I won't be so nervous next time.
The market went really well, and I had a great time. Sales were disappointing, to be honest, but since every other single thing went perfectly smoothly, I really can't complain. Worrying about what (or if) people are going to buy is like worrying about the weather, or if your plane is going to be on time, or if people are going to cough during the concert. Don't worry about the things you can't control.
It was a chilly morning but ended up being a beautiful day.
So in the end I'm thinking it was like a fantastic dress rehearsal: everything went smoothly, and the things that I was really worried about, and had to make decisions about, all went as I had wanted them to go. Whether this is the right venue for me is still in question--this was the first event of this kind at this venue, and all the other vendors were saying you have to give a new market a chance to develop. So we'll just see how it goes from here. And I do feel like I'm ready for whatever opportunities of this sort come around.
In other quilting news, I made an unfortunate discovery on the back of the new Provence-inspired quilt:
I debated what to do about this. It's really a beautiful quilt