September 27, 2014 at 12:14 pm #3205
Have a great time everyone – keep us posted!September 27, 2014 at 6:05 pm #3214
Thank you Pol!
Here’s just a quick post to let you know how we got on, so far. We set up our gallery home on Friday afternoon and returned on Saturday to sew, sew, sew 😀
A total of 70 bags was made – 50 of them from royal curtain material.
We have a spacious yet snug home in the gallery over the servery in a dining hall. Surprisingly it’s not too hot.
We had a nice steady stream of customers and gave away some bags as well. The photos were taken before we got busier.
It was lovely to put names to faces – nice to meet you, Jean and Freda, and nice to see you again Maggie, Chris, Sue and Tori. Hope I haven’t missed anyone out! 😕
Looking forward to another productive day tomorrow.September 27, 2014 at 9:48 pm #3216
I had a great afternoon. The whole event was fab. There was lots of amazing pieces of work to see. Some of the quilts on display were stunning. There were lots of great traders too with a huge variety of fabrics, wool, threads, silk, kits…. This list goes on and on.
Team morsbags did a great job with 8 machines constantly on the go. It’s so lovely doing these bigger events.
XxSeptember 27, 2014 at 10:49 pm #3218
This is a lovely event at a spacious venue and we had a successful day. Squillions of thanks to Beattie, Frank (who set everything up for us) Tori, Maggie, Freda, Jean (who makes morsbags with the children at Leicester Grammar), Sue and Chris.September 27, 2014 at 11:05 pm #3219
Looks like a much better position than last year, I remember how busy the food hall was so no doubt lots of people were able to enjoy the view of people sewing and then venture up to find out more (if they hadn’t already), hope you have an equally successful day tomorrowSeptember 28, 2014 at 10:14 pm #3220
You’re right, Sazzie, we did have a good position and it was more spacious than last year.
We had another busy day on Sunday. The show was open one hour less than the day before and we made 60 morsbags.
We arrived promptly and spent a little time winding bobbins and getting some more “pleb” kits ready, so as to have an alternative to the “royal” kits, though these proved popular again.
As the morning went on, we got quite busy, but had a nice flow of customers again, the queue never numbered more than four and the waiting time wasn’t too long, with eight sewing machines in use.
It was very useful having a dedicated person working on giving information and handing out leaflets and pre-made bags to people who couldn’t stay to make one, reeling in new customers, and so on! Nice work Maggie and Freda on Saturday, and Offcuts, Kay and Mary on Sunday
Here are a couple of photos of my “Indian Summer” themed bag. It was only as I was going through my photos that I realised that I had forgotten to pay my £1 entry fee!! What a silly billy! 😕
The whole bag folds into the pocket – the decoration on the pocket is on the inside when the bag is opened up for use.
What struck me was what a “cosy” show this was – all the lovely felty things and lots of quilts gave a very “warm” impression.September 29, 2014 at 11:02 am #3221
Sounds like you all had a wonderful time with lots of bags made. It looked an excellent spot, people eating their lunch would see the smiling faces of people coming away with their free bag. Glad the event was a success for you.September 29, 2014 at 9:23 pm #3223
Sounds like another great day, well done everyoneSeptember 30, 2014 at 12:28 pm #3225
Looks like a brilliant day all round, thanks for sharing the photos 😀September 30, 2014 at 2:43 pm #3226
One of my favourite moments of the whole 2 days was being downstairs in the eating area as the bell was rang. Dozens of heads turned in unison to see where the noise was coming from and wonder why there was clapping and cheering! We do like to be noticed don’t we?!October 1, 2014 at 2:58 am #3227
Yes! I could hear it in the lift,in the loo and in the carpark!
I just want to say a massive thank you to Jenny and Tony Lees for having us along. To Beattie and Frank for all their help, humping things around and company, to Team Leicester for all the pre-show work and their help on the day.October 1, 2014 at 11:34 am #3229
Thank you very much for having us, Offcuts, and thanks for all the work you and Team Leicester put in beforehand getting everything ready. We had a lovely weekend! I’ve just been unloading all the fabric we came home with. I’ve found we have 40 royal kits, plus 2 chair covers and what looks like a single bed valance to unpick and cut up, so we should end up with more royal bags in Cornwall. We’ll have to think up a special event to use them at! 😀October 1, 2014 at 9:14 pm #3235
It was a pleasure Beattie and Frank. We couldn’t have done it without you deffo. It is a great idea to do a special event for the royal kits. Maybe a Christmas event? We really enjoyed and appreciated having the royal curtains in Leicestershire and the publicity has been great but thats it, we have done it and it is someone else’s turn now!
Here is the other mega task that Beattie did for us. This is a photo of my garden with some of the contents of the shed. Beattie brought about 20-30 of the big containers containing fabric into the garden, we sorted it out and she carried them back in. It was an amazing feat! Thank you so much Beattie. Offcuts2 picked up their 8 boxes today!October 1, 2014 at 9:47 pm #3236
What makes me laugh is that this is when we’d nearly finished sorting out the shed and most of the boxes were back in it, with their contents inspected, allocated, labelled and replaced in the box! I’m glad that Mick from O2 has been and taken his boxes – that means there’s room for Grumpy out there now, with his little tea kettle on a primus stove and a plastic chair to sit on, with his ipad on his knee ….. 😉October 6, 2014 at 6:07 pm #3240
Your garden looks like a weird car boot sale!!
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