The past few days have been rainy and cloudy, with a few thunderstorms off and on. I was beginning to wonder if the raindrops would ever stop falling! Today, however, after the morning rain, the sun came out and it was suddenly HOT! I didn’t realize HOW hot it was until I went outside after working in the sewing studio for a few hours this morning.
We had a photo shoot scheduled this afternoon so I loaded up the prototypes for the summer collection of “Size YOU!™” garments in my car. Just that little bit of effort resulted in sweat rolling down my face and lots of other places on my body. But we got into the car, turned the air conditioner to HIGH and took off for town.
As it turned out, the timing was perfect for my youngest Angel Baby (who is not longer a baby!) to catch up with the summer reading program craft time at our local library. I dropped her off and got her going on her Super Hero craft project and then zipped over to the location for the photo shoot.
By this time the rain had completely stopped (which was a good thing), but the wind was so strong that we knew there was no way we could get good photos in that location. Besides that, it was SOOOOO hot that my dear friend Laura, who had graciously volunteered to be my model for the day, said that all her make-up had melted off her face and we would need to find a place where we could cool down occasionally. And she could re-apply her make-up.
She suggested that we run over to her church where we could go inside to change from one outfit to another (and cool down in between sessions). Off we went, over hills and valleys, WAY out in among the cornfields to a lovely little country church. The setting was absolutely perfect! We had sun and shade, a beautiful building with gardens and a wrought iron fence, with a tree nestled in the middle of it all.
It was still HOT, but out there in the country with huge trees on every side, the breeze was just enough to cool us down a bit, and we were able to go inside where it was air conditioned in between photo sessions. Laura was a trooper! Fifteen different garments, with several different versions of each outfit, kept us busy for almost two hours.
So if you were thinking of opening an online boutique or an Etsy shop or starting your own website to sell . . . . whatever it is that YOU make . . . . beware! It is a lot of work. It takes time, and commitment, and more hard work, and more time. It can be exhausting, but it can also be exhilarating when you realize that you are creating something that you can share with others.
Even though this evening the raindrops have returned, and we are expecting another thunderstorm tonight, this has been a good day. But now I’m ready to take a break and rest up from this all of this “busyness” until tomorrow. In the meantime, I hope you will join us for the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. I’ll be working on listings tomorrow, but for tonight here are a few “sneak peeks” from our photo shoot for Gossamer Threads Shop.
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