Monday, January 18, 2010
Windsor Button Trunk Show - Yay!
I'm happy to say that the Windsor Button trunk show for Dreamscape went very well! Susan, the helpful and friendly owner of the shop, had two nice tables set up for me with pretty fabric and was very generous in letting me use her shawl props and heads to display my samples.
The store was much bigger than I thought it would be and I was disappointed that I wasn't able to shop around myself! (Hubby and I are planning another trip to Boston next month, so I'll be able to spend some time there then.) There was a great selection of yarn (the little that I was able to see from my table, anyway!) and an impressive selection of buttons. Next time I visit, I need some pretty 1" buttons to go with my October Frost cardigan.
I was thrilled to sell 4 books in the first half hour! After that, things were a little slow (for me, not the shop -that place was HOPPING!), but I was able to talk with a number of interesting people about their knitting and received some very nice compliments on my designs.
By the end of the day, I'd sold 24 books total - including the ones I'd sold to the store (so if you missed seeing me, you can always go and buy a book from them at the shop!) and that made me very pleased : )
Also, two wonderful friends visited me at the store - Jackie and Donna. Yay! I'm so lucky to have such supportive friends!
I have to tell you, though, the truly BEST part of my day.
Casey and Jess of Ravelry visited me!!!!!!!!
Ahhhhhhh!! EEEEK! Woooo-hoooooo!
It was literally 5 minutes before I was packing up to leave and they walked in - I thought I was going to pee my pants! (well, skirt)
I grinned like an idiot, hugged them and babbled on and on about how happy I was to see them - kind of like what I did the very first time I met them. (They must think I have mental problems.)
I smiled so much that my face hurt and felt like I was going to faint when Jess started trying on the Persephone Beret samples I had on my table. The smaller one (medium size) looked the best on her and I can only pray that she does make one for herself. She looked adorable in it.
They were both so friendly and helpful and fun to talk to. I can't believe they came. I really can't.
Could the day have ended any better than THAT???!!?? LOL ; )
A huge thanks to Susan and her husband of Windsor Button yarn store. Thank you both SO much for having me!!!
P.S. Two women came to the store and bought a book from me - I've tried to email them their FREE pdf of Dreamscape, but both emails have been returned to me. If either of you are reading this, Barbara B or Emily W, please email me your Ravelry name if you have one, because I can send you the book through there instead. Or contact me so we can work out a way to get it to you. Thanks!