Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Sunshine Bulbs, Really Nice Electricians and Swap Update

Some of you will recall the last time I had to call a repairman.  It was for a broken garbage disposal at my Edmond home.  The shabbiest, unkempt man showed up for the job.  I almost turned him away because of his appearance.  I even posted a picture of the back of him so people would know I was NOT exaggerating.

Well, today, I stayed home from work to wait for electricians to show up to repair three broken lights that Jerry had tried over and over to fix but couldn't.  I was MAJORLY, PLEASANTLY surprised when two very nice, clean, polite repairmen showed up.  The younger one spent most of his time in my sewing room because I decided I wanted ALL the lighting in this room changed.  WOW!!!!  What a difference.

Anyway, his name was Jonathon.  He has a beautiful wife and three adorable daughters named Peyton, Chloe and Rylynn (?).  I think that is right.  He showed me pics of them on his cell phone.  All dark-haired beauties.  Found out he and his wife are youth pastors at a small church in the town they live in.  They just got back from church camp where they both preached.  It was SO, SO, SO refreshing to listen to this Christian daddy talk about his family.  He even told me the sermon he preached at camp.

Jonathon, of course, noticed all my sewing machines, and he said his wife Davilynn (?) had purchased a sewing machine, but she never used it.  I'm not sure she knows how to sew.  He noticed the video I made this morning on my computer monitor and asked me about it.  He asked for the name of my blog so his wife might learn about sewing.

I told him that my blog wasn't a very good place to learn about sewing as I jump around from one thing to another -- to another -- to another, and I don't really teach.  I gave him the Craftsy.com website for her, and I really hope she will check it out for beginning sewing classes.  They have so many wonderful classes and she can watch them right at home.  She is a SAHM which I admire greatly.

Anyway, here is the video I made this morning where I groan about the "shame on you" comment I received from a few people.  Then I show you how far I've gotten on our friendship swap.


AND, since Margaret has already opened her July 28 birthday present from me, I can show you what I made her now.  She really liked it.  Margaret was MADE to wear beautiful clothes and jewelry, and it thrills me that she wears what I make for her.

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Happy Birthday again my dear friend, Margaret!

And for those of you -- which may be ALL of you -- who couldn't see my parking lot haircut by Princess Di, here is a photo:



Gotta run.

Jerry is downstairs trying to heat up leftover roast and potatoes.  I need to go assist.

Be back soon.

Hugs, Joy

9 comments:

  1. I enjoy your videos very much. Also, your parking lot haircut is dynamite! Very updated and looks wonderful on you!

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  2. I love the jewelry you made and that is one of my favorite colors. I totally agree with your opinion on appearances. And if other people don't like your opinion they can go watch someone else.
    Love your videos.
    Charlotte

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    1. Well, one lady informed me today (under the repairman video) that I am a poor excuse for a Christian and she was unsubscribing. It really do NOT get it. How can anyone not KNOW how important appearance is. The man COULD help what he looked like. He was NOT poor. UGH! Thanks for your comment.
      Hugs, Joy

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  3. Thank you! Thank you! Love the birthday jewelry, and I have a couple of blouses that will be perfect for these beautiful pieces! Whenever I go "out", I am always wearing one of your creations. You are so talented and nimble-fingered! Ever had that compliment before? You look so pretty in this Vlog! Love you, Margret

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  4. Hi there Joy! The jewelry is so pretty, and a beautiful color. Wish you would start selling it. :D Love your haircut photo, it is funny. lol By the way, I found The Jennifer Jacket II pattern on Ebay and got it. Now I am on the look out for just the right sweatshirt, then on to purchase batiks.

    Barb in Arlington, Tx

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    1. I would LOVE to see your jacket when you get it done!

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  5. The time you take and the effort you make to keep your blog is greatly appreciated. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, experience and opinion. Your blog is a goldmine of information particularly with fitting issues. I have similar fit challenges and you have greatly helped. Thank you and best wishes.

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  6. I agree with you Joy....If a person can't take the time or pride to properly groom themselves, how can I be sure that they will take the time and pride to properly do their job. I think you can tell when someone is too poor to dress snappy, dirty is another story. The scraggly hair and general unkemptness of that repairman would turn me off too! You are RIGHT! only one first impression!

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Hugs, Joy