them.  Would that be ok?  If not, I can definitely share these with the older students we serve.  I just want to make sure that they are loved and treated well.  :)

Thank you!!!!  :)

They can go to whoever you wish! 


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 22, 2019 12:09:49 PM
Those are ridiculously pretty.


Title: Re: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kayrun on April 22, 2019 12:15:16 PM
I am bringing lots of supplies to share. Please pack accordingly.  :D

Me, too! I'm looking upon this as a destash opportunity. Truthfully it's more likely to just be an excuse to restock with someone else's destashing goodies.

This is making me giggle, bec it's SO TRUE


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on April 22, 2019 12:34:08 PM
All bookmarks are welcome, but yours are so gorgeous Jennie that I would be tempted to share them with some of the teachers at these Title I schools that work so tirelessly with them.  Would that be ok?  If not, I can definitely share these with the older students we serve.  I just want to make sure that they are loved and treated well.  :)

Thank you!!!!  :)

They can go to whoever you wish! 

Thank you!  They are really lovely and I'm sure will be treasured!

Those are ridiculously pretty.
+1


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on April 22, 2019 03:14:58 PM
Somehow, I might missed the last couple of pages of the thread- I hope I havenít missed other stuff!

Hooray for rhinoceroses! The more the merrier!

I designed my CTCs yesterday and went to Staples this afternoon. They should be printed by Wednesday and, once I cut them, I can do the final details. I also have my item for sheepBlue planned out, plus a backup in case it doesnít work out. And, I think my gift exchange item is ready (itís something I made a while ago that has been sitting here waiting to be used...). So, if everything is checked off of my list, I might actually have time to gather up some destash supplies!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on April 22, 2019 05:31:31 PM
Yeah! Glad you're coming rhinoceroses!

Just spent the whole day helping dh get ready for our trip. Laundry? Packing? Snacks? None of those. Instead, he bought an Avalanche. And that's why I love this guy! He hasn't been happy with his most recent pickup so he's been looking for another Avalanche. Pushing to locate and purchase it in time for our trip is a little over the top though. LOL Already have the tables and booze packed in the covered bed. Will finish loading the non-perishables tomorrow, then off we go Wednesday morning.

36 hours until we leave!!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Averia on April 22, 2019 05:44:22 PM
Less than 48 hours until Anne is here!!!


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on April 23, 2019 02:25:13 AM
Less than 48 hours until Anne is here!!!

At this time tomorrow I'm already off the first plane in Amsterdam, on my way to you!!!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on April 23, 2019 08:22:19 AM
It's getting so close now!!! I am excited and nervous- but in a good way. I can't wait to see everyone!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 23, 2019 09:29:39 AM
It's getting so close now!!! I am excited and nervous- but in a good way. I can't wait to see everyone!

Lol. I just stopped at our favorite local liquor store to pick up a local treat for you as part of our swap.  I ended up walking out with 3 treats, one for you, one for sheepBlue and one for Abbeeroad...  Oops.  ;)

I tried to go to the place with the local cheesy treat, but the bastards weren't open yet!  Don't they know I have things to do?!?! :P


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 23, 2019 09:55:21 AM
LOL! Jennie!

I may have made a little (very little) something for my brewery crawlers. ;)

And rhinoceroses will be joining in the brewery crawl as well! Woohoo!!

I DID manage to squeeze in a craft exchange item, but I still have to finish my CTCs and Kathy's swap item. EEK! I still have time.....


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on April 23, 2019 10:07:34 AM
LOL Jenni ! I wish I didn't have to fly and could bring you all some Wisco beer. The next meetup will definitely have to be in the Midwest!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 23, 2019 10:12:04 AM
LOL Jenni ! I wish I didn't have to fly and could bring you all some Wisco beer. The next meetup will definitely have to be in the Midwest!

Sounds good to me! :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on April 23, 2019 10:52:03 AM
Oh I can't wait!   ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 23, 2019 11:56:18 AM
LOL Jenni ! I wish I didn't have to fly and could bring you all some Wisco beer. The next meetup will definitely have to be in the Midwest!


Well, I did live in Illinois for a few years of grad school, and got to try lots of stuff from the WI & MI areas.  I love the Midwest.  When you invite Midwesterners over, they show up with beer & brats.  It's fantastic.


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on April 23, 2019 12:09:19 PM
LOL Jenni ! I wish I didn't have to fly and could bring you all some Wisco beer. The next meetup will definitely have to be in the Midwest!


Well, I did live in Illinois for a few years of grad school, and got to try lots of stuff from the WI & MI areas.  I love the Midwest.  When you invite Midwesterners over, they show up with beer & brats.  It's fantastic.

There are a lot of craftsters in MI, and the midwest in general.... ::) :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on April 23, 2019 12:58:53 PM
LOL Jenni ! I wish I didn't have to fly and could bring you all some Wisco beer. The next meetup will definitely have to be in the Midwest!


Well, I did live in Illinois for a few years of grad school, and got to try lots of stuff from the WI & MI areas.  I love the Midwest.  When you invite Midwesterners over, they show up with beer & brats.  It's fantastic.

There are a lot of craftsters in MI, and the midwest in general.... ::) :D

I also happen to know quite a few people who own homes/cabins with lots of bedrooms on lakes/rivers here in WI that we could rent out for the weekend... :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on April 23, 2019 03:59:34 PM
I went to college in Chicago and visited WI!  John has family there.  I'd be up for it!  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 23, 2019 05:34:41 PM
LOL Jenni ! I wish I didn't have to fly and could bring you all some Wisco beer. The next meetup will definitely have to be in the Midwest!


I was suggesting in the Hawaii thread to maybe have a IN/OH/MI/PA meetup...someone suggested I start a thread for that, but I'm not sure I am allowed to to start one where they are posted.

I'm getting excited for you all!

Well, I did live in Illinois for a few years of grad school, and got to try lots of stuff from the WI & MI areas.  I love the Midwest.  When you invite Midwesterners over, they show up with beer & brats.  It's fantastic.


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kayrun on April 23, 2019 07:29:15 PM
It's getting so close now!!! I am excited and nervous- but in a good way. I can't wait to see everyone!

ditto on feeling this way!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 24, 2019 06:16:23 AM
Oh my gosh, one more sleep!
Is there a list of stuff to bring for the workshops (not mine, the other ones), am I just missing it in my last minute panic? I am seriously frantic over here, aaaahhhh!!!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on April 24, 2019 07:06:22 AM
There's a link to the supply list on the first post of this thread 'cause MJ's just good about that! Seriously though, I probably packed enough supplies for a dozen other people so don't worry about bringing more stuff.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 24, 2019 07:32:10 AM
I was also looking for the workshop supply list. I could't remember where we got it from before, and of course I didn't save it.

