It was December of last year when Jimmy, from the little feed and seed/license plate agency store, brought me the last of my apron money. It was also in December that my back problems started. With an aching back, sewing was the farthest thing from my mind.
Months passed and with the steroid injections, I've been pretty much back to normal...don't know if that's a good thing or not, you know, the steroid injections. Anyhow, a couple of weeks ago Jimmy knocked at our door carrying an arm load, five, to be exact, of men's pants that needed to be hemmed, or in some cases, cut off and hemmed, and asked if I would do the job. Of course I would. Absolutely!
When the last pair of pants was hemmed and pressed, I called Jimmy to say, "on my way to Walmart, I will stop by the store and hand you the pants...and Jimmy, would you mind if I hung a few more bonnets and aprons in the store window to sell"?
Jimmy said, "I'm sorry, we gave the store a good cleaning and decided to take down the rod". We thought with your back problems, you would not be sewing any more".
I assured Jimmy that was perfectly alright, that I truly appreciated all the years that he had allowed me to sell my bonnets and aprons there in the little feed and seed/license plate agency store.
So, feeling a little sad, I went to work on Henny's Bonnet Shop on my blog.
How time flies. My days of selling at the Wake Forest Farmer's Market are over and now the fun days of selling my goods in the little seed store are past. Lots of good memories though.
Here's a fun note. I really enjoy the blog, pompom'sponderings.blogspot.com She often posts pictures from the sweet little Brambly Hedge books, which I absolutely adore. Once she jokingly mentioned decorating her home like the mice in Brambly Hedge. Oh, did a light bulb ever go off in my head!! The teeny tiny sewing room! My room!
So, have you noticed all that's been added? Friends, I worked an entire day here in the sewing room. There had to be a way to hang those pretty flowered pink ruffly curtains to cover the wall around the closet...and it worked! Now to fill in every bare spot in every shelf. It has been so much fun! Poppy was home that day, and at one point stuck his head in the sewing room and asked, "what are you trying to do anyway". I told him, "build a mouse house". "Well", he said, "it looks more like a rat's nest". He smiled.
Thank you Pom Pom for the idea. My very own little rat's nest to work in and to hide in.
If all goes well, I may have a surprise, another little sweetie pie to show you...after tomorrow.