Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Home again, home again

Ahhh, it's good to be home again.

The Moncton show went all right, but it wasn't great. We came out ahead, which is more than a lot of the craftspeople were saying. Yikes!!! There was an awful lot of booths selling snowmen on sticks which were imported from China. Not exactly our target market. But now we know. I took some shots of our booth.

My side:

Sarah's side:

It was nice hanging out a bit with Sarah, and her in-laws definitely put us up in comfort. Lori even made me a birthday cake. And now I'm another year older. And when I got home, there was some birthday presents waiting for me, so that was kind of fun!

I also have some pics of our booth at the Acadia show. This is our full set-up:

We have our last show of the season this weekend in Annapolis Royal, and then we'll have to figure out what's going to happen next.

We had some snow a couple of weeks ago, but it is nice and warm again now. I got some nice shots of apples in the snow, while it lasted.

And we've started curling again. Yay! We lost the first two games, but we won the last two, so now we just have to keep it up. I curled really badly last night, but no one seemed to mind. Our team is so great. And it's nice to have scheduled exercise! It's followed generally by beer, but it still counts!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Hello out there! I just wanted to write a quick note, to say that I'm not ignoring you! If you've written to me and not gotten a response, it's not because I haven't wanted to write!
Here's a quick update:
We did the Acadia show last weekend. It was good but not great. Sarah and Dereck had the same kind of weekend, so we started talking about trying to fit in another show. Sarah called Moncton, and they had a cancellation, so Sarah and I are off to Moncton this weekend for the biggest show in the Maritimes. Jai has to work :(
Anyway, things have been a little hectic around here for the last two weeks. Hopefully after this weekend, we can start to relax a little, and I'll have time to give you a fuller account, plus pictures. Next weekend is the Annapolis Royal show, but that will be pretty relaxed.
Anyway, we're off to New Brunswick this morning - wish us luck!

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Blustery Day

Just completed, Songbird Marquetry Cabinets:

Hello again,
I'm writing now, because by all accounts it's about to be a very blustery day here in the Valley. They're calling for "Tropical Storm Noel" to hit here later this afternoon. We were just out helping our neighbour pull in her canoe, and Jai patched the leak in the shop roof yesterday. We're very glad we got our woodstove before any big power outages!! We'll be nice and cozy here now, as long as the roof doesn't blow off! I don't actually think it's going to be all that bad, but you should hear the way they're talking on the CBC!

We had a very nice Halloween here this year. We had our friends Brandon and Jo over for some Nachos and pumpking carving. And Jai dressed up very spookily, but wasn't quite able to make any kids cry this year. We could never beat our friend Jim anyway, he has kids so terrified, some of them won't even go near his house. The kid count was up this year, but still much lower that it is on "the main drag" where they get easily 150 kids. We were at about 20.

We're still busy trying to get ready for the Christmas show. Anyone who reads this and lives in Nova Scotia - we are fully expecting you to show up! You don't have to shop, but we'd love to see you out - Nov 16-18 at Acadia University.

We got our postcards delivered yesterday, and they came out really nice. I'm so glad I was able to get that done before the show. It's been on my "To Do" list for about four months now - it feels good to check it off!

If anyone wants one mailed to them, just send me a note, and I'll be happy to send you as many as you want.
Jai's been turning tops every spare second, and I think we're starting to get a handle on the booth set-up. My friend Carolyn called us up the other day - she is doing the Dalplex show in Halifax the weekend after Acadia, and we were laughing because somehow, completely independantly of each other, we have come up with the exact same booth layout.

Anyway, I think that's pretty much all of our news for now. We'll keep you posted!