I couldn't find the link on the first page. In case any one else is blind like me, here's a link I tracked down from sheep:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/19kGrbDXVrHqQsnNKTlVwHAHzcbRfXlEoFJcEbAaRLk8/edit

I got it from this post, in case the link above doesn't work.

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454476.msg5521966#msg5521966


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on April 24, 2019 07:53:42 AM
While rereading the supply list, I just had a vision of us all in a cabin together trying to figure out whose scissors are whose. There will just be a huge collection of beautiful scissors and everyone describing their personal pair. "Has anyone seen a petite pair of all metal scissors with a long purple ribbon attached?" "A teeny pair that looks like an owl?" "Standard size, gray and yellow geometric patterns on the handles?"...

And you know how scissors have a way of walking off? We'll have to make an effort to make surethe cabin doesn't gain a few of nice pairs of scissors when we leave :P


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: StudioANF on April 24, 2019 08:12:19 AM
While rereading the supply list, I just had a vision of us all in a cabin together trying to figure out whose scissors are whose. There will just be a huge collection of beautiful scissors and everyone describing their personal pair. "Has anyone seen a petite pair of all metal scissors with a long purple ribbon attached?" "A teeny pair that looks like an owl?" "Standard size, gray and yellow geometric patterns on the handles?"...

And you know how scissors have a way of walking off? We'll have to make an effort to make surethe cabin doesn't gain a few of nice pairs of scissors when we leave :P

OMG this is hilarious.... ;D ;D

"Anyone seen my pink handled ergonomic X-acto blade anywhere....I was sure I left it RIGHT THERE"  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 24, 2019 08:15:50 AM


 :D :D :D :D  *snort*   :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: StudioANF on April 24, 2019 08:17:16 AM
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/63292_24Apr19_aeabe4a63b9d11e6f76c9a48cd482640--woodworking-plans-woodworking-shop.jpg

 :D :D :D :D  *snort*   :D :D :D :D

BAHAHAHAHA yes. This.   :D :D :D  This is so my life!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: rackycoo on April 24, 2019 08:19:01 AM
I put my name on all my tools I'd like to return home with. Not my real name, just "racky". :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 24, 2019 08:23:36 AM
While rereading the supply list, I just had a vision of us all in a cabin together trying to figure out whose scissors are whose. There will just be a huge collection of beautiful scissors and everyone describing their personal pair. "Has anyone seen a petite pair of all metal scissors with a long purple ribbon attached?" "A teeny pair that looks like an owl?" "Standard size, gray and yellow geometric patterns on the handles?"...

And you know how scissors have a way of walking off? We'll have to make an effort to make surethe cabin doesn't gain a few of nice pairs of scissors when we leave :P

You should see what it's like to work in a professional costume shop.  There are specific 'shop scissors' that can be used by anyone, and are labeled in some way such as a 'shop color' of ribbon.  Like all shop scissors have purple ribbon.  Then each individual worker marks their scissors with a personal color or type of ribbon.  And since each worker has different scissors for different tasks (paper for cutting patterns, sheers for cutting lightweight fabrics, more domestic sewing like Fiskars for cutting heavier fabrics, as well as tailor's points, snips, and embroidery scissors), they mark them all in their one special signature ribbon.  It can get a bit competitive for finding great ribbons.  Mine was tartan green & black for the longest time.  We would ooh and ahh over Adrienne's purple sparkle ribbon, or BJ's green velvet ribbon.  :)  

And when I was teaching, we had to explain to the new students that you could never ever, for any reason, ever borrow anyone's scissors.  If you were sitting at a sewing machine, and just needed to trim your thread, and looked over and saw someone else's snips, it was NEVER okay to 'just borrow them real quick'.  I had to explain it with the example of wallets.  You would never ever 'just borrow and use someone else's wallet real quick', or they might punch you.  For a while, I instituted a Harry Potter House Points system in my shop, and students could earn points for their houses by doing nice things.  But if they were caught taking someone's scissors, I'd deduct huge numbers of points.  They quickly learned not to do that.   :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 24, 2019 08:31:16 AM
There's a link to the supply list on the first post of this thread 'cause MJ's just good about that! Seriously though, I probably packed enough supplies for a dozen other people so don't worry about bringing more stuff.

Actually, I somehow missed adding it in.  But I fixed that.  It's now on the first page, just a few lines down!


Off to run my last errand, then coming home to finish packing the car, and going through all my checklists one last time!  I may be behaving somewhat like this.... 

https://media1.giphy.com/media/rTapV77tqAWZO/giphy.gif


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 24, 2019 08:40:25 AM
I put my name on all my tools I'd like to return home with. Not my real name, just "racky". :D

Oooooh, something like that would make like the BEST souvenir of our time together.


KIDDING!


Mostly  ::)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: rackycoo on April 24, 2019 08:57:24 AM
That is not the Craftster way. :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Averia on April 24, 2019 09:51:26 AM
90 minutes until I leave for the airport to pick up Anne! should I continue the futile effort to clean my house or work on last minute crafting for the trip? I am so disorganized...


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on April 24, 2019 09:56:00 AM
Woohoo!  Say hi to Anne for me.  Wish I could join you guys.  Thursday is going to be busy because I have work then have to go over to get my mom, and I have a tiny something that I'm finishing tonight.  :)




Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 24, 2019 10:00:21 AM
90 minutes until I leave for the airport to pick up Anne! should I continue the futile effort to clean my house or work on last minute crafting for the trip? I am so disorganized...

Anne won't care what your house looks like, she'll be too happy to see you.  But I also know, having a clean house makes me feel happy, and sometimes I can't enjoy crafting if there's mess around.  Do whatever makes you happiest.  


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on April 24, 2019 10:48:14 AM
Hey, just in case any of you would like to help out I thought I'd mention that Lana's club is collecting hotel toiletries to make bags for the homeless.  These are filled with sample sizes of shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrushes, chapsticks, deodorant and most importantly socks.  These can be the airline socks that you get for free.  They just need to keep their feet dry and having another pair means that they can wash the other.  Thanks all.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on April 24, 2019 02:26:41 PM
Hey, just in case any of you would like to help out I thought I'd mention that Lana's club is collecting hotel toiletries to make bags for the homeless.  These are filled with sample sizes of shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrushes, chapsticks, deodorant and most importantly socks.  These can be the airline socks that you get for free.  They just need to keep their feet dry and having another pair means that they can wash the other.  Thanks all.

