YAY!!! I am excited to announce that
I have hired a lady for our store. Her name is Doris June, but she goes by DJ. She is tall and thin. She has worked 15 years at a very nice gift shop in a town close to here. The store is closing because the owner wants to retire. One of my employees, Nancy, called me this weekend and told me about DJ. She has shopped at that gift shop for years, and she knows DJ well because DJ waited on her whenever she went into that store. That was a good enough reference for me before I even met DJ.
DJ starts this morning, and I really need to be there, but can't. We are starting another construction project here at our home, and the contractor -- Todd -- likes to arrive early. He hasn't really started yet, but keeps coming over to measure stuff. This morning, he is coming to measure the inside of our shower. I am mad at our shower because for some insane reason, we made the ceiling 10 foot high in it. You have to be a giraffe to reach it. The light has been burned out in it for months because neither of us wants to drag a ladder inside the shower -- if one would even fit -- to change the bulb. The shower is covered with white tiles surrounded by white grout that defies all cleaning products and likes to stay dirty. I am having all the tiles ripped out -- the ceiling lowered -- and solid walls put in. Fortunately, we have several other showers in the house to use during the process.
We are also having our back patio covered. I wanted it done when we built this house in 1998, but my husband said it would keep the light from coming in the windows, and he would not allow it. I am no longer afraid that my husband will leave me if I don't do everything his way, so I finally talked him into agreeing with me.
Like my sister, Judy, says, "What good is a patio you can't sit on in the rain?"
ANYHOW, between interviewing and new construction, I have been busier than usual, BUT I did make a new video on Sunday. It is a short video but it took over 4 hours to upload to You Tube with our snail's pace internet here, and the first time I tried to upload it, it froze just before the end. I had to start over. That is why I am a bit behind on my blog.
Here is the video. I am attempting to show you how to cut out and finish a simple knit top in a few hours. I did finish the top and was wearing it by the time my husband got home for dinner. He said it looked "professional" with my new cover stitch machine finishing. How nice was that?!
And here is another video of my final version of this new knit top: