Tuesday, October 5, 2010

~Tuesday Blessings~

Two successful shows down….four to go. Gate numbers for both shows were up from last year.....as were sales!!

Such a successful Heirloom Collection launch that I’m now shipping into November!

A dear, loving husband who proclaimed at the end of each show day: “I LOVE spending time with you at these shows”. My business wouldn’t be the success it is without him. He is my manager in charge of everything and anything I hate….which includes organizing the set-up and dismantling of the booths, handling the money, the master charges, the phone calls, supplies, the business ‘stuffs’. He sat last nite for many hours submitting master cards for me. I love you, Jim. Xoxoxoxoxoxox

Sarah….my little ‘Dog-Sitter Extraordinaire’ who gives Fawn the attention he needs while we’re at shows. Hugs to you, Sarah~

Little Amish Katie….who’s back in our lives again on a full-time basis….dancing and singing hymns as she works! Katie…..what can I say? It’s been 18 years since you ‘danced’ into our lives. She calms me down and has an incredible ability to keep me organized…which is no small feat!!

My artist ‘show’ friends who have kept us laughing through 20+ years of shows, lunches, and emails. Shows just wouldn’t be the same without them....especially to Paul and Jen….for keeping Jim on his toes....and to Pat for all the lunches, the laughter and the tears for the past 30 (!!) years.

My sweet customers who follow from show-to-show, always stopping to chat (and buy!).

Mom.....Who actually looked up at me yesterday, said my name aloud and SMILED!!! Small miracles.

My Sister....who at 55 years of age, retired from her 'first' career, and started her second career yesterday as a Reading Specialist. You GO Toots!!!

Last, but most important: God….who has blessed me with so many gifts, and continually guides me on this journey. To Him goes all the Glory~

I’m off to the studio, coffee cup in hand, to make more Cheeky Monkeys, Witchy Women, Vintage Hares, and charm bracelets for my next show: The Nutcracker Sweets, in Aurora, OH, Oct. 15-16.


Darlene said...

Morning Carol,

It sounds like you have some wonderful friends and family and customers! It is so great that your hubby helps you so much at your shows. Your cheeky monkeys are so CUTE!! Have fun creating!!♥

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

What a happy Post, Carol! It made my heart glad. Take good care to rest up between shows. What a lucky girl to have such a sweet and willing helper by your side for the Shows.
Happy Fall,
Mary Lou

Ballerina Girl said...

You are blessed and always give Carol...I was just mentioning to my husband, after we were both reading your comment on my blog, that I would like to meet you. you seem so sweet and maybe someday our paths will cross!
Can I order your dolls? I couldn't find them on the Etsy site!


Sniffles and Smiles said...

What a beautiful list of blessings, Carol!!! So happy!!! And very glad for you that your shows are going so well!! This is such a busy time for you! But I'm so glad you take the time to share your life with us here!! Love you! Janine Xo

Maggie May said...

I am pleased that things are going so well with you and it is wonderful to count your blessings from time to time as I am doing lately!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Kat said...

This post makes me all weepy. That comment from your husband is just magical. You just can not ask for more.
And your mother! Oh what a blessing. Hang on to that. :)

So glad things are going well and your are enjoying yourself. God bless! :)

Lynne Bolar Clark said...

You deserve all the good things that come your way!