Monday, January 29, 2007

fresh start



The show is over and Miss. A is back from a long weekend away with Grandpa. My studio is cleaned and I am renewed and refreshed by a long and relaxing weekend.

It was quite a surprise on Monday when plans were set for Miss. A to fly to Montana with Daniel’s father. He was going to visit his parents and after I mentioned that kids fly free if they are under two he was all for taking her with. I actually was not convinced that they were going to go until around Wednesday and then reality hit. From the stories told she had a wonderful time and was quite entertained by all the relatives. She loved every flight and was quite content as long as she could get a bottle of water, straw, and some food. I guess it makes for the perfect science experiment. It was a bit sad to have her gone for almost four full days but I believe it was refreshing for everyone.



With Miss. A gone I was able to focus on the final details of my sale. Everything went quite well on Saturday. I was a bit unsure of what to expect because it was my first sale. It was wonderful to network with other sellers and to see family and friends who came out to support the event. I am now ready to open my Etsy shop by the middle of February.

Once the sale was over we were able to enjoy some relaxing time with friends. On Saturday evening we went to dinner. It was so nice to stay out late and not worry about getting up until ten. We were even able to track down a shady bar that had free shuffleboard, something we had not played since college and it showed.

By Sunday I had rested enough to tackle my studio and get it back into working order. For the past month I was in production mode and had given up cleaning at the end of a night of work. Needless to say by Friday night nothing was in its original place and it was becoming a nonfunctioning work environment.



We were able to get my new worktable put together and replaced the old one. It was so rickety it was affecting my ability to sew without weighing it down with sandbags. So out with the old and in with the new. Now everything is in order and I feel like I can once again be inspired to work. Well maybe tomorrow. For now I am going to enjoy being home with my daughter.

7 comments:

Alicia A. said...

Good for you! I'm glad you got a little "alone" time.

As much as I love my kids, it is so incredibly good to get away from them for a few days once in awhile. You know, absence makes the heart grow fonder...

and makes mommy a little more sane. :)

beki said...

Ah, kid free sounds wonderful to me right now! How nice that you were able to focus on those last minute details for the sale. I'm glad to hear that everything went well!

Briana said...

Was it the Wilshire Tavern? I love me some free shuffleboard, even at the risk of dying from secondhand smoke in that place.

Rachel said...

Kudos on the sale, and your Etsy shop opening! And boy am I envious of the free weekend. i can't remember the last time both my kids were away...probably like never! I loved the color scheme of you show as well.

LillieBug said...

Wow! Look at your studio! You have been busy! Looks great, and your floors look so pretty!

Wendy said...

Christina you have been working so hard. I can't wait until your etsy shop opens and I am sure you will do well, your work is beautiful.

melissa f. said...

your setup at the sale was so nice and put together! I was happily surprised how great that venue is for that sort of thing. I hope it was worthwhile (it certainly was for me!). the drawstring bag is in heavy rotation, and i just wrapped the tissue holder up in our miniswap for the momma.

the etsy shop is going to be good-- let me know if there's anything i can do to help!