When I look back at how much work it was to run that business, I honestly cannot believe I did it. BUT, of course, it was only possible because of the extraordinary good people I had working with me....We were a great team...and I miss being a part of their daily lives...
|The best women I know....Phyllis, Mary, (me), Judy and my sister Ronda...|
|At these get togethers -- there will ALWAYS be a Sew and Tell...|
|Judy is a prolific, perfectionist when it comes to sewing projects...|
|Ronda was sharing a dozen of her latest baby quilts...|
|Judy's table runner...|
|It was a unique flip and sew technique...|
|A whimsical applique wall hanging...|
|And a very special purse....|
|With custom pockets...|
|Embroidered Easter Potholders....(yes -- more JUDY projects)|
|Mary had a few projects to share...|
|Her newest passion is WRAPS...|
|THEN, as we were all hugging and saying goodbye -- I realized the jacket Judy was wearing was made out of an old quilt...|
Ronda loves flannel quilts and baby blankets -- Mary is the Applique Goddess AND a quick gift expert. I love recycling thrift store finds -- I'm wearing a jacket that I bought at the Goodwill store, with some raw edge applique (using a cut-up t-shirt). Phillis, on the other hand, is the complete opposite from me. She is a custom tailoring/fitting expert. She HAS sewn entire wedding parties. Six bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride outfits, flower girls -- suits -- she knows how to fit even the most difficult body.
And Judy -- well, what can I say? She sews clothes which are impeccable, and she embroiders, she quilts, appliques....then crochets...knits...there isn't a type of sewing that she hasn't mastered. Then she will teach a class for the rest of us.