I have the Maryland Home and Garden Show coming up in 4 weeks and while I have started to stock pile for that, I don't have nearly enough merchandise. The blanks are being cut. Everyday Lou carries another pile of blanks from the downstairs wood shop to my upstairs studio. Every time I paint a particular sign for an order, I paint an additional one or two for the show.
It's hard sometimes to decide what to make for a show because one never knows what it is that will be the hot seller. It's not always what you would think.
So I need to get many more piles of signs painted, varnished and ready to go. I always surprise myself when we are setting up for a show, how many items have actually been finished.