Saturday, I was rushing. My husband had morning blocked off because he had an appointment. Then when he got back at 12:30 pm he announced he had to get his hair cut. I started plotting the night before telling him we should go get the new Apple upgrade "Snow Leopard" but I told him we had to go to the Apple store at Woodfield Mall (not the closest one to us LOL ) he was okay with it but could not understand WHY I was rushing.
I was rushing because Saturday was the Fall Tom Bishop Miniature show and this is the show they have examples & samples of the classes for the Spring International dollhouse & Miniature show. I always like to be first to see it because I have a few extra days to think & decided which class I wish to take before the classes are posted on their official website ( www.bishopshow.com ).
Since we had just come back from the Ohio Miniature show less than a week before, I did not want to tell my husband right away that I wanted to make a pit stop at the Fall show. When I finally told him why I think he understood that Resistance would be Futile and so we went and got there 30 mins. before the show was over for the day. I only came to see the workshops anyway so. I got there and low & behold, one of the workshops were already full!! It is the one titled "Home for the Holidays" by Whitledge/Burgess and it is a four day class that is just beautiful. I did not get a good shot of it because it had glass in front of the display and the windows were behind me. I darkened the picture some so you could see it better but The Bishop's will have the real picture up on their site in about a week:
There are so many wonderful classes to pick from. I only took a few shots because others were busy looking too. Leni Bishop teased & laughed at me and said she knew I'd come and she said she knew I only came to the Fall show to see the classes. She even went to the table and showed me some of her favorite ones. I think tohey put on such a Top notch show and I can't wait till Spring!!!
Here are pictures of some of the classes I was able to capture on my camera:
Bishop Show workshops 2010
I am in love with the 1/4th scale stone cottage :) I have not decided on the classes I wish to take for sure yet. My daughter Rachel loves the Moonlit Japanese Room. I may let her take a class this year. She's 12 now and will be almost 13 by then and she really do love miniatures. I'll keep you all posted.