Tuesday, February 8, 2011

and the winner is....






this was my first trade show so didn't quite know what to expect. i was sponsered by the newfoundland and labrador government(along with 5 other craftspeople), and our shared booth was lovely - aesthetically pleasing and comfortable and actually turned into a hub for alot of other sellers and buyers. knitters from other booths joining us for a chat... the pace was slow compared to a regular craft fair but instead of the contstant interaction for one for 1 or 2 purchases, there would be quiet breaks and then a purchase of 36 items. a much more liesurely experience.
and to top it off, i won "excellence in product design" award. a real honour - for me - and for all of us who devote our time and love to fibre. so the weekend was a real celebration. and i came home with lots of great orders - from all the altlantic provinces as well as from quebec and from banff national park.
so when i shake off my fatigue( brenda and i got in around 3:00 this morning), i'll be back at the wheel to get those orders rolling.

10 comments:

Catherine said...

Congratulations!

Newfoundland Fibre Artist said...

That is wonderful!
Congratulations! Well deserved!

Brenda said...

Congratulations. The booth and yarn look lovely. It's fun to meet people form far away places.

Gina said...

Well done...Congratulations!

island sweet said...

thanks everyone! i couldn't be happier.

Anne's Original Hooked Rugs said...

Congratulations...You must be soooo pleased. what an honor and yes, it is so nice to mingle with people while at those shows.Thanks to Paula Stacey Flood (Newfoundland Fibre Artist) who directed to me to one of those fairs last fall...

Nun of a Kind! said...

Congratulations! Your booth looks great, and it sounds as though you were very successful! Now....you just have to fill those orders!:)

EvelynBernard said...

Brilliant! ...so proud...

EvelynBernard said...

brilliant...so proud...!

Taos Sunflower said...

Congratulations, Shawn. This is great news. You deserve the recognition for all your hard work.