Time period: October 1997

After the first show, it appeared easier. Show's organizers came to my table to inform me of future shows during the year, in and around town.

So I started to prepare myself and when the Canadian craft challenge was held in Edmonton I was ready.

It was a 3 days show, in October, but as we were living in the same city, this was not such a big deal.

I was more organized, and confident. I should say that my improving English helped a lot. I was sewing quite a bit all year long  to be ready for the craft & dolls shows period.

I was totally as ease with my customers, (but still this little apprehension never totally disappeared from my mind) they were for the most part very enthusiastic and friendly.

As I was present for the three days, I saw customers come back to my table and buy a second or even third doll. I was very pleased indeed.