I might be able to help you out with some sample sized items and if I dig through my craft supplies, a few pairs of socks might appear... but I'm not sure if they are adult-sized.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on April 24, 2019 02:55:12 PM
Fab!  Thank you craftADDchick!  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 24, 2019 03:14:26 PM
90 minutes until I leave for the airport to pick up Anne! should I continue the futile effort to clean my house or work on last minute crafting for the trip? I am so disorganized...


According to the time stamp, this means that Anne is now in the US!  So freakin' glad you came all this way Anne!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on April 24, 2019 04:59:22 PM
Hooray! Anne should be in the States by now!

UTM, wish I had known about the hotel soap/shampoo/etc. collection. I have a quart bag full that I collected from our trips last fall and this spring. I'll bring you the ones from Memphis and Knoxville though.

Averia, I definitely understand your dilemma. I needed 4 more hours with my sewing machine to finish some special projects for the meet-up but I had had only had 3 hours sleep the previous night. Since I get sick nowadays if I don't get enough sleep, I had to go to bed. Ran out of space in the Avalanche so couldn't bring my sewing machine. Then our room tonight has an iron and an ironing board so I'm kicking myself for not finding room for my sewing machine.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 24, 2019 05:38:50 PM
I left it too long & am going to have to finish up my trading cards in the car. It's sadly far from my finest work. In my defense, instead of crossing items off my list I spent yesterday at the fracture clinic:

because children.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 24, 2019 06:03:31 PM
Heading to bed.  Tomorrow morning, I'm leaving at 7:00 am to go get sheepBlue & curiousfae, then off to Asheville we go!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on April 24, 2019 06:24:13 PM
Eek, so many exciting things are happening!

I just finished my little thing!  Yay!  I've decided not to bring my Craftster card collection afterall...it is 99% the same as kbrison's.
Just starting my packing now.  I will redo my CTCs tonight. *sigh*

CLM, hope your son feels better soon.  Lana is off on her robotics trip.  It's only been 1 day, but I miss her.



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on April 24, 2019 07:06:46 PM
Didn't get my cards made but will still be able to pull it off if I can find a print shop in Asheville. Surely there must be at least one.

CLM, so sorry about Link-lookalike's arm. I only had girls so I don't know this for a fact but it just seems that most boys are harder on their bodies than most girls. Ouch!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on April 24, 2019 07:42:29 PM
It took me much longer to finish up my cards than I expected, and I didnít work on my backup plan for my small swap item. And, I just realized that I forgot to dig out my gift exchange item... I need to make a list! Iím leaving work ASAP tomorrow, so I can get everything done (I havenít packed a thing, yet). Iíve got my sub plans ready to go, so I can relax just a little. My Asheville Adventure shirt arrived yesterday, and I put it through the laundry tonight. I canít wait!!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on April 25, 2019 01:28:24 AM
Leaving for the airport with curiousfae in half an hour!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on April 25, 2019 03:07:22 AM
About to board my plane to  Atlanta!! See you all tomorrow!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on April 25, 2019 07:31:53 AM
I ended up redoing my cards...thank goodness I had the file saved.  Unfortunately in that bag was also my crafted item, so I'm bringing another item instead (probably will be better loved, but the first thing is my signature thing...oh well). 

Spending tonight sewing up stuffies like a mad-woman.  There is a sweet little 1 year old boy who is going in for GI surgery and his mom thought it would be nice for her older kids to take the hospital a donation of our stuffies.  I have till Monday to deliver 100 of them so I will be bringing a batch with me to Asheville.  Poor John was sewing his fingers off last night while I was catching up on some work stuff.  I'll be joining him tonight, but I still have to pack.  Argh.  I am going to try to bring supplies to share.  :)

Can't wait!!!  My mom and I will be riding in with Averia and Anne.  Yay!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 25, 2019 07:55:44 AM
We are on the road or, as my family says in horribly bastardized Franglaise, nous allons frappe la route!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on April 25, 2019 07:58:08 AM
I had to let go of the hope of making CTCs. With spending so much time with my kitty while she was sick, things got backed up and I'm just now finishing my medium for the swap and haven't even started cards and still have to run errands and finish packing and finish prepping workshop materials tonight D:


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 25, 2019 12:36:04 PM
Oh goodness, guys, weíre already getting in trouble. We stopped to buy yarn on the way to Asheville...


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on April 25, 2019 04:07:05 PM
Haha!  I'm surprised that you didn't buy sheep.  LOL.

snacks,  check!
CTC, check!
fabric bookmarks stuff, check!
dies, check!
Mom, check!
clothes, check!



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on April 25, 2019 04:32:56 PM
I had not planned on making CTC but had a little spare time this afternoon and went ahead and made some up.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on April 25, 2019 04:36:40 PM
UTM, Iím glad you remembered Mom!

Iím in the process of packing. Iíll have to check a bag because I want to make sure I have room for any items I pick up along the way :)

Got some stressful news this afternoon, but a subsequent phone call has settled my mind a bit. A text tomorrow could ramp it back up, but I wonít be able to do anything about it until I get back, so Iíll keep it squashed as best as I can.  Iíll be too busy to worry, I think! So excited and I canít wait to be on my way!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 25, 2019 05:02:57 PM
We are in Fairmont West Virginia, we're at a hotel and I am about ready to crash, lol.

My CTC's are finished and looking not as bad as I feared they would. Long drive ahead tomorrow, time enough to finish that medium exchange gift, haha, last minute Sally.

I'm using my man's laptop and it is not comfortable for me to type on so I'll talk to y'all when I see you. I CAN'T WAIT!!! XOXOXO


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 25, 2019 08:28:13 PM
Lol, weíre tipsy in downtown Asheville. Went to dinner, had cocktails and a wine tasting at a speakeasy.  Then tried to go out for dessert, but got lost and ended up at a pub.  Then bought a beer for a nice guy who fought a racist who screamed the n-word at the bouncer, and threw a plant. Money well spent.

