I always find an empty booth a bit daunting....
After taking a look at our empty booth we poppped next door to say hello to the Lecien folks x
We hadnt got much started when my twitter friend and fabric designer Thomas Knauer popped by to say hello.
Two isles down from us were D&C (F&W Media), my publishers. It was a big thrill to see a big poster with my book 'Country Cottage Quilting' featured on it.
After a few hours of getting hot and sticky becasue the air con is never turned on on set up day plus by the time this picture was taken I had done both my Schoolhouse presentations....the booth is looking pretty nice. The three huge boxes you can see on the floor are filled with fat quarter bundles ready for sample spree night which runs for 8pm to 10pm....
To get to where sample spree was held the eager participants had to line up at the bottom of the escalator!
We managed to catch up with so many people and its hard to remember to take photos, here I am with Pam and Nicki Lintott for The Quilt Room in Dorking, UK.
with the wonderful Pam Kitty Morning
The lovely Wenche and her husband from Norway, Wenche and I have become good friends over the years and its such a thrill to see her at the show with her own booth.
At the end of a busy three days what better thing to do than enjoy a cup of tea in the bar (the boys weere all drinking beer) with a group of Austalian friends..... Leonie and Deidre from The Quilted Crow Girls, Karen from Somerset Patchwork, Sue from Patchwork with Busyfingers.
I have been home for a couple of days now and can say I dont have jet lag but I do have an awful head cold! I am heading off to the studio now as there are lots of parcels to pack and send to stores around the world after what was a very busy show.
bye for now