Tuesday, October 26, 2010

my amazing day



                         I had the most surprisingly inspiring day today and it all came about
                               because MrTL lost his phone while riding to work sunday.

We were forced to spend the day on High Street, Armadale having lunch, perusing shops, browsing through galleries, getting inspired in general (we have big decisions to make at the moment) while waiting to meet the guy who found said phone. People are just plain nice sometimes, arent they?
What you dont know is that we had been trying to get around to doing this very thing for months now.
                                          So when I say forced, I really mean excited.
There were so many highlights today so dont know quite where to start. Lunch felt as if wed been transported to France again (the mr commented on this) as we ate on the sidewalk.
The ladies next to me were old friends catching up and I couldnt help overhearing their odd conversation about kids and life and Paris importing things from other countries and business and husbands, etc. Hearing this made me realise that I needed to arrange a time with my girlfriends and organise for us all to converge on High Street ourselves to enjoy the delights of whatever this street has to offer. Before lunch was over id messaged half of them and would call the rest when I got home, (yes im home now and ive tried ringing you). When you read this its up to you to call me as, like I said, ive already tried.

Where was I....So we were on the hunt for certain things to feed both our creative souls. You dont know our shopping history but, and im probably going to say this once only, but
WE DONT SHOP WELL TOGETHER.
Five minutes in and were arguing. It gets ugly. Its probably from some unidentifiable slight on both sides from way back and our expectations are too high/unrealistic. So in admitting this the setting must be as relaxed as possible with a twin purpose instead of us each having a separate goal.
I hope im making sense. I most likely am to those who have 'been there'.
I expect you to leave me a sympathetic comment. Thanks in advance.

I ended up chatting away to him, and he to me of our dreams for this and that and it was nice and even a bit romantic to find we could be on the same page if we relaxed a bit. Were both way too passionate and tend to compete. The market preparations of the weekend have really truly had an astounding effect on our relationship. I keep telling him how grateful I am for his support.
In the end I saw him off at the train station as he had to go to work. Then I promptly took myself into the first shop and started doing market research. I asked for a certain size clothing that I was pretty sure they dont have and I was right. Guess what size ill be making more of for Little Tree Kids?
The very next shop I went into was so 'me' that I felt right at home and hung out there for a while to get the feel of the place. The lady at the counter was so earthy and approachable that I jumped in and asked if shed be interested in seeing my quilts. I was completely honest, I used the words random, textured,
imperfect, whatever I feel like sewing on the day.
You get the idea.
She said yes!

Im just a little bit excited.
Thanks for listening to me babble on about my day.





11 comments:

kirsty said...

go girl. WE all KNOW how extremely talented, inspiring, random, textured and perfectly imperfect you are. thanks for babbling about your day.

x

dorothybills..... said...

What a delightful day!.....I will call you my dear...I was busy cleaning house (but not mine!)xx

willywagtail said...

Wonderful, wonderful. I can hear the excitement coming through in your chatter. Hugs Cherrie

Jennie said...

Oh - what a day!
(and excellent market research there!)

Julie said...

Lucky you. How exciting to have interested in your creations. Mine are just taking off too and its so exciting.

The Moerks said...

What a great day. Sometimes you just have to seize the moment when selling your creations. well done. And how lovely to have lunch and talk time together.

Leonie Guld said...

Oh...how exciting!!! you are know going to be a magic quilt making lady!!! (love that drawing by the way..the red is FANTASTIC!!

MonetPaisley said...

Sorry my phone was on silent, I am so excited for you. What a lovely read, I felt like we were chatting, and it put a smile on my face. I am sorry but I still see a crocodile with sexy legs. Will catch up tomorrow xxoo

Frankie and Ray said...

Congrats to you, it takes a bit of nerve to approach a shop 'cold', but you never know if you don't ask!

Kate said...

That is where Bren's folks live and if it was two days ago I might have walked down the street and bumped into you. What fun we would have had after we got rid of our Brendons.
Yay for the quilts!

Catherine said...

yay for a great day! glad so many things worked out so well...

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