Monday, November 28, 2011

In the spirit of the Season

This time of year the NQ likes to step up for Santa; our cards and booths and banners are all about gift giving (and, of course, a chance to win the gorgeous Jean Claude Roy landscape painting). We've two Fairs down and one more to go and the pace has been pretty steady.


Monday, November 21, 2011

Almost to the printers, and ready for the road

We're going to press with the Winter Issue, we're going to the Mail Room with supplies for the Corner Brook Craft Fair - our office is all about the logistics today. Where's the new usb code for the cover? What about ribbon for our Christmas bundles? And bows for our calendars? Last minute proofing wrapped in tasteful vintage paper.


Monday, November 14, 2011

Fair weather

There were a couple of topics of conversation around the NQ booth at the Craft Fair - one was how much people enjoyed the last Language issue (thanks!); the other was the run of calm, cool, sunny November days we were gifted with. Speaking of gifts, we still have the Corner Brook event and the Anna Templeton Tea & Fair on our agenda; perhaps we'll catch you there?


Monday, November 7, 2011

There's a certain art to managing this time of year*

Talk about your work/work balance. These couple of weeks, the production line for the Winter Issue converges with the set-up & operational schedule for the fairs, creating a veritable 'perfect storm' of details that must be finessed, fact-checked, finagled into shape and/or otherwise dealt with by NQ central.


*Beautiful art work on our upcoming cover, too - wait until you see!