It's well over a week now since I got back from trading at the Festival of Quilts and I'm still tired!
I knew the whole affair would knock the stuffing out of me but good grief I was/am soooooooo tired. Working 18 hour days for 3 weeks solid prior to going, loading and unloading 15-20 trolley loads of stuff and working 12 hour days at the show have took a toll on me.
Getting the booth organised !
See my trusty trolley .. that so saved my back ...a bit!
Don't get me wrong, I loved every moment of it but goodness knows my body was sooooo not prepared. Overworked, over 50 and over-weight are not conducive to a being a booth holder .. lol!
The Parson Gray target quilt kit was VERY popular and sold out by the end of day 2. Good news though .. I have new kits coming!
Kona Cottons sold well too - in their pretty rolls and by the metre too.
The wonky log cabin quilt was made in a class I took with
We introduced MummyLovesLily dress patterns
and Pat Bravos delicious Art Gallery Fabrics
It was such a fun time though and I can't tell you how much I enjoyed doing it.
I got home late Sunday/ early Monday morning and just collapsed in a heap but a quick change of hats from shop owner to mum meant I was on the treadmill doing mummy things straight away. Dad had held the fort very well - he always does - but he was back to work and I was at the helm again. But since I hadn't seen them for quite a while we went on a day trip to London. Meeting my sister and nieces too we all had a fab day out getting completely scared out of our minds when we visited the London Dungeons experience. What a laugh. Open air entertainment followed at Covent garden then dinner at the wonderful Drury Lane Sarastro's restaurant.
What an antidote to what could only be described as a FULL-ON month.