Today was the MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) Christmas Stop. We woke up at 6, loaded up the car, took care of the dog, and got on the road to set up. Setting up took a little longer than usual because we weren’t sure where to put the gridwall and the things on it… now I know to take a few pictures of previous set-ups to shows with me, just in case I need to jog my memory about what worked and what didn’t work.
We actually changed the gridwall positioning a little bit after the first couple of hours… found something that worked a little better. After a little while, the shoppers started to come. I love seeing people see something I made, pick it up, and turn it over in their hands carefully… or run their fingertip over the hand-stitched appliques on my blankets.
I’m not so much a fan of the people who rifle through my things like it’s a discount rack at Wal-Mart… letting things fall to the ground and smooshing them as they pick them back up. That’s just not nice!
Thanks to my wonderful and helpful husband, I was even able to explore the show a little and see everyone else’s booths (though I did hurry through a bit so I could get back to mine…). There were a lot of people selling handmade and home-baked goodies, and other people representing companies like Pampered Chef, Southern Living at Home, Mary Kay, and Arbonne (hi Arbonne ladies who were across from me!).
There was also a whole other room, but I forgot to take my camera with me when I went exploring.
In all, it was a nice day… I met some great people, made some sales, and got quite exhausted. The show only lasted until 2:00, which is kind of an early closing compared to other shows I’ve done… but I was pretty tired and okay with the idea of going home.
When we got home, we walked the dog, then I fell asleep for a little while (maybe 20 minutes?) before we went to a friend’s barbeque down the street (mmm ribs!). Very nice day!