Platitudes about how great the costumes look isn't cutting it for me anymore... I know I can make great costumes and have a keen and eager team of parents behind me that also see the vision and are more than prepared to put in the long hours required in bringing them to life.
The thing is...
I can well do without the added stress of orchestrated drama by the leadership team and after this years effort have to question whose needs are being met?
The response from the self proclaimed head costumier (Remember her?) came immediately and looking directly at me stated...
""We" can just make copies of the costumes in the sizes that "We" need"... using the royal "We".
Meaning... "You" (Princess) can just make copies of the costumes "I" want copied...
Needless to say I was unimpressed feeling that I'd been once again left out of the loop.
I also have concerns in knowing that the volunteer sewing team that I have brought together, nurtured and supported over the years continually express their refusal to work with her due to her abrupt manner... lack of support and point blank rudeness toward them in the past... and have indicated that if I'm not involved with costumes then they won't be either.
The week after of the show finished I requested to meet with the Director to express these concerns about next years show... I'm still waiting for a response...2 months later!
Exhaustion is still ruling my life with one day being reasonably good where i am at least able to function and get some work done around the house and garden and then the next day needing to spend time resting.
I'm still suffering chills/ running temperatures and have achy joints and muscles. My GP still keeps telling me that it is a virus? but can't be specific...
I'm seeing a new GP today.
Hopefully i will get some answers, but i really have to force myself to do anything at the moment and will fall asleep as soon as i sit down... Living like this is driving me mad.
In other news ... word seems to have got about that
I am able to do the "impossible" when it comes to odd shaped or Plus Sized brides... I've been approached to make another wedding dress for a bride to be that cannot find a gown to fit her "off the shelf".
So despite still feeling unwell I am currently in the process of designing and making her a wedding gown for early November
I also have a dress to alter for a Niece for her debut. Fortunately it shouldn't cause too much angst as it really only needs alterations to remove the "Disney Princess" sleeves and some repairs to a
It was an op shop find and I think will do the trick nicely...
I'm off to see her for another fitting at the weekend, hopefully the rains will hold off long enough for us to make the trip. Last weekend we were planning to go for a visit but the weather was against us. Road closures from recent rains causing flooding prevented us from travelling so we had to cancel..
There is more rain forecast for the end of the week so I'm just hoping that it isn't enough to close the roads again as time is running out with the debut happening in mid October which doesn't leave much time!
Sorry to inflict such a sad tale of woe upon you darlings... but that is just how life is for me at the moment..
You know I'm usually a "Glass half full" kind of gal but at the moment the bottle just seems a little bit empty...
I need to restock!
Bottoms Up Darlings...