When the wind gets at you - Turn it around and make Lemonade!!!!

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So I have had a couple of disasters lately.

The edge of my stall got caught in tremendous downpour 2 weeks ago and a  
lot of the dresses got really badly soaked. The problem was that 3 of  
them badly stained and water damaged because the storm brought down a  
lot of dirt from the building that was hanging over me and even after I  
washed them one had too bad a stain to be sold. So I laid it down and  
re-cut it two sizes smaller so it's now 3-4 years not 5-6.

Then last Sunday I was on a very hot market and wasn't given all the  
meter-age I had asked for, hey ho I adjusted the shape of the stall but  
had to compromise on table space to get the clothes rails in.

To fit everything in I fixed up a temporary pole in the market umbrella  
top to hang the baby rompers on instead of placing them on the table. A  
massive gust of wind shook the temporary rail and the whole lot went  
down on the ground and the metal pole went down also. When I picked them  
up I noticed the top pair had a mark where the round end of the metal  
pole had plummeted down on top of the cotton rompers. It had actually  
cut the fabric slightly! Horror struck, I then turned them over and the  
shock of impact had carried the damage through the layers to the back.  
Not content with that I then found that 6 pairs of rompers were affected  

to cover the damages. Hearts and stars were used mostly. Two pairs have  
hearts back and front. It was either that or cut new  front and backs  
for  the rompers on one side.


When the wind brings you holes you make lemonade I guess.
--  
Claire in Montreal FRANCE
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

Re: When the wind gets at you - Turn it around and make Lemonade!!!!
I am so very sorry for your disasters, but so glad you were able to repair  
part of the problems!
Barbara in SC



Re: When the wind gets at you - Turn it around and make Lemonade!!!!
On Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 1:25:54 PM UTC-4, Claire in France wrote:
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It's        got to be disheartening to havv this disasters that are out of  
your control. good thing you are so talented and able to think on your feet
. Good Save!

Re: When the wind gets at you - Turn it around and make Lemonade!!!!
On Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 12:25:54 PM UTC-5, Claire in France wrote:
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Good heavens, when it rains it pours as we say in the USA.
Sorry you've had such bad luck but glad you were able to
salvage your items.


Re: When the wind gets at you - Turn it around and make Lemonade!!!!
On Wednesday, May 31, 2017 10:25 AM,

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I am so sorry you suffered damage to your merchandise.

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Or you could have enlisted your mother's embroidery machine. <g>  I
once splashed a small bit of bleach on the front of a shirt on which
I had embroidered several lighthouse motifs.  Rather than toss the
shirt, I found a tiny sandcastle design and embroidered it over the
bleach spot.  Not only a problem solved, but a new "design feature"!
;-D

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True in many of life's moments...

Beverly


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