What a day! Hot with occasional strong gusts of wind, and still over 200 people showed up to tour the historic homes and gardens of New Windsor. No one even seemed to mind the heat. There were artisans from all around the area, beautiful gardens and homes, and even a plant exchange. My children helped me to set up shop, and stayed the whole day greeting visitors and selling lemonade.
My wonderful neighbor placed my shop at the entrance to her circular-driveway garden. I brought samples of my quilted homes, plus some scrap quilts and canvas bags I made for the occasion. I even added a few more doors to my “Doors of New Windsor” series. Needless to say, I was a bit tired even before the tour began.
I met some wonderful people who showed interest in my work, especially in the new techniques available to quilters. I even met the kind woman for whom I sewed the condominium (see ‘My Moby Dick’ blog entry). She laughed when she told me she was tentative to introduce herself as she understood what I difficult time I had with her piece. I told her that the challenge was well worth it! It was such a pleasure to ‘put a face to the project’, and to know how much the quilted home meant to her.
All in all it was a truly fun day. The kids made good money with their lemonade stand and Nana’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies. And now I look forward to a much-needed break!