Saturday, 24 January 2009

Art and Stitch Open Day

We have had a very successful day today.

Neil was up by 5am producing flyers and we were at the shop before 8am. Our first visitor (some 20 minutes before we officially opened!) was greeted by ribbons, balloons and banners.

Gina Ferrari brought a comprehensive selection of display items and demonstration kit, and demo'd solidly for six hours (I'm not sure if she even managed to eat!). She was a great success with our visitors and we look forward to welcoming her back to tutor two more formal workshops in June.

Gina (left) with a rapt audience

She brought THAT dress with her, and a young lady was duly persuaded to model it!

Anne Stacey was also busy demonstrating her quilting skills and once again we look forward to her workshops over the next few weeks.

I was able to spend time chatting to friends old and new, serving at the counter and generally keeping things ticking over. Thank you to Gina, Anne and all our visitors for making the day go so smoothly.
Tomorrow we are back at the shop as we have our first full-day workshop - it's proving to be quite a weekend!


Gina said...

It looks great Angela - a successful day all round I think! I certainly enjoyed myself (and I did eat!) Hope the workshop today goes well. x

Julie said...

I can vouch for that! (Gina eating I mean). It was lovely to meet you all yesterday. Good luck with your workshops. And thank you for the calender included with my shopping. It's now gracing my fridge! See you in June.