I know it’s taken me a few days to get around to writing this post, but really only just recovered and sorted myself out since getting home from Birmingham on Sunday evening!
Fibre flurry took place at the beautiful st. Nicholas place, as it did last year too! What a beautiful old and new building to have a show in 🙂
FRIDAY Arriving on Friday afternoon for set up its always great to arrive and be greeted by your best wooly friends in the business. Having the same spot as last year (with a bit extra) was great as we knew pretty much what would go where and how it would fit. So with the help of my glamorous assistant we began the slow process of unpacking and building up the stand. And with extra help (thanks Jeanette) we soon were unpacked and ready to rock ‘n’ roll!
We headed off to find out hotel, where we were staying with the delightful NDS crew, Mr wool, Fyberspates and a few other knitty pals. Even though we were all knackered from set up, we don’t see each other that often so we all make the effort to be sociable and have a few drinks and dinner if we can manage, which we did.
Afraid I had to cry off the fun and frolics early as I wasn’t 100% happy with my colour arrangement on the stand and wanted an extra early start to head back over to the venue and get ‘fluffing’, but I heard it didn’t continue on too much longer that night 😉
SATURDAY The day began with a stop off at McDonald’s for a coffee and a muffin to keep us going through the busy morning we were hoping for, then straight to the venue to get sorting. An hour passed and I was finally happy with the general rainbow effect I’d managed to create across the ranges – subtle but pleasing for me and my obsession with colour (really am obsessed with lots and LOTS of colour).
The doors opened at 10am and the customers came flooding in, it was GREAT! We had a lot of ‘oohing and ahhing’ and ‘squeeing’ as people came into the hall we were in… it was a great day, busy and fun, and lovely to see friends and regular customers popping by to say hi, show off their projects and hand over gifts of food parcels and nibbles ( Thanks Liz & Karen).
Overall we had a wonderful day and were super happy with the feedback, but as always it’s a tiring long day… so we broke the stand down and shot back to the hotel for a quick shower and change, then off out with our show buddies for dinner and a merry reflection on the day 🙂
We had a great show and thanks to all who came by and said hi. Will leave you with a few snaps of the stand.