The First One--Come and Gone

Wow! What a great day! What Sara and I have been working for and thinking about for the past several days (and really much longer) has come and gone, and it was a wonderful experience!

Sara and I got on a flight to Spokane this morning, lugging some very heavy luggage. (We decided we WILL be sending supplies ahead of time rather than try to take them ourselves!) We arrived in Spokane, checked into a hotel, made some final preparations, then headed off for the first-ever Workshop of a Lifetime with Marti Kast.

As we drove closer to her house, we wondered what it would be like. We were a little anxious, a little apprehensive. . . we should have known better! These are Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and customers we’re talking about!

Marti was gracious from the first moment, a perfect hostess. Her son was darling (he brought out the warm cookies that her husband had just baked), and her stamp studio (dubbed the “farmhouse”) was adorable! And the women who came to her open house event and the guests at her workshops were equally kind. It was just a fabulous evening!

We did the opportunity event/open house first, just chatting and answering questions. Several visitors seemed sincerely interested. I’ve had a cold for the past couple of days, and my voice was giving out on me; I could tell people were straining to hear me, but nobody complained.

When the workshop started, the honey lemon water kicked in (or else my prayers were answered—maybe a little of both?), and my voice was the best it’s been all day.

The guests seemed to like the projects; our Make & Take was a glitter birthday card, the demonstration project was a paper-pieced With All My Heart card.

Marti isn’t closing it for a few days, but she got three bookings and I think it will be a good workshop--I know I sure enjoyed it! Marti is a fairly new demonstrator (joined in August) and has only held a couple of workshops, so she said she learned a lot. Of course, what else was she going to say, right? (smile) I do know she’s excited about the new customers, hostesses, and potential recruits she met.

And I’m excited about the next few weeks! It’s nice to have the first workshop under our belts, and I can’t wait to meet the other demonstrators and customers who are out there—waiting for us to come visit!