This was my stand on wednesday as I started to set up the big empty space in the exhibition centre at the NEC in Birmingham, UK.
Here is Teresa who helped me last time I was here three years ago.
Nicola Forman and her lovely daughter Alice, who cut and folded fabrics (outside the ladies loo) plus they giggled alot!
Karen from Patchwork Chicks where I was teaching last week stayed and priced some of my goodies for me, thanks Karen x
The show opened on thursday and we were busy....these ladies arrived within the first 5 mins of the doors opening.
These two lovely people who are offical stewards for the show were also my 'tea and coffee' angels, they dropped in twice a day to deliver much needed refreshments, thank you both x
I meet the lovely Juila from Cross Patch, Julia's shop is in Wales but she also attends many of the shows in the UK where she sells my patterns, books and buttons. In fact I think she stocks every pattern and book I have ever done!
Here I am with my lovely friends/fans, Valerie, Maureen and Cath.
Stuart Hillard from the 'Great British Sewing Bee' dropped by to say hello, what a lovely happy person.
The ladies from Sew and So's at Bungay popped in to say hello. I have been told by several customers that they have the most lovely display of 'Lynette Anderson' in the store (please someone send me photos). Thank you x
Here I am with Rosa the creator of the Apliquick tools and Geeta Khendelwal who had a wonderful display ofquilts at the show to coincide with the launch of her book 'Godharis of Maharastra' which is publsihed by Quiltmania.
The show was brilliant and I have to thank everyone who visited my booth, it was lovely to meet you and I am sorry not to have a photo of everyone to show here on my blog. I met so many people and signed so many books....thank you I feel honoured and humble.
We socailised in the evenings, which is always fun.
The sad part of my show was that my original Badger Cottage Journal sample got lost...I am hoping that it got scooped up with a pile of goodies that someone was buying and that it will come home to me. I use it to sell patterns and its one of my workshop projects and without it I cannot teach that workshop without making a new sample :(
I do still have the hexagon pencil case so that at least is a bonus. We finished the show exhuasted but happy.