We have returned from our venture to Santa Monica
& The Fabulous Fiber Festival of 2007
The show was lovely...loads of wonderful people who came by the booth sharing with us their time & we were blessed with profits for the hungry bank account. Thankfully!!
Here's our booth lay out...with Michael
pontificating to two interested customers.....wonder what he's saying?? Any guesses
Our booth was positioned right next to Lisa
of Lisa Souza Knitwear & Dyeworks
....our good Buds
That was quite a blessing for many reasons!
The set-up went well and we were happy with our efforts as we left on Thursday night....ate at Poncho's Tacos
on Lincoln.....one of our very favorite haunts when in Santa Monica.
Our Hotel was great and we settled in to channel surf on the television.....falling fast, fast asleep.Friday
went well....here's a view from the booth of the beginnings of the show on Friday....lots of people came & I even got to help some of them feel comfortable about knitting "their own way". I knit Combination Knitting
which is rather different from the way a lot of people knit & I loved being able to pass some information on.
By the time that closing came we were all whipped! Michael
went back to the Hotel...Michael
got us Sushi at Chez Ralph's Market...yumm!!Saturday
was difficult! I awoke with the left side of my mouth swollen and was in a bit of pain....having been a dental assistant..in a long ago life....I knew that I had an abscess
and was "in trouble
held down the fort at the show and I held my cheek...downing ibuprofen until I could no longer take the pain.....I called our dentist at home in Eugene....angels sang and the heavens opened with joy
when she said that she would call in a prescription of penicillin and vicodin...can you say AHHHHHHHHH ;)....I went back to the Hotel with pills in hand and flopped down on the bed! Lisa & Rod
kindly bringing Michael
home to me.Sunday
I held court in the van....Michael
again held down the booth once again...no one
*believe me* wanted to see my swollen face and droopy eyes!! I had visitors...thanks Ladies
.....both of my children called me...out of the blue
....and I happily knitted in my vicodin stupor...sleeping along the way. It was really quite pleasant...under the circumstances.
When it was time to break-down I helped as I felt good enough to do it!
So, My Dears
, that's my story...and I'm gonna stick by it!
Thanks for sticking by Me!!
*I'm much better now & I have an appointment on Monday to see our Angel Dentist Molly
Stay tuned for the trip home ;)