Packing for the first show of the year……
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.
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