This Saturday started with a big disappointment which resulted in me unnecessarily missing out on a few events, such as the Howgate history exhibition and the Pentland Writers eve in Carlops.
What was the disappointment? The fact that we had been asked to put in a presence at the Midfest opening in Dalkeith, to be part of the festivities there. We wanted to show our support and, inspite of being very stretched that Saturday, we were looking forward too join the party in the stable block of the Dalkeith Estate. The program looked exciting.
However: when arriving there we found out that our stall, along with 7 or so others, had been re-located in the chill wind of the front gate drive, 10 minutes away from the action. No customers for our info sharing and craft items, no hot drinks, nor any toilet facilities, nor any other welcome from the organisers, let alone an apology for the apparent 'double booking' of stall holders. Well, I was looking forward with interest to what our 'colleagues' of the other side of Midlothian were doing - but must admit I lost all interest now due to being at the receiving end of the discourteous conduct.

I was very happy to get back to warm drinks in Penicuik townhall and the warm welcome of old friends who had made it once again to do some merry crafting with the devoted volunteers from the now Crafts4All team emerging out of the Making Space team. I was also glad to get me share of fresh vegetables again from the Lost Garden .. check this lovely BBC video here . And enjoy the pics of the wee team work here....
ah well, Making Space Penicuik is history now. Long live "Crafts for Al!l"
And Howgate History!

Inspirations for Crafts can be found here at Christine's Studio:

From the evening event we have only the poster and a link to a previous gig of Madge Wildfire -  see poster page and facebook :

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