Let me introduce Ernie Dingle.
Ernie was born in China and grew up in Ireland, in the little harbour town of Dingle, on the Dingle Peninsular. He then emigrated to Australia to live with us, in 2003.
So Ernie is a much travelled little fellow!
On the weekend we drove to Sydney for the Q.C.E. Ernie came with us. Here he is sitting outside our motel room at Gundagai, and also in the car - it was a dewy morning as you can see by the drops on the window!
We finally reached our destination at Rosehill Racecourse - the show was held in the Grand Pavilion. After David and I set up our display, Ernie took up his prime position in the teddy bag, on the left hand wall, where he could keep an eye on proceedings!
This is what our stand looked like when we had finished setting up. Pity about the horrible grey chairs - maybe next time I'll take some pretty covers. And I think a new tablecloth?
Anyway, the aim of the show is to sell our wares to all the patchwork and quilting shops, and although it was a bit quiet we managed to pick up quite a few orders, and some new contacts, and gave out lots of catalogues.
More of Ernie's adventures coming soon!