To all who mourn in Israel, He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory. Isaiah 61:3

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Update on Mom's Navy Winter Wool Suit....

It is with much sadness and devastation that I say the following.  After much wailing and gnashing of teeth and visions of dousing the whole thing in gasoline and setting it afire....I, with the blessing of my sweet Mama have decided to pack the whole affair up and put it away until next year.  I started out with great anticipation and excitement, knowing that Mom would look fabulous in her new suit.  The reality of the sad situation set in when after working for 8 hours on the collar, I found out that it was ALL WRONG!!!  UGH!  The notch in said collar was waaaaaaay off.  ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!   I sat at my sewing desk with the collar, complete with velvet, lace and soutache accents lovingly administered, and went through several emotions.  First came disbelief.  Then came fury, rage, disgust and horror.  Followed lastly by sorrow.  Then came the visions of fire and crazy lady laughter.  After recalling Lamaze breathing and putting it into practice I called Mom and proceeded to burst into tears.  She immediately let me off the hook and set me at ease.  "Stop it you crazy kid!!"  No, just kidding.  She was actually so sweet as she is always is.  "Put it in a box, put it in the closet and don't even look at it until next year."  I love that woman!!!  So, it will go away until I can look upon it without animosity.  Maybe my friend Josie can help me with it when she comes out in July!  Maybe by then, it will be safe!  hahahahahaha.....


  1. Oh no my dearest friend! Fear not...I know that if we put our heads together we can overcome! We will vanquish the stubborn suit and sew it into submission! Where is that dratted transporter when I need it?! I love your mom, she is the very soul of compassion and patience. Well deep breath and lets look forward to the next visit! Huggs my friend...huggs.

    1. Oh Josie....I so needed that transporter the other night!! I know you could have helped me through the anger! hahaha...sigh. When you come here, that is one thing I want to do is have you help me!! And yes, Mom is so wonderful and compassionate and patient! Hugs back to you!!!