|Lots of NEW kits!|
Yes, I totally should have my head examined! This past weekend Sew It Up took up four booths at Martha's Sewing Market at the Arlington Convention Center here in Texas. I lead two workshops for the pre-day Sit'n Sew; both working with the ruffle fabrics. Then between Thursday and Saturday I presented four seminars a total of seven times! Whew! And, boy were we ever busy!!!
Here are a few pictures of our booths. Many thanks go to Janice, Linda and her husband as well as my own husband. I was teaching so I nearly missed all of the "fun". But, after my workshops, I did get to enjoy the "set up" for a couple of hours. Yes, it was a very long day as my alarm had gone off at 5am!
|Look! ~ more NEW kits!|
|Some of our "goodies"!|
|Boy, were we busy!|
Can you see Kay Whitt shopping in our booth!
Concurrently the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo sponsored a new sewing show at the convention center in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. My daughter, Anna, lives about four hours from there so she drove down and ran a booth for Sew It Up. We shipped her fifteen boxes of goodies to display and sell. Look at what a fabulous job she did setting everything up ~ all by herself!
|Here is the center of the booth.|
|And, here is the right side.|
It was a fabulous weekend! We got to visit with many of our customers who only come to Market but never to the shop. And, naturally, we met a lot of very nice new people! Of course, you should see the tear down of these booths - its funny how it an take hours and hours . . . all day as a matter of fact . . . to set up the booths, but it only takes about two hours to pack it all up.
|Ah, the end is in sight!|
And, you will never believe it, but as I return to "reality", I see an email from Quilts Inc. ~ they manage the International Quilt Show that takes place in Houston every fall. They are asking for my paperwork. And, just this afternoon, I received my first email regarding the Sprint 2013 show from the University of Washington regarding THE Sewing Expo ~ the one in Puyallup, Washington! Hmmm . . . so much for a reprise!