Saturday, September 12, 2009

the mad dash

I have found myself, again, in that mad dash to get ready for market. I will be at the heirloom market in Birmingham Sunday and Monday. This is my first market to actually go in person and I am so nervous! For those of you who don't know I am VERY shy around people I don't know, like sweat buckets, face as red as my hair, shaky voice kinda shy. I'm excited about "knowing" new people, but terrified about "meeting" the new people. My Hunny is going with me so I won't be alone, but I'm still pretty nervous. I am so busy though I can't even think about it now.Today I have to make and print new fliers, print out order forms, finish decorating my booth (more about that in a moment), go get a decent outfit to wear (all of my britches are too big, yay!), pack the car, drop the kids off with Nana, cook dinner, and get a good nights sleep. This is gunna be such a long day...Oh the booth! Let me tell you about the booth! I am decorating it with things from my house! I wanted people to be able to "recognise" me or my patterns by the style of my booth, but I couldn't think of a theme, so I finally decided to take the house with me! That's as "me" as it gets. I'm going to set up a little sewing room and be sitting in my nest hand-sewing with dresses all around me. Oh that reminds me I have to iron all of those dresses too! add that to the list. Oh, I better go, I will be back Monday or Tuesday with pictures and tales from market!

11 comments:

Goosegirl said...

Oh I wish I were going to be there. It sounds lovely and like a perfect way to decorate your booth. I will pray that you have confidence to present your amazing gifts to those you meet. I know this must be hard for you, but oh, so exciting.
Have fun!
Sivje

Tracy Phillips said...

Hi Sam,

I'm sure you will do fine. Your warmness will win them over. Where is the market going to be? It sounds very interesting.

Tracy P.

Courtney said...

Good luck! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Cindy said...

Samantha...I've been thinking about you and praying for you. I've spoken with Barb and she'll definitely be stopping by and visiting with you. Wish I could go with you...maybe next time!!!!! Can't wait to hear the details!!!

Debbie said...

The booth sounds absolutely perfect. Hope you had a great time. I look forward to reading all about it.

Pomona said...

Hope it goes really well - and that you take lots of pictures for us to see! Wish I were not so far away, otherwise I would love to come!

Pomona x

lissilulu said...

I cant wait to see and hear ALL ABOUT IT. I can live vicariously through you cant I? :o)
Lori

Barbara said...

Good luck - hope it went well. I love the idea of a booth where the owner sits and sews what she's selling. Great idea. Bx

Hayes said...

What? WHAT?? An HEIRLOOM MARKET in BIRMINGHAM!!!! You absolutely must tell me about these things before hand. I hope you had a WONDERFUL time!

Danielle said...

Hello, I met you at market!! I am with calico rose quilt shop... I actually couldn't wait to get home to make your patterns and I am working on the skirt now! Thanks and it was awesome to meet you, your booth looked great and I couldn't tell you were nervous at all!!! Danielle
Florence alabama

Ann said...

As it turns out, had you been an old pro at this exhibiting game, you probably couldn't have come up with a more fitting design or better idea for your booth. As an old pro at this game, I'd say you captured your spirit of your site, your pattern designs and what you do perfectly! No wonder you sold out of patterns! Congratulations!