Monday, 19 May 2008

Family and Brookfield Weekend

What a wonderful time we had over the weekend, with our daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren up on a flying visit from Sydney. This called for a family gathering at our home on Saturday evening, where our five grandchildren got to know each other a little better. Our youngest, Chris, 15 months old, had not met his Brisbane cousins before and it turned out to be a riotous, joyful evening, with the children going a little feral (probably the excitement of seeing each other after such a long time). We were only sorry that our other daughter and her fiance were absent - still in Sydney. At one time the laughter coming from Tony's study (AKA the Toy Room) was verging on hysterical. Three year old Emily from Sydney stuck her head out of the room and told her mother, "We're just having a little laugh!"

Then there was the Brookfield Show, somehow cushioned between family events. I was thrilled that my quilt, Crazy Ann's Garden, won first prize in the Challenge Quilt section. Some of my quilting friends did well in various sections, so we were a happy lot. Three of us were on duty over the three days of the show, keeping an eye on the needlework section and selling our wares to the friendly show goers.

The Sydney branch of the family came along to "Grandma's Show" on Saturday and had the most wonderful time. Emily, our three-year-old, took a shine to the pony she rode (with the able assistance of her mother) and it took quite some doing to extricate her from the saddle.

Sales went reasonable well over the three day period, with dresses, library bags and boutique booties selling well. I also sold a cot quilt (Top Hat Bunnies) to a doting grandmother - it will be going to a good home.

Gone - both dresses sold.

Our sales area

The atmosphere at the Brookfield Show was simply wonderful.

And now it's back to the sewing machine to replenish my much dwindled stock in time for another market next month!

1 comment:

Bec said...

Wow Robyn, that all sounds just so lovely. He he I know exactly the type of hysterical laughter you have described. My kids often do it at our big family get togethers. And the funny thing is I remember being a child and having that super wired excited feeling, and how the only way to release it is to laugh like a crazy person - so it always makes me smile to hear it now.

Congratulations on such a successful show. The pictures look wonderful, and your stall looked fantastic!