That’s always been a dilemma for me. Which day to take off? Historically, Sunday was always the worst day for sales, mostly tire kickers and flea market folks wandering the streets. People tell me to take off Monday but they’ve always been good days for the shop. Take off Tuesday they say, cause the other rug hooking shop is closed that day, then there’s Wednesday, hump day, I don't want to be off all day and then open up for Hook-ins that evening, then Thursday is getting close to the weekend and Friday is even better for shoppers. I just know from past experience that all the days of the week pan out equally, as far as sales go, so it was always difficult to decide which one to count out. So, what do you do when you can't decide? You keep them all. I worry about disappointing someone, driving to my shop from goodness knows where to find a note on the door. I suppose I could say, phone me at home, after all I’m only a few minutes away and more than willing to drive in.
Today being Saturday, I'm going to sit on my derriere and hook to my heart’s content. You can come and hook with me if you like but I’m not going to do a thing as far as work goes, just sit and enjoy myself. Come and have a cup of something hot; coffee, tea or chocolate and stay for a chat. Maybe Saturday could become a hook-in day for those who wish to pop in toting their wares. My friends usually drop by on Saturday so I don't get much done anyway so why not make it all about socializing and fun and not worry about orders or any of that stuff. I’ve always wanted to establish a day hook-in for some time, I just couldn’t decide on the day of the week to hold it on. Around these parts you can hook pretty much every day of the week and twice on Sunday, but I don’t think much happens on Saturday. So lets give it a whirl, it is now official, Saturday is hook-in time at Encompassing Designs. Say 12-3 to start and see what feedback has to say. I know it's late notice and the weather outside is frightful so I don't expect to see anyone today but hopefully next week a few will mosey on by and
And then Sunday I'm teaching a beginning class. I do look forward to teaching. It has always been one of the aspects of the business that I fully enjoy. Glenna, one of our hook-in regulars is coming to sit in while a couple of friends from her neck of the woods take the class so it ought to be a fun filled day.