First on the autumn show schedule was the Great Northern Quilt Show in Harrogate. Since it's less than an hour from home, it seems quite an easy show as we can restock each day and don't have to worry too much about forgetting things (like pins and scissors, ahem!). I went to set up on my own on Thursday and as I was unloading, spotted Susan Briscoe's husband, Glyn, who was at a bit of a loose end while Susan was judging the competition quilts. By the way, if you want to see some of the quilts, pop on over to her blog using the link above. Glyn promptly offered to help me and carried in my heavy tables and started dressing the stand. What a star!
I don't like to mess around, so the whole setup took me all of an hour and a half!!! Was in Saisbury's in time to enjoy a jacket potato for lunch.
Mum was helping me on Friday, and I wore this tsumugi silk kimono, part of my stash from Japan last month. The pictures were a bit rushed, as the obi turned out to be a little strange so took longer to put on than usual!
On Friday evening, Susan and Glyn came round to ours for a meal (by 'meal', I mean takeaway - I'm not Wonderwoman!). Over a bottle of wine, Susan promised to give a loving home to several of my less-loved kimono pieces, then we went to the pub quiz and won!
I'd planned to wear a gorgeous kimono and obi on Saturday, but my alarm didn't go off properly so there wasn't time to put it on. Boyf helped out over the weekend and it was busy busy busy, in fact we had the best show ever in that venue. Whether it was helped by the WI Centenary show down the road at the International Centre, I'm not sure.
Two things I do know are:
1. This made lots of people smile.