Thursday, November 16, 2006

Craft Sale Count Down

1. make signs

2. print stuff for sale, like Cheques Payable To: sign, Exit Only sign, etc.

3. make lists of stuff to bring...tape, paper, pens, signs, camera, crafts, water...

4. get float

5. get cash register

6. call crafters

7. make another list because first one is upstairs

8. email M. Dehart to say "Wrong day in Straight to the Hart".

9. take more flyers to Fabricland and anywhere else I go today.

10. get green plastic "can't get the sale done with out this" folder organized.

11. wonder where all the crafters have gone...

12. clean off shelves, get table clothes, crates and other display items organized.

13. go through containers of my crafts, all 3 of them, to see what is even in these things.

14. question why I am doing this?
I always said when I stopped enjoying the planning of the sale, I would stop planning it. You are reading it here first...this will be my last year as organizer for the Benvoulin Heritage Church Craft Sale. I'm not a babysitter, I shouldn't have to do this for free, I don't even do wood crafts anymore, I could go on and on, but that's it. I have gone this long because I know that at least 8 other people depend on this sale and the income it brings them. But with that being said, I also feel there is no appreciation for what I have kept going and the work I have done, at least not from the other crafters. Customers always tell me how much they love the sale, how it's the only one worth going to, and how it has the best quality crafts. The sale almost didn't make it past about 3 years because the organizer moved out of town. I took it over, revamped it and kept it going. If H. wants to do it, I would give her all the help that wasn't available to me.
It's like the end of an era!
On another note...I painted today. Nothing fancy, just the signs for the sale.


infogoddess said...

So when shall we have our pity party?? Next Tuesday night works for me, do you think it will get in the way of the calendar making?

Tara said...

I'm sorry to hear you aren't enjoying it anymore, but perhaps we should talk... I'll give you a call after I get back from Ali!!!

Audrey said...

Well that just sucks! I wanted to make stuff for that sale next year!

Come on Tara, see what you can do okay! I want to join Fern's pity party!

Hager said...

Well, you know I appreciate you! And I know exactly where you are coming from. You will always have my support regardless of your choices!
Love ya' always!