Monday, March 02, 2009
back home again
Been and gone - and back home again. We had a great time in Melbourne - the Royal Exhibition building is glorious and we prepared ourselves for a few very hot days inside - we had a wonderful old fan near our stand (never seen anything like it before in my life) but we failed to take many photos at all. We loved the interior and exterior of the building - if you go to Melbourne it is a must see. And yes - it rained a little on Sunday morning - what bliss. Such a lovely fresh smell.
Ian took 2 pics while we were setting up - we always like to be at the end so we can spread as much as possible because we have so much stuff and we know our customers like to fossick. I would hate to be right inside the door or in the middle. You can also see we have abandoned the cloth around table stuff and never aim for the best dressed stand. I spend stressful nights wondering how to get everything on display and not one of our lovely customers ever tells us off - I think people have learned that it is quite okay to look under the table as well as on it - and around it..... and then we forgot to take any more pics but we were ever so busy.
Anyway it was wonderful to see so many people and to chat to so many people - we love you all - you help keep us in business and you help me to continue indulging in my art. I enjoyed giving my seminar even after fighting through the crowds. And we went to Lau's Family Kitchen on Saturday night which was as good as last time.
The Connections exhibition looked wonderful. We will start photographing them now that we are back home - I did feel better lighting would have gone down well for all of the quilts and other exhibitions - and as I am just starting my newsletter (genuine reason to be late this month) I iwll announce the winners there. I was so lucky that 2 wonderful Guild ladies hung it all for me.
Rae and Jacinta tell me that there is a fire alert again for tonight and tomorrow so my thoughts stay with them and every one else who hopefully will not be affected.
Off to do more work such as the rest of the unpacking of suitcases..... and desperate to get to the studio to play (after I have tidied and cleaned out the spider webs)