Paige and I are back from Portland with such fond memories and so much more love for Blythe and the community. This was my first BlytheCon, but definitely not my first time being a vendor. I’ve attended quite a few handmade craft shows as a vendor, and I have to say BlytheCon was a smashing success and I could not have asked for a better experience!
It was so amazing to finally meet friends I have known since I started this hobby back in 2003. But as soon as we met, it was as though we’ve all known each other forever. Chun, Jordana, Sherri, Rebecca, Ruth, Katie, Diem, Valerie, Julie, Mayzie – meeting in person was just a formality! And it was also fun when I actually heard someone’s voice and I expected them to sound different.
I was so happy to see some lovely folks again – Paul & Melissa who flew up to Portland with me, Leah who shared a table with me, Poohie whom I hadn’t seen since 2004, Becca when she came to LA for a visit, and all the LA peeps too! And it was so great to meet all the new friends I’ve come to know on Flickr, Twitter and Facebook. So much excitement and happiness all crammed into two very short days, I wish it could have been a whole week. To be honest, I didn’t get to see much of Portland at all, but boy did I leave my heart there with all the great people and wonderful memories.