Monday, November 28, 2011

Escape to the country 2

It rained and rained and rained, but I had a great weekend at Braidwood. It was lovely to get out into the wide open countryside and to meet lots of friendly quilters.

I was looking forward to the Airing of the Quilts and seeing hundreds of quilts hanging from the historic buildings, but obviously that got cancelled because of the rain. I guess no-one wanted to see the Washing of the Quilts. LOL.

I was lucky enough to find a completely dry spot underneath a balcony to set up my market stall, on the corner of the main street and right outside a cafe. This is the building I sheltered under, although the photo is from a previous year. (I forgot to take my own photos!)

I'm thrilled to say my pre-cut fabric hexagons were a big hit. It makes me so happy to know that I am saving people lots of time and effort. And I think quite a few people will be getting my handmade pendants in their Christmas stockings this year.

My Mum was a fantastic co-stallholder and a wonderful B-and-B host too. Thanks so much Mum! The weekend could not have gone smoother. I'm looking forward to returning next year, and I'll make sure I allow some time to see the exhibitions.

P.S. There's a small problem with my website - I can't seem to update any information e.g. product availability. (I think this happens due to automatic security upgrades. I haven't figured out how to fix it yet.) If you want to order any fabric hexagons, can you send me a quick email at to check they are available first.


  1. So glad your stall went well but I'm sorry the rain prevented the airing of the'll have to go back next year!

  2. Good to hear that your stall was a hit, but pity about the airing being cancelled. I'd love to go, but each year it seems to clash with something - this year it was my girls' dance concert rehearsal...I know I'll get there one year though - I just hope it's a dry year!!!

  3. Hi Joanne, what a shame about the weather. It was the same here, fined up Sunday arvo. It was great that you did really well with your stall. Your precut fabric hexies are a terrific timesaver, and I love your pendants, no surprise there that they sold well!!! Hugs, Sandy.
    Thanks for the hexie papers I ordered, too. They arrived ok. :)

  4. The first time at a new venue is always interesting. Glad you had a fun time, even with the wet weather, and shame you didn't have a chance to take any photos of your stall and other interesting views.

  5. So pleased it all went well:).I thought I would meke it but again it did not happen. In my calendar for next year.