Of course there was set up. From this:
My favorite thing in the whole booth may have been this:
Angela Daniels came over claiming to be the hardest crafter at CHA, but I had to work really hard to appear this bored!
The Advantus dinner was the best one I've been to yet. Live music, good friends and holy, moly, quacamole! I think the three pounds I gained over the event were all from mashed avacado and chips!
It was great seeing old friends, young friends and making new friends. But I missed my family so much!
This is a really long show for me and being gone a whole week makes people appreciate you when you return. I got long hugs from Kate, Abby and Jack. Suki ran around hysterically for about 30 minutes. Ethan, my 15 year old, didn't give me a hug, but the smile on his face betrayed his too-cool-for-hugs act. I think Eric may have missed me most. Yesterday he made my breakfast and coffee while I slept in. He even frothed the milk and added a couple drops of vanilla to make it special.
I can't close without thanking Merdrey Chew for the darling fabric and yummy candies. My kids devored the gummy sushi and cookie pandas in less than two minutes flat, and now they all think very highly of Singapore.