Our 1st year at OFFF was a bit of a surprise: first for getting in, next for getting indoors, then for the location indoors, and ~ not the least~ for the abundance of joy that came our way.
(Grrrr WordPress blog mucks up photo alignment…so aggravating sometimes!)
Every show seems to begin the morning of set up with a challenge to overcome. I have learned to expect & work thru it. Every time, things always worked out just fine.
Instead of sour notes, we made light of the unique location (literally, we had lights with us this time ~ what luck!)
When some customers grew impatient waiting to fit into our booth, we joked about the magical Cupboard Under the Stairs. Laughter helped customers find time to linger and chat. We had a lovely show full of good sales, new acquaintances, fun &friends. As always, we were greeted, hailed & hugged. Lovely to see all the familiar faces again, and meet some new.
This is the first time we’ve entered items in a fiber arts contest, and my heavens ~ such breathtaking results! I admit there is a certain tingly thrill to winning a ribbon, and I’d sure love to try it again.
As a vendor, it can be difficult finding time to escape one’s own booth and go explore the event. Luckily my dear husband took over, booting me out to go see the sights.
There were lovely things to see: vendors, exhibits, demonstrations of Ravenstail Weaving by John Beard:
. . . . and dashing along so I can quickly return to our booth. . . .
Meanwhile, back at the ranch….um…I mean Booth….
Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival 2012 was wonderful, and we look forward to OFFF 2013 with happy hearts! Hope to see you there!