Thursday, December 6, 2012


On November 1st I placed my Etsy shop, Oliver's Treasure Chest, on vacation to prepare for the Holiday Stitch Market. {Which is tomorrow!!} I wanted to make sure I had plenty of stock to get me started and just before the market I would finish the rest. I took November off from everything except blogging to focus on the month of Thanks and get some things organized around the house. But Sunday I pulled up the chair in front of my machine and I haven't stopped until about 3 hours ago. Well, I did sleep and most days I showered, but I ate breakfast, lunch and dinner at my machine, blogged from the machine, checked my daughter's homework from the machine - I even fell asleep at my machine! {I am not even kidding.} And the past 3 hours have been spent packaging and pricing everything and running to the print shop to get my business cards not once, but twice. Can you believe it? The print shop messed up my business cards! And even the third time around I'm not even happy with them. I'm super bummed and pretty stressed out. Grrrr. Silly print shop. And by print shop, I mean Staples and well, lets face it; they can't even handle printing 10 copies of my PTA minutes properly, but they were the only ones who could do my business cards last minute... ugh I'm going off on a tangent, sorry. 
So this post is actually about all the things I have neglected in preparation for the Stitch market.

My house. I haven't cleaned it since Saturday.
The laundry. Ummm, pajama party anyone? I need clean clothes....
My hygiene. Ok, so yes I have showered, but not till maybe 7 pm.
My daily Bible study. Sigh. 
Getting the PTA minutes together... next week is the PTA meeting. SHOOT!
Being a wifey. I've been so glued to my machine that I barely have stopped to say I love you or give a kiss.
My kids. Not entirely though! I did pick up my daughter from school yesterday and today the baby and I hung out a lot. But usually I'm like super mom balancing PTA, dishes, laundry, cleaning, blogging, homework checking, nursing, more laundry, cooking, baking, playing, tummy time...
Not so much the past few days. 

I am so glad that I am finished and that everything is together and ready to go for the show. I miss my kids! I miss my man! I miss the Word! I miss... laundry. It has been a little overwhelming and I may have gone a little overboard with my inventory and I am definitely taking an entire week off from sewing, but I am pretty excited about the Stitch Market. Plus, I get to hang out with my kids while I'm there so I'm pretty stoked about that. 

So, I've learned a lot in the preparation for the market and feel like I will be better prepared for the next market in the spring. 


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  1. the stitch market sounds like so much fun! love your blog and blog design! newest follower! xo annalizbeth

    1. Thank you for visiting! I am pretty excited about the Stitch Market and will get photos up and share my experience next week {Im hoping} if I don't sleep all of next week! Haha. I am also pretty excited about my new design and happy with the name change and move to Blogger. Thanks for following! XO

  2. I hope the market goes well and I can't wait to check out your etsy shop once it is up and running again.
    Almost Endearing

    1. Hi Carlee! Thank you for stopping by! The Stitch Market was so much fun. I still have lots of product to list in the shop and even more yo make! As soon as its up and running Ill let all of my followers know.:) Thank you for sharing your blog. I'll make my way over now!

  3. The Holiday Stitch Market sounds like fun. I wish I had talent for creating beautiful things like you! I'm your newest follower. Loving the blog, design and content!!

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    1. Hi Jean! Thank you for the sweet comment! Im very excited about my new design and the blog move. Im so grateful for everyone that followed me over here from the other blog. I will definitely go link up... I love blog hops!

  4. I know how you feel. It has been one of those weeks for me. And now that I have time today I'm in bed reading blogs on my phone. Ha! I can't wait for your post about the Stitch Market!! Your display was beautiful!


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