Also bought art some art at Woolworth Walk, and plan to go back tomorrow.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: calluna on April 26, 2019 05:52:33 AM
The journey begins! I should be there around 5. I think we're all going to need that hot tub.  :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: rackycoo on April 26, 2019 06:11:51 AM
I'm wheels up at 10:00. Will meet up with cackle and MissingWillow and see you all this evening!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on April 26, 2019 06:46:04 AM
Iím at the airport waiting to board! Is it a bad thing that half of my big suitcase is filled with craft supplies? :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 26, 2019 07:50:19 AM
We were showered, yoga'ed, fed & out the hotel door by 8 this morning. I scooped the sample sized toiletries for you UTM.
I finished the gift exchange item & most of a back-up spare, some sample beads & a random project. And I looked online for a craft shop because I had a project idea I really wanted to try. That I didn't write down so have already forgotten :/. YKYACW, lol :D
We've made good time, stopping for gas etc soon so should make it to Asheville by 2-3.

craftADDchick, half our luggage is craft supplies too :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on April 26, 2019 11:21:50 AM
Iím on the ground and about to head to Asheville!! Hooray!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 26, 2019 12:35:36 PM
GPS says we are 52 minutes away! We'd be there already but I noticed I'd done something incorrectly with a supply I left at home so we had to pull off the highway & find a store.
I went in for this:


But came out with this!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on April 26, 2019 01:58:17 PM
Help! I think iím In the right place... but I canít be sure... I donít want to walk into the wrong house...I see cars but no people...


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kayrun on April 26, 2019 05:00:26 PM
LOL craftylittlemonkey!
I've done that more than once on supply runs!

And craftADD, I hope you found the right place!

I'll be there late morning, and looking forward to seeing everybody!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: MissingWillow on April 27, 2019 05:49:11 AM
Saturday morning first class of the day.  Fabric bead making with craftylittlemonkey.  The meetup has been super fun so far! 



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: MissingWillow on April 27, 2019 06:27:56 AM


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 27, 2019 06:28:09 AM
Love!!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 27, 2019 12:16:51 PM
These beauties were made by all the fabulous people who came to get their stitch on with me, aren't they so wonderful?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: MissingWillow on April 27, 2019 01:07:04 PM
Needlefelted eastern gray squirrel class with perfectlybohemian. 



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 27, 2019 04:27:07 PM
Guess what we did with sheepBlue this afternoon...


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 27, 2019 05:55:21 PM
We sure had an adventure in Asheville this evening!
Ran into some colourful ladies

Tried on some fun stuff with curiousfae & craftADDchick





OMG you girls are so terrific.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: rackycoo on April 27, 2019 07:00:59 PM
You girls are out of control. Moderators needed.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 28, 2019 05:35:17 AM
You girls are out of control. Moderators needed.
Ya, you probably should have stayed. We got up to shenanigans :D.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: calluna on April 28, 2019 05:06:20 PM
I'm home safe and sound!

A big thank you to ALL you gorgeous people for an awesome weekend. Special thanks to all the workshop instructors for hooking us all up with goodies and your patient knowledge. Special-est thanks beyond measure to Mistress Jennie and sheepBlue for the vast amount of work and love you put into making this happen and going the extra mile with all of it.  :-*


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kayrun on April 28, 2019 07:47:58 PM
calluna, I totally agree w your post!
I thoroughly enjoyed myself -- the retreat could Not have been more perfect, IMO!
I can only imagine the work that went on behind the scenes, and am so grateful to
MistressJennie & sheepBlue (and many others!)
Hugs to each & every one of you lovely ladies, as well as the guys!
:)
Enjoyed meeting y'all, and I learned so much!!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on April 28, 2019 10:46:18 PM
Me too!  It was an amazing adventure!!!  Thank you everyone--amazing Mistress Jennie and SheepBlue, our wonderful instructors LeapFeetFirst (spinning), Mistress Jennie (beading), craftylittlemonkey (fabric beads) , perfectlyBohemian (needle felting), SheepBlue (stumpwork), anna.wahnsinn (lattice beaded bracelets), & The Viking (yoga), and awesome Crafsters!!!  I learned so much and had so much fun!!! A shout out to the amazing hubbies too!  

Just wanted to share a group pic.  I hope everyone will be sharing more pics of our adventures soon!  I shared a file with everyone.  Please feel free to use any of the pics for your posts. :)
 
I hope that each person who led a session will make a post and maybe the rest of us can show closeups of our pieces.



Love you guys!!!
Rox

Oh, just saw that everyone is already sharing...here are a few of my favorite moments.  :)

supply swap


Craftster exchange


Breakfast



Lunch



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 29, 2019 03:36:41 AM
Can you guys label who is in the pictures for those of us not lucky enough to have met you all? Some of you I recognize feom pictures, but many of you I don't think I've ever seen a picture of....and keep 'em coming! Looks like it was a huge success!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on April 29, 2019 05:57:03 AM
I didn't post our dinner pic because it has people that don't want to be on social media.  I'm not sure that everyone is comfortable being identified, but I'm fine with it....I'm in the red coke tee.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: edelC on April 29, 2019 06:29:38 AM
moar photos for us poor non-attendees

pretty please.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on April 29, 2019 07:46:09 AM
Heehee, I have tons of photos of the activities, but I thought I'd let our craft leaders post them and then we could show off our creations.  :)

Here are the WONDERFUL goodies that several of the Craftsters brought to share.  Craftster mug from Sweets, Racky, and KittyKill, sashiko pincusion from Averia, gelli cards by GeekGirl, patchwork mug rug and other sewn/crocheted goodies from kbrison, crocheted pouch by ANFstudio, lattice bracelet by Anna, and magnet clip by curiousfae.


Here are the AMAZING goodies I received in the supply swap.

bead trays by Anna, craft books, altoid tins, rubber stamps, chipboard, colored pencil sharpener, and art from Racky, rubber stamp from kbrison, and beaded lanyards from Mistress Jennie.

Here are beads from the Chevron Trading Post & Bead Co. that I got to make Lana earrings.  Notice the cool Big Foot beads!  Thank you Averia and Anna for a wonderful afternoon strolling around Asheville!  I also got a cool Japanese pocketknife (pic not shown) that Lana gobbled up!


Donations for Small Things Matter: Hotel toiletries (can't remember everyone so forgive me if I've forgotten someone LeapFeetFirst, Mistress Jennie, GeekGirl, & kbrison, and 50+ metal bookmarks from Mistress Jennie! 



