Aside from M-C, who I'd only met online, I didn't know anyone who was planning to attend the CREST Trunk Show, featuring artists from the DC/Baltimore area. But I quickly met some of them, as well as a few of the lovely Labs staff (sporting fabulous white lab coats), and was warmly welcomed with open arms.
First, I'll take you on a little tour, then I'll tell you what I bought (despite my resolve not to spend much money...the goodies were far too much to resist).
I also bought some lovely bath salts and bath tea from Mishutka Design Studio--beautiful, all-natural stuff in lovely Victorian wrappings that I gave to Linda and Cathy for putting me up later that night (and subsequently treating me to lobster).
Finally, as I was about to leave the Labs, I spied one last table that I'd missed, and the jewelry designer was packing up. Turns out she had stitch markers that she hadn't even put on display, and she gave me a 2-for-1 deal.
So...that was my excursion. It was quite a night out--great people, great art, great fun--and from there I went on to NJ to eat nice, big diner food (eggs benedict, thanks for asking) with my dear friends Linda and Cathy.