Hey, what the hell happened to February? I know it’s a short month but how is it possible that I’m going back to London to take down the Pin show this week? It only seems like five minutes since I put it up.
I’ve been meaning to blog about the exhibition opening at Prick Your Finger since it happened but for some reason I was finding this blog post very difficult to complete. It’s only just occurred to me today that it’s because I’ve been having a CFS crash since London. I’ve been exhausted, unmotivated, dizzy, getting frequent headaches and crucially, having immense trouble concentrating on words. But because it’s not quite as dramatic as it used to be, it’s become far easier for me to miss when I’m crashing. Ah, the joys of having a chronic condition – it’s a constant education!
Anyway, the opening was pretty successful. Sadly Rachael from Prick Your Finger was ill and couldn’t be there but Louise and Rosemary from the shop were wonderfully supportive and we had a lovely afternoon tea party with cake, biscuits and fine company.
Lots of people came, including some people I knew well (thank you, Dave and Daniel for your support) and several people whom I knew online but hadn’t met before. I was particularly delighted to meet Felix from The Domestic Soundscape, whose work I greatly admire. I didn’t know she was going to be there, so that was an exciting surprise. It was also fantastic to meet Katherine from Making A Mark and Mornington, whom I know from the wonderful LSG group on Ravelry.
Isn’t this a fabulous drawing. It’s by Johanna, whom I know from the Cafe Kino knitting group. I hadn’t seen Johanna for a little while, so it was great to catch up and I was pleased to discover that she’d done a drawing of the event. I always love it when my work gets other people’s creative juices flowing and there was a fair bit going on during the opening – as you can see from the drawing, at one point I was surrounded by crocheters.
The show also got some write-ups:
Abi from Craftycrafty.tv is a friend of Dave’s. Dave is the best networker I know, his contact list is legendary and he’s very generous at introducing people. I met Abi and her friend, Clare at Dave’s book launch on the Thursday night and they were both kind enough to come along to the opening. Abi then wrote about the show.
Amelia’s Magazine also did a fantastic write-up about the show. And my friend Camilla was kind enough to blog about it even though she couldn’t come along. And Katherine mentioned the show in one of her weekly round-up posts.
If anyone else feels like passing on the word about the show, I’d be grateful because obviously I’d like as many people as possible to see it and it finishes this Saturday so it’s your last chance to get along to see it.