Saturday, October 25, 2014

Day One

View from the bleachers in the Winter Garden

Floor level shot - other end

For the first time the University allowed us to unload and bring everything in the night before the show.  It made things so much easier!  

We didn't set out any product but got the booth up, the lights installed and all that needed to be done this morning was set out the product.  Since we didn't have to get up at 5 am, the day is much shorter!

This is a smaller show - only two days - but a very nice venue.  Although the Winter Garden has sky lights and normally gets a good natural light, today was very overcast and dreary.  And then it started sleeting in the afternoon.

It didn't feel as busy to me and several other craftspeople  commented that they felt there were fewer attendees as well.  In the end my sales were 'ok'.  Since this is a low cost show and local, sales can be less and still be ok.  I was hoping to empty one box because there is one box more than will comfortably fit on the cart - but it doesn't look like that is going to happen.


Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Your booth is so pretty. All those soft looking piles of deliciousness make me wish I could bury my face in them and just enjoy the feelings generated by the goodwill that went into making them and the peaceful feelings that type of work can generate seem to permeate the pieces. Does that make sense ?~! :)

Kerstin på Spinnhuset said...

Ummm - the "bleachers in the winter garden" sound interesting to me (the scandi weaver). Interesting that they provide the Uni with dedicated bleaching fields!
As you may know, one standard bleaching treatment for linen was to lay it out in the snow, hoping for *some* snow to cover it, leaving it out during winter... (but I don't think "sleet" would qualify as "snow", too wet?)

(yes, I *do* have a dictionary, just couldn't resist ;-)

Laura Fry said...

Oh, that pesky English language! Way too many words (and not enough as they get used for many things that have nothing to do with each other!!!)