Thank you everyone!!!!  I'll be thinking of you all as I look through my Craftster cards, supplies, and other treats...OMG!  I forgot to post the gifts that Mistress Jennie and SheepBlue made to welcome all of us. I'll post those later today.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: rackycoo on April 29, 2019 07:48:55 AM
What a wonderful weekend! I had so much fun loved being able to put names with avatars here. It was so great to meet you all. Special thanks to Mistress Jennie and Sheepblue, and to all the folks who taught classes.

Make sure you all check out the blog article tomorrow. I'm writing it now. So many great photos, so little room in the article.  :-\

 :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 29, 2019 09:27:56 AM
It was the most fun EVER. Thank you so much to everybody who came & taught & remembered to take photos (I'm the one wearing very orange pants :)).
Jennie & Emma deserve a vacation to recoup from all the planning for that vacation, lol. Wow, that was a good time.

Here's our bed covered in loot.

I went back for more at least another 2 times. The van is jammed with stash :D.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on April 29, 2019 09:34:29 AM
What UTM said - not everyone is ok with their mug on the interwebs which is totally fine. If you wanna play I-Spy though, I'm the curly blond with washed out lavender hair underside cooking pancakes and wearing a purple T and teal jeans :)

I had a blast! Thanks to everyone for being so cool!

For those who saw my sticker insanity, when I got to work today and was shearing the sheet of Highlights nature stickers I snagged from the destash pile, someone said that my grave would say "Ooooo, Stickers!". Thought you would find that hilariously appropriate ;D

Cindy, I realized I never saw the stickers you mentioned D: SO much happened over the weekend and I wish we all had more time together. <3


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kittykill on April 29, 2019 09:45:33 AM
I love seeing all the pics! I need more!  :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on April 29, 2019 01:14:03 PM
A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who helped make this such an epic adventure. The kindness and generosity and all around amazing awesomeness of Craftsters knows no bounds. I miss you all and this view:



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 29, 2019 01:34:46 PM
That's such a gorgeous sunrise Abbee. Thanks for joining us for early morning yoga. It was magical watching the sky turn every beautiful shade of blue together :).

On the way home we took a wee side jaunt to meet up with Alwaysinmyroom!

Rob took a few pics of us, this is the last one where we are plainly cracking each other up with the giggles. She is just the best, I'm so blessed to have been able to visit with her again.


She very graciously treated us to dinner at one of her favourite places (delicious!), then back to her lovely home to meet her hubby (he is an amazing portrait painter) & their pets. Then she showed off her incredible crafting rooms (& closets, lol) jammed with every beautiful thing & generously parted with some supplies for my car craft.


"Hey Linda, I need a little yarn. Got any ends I could have?"

Bahahahaha!

We're less than an hour from our town now. I'm going home with such a happy heart full of pure crafty & friendship love. Thank you all so much <3.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on April 29, 2019 04:01:17 PM
Hi Always!!!  We missed you!!!  Hope you can come to the next meetup!  BTW Averia, calluna, and I are only a car ride away.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: calluna on April 29, 2019 04:06:52 PM
Alwaysinmyroooom! Jealous!!  :)

I'm the short-haired squatter in pajamas in the photo. I managed to take no pictures myself, somehow. And I still haven't gone through all the loot yet or unpacked the car. Stretching out the fun!  :D I'll post pics of what I received in the gift exchange from geekgirl later this week, though.
I don't think I've done a live exchange of entirely handmade items before. It was surreal: a live swap gallery, where every item is amazing, and I was pretty much reacting the same way I do when I look at a gallery except out loud instead of just in my head...and, best of all, we could pass everything around to touch and examine.



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on April 29, 2019 05:42:03 PM
A big thank you to ALL you gorgeous people for an awesome weekend. Special thanks to all the workshop instructors for hooking us all up with goodies and your patient knowledge. Special-est thanks beyond measure to Mistress Jennie and sheepBlue for the vast amount of work and love you put into making this happen and going the extra mile with all of it.  :-*

I couldn't agree more! Between the incredible amount of organizing Mistress Jennie and sheepBlue did beforehand, to the special touches like cute room signs, personalized treat-filled pouches, and a well planned schedule of events (right down to the cleaning schedule!), it made for an amazing weekend!

The gift exchange was so much fun, and rackycoo, I will think of you every time I stab my fantastic eyeball pincushion (from craftylittlemonkey)  ;) ;) ;D :-*

All of the crafted extras that some folks brought were wonderful (next time, I'll know to be prepared with something to add to that glorious pile of gifts) and even though I swore I wouldn't take from the stash swap, it seemed that whenever someone sifted through the piles, something new would reveal itself and I just had to take it (saying, "This is the last thing" right up until the final cleanup on Sunday morning when I finally couldn't resist the bag of corks :) )

I'm excited to finish up my stumpwork project (thanks sheepBlue!)and my half-finished squirrel (thanks perfectlyBohemian!). And, I'm going to be making some more of those super fun fabric beads (thanks craftylittlemonkey) I'm glad I went into town with curiousfae and craftylittlemonkey because not only did I get some of the adorable Bigfoot beads (future earrings), I got a fabulous Medusa hat to wear for our next crazy hat day at school! And, underthemountain, thanks for letting me help to make some paper fabric for the bookmarks. I can't wait to share that project at school!

I finally made it home at just before 1 am. It seems that the flight was overbooked, and I didn't have a seat. But, when they offered a guaranteed seat on the next flight PLUS a $950 (!!!) travel voucher, and my sister said she could still pick me up at the later time, I volunteered to take that offer. And, I got pretty familiar with the Charlotte Airport- I found a nice quiet area in Terminal A where I could sit in a rocking chair, watch the runway, and crochet for a couple of hours. My first class this morning was a little rough, but once my coffee kicked in, the rest of the day went fine. But, I did need to take a nap as soon as I got home :)

I am soooooo glad I got to meet you all! I wish we had one more day! But, I'm going to start saving up for the next one! Thanks so much for the kindness and generosity that you all shared (and the stories... especially you,Averia). And, I just have to say, Kbrison, you are what I want to be like when I retire :)

PS- calluna, I am impressed with your camping fortitude, and hope you were able to connect with your family history!



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on April 29, 2019 06:04:59 PM
Ah, that travel voucher can be used at our Hawai'i meetup, just saying...  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on April 29, 2019 06:14:36 PM
Ah, that travel voucher can be used at our Hawai'i meetup, just saying...  :)


OMG!!! I didn't even think of that! I have to book my travel within a year, so it will work out perfectly!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: BigBangMomma on April 29, 2019 06:15:19 PM
Ah, that travel voucher can be used at our Hawai'i meetup, just saying...  :)


OMG!!! I didn't even think of that! I have to book my travel within a year, so it will work out perfectly!

