Hanging On By a Thread
Just approved the production of my custom metal snap closures for the boys’ jeans. Like it? It’s actually a bit darker in person as the flash photography lightened it. I’m pretty happy with them! They should arrive from Hong Kong within the next 4 weeks.
I still need to decide which lighted key chains I’m going to be using. Also need to order matte silver long-pronged snaps for my dress shirts.
My pattern maker received my sketches, fabric and assorted notions. She told me I could expect them back by August 18th. Yes, I’m cutting it close. Very close. My pattern maker is doing 6 different patterns. I adore my pattern maker and have full confidence in her ability.
Once I approve my fit samples she makes, I’ll have to have a sample maker make my salesman’s samples. Oh wait…first I need to find a sample maker. I do have a few contacts in NYC to check out. Better call them next week and see if they can work within my timeframe. I need to figure out how many salesman’s samples I need. I have 3 models sized 6 months, 5 years and 6 years for my photos. I’ll also need several size 5 years for my 7 mannequins and another 2 for my size 12 month mannequins. These salesman’s samples will be used to take orders at the upcoming trade show. Guess I had better book the trade show booth, right? But I still haven’t send in my older samples for approval by the trade show. I’ll do that after the BBQ when I can think straight. Let’s hope I can get a decent location at the trade show. Keeping fingers crossed.
I also need to have several graphics created for my knit t-shirts. I’m thinking a NYC skyline or something like that. Oh and then, I’ll need to find a screen printer…easy enough. At least, I hope!
Honestly, I am frazzled. Too much going on within a short time period. My big BBQ is less than a week away and I have tons of things to do, buy, plan, etc. We’re expecting between 130 – 150 people. Oh my. Like the logo my e-Bay friends made below? LOL!
But most importantly, my daughter’s kidneys are in very bad shape. We just got home last night from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia after a 5 day stay and she is now officially listed for a new kidney. It could come
the day of the BBQ at any time. Really. Thank you for all your continued support and prayers.
I feel like a million things are coming at me at once and I just want to hide. Seriously.
I just finished cleaning up dinner–Mr. Diva™ had the bright idea to invite 9 of my daughter’s friends over for Shrimp Scampi and Shrimp Marinara. My kitchen is trashed. And to make matters worse, my son invited a few of the neighbor kids over to play video games. Lovely. I can’t wait till they go home!
Unfortunately, I’m now only counting 13 of the 19 koi fish in my pond. I found the top two pictured fish on the right cut in half. Apparently, the great white Heron bird can back for a snack while I was away. I was most upset about my prized 12 inch butterfly koi fish who had the most unique markings…red behind the gills. This just sucks! Oh and one of the two blue koi are missing, too!
Tomorrow morning I’m embroidering some tote bags which are due the first week of August. But first I’ll need to clear off all the new fabric so I have some room to work on my cutting table tonight…LOL!