Oh yes indeedy!
I've been sitting on this news for a while, not wanting to share until everything was in place, incase I jinxed it all. And this morning I woke to a confirmation email from TNNA (The National Needlearts Association) to say that my Designer Affiliate Membership is now in place and everything is all set. Yey!
Thank you to all my lovely referees for your letters of recommendation (you know who you are :) and to the helpful lady at TNNA, who kindly answered all of my strange questions.
And now that I have my membership, you'll be seeing me at the summer show in Columbus! Myself and 2 designer friends (they haven't announced their plans yet so will keep schtum and not burst their bubble) hatched a plan a few months ago to travel together, to our first TNNA show, and we're all rather excited. This will be my first time to the US, though our tight schedule won't leave much room for sightseeing.
There's lots to plan and lots of people I want to meet but we have a few months to get that all sorted. Any tips from show veterans would be very much appreciated!