Wednesday, November 14, 2007

this time of year


Tis the season for Nutcracker. Did I mention that I designed all of the graphics and shirts and artwork this year? Yup. I did. And am therefore losing my sanity yet again!!! I adore being involved with this production (the only completely civic production in the midwest) and the girls have danced for the past 5 Nutcrackers. The shirts however were a bit overwhelming. Who knew they would order more than 600 shirts? That is three times the amount they sold last year! And who knew that they would have to be sorted and tagged in my living room!!! Whew! They are all done and out now. Just in time to make sure the artwork is accurate for the program. How do I get myself into these things? I have "sucker" permanently imprinted on my forehead.


On weeks like this my blogging seems to lag behind. The computer is downstairs and I haven't managed to make it down here in over a week. I generally read about 30 blogs a day. Give or take a few. Some I skim, some I look at the pics, and some I read religiously. I have not done ANY of that for a week and a half. I have 331 unread posts right now. God help me I'll get caught up!

And because we weren't busy enough, the first anniversary of our beloved church burning down was this weekend. Still seems surreal in so many ways. The girls were interviewed by the local media...in their Nutcracker shirts of course. More pics and swap awesomeness and crafty goodness in the days to come...I promise! Don't give up on me!



26 comments:

Mary said...

Heidi, you rock! The shirts look terrific, and your girls look so poised as they are being interviewed. Great job!

Amanda said...

Wow! I love the t-shirts, the logo is beautiful! Great job! Hang in there...

kat said...

I'm impressed! You did a super job on the logo and all the pieces. Watch out, you're going to become very popular now! Everyone is going to want your services now :) Congrats again!

jessi said...

busy, busy, busy, eh? Wow! That logo looks great!

XO :) said...

You've got too much stress. I think it's time to start those monthly "Mexican Nights." Good food, good friends, and good cheer!
By the way, love those shirts.

miss chris said...

Great shirts. My daughter and I go to the Nutcracker every year. What a great tradition to be invloved with. And love those quilts you did for the wedding! BTW: So glad to have found your blog, as a fellow KC blogger. Even if we wear the black and gold at our house... ;) XO,C

Alice said...

Your Nutcracker shirts are terrific! How nice your girls were wearing them during the interview. Congratulations on a job well done!

AM~Erica said...

I think the "sucker" tattoo is actually in our genes. he he he

The shirts are wonderful!!

Things have gotten crazier for me, too. I will blog about it soon. Be happy I left a comment.

Love & sanity to you, cuz!

capello said...

the shirts rock! you did a great job.

and please, feel free to give me some of your crazy. my crazy of hiding under the table and sucking my thumb just isn't working out.

Alicia A. said...

Hi there! I was hoping you were doing well. Sounds like you've been busy.

We're going out of town for turkey day, but I'm going to email after we're back re: lunch. : )

nikko said...

Looks great! You'll be so happy when it's all done, won't you. ;o)

Tracy said...

Hi Heidi! - I happen to know someone in town that does shirt printing that you may be interested in using next time. They aren't afraid of extra assistance like sorting and tagging, either. :) Call them next year if you want to compare prices and services.

Central Business Systems
Owner: Ray Slater
785-506-1638

Chara Michele said...

That is a lot of shirts! :)

I can relate to the way behind on blog reading...

amandajean said...

the shirt design looks terrific! and don't worry, we'd never give up on you. :) hang in there...it's crazy for everyone, I think.

Kerry and Rachel said...

Great shirts! What a busy time. Thanksgiving, a production, and then Christmas! How do you do it?
Best wishes!

Gina said...

That's a whole lot of shirts! Wowie zowie! They sure look beautiful!! You are so talented.

laeroport said...

Hey, sucker, I mean Heidi! When is the Nutcracker production? And how do I get me one of them nifty shirts?
Hugs!
L

Carla said...

Thank you SO much for the super sweet comment you left on my blog. I've got to update it again soon! WOW-that's A LOT of shirts! The Nutcracker is a tradition for us. My kids don't think it's Christmas without going to see it. How exciting that your girls dance in it! Relax-now that your shirts are all delivered!

melissa said...

the shirts look wonderful! you are such a good mom, to do that. and your girls look so sweet being interviewed for the media. hope your weekend is nice and calm and is giving you some time for yourself!

Amy said...

We're trying to figure out how old is old enough to start the Nutcracker with Elise. Right now, even if she loved it, she would be shouting comments through the whole thing! :)

The shirts look great -- and like a lot of work!

Anonymous said...

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Leigh Ann said...

I feel your pain, girl. Love me those shirts.

Cheers! LA

clara said...

You have done super with the shirts! You are one super woman!
And with so many blogs to read, thanks for taking the time to drop by mine, really happy when you do and I really appreciate it too. :-)

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Ragged Roses said...

Well done you!! Very impressed about the amount of time and effort you've put in. Hpe you're being spoilt now!!! Take care
Kim x

Erin said...

Heidi the t-shirts are fantastic. I think you have a pretty darn good excuse for not blogging. Hope all is going well. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!