Okay ~ here we are ~ me and the old guy (that's what I like to call him!) near the end of the show!! Our day began by driving the hour long trip in a driving rain!! I was pretty discouraged and thought we might like to go back home ~ but of course, I would never do that!! We set up in the rain and covered everything at the edge of the tent with plastic and tried to work around all the crates and each other in harmony!!! And we did!! Just before 10 a.m. one of the other craftsmen said to look in the West ~ there was blue sky and it was on it's way!!! Yippee!! Wished I had taken pictures of the booth when it was all stocked and neat but it was all coming together too fast!!
The weather shaped up ~ the shoppers came ~ they were very generous in their wool buying and the pieces of Halloween folk art that I brought along found new homes!! Also sold some funky mirrors I had picked up several years ago! So I was a happy woman!! We had to set the booth up a little differently than usual, so everything would be at the back of the space rather than at the outside edges of the tent ~ but it worked out great!! We ended up standing a good bit of the time ~ I think Sonny put our chairs out around 2 o'clock ~ because we were really busy and had no time for sitting! Of course, we know lots of people ~ rug hookers and people from my hometown, which wasn't too far away, and I met face-to-face a local gal whose blog I read and she reads mine!! That was fun! We have some mutual friends too ~ one being my daughter-in-law, Cheryl. It's just so much fun to see so many faces that we know and even though we didn't all get to talk to all of them, I knew they stopped by!!
We skipped the meal that is provided after the show, because we had an anniversary party to attend as soon as we got home!! We were both so tired that we fixed a cocktail and grilled cheese sandwiches and called it a night!! I can't believe it!! I hate when that happens! But sometimes you just have to 'say uncle' !!!
Today, I'm putting the wool room back together ~ putting everything back in the cubbies and baskets and bins. And I'm working in my supply closet where there is so much cotton fabric from when I was a doll maker ~ I'm shifting some of that around and making room for my own personal stash of wool and patterns, etc. so that it's not stored right next to the wool that's for sale. You know how that is ~ I have to make more of mess to get to the end result of a neat wool room again!! Up to my ears in wool ~ that's when I'm happiest!! I found a bolt of yellow cashmere that I bought a while ago ~ so I'm washing that today and will work on dyeing some of it!! Also found a bolt of vintage mattress ticking that is very nice. I like to use ticking as a binding sometimes ~ so that was a nice little find!!
And I have to lose 50#'s in the next two weeks ~ IT'S CLASS REUNION TIME!!! I should stay on the treadmill for the entire time ~ that might work!! Oh, oh ~ detour ~ my friend, Heidi, just called to meet she and another friend for lunch!!!
Ta ta for now!
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