Sunday, September 26, 2010

St. Charles Market Post

I was up at 5:30 -- there are always a hundred things running through my head during this time of year, and it's just as well to get up and get a few things done.

Market so far has been awesome! Everyone has been loving the new Jenny Bean Sampler, especially, and my This is Christmas piece I designed for Raise the Roof Designs. Also, there has been loads of enthusiasm about Jenny Bean's friends. Linda from Chessie & Me, Patti from SamSarah Design Studio and Linda from Lizzie*Kate have all already said their friends are going to design more samplers. Yesterday I talked to Amy from AB Designs, and she is interested in joining the group, too.

Yesterday morning I was up early, showered, had breakfast, and worked on getting the booth finished up. I had a line outside my door before market opened, and I thought, "Gee, I was never this popular in school. You like me. You really like me." Harrison described the first four hours as "intense." He worked on getting orders packed into bags, and did a great job. By the end of the day, he said he knew the inventory like the back of his hand, and had even done some rearranging for better efficiency.

We went to historic Main Street St. Charles and had dinner at a place called "Quintessential." It was a hip bar & grill where we were able to eat dinner on the roof and listen to live music. We both had this really great chicken dish. We thought it was your typical chicken breast with sides, but it turned out to be three small chicken breasts on a tri-sectioned plate. Each one was done in a different style: one jerk with pineapple salsa, one with black beans and cilantro, and one with a curry rice. Yum! After such a long day, we opted for dessert -- he had cheesecake, and I had an apple galette.

I always like to rearrange the booth a little bit on Sunday, because people see things they missed the first day. I'll go grab breakfast, and get ready for another big day. Market always gets me so rejuvenated. All the weeks/months of preparation have been worth it.

I'll post again later, hopefully with pictures.

9 comments:

Chris said...

Theresa,
I am glad that you are having a great market. Your designs are wonderful. You should not be surprised how enthusiastically everyone is about them. I can't wait to get my own new Jenny Bean sampler.

Chris

Jen said...

Sounds like you are having fun.

Natalia said...

Theresa, of course people like you and your designs !! You are very talented... I just got some of your charts at the Shepherds's Bush retreat and can't wait to start stitching them.. Continue to enjoy your time at market !!

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

I like you too!! LOL!! Sounds like you're having a ball!!

diamondc said...

I am glad you are having a great time, I look forward too seeingh your new patterns. Catherine

Cari-in-VA said...

It sounds like you are having a wonderful time and how fun to have Harrison there with you.

Cari-in-VA said...

p.s. I received my Sampler Roundy and love it! Packaging it in the round tin was a wonderful touch!

Sylvia said...

I am glad to hear that market was a success, can't wait to see what you brought home. I really want that Jenny Bean Sampler and a few of her friends as well. Have a safe trip back

Sherry said...

sounds like market was great for you - cool that your son went with you! your dinner *and dessert* sounds yummy!