Tomorrow is hump day - the middle of the five day show here in Vancouver. We are tired already with three more days to go, but Saturday and Sunday are shorter hours. Well, shorter public hours. Sunday we will tear down at 5 pm, load the van and hope for a good nights sleep before we hit the highway Monday. The good thing is that we have two days in which to travel so we don't have to hit the highway at the crack of dawn. While the weather has been great the last couple of days, it won't last much longer. It is, after all, November.
Today was busier than yesterday and the compliments have been nice. One thing about doing a show of this calibre, if there is sticker shock it is generally not voiced. :} Or at least, not directly to the artist.
But this is the most expensive of the shows that we do. By the time we add up the booth fee, gas, wear and tear on the vehicle, hotel room and eating out, we are hoping hump day will also finish covering the show expenses.
The designer came today and we were able to sort out a few things. She has placed a small sample order and indicated that she has three more designs that she would like woven up. I won't make a whole lot of money on these sample warps as the stripe sequences are complex and not likely to fit comfortably into the one inch sectional, requiring some fancy footwork, so to speak, to wind the warp. I will work on the number crunching as best I can during the show and hope to be able to order the yarn as soon as I get home. She will need the cloth very soon, so I have to get it done before I start travelling in January. Once the details are worked out, future warps can be beamed using the notes and should go on smoothly. One hopes.
What I have learned is that the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry....