No big drumroll, no fancy top hat, no crowds gasping with anticipation – 'fraid not, just me and a plant pot and lots of names in there for the Country Living ticket draw from The Secret Garden. In the end l had so many entries that l thought l would give away 4 pairs of tickets for each show (London and Glasgow) instead of the originally planned 2 pairs for each. I know, generous to a fault and all that. So here is the list
Come and say 'Hello' at the show. Now speaking of the fairs, guess what, finished all the machine sewing yesterday at approx 6.30pm (yes l am sad enough to have checked the clock!). All that l have left in the sewing department is hand finishing of my Herby Bears and maybe a few little extras. Today l am going to bag up more pot pourri (Cozy Cones) and next wee l will be doing my Mulling Spices (Christmas Cheer). Can't quite beleive it. I now l could just keep on sewing and making more and more, but hey, you have to draw the line somewhere.
I brought in the new display stand yesterday (Wendy's hubby Will had helped me build it) and started playing with the layout. The diningroom is now my very own fair venue and will stay in this state of chaos (getting more and more messy) till it is all packed up in the car next month. I will do some snaps of it when l have it organised a bit more. I learned the hard way (you try carrying a 4 foot wooden bookcase down a busy staircase) that my display will have to flat pack for London. When l went in March it was seriously hellish on the break-down when you are packing away and trying to get everything out to your car. There l was hefting this stupid bookcase and shelf unit, bags and baskets, boxes and all. By the time l got into the car l was exhausted. So this time l have thought it through, not only does the entire stand pack up flat, even the carrying boxes (old wooden crates) can be used in the display itself.
So it's off to HQ and the smells of Christmas as l play with the pine cones today. Have a good weekend out there in blogland.