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.