Today was our first day in the new location this year. Doors were accidentally opened 15 minutes early and many of us were still putting out papers and stashing our important stuff. There was a nice steady flow of customers today and everyone was super friendly and stopped to say hi, watch a demo and chat with me about my books.
During a couple of mid shuttle bus lulls I was able to take a couple of pics of our neighbors (or their booths anyway). Our neighbors across the aisle (or in this case… the neighbors sharing the emergency exit and traffic pattern… and most of our booth) are the couple (Dick and Wendy) from Traditions of the White Swan. TOWS have a lovely shop in Hagerstown, MD. They are a very nice couple and we are all doing our best to direct the customers to each others register so they aren’t confused by our awkward booth/ traffic pattern. Here is the better part of their lovely booth. If you are interested in fabric kits and stitchery patterns… you should definitely stop in to see them.
Our across the aisle neighbors are the Magazine Publishers. These two (Jennifer and Chuck) are a hoot and are giving some fabulous discounts on new magazine subscriptions along with extended subscriptions for your current magazines. They have gone out of their way to help customers today and are handing out swag too. Stop and see them if you want a great deal.
My around the corner neighbors are with Auntie Ju’s Quilt Shop. I get their emails all the time. Auntie Ju specializes in primitive patterns and stitcheries. I LOVE LOVE LOVE her stuff and found the coolest owl pillow pattern and kit today that I am still thinking about. So that means I will probably go back tomorrow and purchase it for myself. Check out their awesome booth.
They even inspired an idea needed to fix some space issues with my booth so I delighted in thanking them for their inspiration today.
Well… it’s been a long day so I am off to rest and get ready to wake up and do it all again tomorrow in the midst of an impending snow shower. Keep your fingers crossed that the weather stays manageable all day tomorrow so we have some decent traffic and it doesn’t keep the quilters away. Nighty nite all.