We had gorgeous weather and a big crowd pretty much all day. It started about 11am and the next time I looked up it was 2pm. My friend Judy stopped in to give me a quick break and even went up the street to get me some coffee. Little things like that are a big help and really appreciated.Then it hit again and the next time it slowed was 4 o'clock. One of the best things about this business is the customers that come back year after year telling me about how much they love the pots they bought last year and asking for more. I had plenty of them. What a day. It's good for our fragile egos to get boosted every now and then. I was juggling cash and burning up the square. I ended up with 17 credit card sales. Before the square I usually had 4 or 5. The new black pots with the red wheat pattern on them nearly sold out! The new "pop up" dishes sold well too. I'm going to have to make more stuff before the next show! In the end not only did I hit a new personal best but nearly doubled my old one. I know you all want to know so here it is.. I was squarely between OMG and Holy Shit!!! What a day. Love, respect, and money all at once. Some years and pounds ago I used to do long distance bicycle rides. By the end of the show I felt like I had ridden a century. I was totally exhausted but very happy. Many many thanks to all the volunteers who helped put the show together and of course to my wonderful customers. Here are a few pictures from the show. The first 4 are my booth with the new banner and base unit. The others I will try to identify if I can remember who's who.
Pat Holm ???
Josh and Marie Hamaker
Marcia Fanthorp's scraffito plates looked great in person