Wow!! How lucky is that?


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftADDchick on April 29, 2019 06:54:24 PM
Ah, that travel voucher can be used at our Hawai'i meetup, just saying...  :)


OMG!!! I didn't even think of that! I have to book my travel within a year, so it will work out perfectly!

Wow!! How lucky is that?

I know, right?! And, thanks for pointing it out, Roxanne! I probably would have ďwastedĒ it on travel to somewhere else (like to my momís for Christmas... I prefer another airline to fly there... brings me much closer).


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on April 29, 2019 07:17:10 PM
It was meant to be craftADDchick.  :) 

BTW I posted the lovely papers you and the others made at our meetup here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=458143.msg5525282#msg5525282

Can't wait to see what your students make!  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: rackycoo on April 30, 2019 08:11:55 AM
A little wrapup article about the weekend: https://www.craftster.org/blog/asheville-meetup-roundup/

There was, of course, no way to really talk about how awesome the experience it was, but I gave it a shot. :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on April 30, 2019 08:16:10 AM
rackycoo- what a great blog post!!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on April 30, 2019 08:17:52 AM
Squirrel pals post is here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=458142.0


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on April 30, 2019 08:28:32 AM
I'm still recovering from the epic weekend, short on sleep and back to work already (just got home at 10:30 PM last night). It might be a few before I can get my pictures and thoughts organized, but know I loved meeting all of you, and can't wait til we meet again  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on April 30, 2019 09:00:33 AM
Great blog post Racky!!!

Fabric paper post here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=458143.0

I started writing this on PB's thread, but thought that I should really share it here. My mom was in a funk because she decided to quit her job at Harris Teeter after the manager there gave her grief about taking Sunday off so that she could come to our meetup.  She told me yesterday how spending time with all of us took her mind off of her worries and that you all inspired her to get back to her painting and drawing.  Oftentimes we don't know how our actions affect someone so I wanted to thank everyone for being so kind, patient, and welcoming to her.  She (like me) treasured every moment with all of you! :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 30, 2019 09:38:03 AM
I started writing this on PB's thread, but thought that I should really share it here. My mom was in a funk because she decided to quit her job at Harris Teeter after the manager there gave her grief about taking Sunday off so that she could come to our meetup.  She told me yesterday how spending time with all of us took her mind off of her worries and that you all inspired her to get back to her painting and drawing.  Oftentimes we don't know how our actions affect someone so I wanted to thank everyone for being so kind, patient, and welcoming to her.  She (like me) treasured every moment with all of you! :)

That's so wonderful!  I'm glad she enjoyed her time with us.  :)


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 30, 2019 09:40:11 AM
A little wrapup article about the weekend: https://www.craftster.org/blog/asheville-meetup-roundup/

There was, of course, no way to really talk about how awesome the experience it was, but I gave it a shot. :)

Thank you for doing that racky!  


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on April 30, 2019 11:49:11 AM
I mentioned starting a GBBO swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=458150.msg5525453#msg5525453) at the meet up in case anyone else wants to join  ;)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 30, 2019 02:17:12 PM
Hey Friends, if you are posting any of your pics on Instagram, use the hashtag #CraftsterMeetup2019 so we can all find them easily.  :D


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 30, 2019 02:31:52 PM
Hey Friends, if you are posting any of your pics on Instagram, use the hashtag #CraftsterMeetup2019 so we can all find them easily.  :D

Oh, please share them to the link Underthemountain messaged to everybody! I am not an instagram user (or twitter or FB or anything, really) but I would really love to see everybody's pics. I failed to take many photos myself, too busy arting and eating and drinking and chatting, lol.

Here is a (bad) joke for y'all:
I heard YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook were going to merge. The new site would be called "YouTwitFace", hahaha.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 30, 2019 04:20:47 PM
How do we go about adding to utm's album?  Anyone managed to do so yet?  I looked at it, but didn't see any way to add more photos.  I only have a handful, but I'm happy to put them there too!

BTW, I also added a tag 'asheville_meetup' for any of the projects we all post, like the squirrels thread, so folks can easily find all the related Adventure posts.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on April 30, 2019 04:25:57 PM
I started a thread for the pile of lanyards.  I didn't take individual pics, so if any of you want to add one of the lanyard you chose, that would be lovely.  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=458156.0



Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on April 30, 2019 05:21:27 PM
How do we go about adding to utm's album?  Anyone managed to do so yet?  I looked at it, but didn't see any way to add more photos.  I only have a handful, but I'm happy to put them there too!

BTW, I also added a tag 'asheville_meetup' for any of the projects we all post, like the squirrels thread, so folks can easily find all the related Adventure posts.

You can email them to me and I'll add them if you're having trouble. Usually you can just got to the album and drag and drop them there to copy.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: sheepBlue on April 30, 2019 07:44:43 PM
I still haven't unpacked all my crap  :D But I did sort through the few pictures I managed to snap (so glad there were better documentarians around than I).

Pit stop about 2 hours out from Nashville. In our defense we had to pee....and buy yarn...



Neato polaroid camera that PerfectlyBohemian brought to the meetup! LeapFeetFirst and I took a goofy selfie.



On the long drive back to Nashville. Thank you Jennie for driving curiousfae and I back and forth! Best travel companions ;D



The four gorgeous skeins of yarn I bought between.....2...or 3 yarn shops? I can't remember. hahaha.



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on April 30, 2019 07:57:14 PM
You gals are so cute. I miss you already. I am also not unpacked yet. It is a big job.
Aw, man! I forgot to check out Jennie's crocheted car accessories in person. Dang it all!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 01, 2019 06:18:17 AM
Friday morning, at the Iron Sculpture directly across the street from our hotel.


Brewery Crawl stop #3, Funkatorium.


And this was the scene just before we arrived at the Lodge.  We had met up with Abbeeroad at the hotel, then all crammed in the already full car, and stopped at Aldi to buy groceries! Every single inch of floor space and trunk space was filled, and the groceries were piled up onto laps.




Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 01, 2019 07:53:12 AM
Guys, I just got an email from Yonder Property Rentals urging me to book right now for 2020, and offering a 5% discount.  LOL. 

Too soon!  I'm still in recovery!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on May 01, 2019 08:10:24 AM
Guys, I just got an email from Yonder Property Rentals urging me to book right now for 2020, and offering a 5% discount.  LOL. 

