The journey begins

A week to celebrate… a trade show behind me, a workshop well run, my dad turning 80 and to end the week, my best friend visiting for the weekend.

Trade shows are exhausting but exhilarating at the same time. So many decisions – which fabrics, what colour, why do I want it, when will it arrive, how many patterns and on it goes at the next stand. Wish I could have it all (well most of it!).

The girls (my staff) get so excited the following weeks as the stock starts to roll in.

THEN… down to Tassie comes Robyn Alexander from Colour Streams to run a two day workshop called “Rhapsody in Velvet”.  I thought they were learning self defence, with rolling pins and felting needles raised aloft. The participants enjoyed the class so much, I have booked Robyn again next year. Thank you Robyn (and her easy-going lovable husband Peter) for taking time from your busy schedule to visit us and share your techniques and enthusiasm.

TGIF – Oh my goodness, ring dad, HAPPY 80th BIRTHDAY ED!

Now it is Saturday and Debbie will be here to run her favourite foundation piecing class. Christmas angels are on the list today. Perhaps I will take a photo – can I ever remember to get my camera our of it’s bag?