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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Getting it done...right

A problem nagging and nagging for the last several weeks seems to have imploded, no thanks to me. 

Quite unbeknownst to me, Emily and Laura sought out and consulted two family friends for advice on screwing up the courage to tell their mother, when the opportunity came, to stop telling them she was taking them back, as they would not be going. The opportunity came in just a couple of days, and they said what they had to say. Just think what cool hands they may be at breaking up with boyfriends.

We may not be out of the woods yet, but we will be.

Meanwhile, back in the studio, I took another try at a yoga/beach skirt. It required the disassembly of two entire serged seams, but, by golly, I think I got it. I see I didn't re-press the waistband seam, but the skirt's still on Helyn, and it will be done before a customer notices. I don't know about the length; it easily can be shorter, but will need customer feedback on that. The prototype probably is a few inches above the knee.

I do believe normal service is on the horizon.



23 comments:

  1. HUGE sigh of relief. That can't have been easy for Emily and Laura. Saying no to your mother is never easy. It is a very big sign that they know just how much they have benefited from their time with you, and how valuable (and valued) you are.

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    1. They came in from that visit wound sky high and couldn't stop talking for an hour.

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  2. I believe in the positive and I believe in you. Things will work out someway and those girls will be fabulous women because of you. You are an exceptional person.

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  3. Poor babies. So young to have to deal with that. Hopefully Mom will back off and respect their decision.

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  4. Well done, Emily and Laura. Please tell those girls I'm proud of them. I hope they know I'm following them--through you--on the road to adulthood.

    Love,
    Janie

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  5. Good for them now you know your time spent with them has worked well and they value you let hope that there is no more problems .
    Merle............

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  6. I knew those girls had good heads on those shoulders. Ice cream for both of them. It had to be hard to do but it showed an amazing sense of maturity. I am sure I am not as proud as you are but it's close.

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  7. Wonderful news! Good for them! And good for you! 😄

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  8. You must be and should be very proud.

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  9. The girls have developed and matured under your excellent care.

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  10. Good for the girls for realizing they are far better off being with you rather than going back to their mom. That is a sign of maturity and definitely came because of your influence on them!

    betty

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  11. So glad the girls gathered their courage and did this on their own. They have your determination :D

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  12. Hari om
    Well I never... Love is paying its dividends... sweet skirt! YAM xx

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  13. Good for them; they've learned a great deal from you and put it to good (if painful) use! Hope that solves the problem for good and all. Sending love and hugs to all of you.

    The skirt is perfect btw.

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  14. Good for those to girls, Joanne! Sounds like they are two chips of your block!

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  15. Huge relief. Those girls are superstars. And I think you are on to something with that beach skirt.

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  16. You have so any reasons to be proud of your girls!

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  17. Well, I hope all is well with your granddaughters.
    I like that shade of blue.

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  18. well, if you ever needed any proof that you have raised those girls to stand up for themselves, there it is. they know a bird nest on the ground when they see it.

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  19. I am very proud of your girls. That couldn't have been easy!

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  20. Well done to those two Joanne - what a good job you have done on them.

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  21. That is an incredible thing to do. Those girls have wisdom and strength beyond their years, and I know where some of it, at least, came from.

    Good on them. Hugs all around.

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  22. They want it for themselves to be able to do this.

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