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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Out Of My Control

The weather, that is...

Today is Saturday, traditionally a reasonably busy day during a craft fair.  But a weather front moved in during the night, the temperature is cold, the wind blowing the light snow horizontally and there was no line up at the door when the show opened.

I fluffed the display after Doug vacuumed the floor and we are spelling each other for breaks.

As I've said before, I'm an introvert and this final essential interaction with the public is the most challenging aspect to being a weaver who must sell her product.  It is even more disheartening when the crowds don't materialize and there is no one to even try to sell stuff to!

OTOH, what the inclement weather does is filter out the lookie-loos so I need to stay upbeat, smile on my face and trust that the serious shoppers will make their way downtown, hopefully to spend some time in my booth, too.

It isn't over until it's over.  Thankfully today is a 'short' day; we close at 6pm, not 9pm.  I see some serious vegging happening this evening.  Maybe even a great big steak for dinner?   

6 comments:

Sandra Rude said...

A hearty meal does wonders both for fatigue and for cold weather doldrums. Hope the real buyers show up this afternoon!

Laura Fry said...

Calgary people obviously don't let a little cold, snow and wind get in their way! ;)
Cheers
Laura

MegWeaves said...

I was going to say those who brave the weather are real aficionados, but from what you say, you're getting plenty of visitors? Enjoy this evening.

Laura Fry said...

People did come. Just not my customers. Hope they show up tomorrow!
Cheers
Laura

Mutty Metal said...

I'm a customer....in the US! Where can I buy your dishtowels online...I've searched and searched without luck :(

Laura Fry said...

Email me laura at laurafry dot com

I will be home for a few days next week and can take photos of what I have available to send to you

Cheers
Laura