Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Preparations and garden visits

Preparations continue here for the Sydney Contemporary.

I said I'd sort the tablecloth for the display table - I have a couple here we use for different events and thought for sure it would be fine. And then I started to worry. After about 4 hours researching, phone calling and the like I discovered the table which will be supplied is an odd size and given that we want to go from the top of the table to to the ground to hide stuff we are storing underneath; I needed a new option.

No luck anywhere local, the Coast or online - to buy or to hire. I found one the right size, wrong colour for just over $250 and thought - "I don't think so".

So we went and bought a stash of fabric today and sewed one instead.

I say 'we' because Barry helped choose the fabric, helped measure the fabric, helped cut the fabric and helped feed the fabric through the sewing machine - a real team effort. It would have been so much more awkward and difficult without his help.

Trying to get it laid out straight on the floor.


Measuring and trimming.



Sewing!


Washed, dried, folded and ready to pack.


And then it was back to the studio to unpick and re-sew two books.  I had never unpicked like this before and loved the little animal bits left behind!



Here's the garden visitor - found this morning as we headed down to do some pruning...how lucky are we?



A real mixed day - finished by packing the car for an early start tomorrow to teach; and then to pack my work into the truck that is taking it to Sydney...

10 comments:

  1. You are a azingly busy. Love your visitor.

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    1. Me too Penny! Yes, it is a bit crazy busy here...go well.

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  2. A funny visitor... you are so busy!

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    1. Thanks Erica - she was so cute and calm. Yes busy we are, but good busy! Go well.

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  3. you & Barry are such a good team!

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    1. We are a good team I agree Mo - so good to have that support there, I really really appreciate it.

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  4. so much to do, so many good things.

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  5. best of luck with the Sydney Contemporary, both of you !

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    1. Thanks so much Annick - I have no idea how it will go really,but we shall see. Special just to be involved in such a big event.

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