Friday, April 8, 2022

Friday, I overslept!


 This was me this morning at 9:56, when the doorbell rang.  It actually rang twice because I was dreaming and I ignored the first bell.  But the dog kept barking and the dream became a nightmare. I have long hair which I put up at night in ponytail on top of my head.  Usually I out a few sponge rollers in it to keep it from getting too frizzy.  I have very curly hair.  So there I am in all my glory (ask Slug she can tell you how gorgeous I am) with my bobble head, wrinkled pj's, dried drool on my face covering my sleep dents.

It was a bride who had a 10:00 appointment. Yes, that was the start of my morning.  Or should I say Mourning? So after fitting the bride in my jammies, I hurried into get dressed and then jumped in the monster truck that I have been driving all week as Hub's has my car and I took off for errands I had to get done before the shop really opened.  Well in truth I do open at 10 but I was praying I could get to the bank, get hub's time sheet turned into the district office, and get a diet coke at Mcd's. 

I am down the hill looking for a particular bank and my phone rings it is a bride to pick up.  I told her I would be there in 5 minutes.  So I turn around no errands completed and head back up the hill to the house.  On the way up another client calls for pick up and I tell her to come right away.  I meet bride, and client, dress fits perfectly and they leave.

I am back in the truck headed down to find bank and I do get to district office and on the way I get two phone calls and I say I will be home within the 1/2 hour.  I get my beloved elixir as Val the Victorian calls it and I am now headed for the elusive bank.  I get a call that client in there, so I rush home and take care of client and then rush to feed and water the chickens.

Of course I am down at the coop in the middle of this process when another client comes, and they were kind enough to wait for me to finish as chickens do not like to wait. Then I took care of them and back on the road to find bank. Which by the way keeps moving and changing addresses. I won't name bank but they are a big one.Find bank and now head home to get my act together, thinking of all the gas the monster truck is sucking up at the time. By the way gas is 3.95 a gallon here.

I have not really started my day and I am already exhausted. I went to bed rather early for me last night and I slept very well.  In fact too well.  I think this week of non stop treadmill sewing has worn me out.

By the way Lil sis's dress fit perfectly and she was very happy.  We giggled about switching the tags in the other two dresses.  I will have three dresses to alter when I get there, I think.  I just found out there were 7 bridesmaids and so far I have only taken care of 4 so who knows what will pop out of the wood work.

In the mean time look what Kim did!!!!!



I completed another chart!  It was a fast turn over due to the  incredible amount of sewing done and the fact that I am spending no money.

I have to confess that I only got to my third skirt yesterday and I did no ironing as I just sat a stared at TV.  I think I was just over tired.  I wonder why? Kim was a vegetable.


Where I left off last night. Turquoise and red are very sacred colors to the Nez Perce people. 

I have three more pieces of fabric out with ribbon spools to encourage me to go on.  I actually really like to combine the colors, with the fabric.  They don't match anything, but it is fun to make up the combinations. I love one of a kind.  I will always remember  taking a mockup costume design to a director for approval and having them say , Great I want 12 of those, have someone get you the measurements. Blah 12 of the same thing, my idea of hell.

Well there have been 17 people here so far today.  I have two more wedding dresses as of this morning and a huge pile of things to get done next week.  So no rest for this wicked girl.

I need to get to the store.  I need to get bedding washed.  I need to clean up the house.  I need to do the floors.  I need to make a jellyroll cake and some jello and pudding for the trifle I have to put together for that funeral tomorrow. I also need to get as many of these skirts done as I can. So what is Kim going to do first? She has no bloomin' idea.

Argument with Lil sis.  Niece is over budget.  We are now into flowers.  The budget was set for $500.00.  Well I think we can scale back except for the bridal bouquet and do everything for under $100. Yes we will be cutting most of our greenery from outside plants in the neighbor hood.  Yes they have these plants growing all over St. Louis .  I can go to costco and get everything we need for about $25.00 to do the boutonnieres, corsages, and bridesmaids.  I think three long stemmed yellow roses trailing with ribbon (that I already have in the shop) looks elegant with the blue dresses. I have all the wires and floral tape and gaga stuff, I will bring it with me. Still no faith from these people. I want to bang my head against the wall.

  Daughter Braunwyn's wedding bouquet, made with almost all flowers picked from local yards.  Now I know we will have to buy some flowers, but this will cost no where near $500.00. 


23 comments:

  1. What a way to start the day! That was just a crazy morning. Chickens don't like their food late. At least you made it through the day.

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  2. I made all the flowers for Son2 and DIL2's wedding from sheet music I printed off the computer. Her deceased father's favorite song was Ode To Joy and she wanted the flowers made from it. I think I spent about 20 bucks on filler greenery, ribbon and lace and that was it. Tell Lil Sis to sit back and let you work your magic!

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    1. I know, but I think it is the 3 martinis that make her hard to get along with.

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  3. I laughed aloud as I read about the bank that keeps changing addresses. Lol! May be you should sew less and write for a living. It is such fun to read. I also admire how you get so much done. I am sure the wedding will be awesome.

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    1. I have thought about that, but then I would just have one more thing to do.

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  4. I'm exhausted just reading this. What a hectic day! You made it though!!!!

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  5. Please for gosh sakes, eat another box of cereal!! You need the energy...*snort*

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    1. Actually, this week it has been chips, and chocolate.

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  6. I did Daughter 4's flowers, cost was $100. I did Daughter 2's flower... a package of wild flower seeds. We all grew them and even cut some along the ditches as we drove to the wedding. LOL

    I hate over sleeping along with running late. Next time call bank to get their address. They must be on wheels LOL

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    1. I tried calling the bank they would not answer. I cannot believe the service.

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  7. No wonder you overslept. You've been working hard all week. Enjoy your weekend and take a break.

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    1. It was a hell of a week and I did need a break.

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  8. You, my friend, are Superwoman!!!

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  9. So if my girls get married, I will hire you and out you up in a fine hotel with room service the week leading up, and then give you guest of honor rights at the reception. I think you're much more in top of everything that you give yourself credit for. I love the idea of just flowers with ribbon, no bouquets. It's what my bridesmaids had. Gorgeous in photos and a nice thank you gift for the girls with a vase. What the heck do bridesmaids want with a bouquet after anyways?

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    1. Exactly. And if you need me I will be there. I have done it before. Flown in, did all the alterations, flowers, even the food. For many, many nieces. I have 18 nieces and I think I did 16 of the weddings.

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  10. I used to do sewing when all the children were young in order to make some extra money. I love to sew and am confident I can make anything, but I hate sewing for others! They want to pick out the fabric and will not listen to me when I tell them it will not hang right, then do what they want, and they are unhappy with the finished product and don't want to pay for my time. I prefer to create what I want and then offer it for sale. One fall I sold over 3,000 flannel pants. That was fun!

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    1. Kathy,
      Same here. My sister did that, pick out pattern and fabric and then told me nothing every worked that I made her. I told her about how her pattern and material were not right for each other. When she allowed me to help with the choosing, she finally liked what I made. I made a one-piece outfit and took them to a boutique who could not keep them on the racks because they sold so well. I liked that.

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    2. Wow, you are the bomb. I don't so custom work like that. There is no money in it. But what a market. You must be very busy.

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