A blessing was received last week that I just must share. Yaw’ll know I am feverishly working to get Skirting It! off the ground. Well, I set up a Go Fund Me account which is a platform where you may ask friends, family, whomever to support your dream. Well, while sitting around one day it occurred to me a couple of family members who are not on social media and whom I had not contacted with my Go Fund Me link. My big brother came to mind and I decided to ask him for some money to help with my venture. Then, I promptly forgot about it.
Some weeks went by and two weeks ago I sat down and wrote him a letter telling him my situation (described at the original post) and thoughts. I made sure to tell him this was not a pity party; no, that I have plans! Years of research has led me to know I would do well with a dressform and gravity feed iron. Therefore, specifically, I asked him to please send me the money for them and told him the price range.
After waiting a very short period of time I remembered that I had made the request, but I had not heard anything. Then, I got chicken so called a cousin to ask her opinion. “When I call him, I said, do I get right to the point or beat around the bush, make small talk, before asking IF he had read and is considering my request. Did he feel like being philanthropic?” She felt like me, “Don’t beat around the bush get to it”. Then, LOL, I made the comment, “If I were him I would have read the letter and immediately sent the check in the mail; or sent a declination letter.” Sew, I got up the nerve and called him . . . NO ANSWER! Geeesh, then I got really nervous.
What do you know about THE NEXT DAY a letter came in the mail WITH a check and his best wishes for my venture!
All praise to Jehovah God and thanks be to my big brother for his love and kindness. Now, I want to get a photo with “Riyaaz” (the dressform) and my unnamed gravity fed iron (a boy) and send it to him. He’s 81 so don’t know if he’s into getting photographs via his cell so I am going old skool and printing out a photo to send to him AND to place one in the Lady Lair, my sewing studio.
I am so happy, excited, and can’t wait to bring you pretty, lady-like, way cool skirts and more from Skirting It!. And, did you check out the motto/by-line? “Modest excess within control!” Yeah baby.