My goodness -- if I could just be two of me, I would have so much more to show you. I had problems with the camera lady (not mentioning any names), and then I had problems with the video software I purchased not even starting so I could fix the camera lady's video. Then when I decided to take my tripod to the store today, I found that lots of the bulbs in the ceiling fixtures in my store were burned out. Stuff like that really upsets me because when I was working there, I always watched out for things like that, AND I hate dark rooms!
I have employees being paid very well to see to day-to-day maintenance, but .... When the Cat's away..... And what is with the employees working with not enough light overhead??? Does everyone but me have x-ray vision, or what?
Jerry goes to our store very often, but he wouldn't notice if there was an orangutan hanging from the lights, never mind whether they worked or not. He WOULD, however, notice if there was a hairline scratch on the company van. Weird!
ANYWAY, I tried to find a place where there was enough light to show you a video today of Lu's finished "muslin" top. I decided my former office was the best place.
I finally calmed down enough to regroup and set up for my video. I decided to drag Jerry into the office for a test. Knowing I was already not too happy about the burned out bulbs, he came in immediately from his computer work in the hall, and he became my "Lu" for a test.
This video is ONLY for my blog readers, but I had to show you how my sweet husband endures me:
It all began last weekend. Phylly went to Tulsa to visit her daughter, Heather. While Phylly was there, we both received an email saying that our most favoritist fabric store in the world was going out of business -- The Cloth Merchants. They were having a special 4-hour 20% off everything sale last Sunday afternoon for their best customers. I decided that just MAYBE -- since Phylly was up there -- that I could order some fabric on line and Phylly could pick it up for me. Turned out Phylly WAS going to the sale for a tearful goodbye if nothing else, and she was happy to pick up my fabric. Turned out Phylly bought a lot more fabric than I did.
Monday morning, Phylly brought my bag of fabric to work with her (she works at our store), and I asked her to lay it out and take pictures with her cell phone and send them to me so I could see a bigger swatch than the tiny squares on the internet. She did. That is when I discovered that one of the fabrics was WAY WRONG for me. It was all browns and oranges. I asked Phylly to show it to her boss, Lu, who is a pretty red head and looks AMAZING in fall colors. Phylly did. Lu loved it. SO HERE IS THE WHOLE THING IN A SENTENCE:
I told Phylly to tell Lu that IF she would let Phylly measure her, I would make her a Sure-fit Designs top with that fabric. Lu was delighted, and Phylly got the measurements and faxed them to me.
Here is the beginning -- day 1 -- when I filmed a tip for SFD fans:
Lu has one shoulder lower than the other -- like me -- and I did not adjust for that. I told her we needed to stand her up against the wall and draw around her. There was no reply, but I could read her mind: "You have GOT to be KIDDING!!!" Little does she know the extent I will go to for a perfect fit.
AND, let me also point out that when I asked Lu:
"Do you wear the same bra every day?",
and Lu looked at me like I had lost my last marble,
I did NOT mean the EXACT SAME bra. I meant the same STYLE of bra. Poor Lu. She was probably trying to plan a quick escape before I could ask her any more insane questions.
Got to run. I may be back to tweak this later. Jerry and I are going to Kingfisher to supervise Mom moving back into the Memory Unit. I want to be sure all her things are returned to the proper place.
Here's a few still shots. LOVE her hair! Lu apologized that she was in shorts and didn't put on her makeup today. If I looked that good without makeup, I'd throw it all in the trash! I could just shake that gorgeous hair around, and I would be perfectly happy!
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