When we get back from a show, I often take a day off to mow my grass, rest, catch up on errands (you get the idea). Karen does, too. But not this week – not with the Stamping Gala in full swing starting on Monday. It’s an all hands on deck event . . .
The store was already hopping when I came up with the truck to unload some things that we would need during the week. When we finish loading after a show – or when I get back and start unloading – it’s easy to wonder “Did we sell ANYTHING?” But then the mountain of empty boxes piling beside the truck tells the story.
The view as I came back in the front door after unloading. Waaaay in the back of that photo is the classroom . . .
. . . where Barry Payne (or Barry Claus, or Barry the Leprechaun, or Barry the Easter Bunny – depending on what costume he decides to wear) and his wife Maureen were doing a Make It/Take It. They always draw a crowd.
In the afternoon, Connie Vogt and Donna Sheetz both had Make It/Take Its in Marcos Too (the new area next door). I missed two or three other events during the day. Let’s face it – you are expected to come and spend the day. I have work to do . . .
Part of which was hanging sample boards for “Tweety Jill” Haglund and her daughter Lindsay. They were preparing a demo and make it/take it area near the front of the store, where they will be stationed most of the next three days. But it wasn’t all work for them . . .
Jill spent a lot of time greeting visitors and answering their questions, and Lindsay found a Mad Hatter chapeau in one of the boxes. Hmmmm . . . might see that again during the Preview Party at Stampaway on Friday night . . .
Looks like a full day of fun in the store might just leave folks a little bit tired. These ladies told me they were just waiting for their turn at the make it/take it next door. But I told them that once I took the picture, I could spin the story any way I wanted to . . .