Sunday, December 9, 2012

An Introduction...

Let me introduce you to Mrs. Mole. The name will be self explanatory shortly. Mrs. Mole writes one of the best sewing related blogs I have seen in a while . She is a career alteration expert, has a degree in fashion design, a highly entertaining sense of humor and has been sewing for over forty years, not a bad resume! Her blog,  "Fit For a Queen" , tells the tales of her many clients for whom she alters clothing. Her stories are hilarious and her skills impressive. But what Mrs. Mole has more of than anything and anybody is Patience with a capital P!

Mrs. Mole's posts are mostly text except when it comes to showing her often very complicated alterations. She does do wedding gowns and formals by the score but has her share of clients that she would prefer to throw under the bus, or should I say kick under the sewing machine"?  I have just recently found her blog through links on Pinterest and am so glad I did. Check her out. The entertainment value will have you smiling, laughing and wondering where she gets all that patience. I think she could be a diplomat to the Middle East. Just thought I would share this wonderful find with you all. If you have ever thought of going into the alteration business, you really need the reality check that this blog brings to that type of work.Through it all, Mrs.Mole still passionately loves altering clothing. I think she is a saint.

When telling her tales she changes names and occupations and never reveals her true identity, therefore the name, "Mrs. Mole."  I don't blame her. She is brutally honest in her assessments of her clients. Her honestly is coated with the best humor which makes it all a good read. Highly recommend.
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Halleluiah!  The floors are all installed and we are so glad we waited for what we wanted. They are gorgeous hickory with a yummy red undertone. They look great. Now we have to fill in all the nailholes in the millwork and give a quick second coat to the white trim. We are really happy. Some of the new furniture needed has been ordered and we are still shopping for the rest. The worst is behind us. We have guests arriving the week after Christmas so the hustle is on. When  all is said and done you will all be invited to the Grand Tour, big sigh of satisfaction here. I can't wait to get back to some serious stitching.

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Can you tell I attended a website building seminar for work this week? I came home and started playing with the blog as a result. I would like to publicly thank Shams, of Communing with Fabric,   who graciously answered a question for me and was a big help in my final decision about the "look".  I am thinking it will be fun to change my header photo about once a month to keep things interesting. What you see in the header today is a piece of silk brocade my daughter brought me back from Singapore. It is one of those fabrics I just like to admire and it reminds me of my daughter's thoughtfulness while on the other side of the planet on business. Happy Sewing!.....Bunny

19 comments:

  1. I happen to know who "Mrs. Mole" is, and have actually been to her house, and live in the same town, but I'm not telling!!!

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  2. I like the sounds of this "Mrs. Mole" and will definitely have to check her out!

    Love your floor and the new blog look, it's always fun to learn new things!

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  3. I, too am a fan of Mrs. Mole. She is wonderful!

    Your new floors look lovely, as does your blog.

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  4. I also follow Mrs Mole and agree with your assessment. Your floors are beautiful!

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  5. Thanks for introducing us to Mrs Mole.
    Your floors are beautiful. Bet you can't wait to move in!

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  6. Thank you for the introduction. What a great blog!

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  7. That's a beautiful floor. Well worth waiting for.

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  8. Well, well, Bunny...I have been following you for a long time and just drool over your creations...so classy, so perfect...so wonderful...OMG real sewing from scratch and no nutty requests to make you pull your hair out!
    Thank you for your kind words about my level of patience...Hillary Clinton is a role model for sure! Your floor is to die for...such rich color and depth of tone...are you really going to let people walk on it...make them take their shoes off like I do in my sewing room!

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    1. That way they can find all those stray pins, right?

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  9. Of course...feet magnets! I only use red head glass pins so they do show up on light green carpet, thankfully!

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  10. Thanks for the introduction to this new-to-me blog! Those who do alterations are saints! I don't even do my own anymore - it's such a specialized skill set.

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  11. Going to check out the blog.... your floor looks great as does your new look to your blog.

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  12. Bunny, I like your new look! And the floors, of course! Now I'm going to check out Mrs. Mole.....

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  13. The new look to the blog is awesome! I love the idea of changing out the header photo. The current one is luscious and inviting!

    The floor is totally drool-worthy. There's nothing like a rich, dark hardwood floor and crisp white trim.

    I'm totally excited for you to get back to sewing too!

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    1. I'm defintely going to change it every month, Kyleigh. I think that will be fun. It will always be something I've made or have in my stash and admire. Glad you like it.

      Thanks for all the positive feedback, everyone.

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  14. Bunny - your new floor looks wonderful. I'm so happy you got this fixed in time to do some Christmassy sewing. Thank you for the link to the blog I will go have a looksee when I have a moment!

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  15. I had never heard of Mrs. Mole, but I've been ROFL the past hour! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. I've just come to learn of your blog through Mrs. Mole's blog, great post on her...to the point and oh so true. I've been following her for a while now, and love every minute of her reading,thanks for sharing!
    BTW, your floors are beautiful!
    And, now I have a new blog to follow!!

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  17. Season Greetings, Bunny. I have nominated you for a Lovely Blogger Award.
    Thanks,
    Cennetta

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