August 23, 2014 at 9:28 am #2972
Good luck Offcuts
fAugust 23, 2014 at 9:37 am #2973
I’m sure all the planning and organisation will pay off. I hope you all have a super day at the official opening – wishing you lots of happy enthusiastic bag-making!
(Let us know how it went when you can) 😀August 25, 2014 at 8:04 pm #2984
I know I’m being demanding, but is there any chance of some more news about how the opening of the Richard 111 visitor centre went? 😀 Pretty please?August 27, 2014 at 2:28 am #2999
Well first I should say it was not the opening as originally planned; they opened a month ago, however we were their first event. We made 44 morsbags on the day which is very good going even for Team Leicester! Emma and her staff couldn’t have been more welcoming and helpful. We all thought the exhibition was splendid. We loved the room we were in, so spacious, light and airy. My favourite bit? When a kindly gentleman put £5 on the table to a chorus of NOOOOOO from us. Thank you to Tori, Maggie, Sue, Frieda, Sarah, Mary, Margaret and Kay for all their hard work leading up to and during this event. It was down to teamwork and their dedication. Love yer!
Our first customer of the day
and his bag. Note the low hanging swaggy thing! We were in a listed building and there were rules. I don’t usually do rules but there you go!
Very sweet! You can see our piece de resistance in the background made for us by our friend Sue Bee.
Here are some couples that I put together for the purpose of photography and to send to HRH
These are sisters who were racing. In the end I declared a draw
In full swing!
Richard flagged a bit at 3pm and fell off the window so Kay sat him on a chair where he was well photographed. Oh and the end of his sword snapped off!
It was a good day! Emma, the manager has invited us back to make morsbags at their medieval christmas craft fair which should be fun. 🙂August 27, 2014 at 5:25 am #3001
Oh Offcuts! Marvellous! What an absolutely brilliant event. Congratulations to Team Leicester for putting on such a magnificent show. Wonderful report and pics. Love Richard of course! Glad he got a sit down when it all got too much for him. And an invite back for Christmas!August 27, 2014 at 8:29 am #3004
Glad you had a good day. Lots of bag making in that lovely big room and back for another making session for Christmas. Wonderful. Congratulations Team Leicester.August 27, 2014 at 9:51 am #3007
I’m so jealous! I love the atmosphere! I’m so glad you had a great day together. The silhouette is marvellous – and what a great idea to sit the king down when he got tired of holding up his morsbag in the window – brilliant!! 😀
I don’t get your comment about the “low-hanging swaggy thing” – were you not allowed to hang it above waist height in case someone got caught up in it? Did they not want string tied more than 1 metre above floor level?August 29, 2014 at 4:43 am #3033
Thank you Krisaby, Agwen and Beattie. Beattie there just were rules about hanging up things in a listed building. We liked it there because people could see it.August 29, 2014 at 9:14 am #3037
I reckon that piece of timber was well able to handle your piece of string! Nice one 😀
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