I can hardly believe it's over! All the work and preparation and within six hours it's history. We sold well. Maybe not as well as last year (our first year). Talking with a couple of other vendors we learned they had lower sales than past years as well. I would like to talk about some of these things with you in the future but for tonight...on the eve of our successful show I am celebrating! I met a young lady today.. in fact she was a family friend whom I hadn't seen in years. She stopped at our booth with her sisters and it happened! I could see it in her eyes. The instant connection to the thing she had been yearning for. She spoke of not quite knowing what, but knew she was wanting for a hand- craft of some kind that would satisfy a longing in her soul. The act of creating, working with fiber, color, design and something that would connect her to other like-minded women. The finished product was important to her. Something utilitarian perhaps, but beautiful. Something to warm her home and most importantly to mend, nurture and relax her very being.
Exciting isn't it? To witness that instant reaction to what we do. I know it so well as it wasn't that many years ago that I, as a younger lady, had that very same reaction as I wandered through an antique show where rug hooking was introduced to me. It was instant. It was meant to be.
So here are the photos of our booth. I hope you enjoy meandering through.
Jill in her "where are all the customers?" pose! This was taken before the show actually opened.
Here is the new appliqué design I gave you a sneak peak of! My "Flowers in a Basket" Pillow. What do you think? I didn't sell one kit or paper pattern.... kind of disappointing... so I will be listing them on Etsy soon! I did get lots of compliments on it though!
So it's off to la la land for this tired old gal!