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2017 Finishes

1. Now I Know My ABC’s (Winter theme) by Blackbird Designs. Finished Friday, January 6, 2017


2. Sew Bands by iStitch Designs. Finished Friday, January 13, 2017


3. Les Grande Pensée excerpt. Finished Friday, January 20, 2017


4.Spring For Rabbits by The Gentle Art Sampler Threads. Finished Sunday, February 12, 2017


5. Teacup Mice by Margaret Sherry. Finished Tuesday, February 14, 2017


6. New Years’ Magic by Brooke’s Books. Finished Thursday, February 23, 2017


7. Les étiquettes des bocaux (Jar Labels) Blue Teacup by Véronique Enginger of Les Brodeuses Parisiennes. Finished Thursday, March 2, 2017


8. Les étiquettes des bocaux (Jar Labels) Yellow Teabag by Véronique Enginger of Les Brodeuses Parisiennes. Finished Friday, March 3, 2017


9. Les étiquettes des bocaux (Jar Labels) Clothespin with Flowers by Véronique Enginger of Les Brodeuses Parisiennes. Finished Friday, March 10, 2017


10. Luck 2017 Flip-It by Lizzie Kate. Finished Sunday, March 12, 2017


11. Now I Know My ABC’s by Blackbird Designs (summer version). Finished Friday, March 17, 2017


12. Basket by Lizzie Kate. Finished Friday, March 24, 2017


13. Love by Lizzie Kate. Finished Sunday, March 26, 2017


14. My Wurk by At The Hop. Finished Thursday, April 6, 2017


15. Buttons and Blooms by Blackbird Designs. Finished Saturday, May 13, 2017


16. Tiny Flag by Shepherd’s Bush. Finished Friday, May 19, 2017


17. Winds of Change by Cross Eyed Cricket. Finished Wednesday, June 21, 2017


18. Summer by The Snowflower Diaries. Finished Friday, June 23, 2017


19. Flags and Friends by Bent Creek. Finished Tuesday, July 11, 2017


20. Strawberries and Cream By Casey Buonaugurio. Finished Sunday July 16, 2017


21. Be Kind and True by Blackbird Designs. Finished Sunday, August 6, 2017


22. Little Sunflower Doodle by SanMan Originals. Finished Wednesday, August 9, 2017


24. All Hallows Eve by Chessie and Me. Finished Monday, September 11, 2017


25. Creepy by SanMan Originals. Finished Tuesday, September 12, 2017


26. 2010 Fright Night Quaker Halloween by SanMan Originals. Finished Sunday, October 15, 2017


27. Boo! by Blackbird Designs. Finished Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

28. Yule by The Primitive Hare. Finished Monday, November 27, 2017

29. Merry One by Plum Street Samplers. Finished Saturday, December 9, 2017

Number of Finishes By Year-

1. 2008 Finishes -10


2. 2009 Finishes- 21


3. 2010 Finishes- 49


4. 2011 Finishes- 26


5. 2012 Finishes- 35


6. 2013 Finishes- 7


7. 2014 Finishes- 19


8. 2015 Finishes- 61


9. 2016 Finishes- 50


10. 2017 Finishes-

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Corporate Response from Bloomingdale's

Well, I talked to someone in the executive offices on Friday. It wasn't the VP, but her assistant. Turns out, that for whatever reason, I gave them part of my OLD cell phone number from when I lived in Florida, and the new one, which is based in California. Well, I *was* pissed off at the time I wrote the email, so I am not surprised.

Anyway, the gal I had on the phone seemed nice enough. I told her that the only form of 'compensation' I was looking for was for them to fix the issue. The bad part is, she told me that they recently 'refurbished' that area. I was like, then they need to go back and re do it again! I was totally floored by that. I told her that I wanted her and her boss to go on walkabout and go up on the 2nd floor. Walk past all the H&M, Chole, Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, BeBe, etc. Take note of all the pretty, trendy displays with the kick ass clothes screaming 'BUY ME NOW!!!'. Then I want them to round the corner and go into the 'women's' section. The baggy, totally unattractive clothing and the SAME GODDAMNED prices as the Chole, Karl Lagerfeld, and Chanel. I told the gal that I didn't have an issue spending 350 bucks on a skirt, but it damn well better have Chanel, BeBe, and/or Betsey Johnson on the label inside. I also told her that if the buyers were having 'difficulties' in finding haute couture labels for larger sized females, then grab a pen and paper, cause here's a list.

Charles Chang-Lima Designs for sizes 12-20. And don't ask if he will design for smaller sizes, because he says he refuses to do so.

Gok Wan Now has lingerie for larger sized ladies and it doesn't look like it's made out of industrial strength materials. Imagine that!

Isaac Mizrahi Designs for up at at least an 18/20.

Elena Miro
Also designs VERY nice clothes for 'larger' females.

FFS, Calvin Klein even has SOME stuff for 'larger females'. Given the fact that the 'AVERAGE' sized American female is a size 12-14, this would be in Bloomingdale's best interest to check some of this out.

I also told her she needed to check out places like Lane Bryant and Torrid, because these are two shops that specialize in cute, semi upscale clothing for larger women. I told her that,' I understand that Bloomingdale's is NOT responsible for my cookie fetish, and I promise to go to Jenny Craig or whatever, but throw me a bone in the mean time!' Since the economy is in the tank, it's an employer's market, meaning those of us, such as yours truly, that are unemployed, need to step up their game. If I can't get a job, I can't shop. And although I loathe clothes shopping, get me into a bookstore or stuff for the house, and it's a whole other ballgame.

I didn't used to be larger than I should be. Once upon a time I was an amateur boxer and I ran half marathons. I was a size 8, but looked like a size 4. I can tell you that There is a distinct difference in the way I am treat now, versus then. When I was thinner, I got better treatment in stores and in restaurants. I'm old enough not to really give a shit anymore, but honestly, occasionally I get tired of being treated like a second class citizen, merely because I am not a size 8 anymore. Yea, I know I need to lose the weight for my health, blah, blah, blah, but this has been an ongoing thing my whole life. Even when I was 'small', I was still 'too big' according to a doctor I had. I had 18.5% body fat, low bad cholesterol, high good cholesterol, a resting heart rate almost that of an Olympic athlete, but since I weighed in at 147 lbs, I was not where I 'needed to be', being only 5'4". Lovely. Ain't that some shit? I even showed the wench the paperwork where I had all of that blood work and heart testing and what all done, and it didn't matter. Only my weight did. So, I found another doctor, and eventually, the weight I had lost came back. I will lose it again, but in the mean time, in between time, I need a suit to wear so I can get a job.

Again, I don't expect much to change. I just want a nice suit and a job. Is that really too much to ask?


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Respectfully submitted,

C.

1 comment:

Rich said...

You go, girl. You can't change the world without bitching from time to time.