Over the last couple of days it has been brought to my attention that there are two other events scheduled for Saturday 26th March, 2011 that unfortunately will have an impact on the Saturday Crafting Session.
I will assure you now that the date for Sew It Together will not change. Unfortunately we are just going to have to work around these problems, although I am afraid that many of our favourite bloggers will not be able to attend as a result. I’m so sorry for that.
Firstly, it seems that Saturday 26th March will be the date for the NSW State Election. This will not affect our interstate visitors, but it will require our NSW bloggers to vote at some point on the Saturday. It appears that you cannot send in a postal vote beforehand, since you will still be in NSW, and you will surely be within 8km of a polling place in the CBD. As soon as the polling places are identified, I will find one very close to the Menzies, and so, as you duck out to visit Tessuti, you might also have to go and vote.
Secondly, it seems that Mathilda’s Market have now set their dates for 2011, and they have chosen Saturday 26 March for a market at Paddington. Lots of our bloggers who have craft businesses rely on Mathilda’s for their livelihood, and I am devastated to think of how many of you who have signed up to come to Sew It Together will now have to pull out. I can assure you that I did check Mathilda’s for their dates before I finally confirmed with The Menzies for the date, but Mathilda’s hadn’t finalised their dates, and I took a chance. Poop.
I will not be changing the date for SIT. Lots of you have made travel bookings and I just won’t do it, as much as we will miss those of you who need to pull out. Please let me know ASAP if you’re pulling out due to Mathilda’s and I will refund your deposit (less Paypal fees). I am happy to talk to you separately about coming to the dinner on Saturday night if you wish. I know I said no exceptions, but I think that these are extraordinary circumstances.
I’m sorry everyone. I try to think of all potential problems, but I can’t get around plain bad luck!