Friday, June 18, 2010

GOOOAAL!! One step at a time...

It's blog carnival time for us Etsy Bloggers. We get two subject choices each time, and I've chosen to answer the question: What are your goals? Short term? Long term?

Ah, yes, goals. Right now I'm totally focused on Mom's moving sale, and getting as much of her stuff sold as possible.

I type that, and it doesn't sound like much of a goal, but factoring in the work involved, all of a sudden it feels like my life's work. Just kidding! I think that's just how focus affects you--everything else fades into the background (where it lurks, leaping out at you from time to time to take bites out of your psyche, turning you into a quivering mass of "How-will-I-ever-get-all-this-done's"!)

Now I know what you're thinking: "But you already did that!" Well, yeah. But that was in April, and it was Step 1. This is June, and we're on Step 2. Believe it or not, I think there's more this time!

In spite of the fact that we had a very good sale in April, we hadn't yet delved the depths of either the garage or the office. When Mama starting pulling out stuff in those areas, she discovered even more glass, and all of the crafting supplies.

There are piles of quilt squares and fabrics, and yards and yards and yards of lace and trim, plus dozens and dozens of other supplies.

Tomorrow is the kick-off for this round. Sunday at 5, we'll wrap it up.

It's a very short-term goal, but it works for me, and will be followed by others: Get home and use the next three days to get ready for the two shows I'm doing next weekend. This will be the second time I've done two shows at the same time, running back and forth between towns an hour's drive apart to set up and tear down, and be present for as much of each show as possible. Thank goodness, my daughter is subbing for me Saturday at one, while I do the other. I may not want to do that again. We'll see.

Now, if we could just sell Mama's house while we're doing the moving sale....Man, that would be awesome!

By the way, this is Mama:

I think you can see just by looking at her photo why I love her so much and why this is all very much a labor of love.


memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Good luck with the sale :) Lots of good buys in there!

Two shows at the same head would spin circles...LOL! Good luck with the shows as well :)

Megan said...

Wow! I can't believe that you have more! Good luck, and I'm sure I'll see you next weekend.

Kathleen said...

Your Mama looks so happy and pretty! She has a very wonderful daughter =) Hope you do well on the sale!

BeadedTail said...

Lovely photo of your Mama! Best of luck with the moving sale and also the two sales on one weekend - phew! I'm tired just from typing that! :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

Oh gee, I can imagine you just collapsing after all that! It looks like your mama has some awesome treasures to sell.
I cannot imagine orchestrating two shows at once--an hour apart no less!
Your mother looks very sweet in the lovely photos.
much, much luck to you!
(PS I had one day recently when I worked on you-know-what.)

storybeader said...

The sale looks like a collector/crafter's dream. But two shows at one time? I think that's a little crazy... Good luck - nice to have a supportive family!

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