Too soon!  I'm still in recovery!

Will they have replaced the beds by then? :x

BTW, I forgot that when I was checking to make sure we hadn't lost anything under the bed before leaving, the bed that studioANF and Rhino were in had a broken frame. The metal member supporting the middle of the bed was straight up broken. Not sure what was up with mine and geekgirl's. They were so loud!! Otherwise that place seemed great. :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on May 01, 2019 08:59:16 AM
Ha!

posted the buttons I made here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=458158.0

Should we post our Crafsters Trading Cards somewhere?  Seems like we should.  :)



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 01, 2019 09:11:03 AM
Should we post our Crafsters Trading Cards somewhere?  Seems like we should.  :)


Here you go: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=458162.0

For everyone who would like to add theirs!


I'll work on one for everyone's bracelets & sun catchers too....


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LeapFeetFirst on May 01, 2019 09:36:35 AM
I love seeing all the photos!! I didn't take too many photos,  but I am planning on posting some more on my Instagram today.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 01, 2019 09:58:33 AM
Here's a thread for the bracelets & suncatchers workshop.  If you have (or can easily take) pics of what you made, share them in the thread!  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=458163.0


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 01, 2019 10:45:29 AM
Also, I made a tag for project posts from the Meetup here on Craftster (as opposed to something like instagram).  "asheville_meetup"  Racky, I hope that's okay.  If not, feel free to de-tag the few I've done and beat me with a stick.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Abbeeroad on May 01, 2019 11:07:51 AM
Love all the pics, but I especially love the one of us packed into Jennies little car.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: rackycoo on May 01, 2019 11:46:09 AM
Also, I made a tag for project posts from the Meetup here on Craftster (as opposed to something like instagram).  "asheville_meetup"  Racky, I hope that's okay.  If not, feel free to de-tag the few I've done and beat me with a stick.

It's all good!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: calluna on May 01, 2019 02:41:38 PM
Here are some unique goodies I was given over the weekend by attendees:


Pretty much as soon as I arrived and identified myself, kbrison handed me a big bag of fire starters she's been collecting for me! I'll be saying "thank you, Kathy!" whenever I get the fireplace going now, even though she's not there.  :)


LeapFeetFirst brought me some sets of beautiful handmade buttons as a thank-you for some random stuff I'd sent her, and they were in this pouch that is incredibly timely for some current stuff I'm going through and, as she knows, it fits my general personality and style as well.


in the gift exchange, I unwrapped this awesome refillable junk journal from geekgirl1000100! It has so many little goodies tucked away in compartments, I wonder how many more I'll discover over time. Plus her gelli prints, which I have coveted (and I picked up a few more from her bag of freebies), and some papers from her late grandparents' house, which makes it all the more special. A couple spreads:



Thank you so much, ladies! I'm still smiling!  :-*

And can I give a quick round of applause to the significant others who attended, for graciously passing the time without complaints, impatience, pouting, bad energy, or needing to be entertained...Good men!


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: curiousfae on May 01, 2019 02:50:05 PM
And can I give a quick round of applause to the significant others who attended, for graciously passing the time without complaints, impatience, pouting, bad energy, or needing to be entertained...Good men!

I agree. Those fellas were pretty cool.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on May 01, 2019 03:00:49 PM
Yes, those men are definitely keepers!   :D

Here's more of the wonderful loot that I got from the supply swap to make bookmarks with!

I think CLM found this for me.  These are great backgrounds that I'm thinking would look great with caligraphied words on it. 


These are a bunch of gelli prints that geekgirl1000100 gifted me with.  We used some of them to make the paper fabric, but there are tons left. 


Still basking in the afterglow of the meetup!  Thank you ladies (and gentlemen)!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on May 01, 2019 06:37:24 PM
Rox, the file folder of papers were ones I made as bases for paste paper. My crafting group stenciled over them, gelli printed some of them, added various texture pastes and combed the pastes, and sometimes stamped them. The polka-dotted pages were created by stamping the excess ink off my round applicators.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on May 01, 2019 06:52:24 PM
Cool!  Thank you kbrison!  These will make lovely bookmarks!!!  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 02, 2019 05:26:37 AM
I had just completed gift bags for everyone with crocheted washcloths and soap, when I learned I couldn't go on the trip.  I will be sending them to the Pine Ridge Reservation, which is experiencing the aftereffects of extreme flooding and need serious help.  Consider it a donation from each of you!   :-*


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on May 02, 2019 05:44:28 AM
That's so kind of you L&B.  I'm sure the Pine Ridge Reservation will appreciate your gifts.  Thank you!!!

We missed you at the meetup.  Hopefully you can make one of the others that are coming up.  I'm really excited about the 2020 Hawai'i meetup.  All my wheels are spinning!!!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: anna.wahnsinn on May 02, 2019 02:38:20 PM
I'm back home too. Have been for slightly more than 12 hours now, but my body ist still doing dips and swerves. Apparently planes are just not my ideal method of transportation. Need to go to sleep, last one up and I'll have to be back at work tomorrow.

This trip was so above and beyond awesome, thank you so much to everybody! The company and the crafting. And even stuck up on that mountain I did not feel lost once.


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: curiousfae on May 02, 2019 03:17:51 PM
And even stuck up on that mountain I did not feel lost once.

I love this.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 02, 2019 04:43:33 PM
Guys, I'm having a bit of a mystery.  Every time I walk through the dining room, there seems to be one less of the AlohaMacs that Roxanne sent home with me...  Where could they be going?   ;)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on May 02, 2019 05:10:42 PM
Menehunes!  Definitely menehunes!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on May 02, 2019 05:53:13 PM
UTM, that's so nice of you to say!  Going to Hawaii is one of my dreams in life, but unfortunately, not in 2020.  I'm hoping for a Midwest meetup at some point, and I could go to that.


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kayrun on May 02, 2019 06:46:12 PM
I had just completed gift bags for everyone with crocheted washcloths and soap, when I learned I couldn't go on the trip.  I will be sending them to the Pine Ridge Reservation, which is experiencing the aftereffects of extreme flooding and need serious help.  Consider it a donation from each of you!   :-*

Pine Ridge is near & dear to my heart, so I really appreciate your donation on behalf of all of us!
<3
<3


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on May 02, 2019 06:52:53 PM
MJ, I solemnly swear it isn't me. Although I did eat a half dozen while we were still in Asheville!

