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Friday, May 06, 2016

Blame It on My Mom
That's right I said "Blame it on my mom".  My mom's name was Veronica (Vroni) for short and she was a stay at home mom that never stopped.  She taught me the saying "Good better best, never let it rest,  until your good is better and your better is your best".  She was an expert seamstress.  We sewed amazing garments together.  We sewed pieces that were fashion statements, blazers, coats we did it all.  I learned fitting skills, the way fabrics acted based on their fiber content and most of all I learned how to create. I would fall in love with a fashion piece and we would analyze what made it special.  It is this skill that transferred over to my knitting and crocheting skills.  That ability to see drape and fit or think through how a specific yarn is going to act.

She was so nervous when I decided to open the store.  I will never forget her telling me that I should open the store with just a little bit of yarn and then grow into buying more.  More than that I will never forget the day she started working with bamboo needles that we had at the store.  My mom went out of her way to tell me how much more she enjoyed knitting with these needles....she was not an easy one to impress.  I know many of you met her, she used to come in and help me when she could.  She hated not having a task, so I would make up projects just to have her come hang with us.She loved people and people loved her back.

So next time you come in and the studio has been rearranged....think of my mom and recite

Good, better, best,
Never let it rest,
Until your good is better and
Your better is your best.

Happy Mother's Day Mom
You are missed.