Market Prep, Part 6.
Help came when most needed...
Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other.
~Carol Saline

My dear sister, Caty, came over yesterday to put order in this chaotic life of mine, so that quote above seemed quite fitting. Yes, surprisingly enough not everything in my household looks as pretty and orderly as the pictures from my last post, which, by the way, thanks so much for all your kind words. Your support means so much to me and I am so thankful to have such an amazing circle of friends to help me make the best showing of Andalucia possible!

But, getting back to Caty...ohmygoodness, where do I begin? She washed, dried and put away every last stitch of clothing in our house... even the bed linens and towels. Anyone who knows
me knows how much I despise laundry. I'd much rather clean toilets than fold & put away clothes... really! So, Caty came to my rescue when I most needed it, filling in the gaps while I sewed and upholstered around the clock!

Not only did she do all my laundry but she also organized the kids closets, which is something I just hadn't gotten to in so long. I'll have to take a picture of Sydney's closet for all of you to see. It looks like a boutique display in there... all pieces are neatly hung and organized in an orderly manner, not spilling out of laundry baskets or piled up in a corner of the room, LOL!

And in between loads of laundry she helped me with some much needed Market Prep busy work. She finished collating & stuffing the remainder of my 500 Greeting Cards and assembled the remaining of my 400 bookmarks... with a little help from my assistant, of course (an assistant for my assistant).

When I was scouring the internet looking for the perfect "sister quote" to put at the top of this posting (something fitting but not too corny) I came across these funny ones that just totally describe our relationship:

Sisters never quite forgive each other for what happened when they were five. ~Pam Brown

You can kid the world. But not your sister. ~Charlotte Gray

A sister smiles when one tells one's stories - for she knows where the decoration has been added. ~Chris Montaigne

If your sister is in a tearing hurry to go out and cannot catch your eye, she's wearing your best sweater. ~Pam Brown

Caty, I cannot thank you enough for what you did for me these past couple of days! The house looks amazing and I am this much closer to having everything ready for my Market debut. THANKS, SIS!!! LOVE YA!!!!

Oh, and I haven't forgotten that I promised to share some wonderful quilts from my talented sample sewers and some upholstered chairs and other miscellaneous sewing projects by yours truly. All that is coming... very soon! Patience, my friends. I am working around the clock here but hope it will all pay off soon! :)


  1. Annie1:36 PM

    Awesome! Can Caty come to my house next? LOL!


  2. I tagged you!!

  3. My sentaments exactly Annie! I did the laundry today but I have closets that are in desperate need of organizing! You're so lucky to have a sister like that, mine is lazy!!! LOL!!! Can't wait to see the quilts and other creations you have.

  4. Sorry, girls! She's all mine!!! mua-ha-ha-ha ;)


  5. What a wonderful relief and support system. My Sister is a wonderful support too, but hates laundry as much as the next person... you have a real friend there!

    I can't wait to see those chairs!!

  6. Good for you Patty. I know how much you miss having family close.
    Don't you wish we had another month to get everything done?

  7. How sweet of your sister to come and help you out. Even organizing the closets -- WOW!

    Sounds like you are doing a fabulous job for the Market. I wish I could go.

    Best of luck to you!!!


  8. I'm lovin me some Caty right now. I know how much her visit meant to you. Sisters mean so much in our lives--glad she was there for you.

  9. Thanks for the sweet comments, everyone. Yes, I miss her terribly already.

    OK... my plan today is to get some sewing done and hopefully be able to blog QUILTS, furniture and outfits later on. Stay Tuned!!! :)

  10. awww...sisters are the best. i hope my girls continue to love each other that much as they grow. =)


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