I'm packed and ready for that taxi to the airport in the morning!! I packed, re-packed, weighed and re-packed, and I now have three 20kg bags (luggage capacity for the whole family!!). That's just the patterns and sample bags. Our personal stuff will be in hand-luggage! I have NO IDEA how we're going to manage this load once we leave the airport and those handy little airport trolleys. There are only two of us who are big enough to carry more than a teddy-bear. Ho hum.... we'll work it out (she laughs nervously).
I had to do a bit of impromtu bag-making at the very last minute this afternoon. The nasty (and very cheap) big square bag I'd spent all day packing broke a strap when I tried to lift it. A piece of cotton drill, a couple of long zips, a length of webbing and a bias tape maker were quickly put to work in one of those "wrap it around and sew it" kind of bags (no measuring, no pattern.... lots of bribing my little assistant with treats if she let me finish my sewing!!!). It came together beautifully and I just popped the broken bag inside it!!!
All going well, I'll be on the third floor with Living Creatively at the Stitches and Craft Show from 1pm tomorrow, and then all day Saturday and Sunday. I'm looking forward to catching up with Cathy and Louise there tomorrow, and then Fi and Justine will be there on the weekend. Gosh, it'll feel just like home... or at least like the Melbourne S&C show in March!!!