The organisation that had gone in was obvious on our arrival at the Drill Hall where a group of volunteers unloaded the car and directed Claire to a parking space, essential as the venue was on a residential street. With about 15 minutes to go Claire nipped out to grab a couple of items we had forgotten from the car and came back gobsmacked as not only were people queuing to get in but they were doing so round the block, even though the rain was pouring down.
The Drill Hall
The following few hours were the busiest we have been at a show with visitors thronging the venue. Despite how jammed the venue (and stalls were) and the fact that many visitors had got pretty wet queuing to get in the atmosphere was brilliantly positive and the first few hours flew by. Even when the usual show afternoon lull hit it only reduced the flow of visitors to busy level. At this point I whipped off to take a couple of snaps of the venue.
Our stall when it was not busy
SkyBluePink designs who we do a number of shows during a 'lull' period
Fortunately the hall didn't kick us out bang on 5 as there were still a number of visitors wandering round and buying yarn. When we did pack up it was a quick reload of the car and a chance to congratulate the organising team for a fabulous event. We drove back to Newcastle utterly knackered b ut still buzzing from the day.
So once again thanks to the organisers and volunteers who did a brilliant job attracting visitors and then coping when the massive response from the yarnie community of the Central Belt and Scottish Borders. Commiseration to those people who couldn't make it due to inclement weather further North but hopefully we will have another similar event next year.
The Drill Hall cow that became a sheep for the day