A week ago we didn’t have a clue how remarkable the 2017 Pop-Up would be. I never assume. Those that know me even a little, know I am a worrier…a fretter over silly things. At every trunk show I wonder if the dyer will bring enough yarn, I wonder if we pumped it up enough for people to come, and I wonder if anyone will notice the dusty baseboards (which are never really that bad). I never want to disappoint. And to date, most of this fretting has not been warranted. But yes, Mom and I were both anxious about this year’s Pop-Up, (me more obviously than Mom). Who knew?
First, a big thank you to all of the indie artist that choose to participate. Thank you for believing in us and “showing up” with your best work. We received countless comments on having the best of the best.
Second, that line! What about the line of people waiting for our doors to open? You guys had the who town talking. I’m so glad that Paul thought it would be nice to get us cookies this year. I didn’t plan to give those out, but I am damn glad I had them. I planned for one giveaway…but not three. Thank you crazy yarn people!
Third, the check out line. Mom asked me one day this week if it was really going out the back door. I can’t believe I didn’t get a picture… Thank goodness we had the couch and some chairs back there but I know it was still a long wait to check out, and if you were one of those people, thank you for your patience. We will make improvements next year. Promise.
Fourth, the man that helped me do the give aways and take pictures with Mom’s phone. I don’t know who he was and didn’t get his name, but I love a man that can just take charge and wrangle 3 rooms of women to quiet down so I could announce the giveaway winners. What a trooper!
Fifth, Mom and Betsy. They worked the register and had a system down that allowed us to process everyone as fast and accurate as possible (I think Betsy figured it was 1 person every 2 min.). I know I tried to get “the system” down the following afternoon, and Mom said “you don’t do it like Betsy!” Thank you Mom and Betsy!
Sixth, all of our regulars (and you know who you are)! You are so important to TKH foundation that allows us to do what we do. Thanks for all of you input, ideas, and opinions.
Who knew that if you go with your gut with unselfish intent, you can make remarkable things happen? I’m pretty stoic and am not sentimental most of the time, but every IG post and thank you note received makes me tear up with all the gratitude.
Happy Mother’s Day!