Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Roller Coaster Weekend

Hi Everyone,

It is already Tuesday and I had really wanted to get this post up early, oops . .  again. This past weekend was the roller coaster ride of the season so far.

After working  on new pieces and trying to get ready, Friday afternoon is started snowing. You know the famous expression in Chicago has always been, "Don't like the weather here? Well, hang around, in 5 minutes it will change". Boy, was that true this time.

The drive to the Antiques and Collectibles Show in Grayslake normally takes us about 1.25 hours but when you add blowing snow, 40 to 50 mile an hour winds and temperatures dropping rapidly from the 30's to the teens, you get a mess. The drive up was over 2.5 hours and the winds blew so hard that the building was forced to keep the overhead doors closed making the load in long and tedious. Everyone was working in coats, scarfs and gloves as every bit of the heat had left and the wind just kept blowing the cold in. There seemed to be a lot of chatter about warm vacations and sunshine, all wishful thinking. In the back of my mind, I kept thinking we were gonna get hurt if the weather doesn't let up.

But it did.

Saturday was bitterly cold but sunny and hundreds of people came out for the show. Vendors could be seen smiling from ear to ear! We met so many new friends, visited with wonderful past customers and did a lot of laughing and shopping this time.

We sold out of our hanging fabric hearts, I loved these cuties,
and a little bit of all of our lines, frames, lots of brown paper elements, wine bags, coffee bean bags, furniture and candles. 

Part of the paper elements we sold included this new tag,

 Just a great time and so cool to meet so many new friends. Just a heads up I bought cool new 'stuff' to play with so look for new things in the next couple of days for our new show Saturday. 

We will be in Wheaton at the Antique Show held at the DuPage County Fairgrounds. We have never done this show, but our fellow vendors encouraged us to try it a couple of time and see. Who knows what will happen.

Til then I need to continue creating,

the muze

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