2008 Festival was indeed great. We (It's A Stitch) worked very hard to get our products ordered...packaged...displays made...and YES...we even laid flooring in our booth the first night of set up.
I had never participated from that vantage point before so it was truly an interesting experience. We started about 4:00 p.m. and was at home in bet about 10:00p.m. Then we started all over again on Wednesday morning bright and early. Booth was set up and ready for our first customers by 5:00 p.m. Preview night was great (from what I hear). I left around 4:30 or so and headed home for some much needed sleep!
While tiring...it was wonderful as usual. I worked at the store the rest of the week, even did a little shipping from the web room. Then on Saturday I got to enjoy festival as a customer. Rick and Ashley went with me and we walked from one end of the George R. Brown convention center to the other. Shopping IS hard work you know.
Anyway, now we are back at It's A Stitch...undoing everything we did to get ready. Product must have a home so I've been busy stocking our store shelves and sharing with the other two locations. The web room/shipping is up and running full steam ahead with Melissa at the helm.
Me I've been ordering...ordering...ordering...lots of new things Judy (our owner) found at market and Gen will be posting to our web site as soon as the new product comes in the back door.
What an exciting time! With Thanksgiving right on us and Christmas not to far behind (can you believe it?) we are gearing up for the greatest season of all...the celebration of our dear Saviors birth!D
With 2009 lurking just around the corner we are excited to see what God has in store...
Don't forget to check out our It's A Stitch website at www.itsastitchonline.com. Keep your eyes open for new products and the new Bernina 830 will be in the stores soon :)
Until next time.
In and Because of HIM,