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  1. I have today had to start putting dates in my 2020 diary - an appointment for the dentist in 3 months' time (ugh).  A necessary evil and, don't get me wrong, my dentist is amazing; but I never look forward to going there.  It was a bit of a shock to realise that it won't be long before we are into 2020.  

    So I am thinking about what I want to achieve next year.   I am going to see if I can track down some craft markets to see which I would like to exhibit at.  It's all about getting The Quilting Studio's name out there.  I plan on adding a shop to the website and also update the website with a few more features.  Time is running away with me at present, but I hope to be able to sit down and concentrate on the website again soon.  

    I also need to work out my teaching schedules for 2020 and design some new quilts.  I am hoping to be able to design, write up and sell the patterns for my new quilts.  Presently I am putting together a new quilt and writing up the instructions as I go.   I will have to invest in some new software to be able to 'explode' blocks that I have designed in EQ8 for pattern instructions, otherwise it is very tiresome trying to draw each triangle, square, block individually.  Will have to do some research into what I need and whether it is right for my computer system and, most importantly, is user friendly!  

  2. We went to Saltram House's Food & Craft Fair over the weekend.  It was a lovely crisp day with no hint of rain.  Am beginning to feel that I will soon be growing web feet with the amount of rain that has been around.  I like cold, crisp, dry days.  

    There were a lot of cars trying to park, but the volunteers were well organised and everyone managed to park.  We weren't sure when it opened, as their website said 9am on Sunday, so we opted for 10am just in case - I also think everyone else had the same idea!

    The food tents were amazing, DH bought himself some chilli paste and a wheel of  lovely Worthy Cheddar.  The craft tent was busy - what I liked was that the items being sold had all been made by the vendors.  Sometimes when you go to these craft fairs there are bought in items being sold - not here.  The variety was good too and there wasn't too many identical vendors either.  

    Definitely one to put in the calendar next year, so if you haven't been before do try and visit.  I can strongly recommend the Hog Roast Rolls with Bacon Jam ....