Monday, November 22, 2010

Craft Sale # 2 completed

Fri, Sat & Sun I had a booth at the All Sooke Arts and Craft Sale; while it didn't seem very busy I sold three lap size quilts plus a few pocket kleenex holders, potholders and snack bags so not too bad overall. Ruth kept me company and sold a scarf that technically wasn't for sale ( a different long story). Attendance at next years sales is up for debate but I have the chance to put a couple pieces in a gallery located at a local bakery for a month long art show so we'll see how that goes.
They were to be dropped off today but we were hit by a snow storm........that is not supposed to happen here. Snow storm only means 3 - 4 inches but considering we don't usually have snow it seems like a lot and with the humidity extremely icy especially on the hills which most roads are. It is also much colder than usual. So if they get the roads cleared and sanded tomorrow I will go drop the quilts off at the gallery. Wish me luck.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Craft sale - interesting experiment

My sister and I got a last minute chance to have a table at a large craft sale and although in the back of my mind thought why would there be a table available at the last minute without a waiting list but what the heck, you never know. So away we went for Friday nite and all day Saturday which was an interesting waste of time but fun to spend time together. Ruth sold a very cute little cosmetic bag and I sold a few kleenex pocket paks and snack bags but not anywhere near enough to pay for the table. Anyway, lesson learned and we will not go back to that sale although we got lots of compliments on wonderful quailty work for what it's worth.
Onward to the All Sooke Arts and Craft sale next weekend, the table was not too expensive and it is three days but we will see how it goes and that may be the end of craft sales. It would be nice to get back to sewing whatever i want for me and probably do some charity quilts. Everyone will be getting a cloth grocery bag with kleenex pak and potholder for Christmas :)).

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Finally back to some sewing tonite, I had great plans to sew most of the weekend but my back had other plans. I raked leaves earlier in the week; you could say trying to pave the way to sewing time by contributing to outdoor work. Spent the morning Saturday dusting, vacuuming and various house cleaning preparing for guilt free sewing all afternoon. At lunch I felt a few twinges in my back which turned into muscle spasms by mid afternoon but thankfully after lots of heat; some muscle relaxants and 2 days of doing nothing it seems to be better.
Therefore, this evening back to the sewing machine and completed 4 shopping bags that I wanted to complete for craft sale in just over a week. There are always more ideas than there is time but I have completed a number of smaller projects with 2 rag quilts left to snip and wash so that should be easy to finish. Here is hoping it is a well attended craft sale (and it usually is) with lots of shopping getting done.