Monday, November 19, 2012

Last One of the Season

My show season is over for the year! I'm so glad. It was a good show this weekend and I'm glad I did it, sales were good, but boy, I'm glad it's done!
Setting up went well on Thursday and I took a few pictures Friday morning before the show opened.
 It's interesting to look back and see the pieces that found new homes during the 3 day show!
 I did go upstairs and took a picture down at the booths. However, the picture shows the Tuesday Weavers booth nicely with just a bit of my booth showing. The show had over 140 booths and a huge variety of quality items for sale.
 Now I can look ahead to the shows next year and figure out what I'm going to be weaving for them.  I do have a couple of orders to weave so I won't be taking a break from the production just yet but once they're done, I'm going to weave some handtowels. I love doing that and having some to give as gifts. It's time to just weave some waffle weave, I think!! My baby wolf is ready!!

At the show I met a lady, friend of a friend, whose last name is the same as my maiden name. There aren't that many Martens people around. At least in this part of the country. Her husband's family settled in Michigan, coming from the "low country" in Europe. Mine settled in Canada, also coming from the "low country" but via the Ukraine for a couple of there you have it. Long lost cousins! There's no way to verify it but somewhere way back in the geneology is a connection.
You never know who you'll meet at the shows, especially this one. I've been weaving for a long time and been on the edge of the craft world for just as long. As a result, I have met alot of wonderful people. I think most of them came by the show this weekend and stopped to say hi! That's a nice perk of doing a local show.
The best part of doing this show is knowing that it's the last one of the season and I can settle back, hibernate in my studio, and play with yarns...and fabric for a few months!
Until next week,
Keep weaving!!


LA said...

Your booth was beautiful, and it's always fun to see your vests and tops "walk" by the booth! A lot of ladies wear your items to the show!!!!

Tina J said...

I saw many Carol outfits at the show this year! I am glad you did well this time around!

Bonnie said...

Glad that you had a great show. Your booth did look great as usual.