LB&BB, there are several locations being discussed for 2021 in the Mid-West. Bavaria, the British Isles, and the Pacific North-West have also been mentioned for future Meet-Ups.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 02, 2019 07:16:01 PM
I scored so majorly at that meet-up. Y'all are some generous peeps. I mean, really. Over The Top. I love everything I snagged and dragged cross the border, thank you ALL so MUCH!
The sparkle pouch with all the things in it.


Crochet envie from StudioANF, pincushion from averia, rainbow necklace from anna, gelli print card set from geekgirl, Kathy made the fancy key chain.


Also from anna this incredible bracelet and the barrel bead I made in the workshop she taught. You were such a great instructor, I am going to attempt a necklace. Beautiful design, easier than I thought once you'd shown us how too. These need a thread of their own!


It appears in the Crochet Shawl-along (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=453179.0) but Jennie should be starting a thread soon to show this off. Perfect white elephant gift for me. Just lovely, feels like a hug from my friend when I put it on :) <3.


Craftster mug, ah yeah. I kept the name card from our bedroom door (we had the SWEETEST most cheerful room, all the painted furniture, gah, I loved it!) and snagged a workshop schedule too. Happy mementos of time well spend in great company.


Mug rugs for both of us from Kathy (who is going to start a thread for them, right Kathy?).


Also, we went into a tshirt shop in town and this was printed on one hanging on the wall. My April 1 avatar! It was a sign! Meant to be. Trip of a lifetime. One of many I hope :).


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on May 02, 2019 07:51:07 PM
Hey, CLM!  I didn't see our Kokua Foods cookbook in there.  I hope you got one.  Lana put it together and inside there are recipes from her schoolmates, my friends at work, and our halau.  Lots of different cultures and languages. 


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 03, 2019 05:33:10 AM
Oh, there is SO much more than I posted lol. So Much.
Here is the recipe book & 2 literacy packs you sent home for the kids :).


Also the game. The rest is random goodies I scored. The bracelet is from Anne's daughter to mine. There is another one still to be unpacked :).


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on May 03, 2019 06:21:26 AM
I'm glad you got one of the cookbooks CLM.  There were a couple of extras so I wasn't sure if everyone got one.



Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on May 03, 2019 07:47:43 AM
averia, I hope you're going to do a post for your pincushions!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 03, 2019 08:29:51 AM
averia, I hope you're going to do a post for your pincushions!

YES PLEASE!!!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on May 03, 2019 09:00:46 AM
And a post on the gorgeous table runner Averia made too!


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kayrun on May 04, 2019 08:49:27 AM
Hey Friends, if you are posting any of your pics on Instagram, use the hashtag #CraftsterMeetup2019 so we can all find them easily.  :D

Oh, please share them to the link Underthemountain messaged to everybody! I am not an instagram user (or twitter or FB or anything, really) but I would really love to see everybody's pics. I failed to take many photos myself, too busy arting and eating and drinking and chatting, lol.

Here is a (bad) joke for y'all:
I heard YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook were going to merge. The new site would be called "YouTwitFace", hahaha.

Love this joke, teehee!


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kayrun on May 04, 2019 08:54:23 AM
Great blog post Racky!!!

Fabric paper post here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=458143.0

I started writing this on PB's thread, but thought that I should really share it here. My mom was in a funk because she decided to quit her job at Harris Teeter after the manager there gave her grief about taking Sunday off so that she could come to our meetup.  She told me yesterday how spending time with all of us took her mind off of her worries and that you all inspired her to get back to her painting and drawing.  Oftentimes we don't know how our actions affect someone so I wanted to thank everyone for being so kind, patient, and welcoming to her.  She (like me) treasured every moment with all of you! :)

Rox, I meant to post earlier, but got sidetracked.....
I am so sorry that the manager was so rough on your mom -- that stinks!
I hope she'll be able to find another job soon, but I'm esp glad that you brought her along,
and she was able to experience the joy of being among Craftsters!
I will remember this meetup fondly for years to come!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on May 04, 2019 03:22:33 PM
The management was really mean so it was a good thing.  My mom had such a blast at both the Canada and Asheville meetups.  Everyone was sooo awesome!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 04, 2019 03:59:08 PM
Wait, somebody was mean to your mom? What kind of awful person would do such a horrible thing? She is such a sweetheart, my goodness. Give her hugs from us, XO.


Title: Re: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: kbrison on May 04, 2019 05:24:40 PM
Wait, somebody was mean to your mom? What kind of awful person would do such a horrible thing? She is such a sweetheart, my goodness. Give her hugs from us, XO.

Obviously someone who didn't deserve to to even know Clara let alone have her working for them. A pox on them, preferably one that's really itchy and unpleasant but not life threatening. I wouldn't wish death on anyone.


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on May 04, 2019 08:19:07 PM
Heehee, thank you CLM and kbrison!  Yeah, one of the managers was a meanie.  My mom was really sad to give that job up because she made some really good friends at that place, but it's for the best.  She's busy trying to fix up a tiny room that my brother gave her to be her studio.  :)  I'm going to take her to get some of those tiny canvasses so that she can paint some of them for the NIH Children's Inn.  :)


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on May 12, 2019 01:54:55 PM
I hope you'll show off your mom's studio space when it's ready for her to work in. The mini canvases too please!

We still haven't fully unpacked from the trip. I started a job within days of getting home and have just been exhausted and incapable of anything extra except crochet which I can do in the car or in bed before passing out, it's really all I can manage. I will get my squirrel finished and also sort out the kid's souvenirs to give them very soon, maybe this evening if I can find the energy to tidy up the craftastrophe that is my studio, lol. I did finally order something from the cafepress shop, or I passed it on to the mister who I think has put the order in. I went with pj's because I liked that shirt style best. Hopefully Abbee's size advice works out for me, I think it should. I love having mementos of that fun time, what a great vacation we had! Thank you all so much for everything you did to make things special. You people are the BEST!


Title: Re: Craftster Meetup ~ April 26-28, 2019 in Asheville, NC!
Post by: underthemountain on May 13, 2019 04:00:02 AM
Definitely CLM, but it may take a while for my brother to clear out that room. My mom is gonna start practicing her sketching before painting so that might take a while too.  ::)

But I did cut up the bookmarks we all made together and posted it on the fabric paper thread.  They are sooo wonderful and I can't wait to share them.

That was an amazing meetup!!!  So much love and energy went into making it a success.  :)