I have been home for more than a week now, and have madly been trying to catch up with orders, overdue projects for magazines and charity blocks (oops), and my term newsletter. I am only just now starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel (could it be a train coming to attack me rather than the gorgeous sun??).
Anyway, FINALLY I am taking time out to write on my blog. I always seem to be apologising for my lateness, so from now on, I think I will stop, as I think blogs with apologies in every post may be a little ho hum.
As I said in my last post, Pete and I disappeared for a couple of weeks to firstly participate in the Sydney Wholesale Quilting Trade Show, then to partake in the Darling Harbour Craft & Quilt Fair as we do every year.
It was SO great to see so many - what must now be called - friends! After all of these years I am finally starting to recognise those who support me every year, and in a great big sea of people at the show, it is wonderful to see a familiar face. Also wonderful are people like Dimity and Christine Book, and Kimmy's mum (from Jukejema Quilting Barn in Nowra), who out of the goodness of their hearts bring us food to keep us standing upright. Gorgeous food - homemade biscuits and slices and buns. So THANK YOU! Our stand has grown a little the last two years we have been, and Pete and I are now at the stand from 8am-5pm without a break most of the time, so to have such generous friends with generous offerings is a Godsend!
The show was as wonderful as ever. I was unable to leave my post much, but from what I saw, there were gorgeous quilts on display as well as many gorgeous fabrics and inspirational quilt kits on offer. I also noticed many wool fibre stands with every type of anything imaginable. SO much fun! One of my favourite places to visit there is the HSC clothing display. There are SO many very creative and talented younger people out there (I wasn't allowed to take photos of these unfortunately).
Below is a photo of Friday morning before the rush. Can you see me? I'm trying oh so hard to hide behind a bird on a stand. I think I did well with the hiding - maybe you can see my poking out just a leetle.... ha ha.
Below is me in action (woo hoo). I just thought you may like to see the mess behind the stand. It all looks so tidy before we begin each day, but by about 11am things are flying everywhere as we try and find more kits and patterns. Pete and I can't believe we haven't fallen over everything yet!
Below is a picture from the wholesale trade show the weekend before Darling Harbour. Pete launched his wool in earnest at this show, and it was well received. Hopefully you will see Four Ewes Wool in your local shop soon!
I hope everyone is handling this cold snap well. My feet don't seem to thaw at all during the day. I am surprised my toes haven't snapped off! I do so love winter though as the town is like a fairyland every morning, totally transformed with frost - beautiful!!!
I'll try my hardest to talk again soon