Saturday, November 14, 2009

Would you like a little whine with that wine?

Back in September when we were vendors at Quilting in the Garden, it was over 100 degrees. We melted. Today we were vendors for the Madera Wine Trail. This is what we wore: long johns (tops and bottoms for me), t-shirt, denim shirt, fleece jacket, gloves. And except for the gloves, I wore it all...all day.

Knowing my friend, Candy, who lives in Minnesota where it gets authentically cold, would get a chuckle, of course I emailed her. Her response: "I'm amazed you can type with such frozen fingers! Hope the 'cold' isn't keeping the customers away and that you're having sales success." Do I detect a slightly sarcastic tone to that reply? Nah....I'll admit it. We're weather wimps here in California.

But about those sales....Most of the people were more intent on making sure they didn't miss a single glass of free wine at any of the wineries. Buying something? Uh, not so much...

Even so, we're not whining about our sales. I purchased a couple of gifts from a friend who is a gifted potter, and he thanked me for doubling his sales for the day. So yeah, we're not whining...


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Grandma G said... #

I know Candy pretty well, and she would NEVER be sarcastic! Uh uh. No way. Not her.

Sorry to hear about the slow sales. I guess the customers just needed the free wine to warm themselves with, huh?

You didn't say exactly how 'cold' it was. Must've gotten down to around 70° or so, huh? Brrrrr!

by George! said... #

The wine wasn't exactly free. You had to pay $25 for a wristband to taste the wine. So, like any smorgy where you paid $5 for lunch, you would want to get your money's worth. If you do this show next year, try to get space at the BirdStone Winery at Avenue 9 and Road 36 or Quady Winery in Madera. They each had busloads of people, a band, food, vendors etc., or so I heard. bg

The Redhead Riter said... #

Very nice! I made personalized pillowcases for everyone last Christmas...cowboy boots for Dad, 50's women in pink for Mom, etc.

They were a HUGE hit! I told them I made them selfishly...How? they asked...because you see your pillowcase right before you close your eyes each night and the thought that runs through your head is that I made it! :o)

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