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Packing for the first show of the year……

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The muddle in the conservatory

It is the start of the show season again and I started the ghastly job of packing up the stock this weekend. I know that when you come to visit us at one of the needlework shows, all looks fairly organised and calm but I am not sure you would believe the muddle and the mess before we set off. I do have recurring dreams that I arrive at a venue and I have left behind all the worked pieces or all the baskets and wake up in a cold sweat.

On Wednesday, Bill and I are driving down to Westpoint,  Exeter and setting up for Craft 4 Crafters which opens to the public on Thursday 27th January – fingers crossed for the weather!

Once the van doors are closed and we are on our way I feel better, probably because by then it is too late to add anything else….. There is always a temptation to get yet another project completed just in time for the show and then I am under pressure to get the stock made and so it goes on.

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What would we do without squashy bags and baskets?

I did once count how many baskets I had in the loft space above the Studio and there were 127 in various sizes and shapes. The family know that if we pass a basket display anywhere I have to scout for more! Louise actually refers to the office as Wickers World!

Planning and packing for a show is always the same – I think I will get the stand or booth perfect this time and yet there is always room for improvement. Perhaps the last time I exhibit I will be satisfied!

Date posted: Monday, January 24, 2011

Comments

Comments (10)

It looks just like my Office on a good day. Just substitute box’s for baskets and you will get the same effect, organised chaos!

Comment by Ruth Harrison on Monday, January 24, 2011

It looks just like my Office on a good day. Just substitute box’s for baskets and you will get the same effect, organised chaos!

Comment by Ruth Harrison on Monday, January 24, 2011

Unfortunately I won’t be able to get to Exeter, even though I wanted to. Hope you have a successful show.

Comment by Barbara Stone on Monday, January 24, 2011

Unfortunately I won’t be able to get to Exeter, even though I wanted to. Hope you have a successful show.

Comment by Barbara Stone on Monday, January 24, 2011

I will have to wait till the show at Olympia. Exeter is a bit far for me.

Comment by Brigitte Gant on Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I will have to wait till the show at Olympia. Exeter is a bit far for me.

Comment by Brigitte Gant on Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Icant make Westpoint this time . Ihope it is a good show. My love to Sue if you see her .

Comment by Beryl Hampson on Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Icant make Westpoint this time . Ihope it is a good show. My love to Sue if you see her .

Comment by Beryl Hampson on Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Hi Jane,26 Jan found a cross stitch project entitled Inglestone,Old Blue Tree.Query sent to the wrong person.

Regards

Liz Gregory

Comment by Liz Gregory on Thursday, January 27, 2011

Hi Jane,26 Jan found a cross stitch project entitled Inglestone,Old Blue Tree.Query sent to the wrong person.

Regards

Liz Gregory

Comment by Liz Gregory on Thursday, January 27, 2011

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