I attended the Arts & Antiques Show in San Saba last weekend......and it was a successful experience for me. I arrived in San Saba on Friday evening just in time to unload and set up for Saturday morning. I met my friends, Kay Mitchell and Kathy Andrews, and we all stayed at Burnham's Lodge located on the square. It was a pleasant surprise.....a store front converted into individual guest rooms with private baths and a community kitchen. After we got set up at the Civic Center, we three met at the room and unpacked; then we drove around town to see what there was to see. It's a nice little town with a nostalgic square and shops all around it. We found the local liquor store and had a cocktail before bedtime.
The show was scheduled for Saturday from 10 - 6 and Sunday from 11 - 4. The first day I sold 4 quilts, and I made a number of contacts for future projects. We had dinner at a local Mexican Restaruant, called Pepperbelly's, located just a few doors down from our lodging. Afterwards we made a shopping trip to Alco and Kathy purchased a game called "LCR". When we got back to the 'hotel', we asked 3 other ladies if they wanted to play a game, and we settled in at the community kitchen table for a few hours of "LCR" fun and laughter.
Sunday wasn't as prosperous for quilt sales, but again, I made several contacts and passed out at least half of my business cards. We started closing up a little early because the traffic thinned out about 3PM. I was ready to head home right at 4PM, picked up Spanky in Brownwood and arrived home by 6PM.
This was a fun experience and worth all the preparation. Since I've arrived back home, I've gotten one call from a lady I met in San Saba who wants to make several "Memory" throw quilts for her children from her late Mother's fabric stash. These are scheduled for January 2012; I have 4 commission projects due for completion before Christmas.