The last several weeks have been hectic. I had a show/sale in the yard on Thanksgiving Sunday as part of the Arden Artisans’ Trail and yesterday I was in the Sculpture Garden at the Delaware Art Museum for their Winter Festival.
The Winter Festival is usually inside the museum. COVID put a stop to that for this year. The museum got permission from the state to issue a limited number of timed tickets, so every hour a new group of approximately 50 people would arrive. The previous group should have completed their shopping by then and be on their way home. Everyone was masked and maintained appropriate social distancing.
It was a very gray, damp, and foggy day. We were expecting a high of 60, so I dressed for that — a mistake. Luckily I did bring a waterproof coat which I kept on all day. So much for trying to be stylish!
It was my first time to be at the museum for this event. And their first time to have it outdoors. I didn’t count how many people stopped by the tent, but I had to refill my business card holder, so maybe some will get in touch with me later. Almost all the sales were of the indigo/Shibori items, although I did sell two hats, a nuno felted poncho, and a beautiful nuno felted shawl. I was sad to see it go – I loved the silk it was made from – but it went to a good home and I know she will enjoy wearing it.
I spent yesterday in the studio, packing up my goods and doing general straightening. Today I’ve been ironing muslin and drawing patterns on it so I now have a stack ready for Shibori stitching.
I’ve been doing a lot of sketching lately, and have so many ideas of things to stitch – I’m trying to get them down on paper before that side of my brain switches off!