I hadn't thought about it before, but considering how expensive two tables' worth of space is, and how much space Calontir Trim takes up, that decision makes a whole lot of sense. For people like me, who don't care for the printed/shiny look in trim but find inkle-ish things terribly confusing, it's definitely worth checking out Drix' stock. Previously I'd thought all inexpensive machined trims looked pretty fake, but a couple of his changed my mind :) Volu-Ingibiorg, who'd buy more trim if she sewed On Sat, Nov 29, 2014 at 3:35 PM, Steven Boyd <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > To the shoppers at the upcoming Kris Kindermarkt come warmest greetings > from Master Andrixos Seljukroctonis, Proprietor and Prandioprates of > Calontir Trim, > > > > Friends, > > I wish to let you know that for the first time since the Reign of King > Gilligan and Queen Adelith, I will not be a merchant at Kris Kinder. I > will be enjoying the bustle of the marketplace from the other side of the > table, and arriving on site at a much more civilized hour than has been my > habit over the past two decades. > > Why, might you ask, am I passing on one of the largest shopping events of > the year? It is a matter of economics. I sell at six to eight Calontir > events through the course of the year, and am available online when I am > not physically at hand. But many of the other merchants in attendance > are making one of their few appearances of the year at Kris Kinder. It > is prudent for you the shopping public to take this opportunity to purchase > from them, whom you might not see again in the near future, rather than > spend your holiday coin, so carefully gathered, at my booth, which is much > more regularly available. This reasonable equation, calculated to the > same result by many hundreds of shoppers, has meant that the meager sales > that I have garnered in the past few years have poor recompense for the > effort and expense that I undergo to sell at the event. I am not grumbling, > nor casting aspersions on the Barony, Their Excellencies, or the staff of > Kris Kinder, who have treated me so well and made allowances for me over > the decades. I endorse the event, the staff, and commend Their > Excellencies to you all most highly. My declining sales should be in no > way laid at their feet. > > For those who were looking forward to shopping with me at the event, I > offer these alternate possibilities. First, you may shop online, and if > you send me an email by this coming Saturday, December 6 at noon, I will > cut your order while I am set up at an event in Meridies. I can hand > deliver that to you at Kris Kinder. I will bring the Calontir Trims > (Boga-Fyrd, Iren Fyrd and Hirth, Falcon and Calontir Metallic and > Non-metallic) with me, and have those available for sale at Lady Malina’s > booth. There is a chance the new Eo-Fyrd trim will have been delivered > to me by then as well. I will have lamellar plates packed in the car if > you are interested in those. All of my normal consignment merchandise > will be in the hands of the original producers or their agents. > > By the grace of the event stewards of Coronation and the Clothiers’ > Symposium, I will be open for business at those events. > > I wish to take this opportunity to salute and thank Lady Miriam von > Schwarzwald, my loyal ship assistant for so many years, whose patience and > forbearance has allowed me to conduct business and fulfill my obligations > to the well famed meeting docket of Kris Kinder. I hope she is able to > enjoy the event in a manner of her choosing as well. > > I look forward to sharing a relaxing Kris Kinder with my friends, > unburdened with my own petty concerns of profit and loss, packing and > inventory, early rising and late departures. I thank you for your > patience as I have publicly explained my seemingly counterintuitive > decision. I thank you for your patronage through the year, and the years. > > Know I remain, > > Andrixos Seljukroctonis, OP, OL > > Prandioprates > > > -- Manage your subscription at http://listserv.unl.edu. listserv.unl.edu > lists do not accept incoming email from Yahoo.com, AOL.com or Dropbox.com > due to their DMARC policies. -- Manage your subscription at http://listserv.unl.edu. listserv.unl.edu lists do not accept incoming email from Yahoo.com, AOL.com or Dropbox.com due to their DMARC policies.