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so, I know that I mentioned that I was sewing things for entry into
the county fair (state fair isn't going ot happen this year).  Well, I
thought that the day to take entries up was Thursday...nope, it's
TOMORROW!!!!

Now, I really shouldn't be that stressed out, because all I really
need to do is press DDs dress and the skirt that I whipped up -
finished sewing the waistband down this morning while the children had
breakfast.  However, I'm at a loss!!  I have things all mis-scheduled
and I have to try and figure out what I did and then correct it.  I
also have to get it through my children's thick skulls that they can
NOT act like fools tomorrow when I take my entries up.

Next, I am waiting to hear back about a potential customer who wants a
slipcover made, with contrast piping.  I had made cushion covers for
him before, but the dog shredded them - dark colored dog, light
colored couch.  I was completely honest with him and told him that it
would be cheaper for him to just purchase the ones that he wants
because, now that he's changed what he wants, it will take a bit
longer, plus the fabric and piping would have ot be ordered, then you
have to total the time, fabric costs, time to take accurate
measurements of the couch, etc.  Yes, the money would be nice, no the
time it would take away from other things that are getting piled up is
not something I look forward to.  So, I'm just waiting to hear back
from him as to what he wants to do.

I'm also trying to get the kiddos calmed down,  Bek is scared that she
won't know where the bathroom is when she starts at the "big kid
school" and even though I've told her over and over again that there
is one in her classroom AND one right outside the classroom, she's
still freaking out.  Which leads right into the next thing - school
fees have to be paid starting the 7th, and we want ot get there in the
earlier part of the payments dates so that we can see Tom's classroom
and maybe meet his teacher and drop off his contribution to the
classroom supplies (tissues and plastic bags).

Sew....I'm sewing under a lot of pressure and that means making some
silly mistakes.  However, I think I was able to fix most of the recent
goofs....maybe when the children are actually IN school, I can sew at
a normal pace.

Larisa, who will post pics of the state fair entries after the fair

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On Aug 4, 6:48=A0pm, "off kilter quilter @somewherequiet.net"
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Hallo Larisa ,,
breath deeeeeeply ,,, you will be ok !!! the things are sewn , just
calmly work and it will be OK .
Best of luck with kid`s new classes as well
mirjam

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Fair entries turned in this morning, minus the skirt and adult
top...skirt wasn't my best and just didn't get to the top.  Oh well.
I will be heading up after dinner to see what things did what and find
out where they stash the things that didn't place to see if I can pick
them up tonight or wait until the end of the fair and gather
everything at once.

I have a client who has changed his mind twice about what he wants, so
last night I sent an email telling him that he really needed to sit
down and think about what he wanted.  DId he want to change the color
of the furniture with a fitted slipcover with contrast piping, or did
he just want washable cushion covers to protect the cushions - in the
same color that he already has.

Originally he said he wanted cushion covers, then when I emailed him a
bunch of links to choose fabric from, he came back with something from
Pottery Barn!!  Yes, I'd love the money, just not the time that it
would take and I don't want to have to go and measure everything
myself since i odn't know where he lives and wouldn't be comfortable
going by myself.

Anyway, I may just send him to the upholstery place down the road.
This not not something that I'm an expert at, and they are.

SO...now it's time to start steaming through the clothing that I need
to make for the children - school starts in 14 days!!  Then on to more
work for the craft fair in November.  If this one goes well, I will do
the one in November and will start listing things online...not ready
for my own website yet, but will give Etsy a try for a few months.

SO...that's where things are today.  With any luck, there will be some
pretty ribbons attached to some of my things tonight and I will make
sure to get pictures...I'm planning on using pics of my entries to
make up a flyer about my business to see if that gets more money
rolling in.

Larisa

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Wishing you the best in all that you have to do!  Hope you will get Blue
Ribbons at the fair.
Barbara in SC



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Well, I went to the Fair by myself tonight to check the status of my
entries, and here's how it breaks down:

Apron: 1st place
Adult dress: 2nd place
Child's dress: 2nd place
Adult jacket: 2nd place
Child's play set: 1st place
Child's top: 1st place
Adult vest: 1st place
Quilted wallhanging: 1st place

Yeah, I'm pretty stoked about this, and you have to admit, it can't
hurt my sewing business to have ribbon winner, right?  I know I seem
rather laid back, but I did my freaking out when I saw the entries.
Later this week, the whole family will be heading up so that the
children can ride rides and I can get better pictures of them -
tonight I only had my cell phone to take pictures with and I am
clueless as to how to get them onto my computer...will try to dig out
the book later on tonight.

However, most of the entries can be found at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nystitcher1972/sets/72157601800175435 /

jacket is 2nd pic in the top row, playset is the last picture in the
3rd row, dress is third picture in the 4th row, child's top is the
Asian print one - 2nd picture in the 5th row, wallhanging is 2nd
picture in the 6th row, and the apron is the 3rd picture in the 6th
row.  I don't have a picture of the vest or the child's dress on the
computer, but I will be uploading the ones I take when we go back to
the fair later this week, so I will update once again.

Larisa, off ot plan for next year!!

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off kilter quilter @somewherequiet.net wrote:
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Larisa, congratulations!!!  You deserve too be stoked, well
done!

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:
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Congratulations Larisa. *You done Good* to put in someone's vernacular.
Juno

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Wow, that is totally awsome.  Well done and congradulations,
Larissa!!!

-Irene

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On Aug 6, 2:55=A0am, "off kilter quilter @somewherequiet.net"
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WELL  DONE
mirjam

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off kilter quilter @somewherequiet.net wrote:
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Well done Larissa!  I'm sure that is just the pick-me-up you needed :-)

Lizzy

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Woo hoo!!!!
\o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/
Wendy Z



off kilter quilter @somewherequiet.net wrote:
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ladies !!!
We don`t have this kinds of fairs with prizes , it all look a bit
Cindarella stuff to me
Thus i imagine you both with Specail made silk long gowns ,
[ comfortable glass like] shoes  !!!   and a Crown and all those
prizes ,,,, nice image ,,, the Car is powered by sewing machines !!!!!
mirjam
couldn`t resist this image !!!!hahahhah

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Mirjam.
You have a great sense of absurd. You are very funny!
Juno

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Thank you Juno !!!
I enjoy reading those descriptions they wrote....
mirjam

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On 6 Aug, 01:55, "off kilter quilter @somewherequiet.net"

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Fantastic! I'm constantly amazed at all you manage to sew on top of
being a mom, renovating your house, etc. You get First Place in my
book! :-)

Erin

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On Aug 5, 10:58=A0pm, "off kilter quilter @somewherequiet.net"
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G O O D  L U C K
mirjam

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