Well, it is hard to believe I am sat back at my cosy kitchen table, coffee to hand, and everything back where it should be. Was it only last week I was up at 4.45am (yes am) to be at my stand before the public began streaming in, finally returning home about 9pm. Luckily for us the weather was amazing, and we had some very nice journeys over the hills.
The show runs from Tuesday to Thursday, so the Monday before found me and one of my very helpful sisters (I have two, both amazing when I need them) setting up my stand. I haven't done may shows yet, so quite pleased with the result:
I was in one of the brand new halls, and with lots of other lovely colourful and creative stands around me it was an inspiring place to be. During the less busy periods I popped out with my camera. These were just a few of the other things on offer:
This lady has her own sheep, and spins, weaves and dyes hew own wool, than make these wonderful things:
Needless to say, animals in all crafts were on show everywhere. From pencil drawings to paintings to stuffed fabric heads, all beautifully crafted by some very talented people.
Even though the days were so long, the week just seemed to fly by.
I have to say I am pretty sure I was missed by certain members of the family, and when I could finally focus correctly, by Saturday I think, the house was in need of a proper clean and some cushion plumping! I mention cushions as in my absence my lovely hubby had ordered me a couple of delicious new cushion I have been coveting for some time, (all lovely embroidery on the front, and checked fabric on the back, totally yummy). These are now properly plumped on my kitchen sofa, and have caused a sudden burst of inspiration for a new seat cover for my Lloyd Loom inspired kitchen chair. (Sketches now in my note book for when I find a little free time!)
Bye for now.