fledge capable of flying, from Middle English flegge, from Old English -flycge; akin to Old High German flucki capable of flying,
Old English flEogan to fly -- more at FLY
intransitive verb, of a young bird : to acquire the feathers necessary for flight or independent activity

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Trying Something New


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When Anna said she wanted to try the sushi, I should have dropped everything right then and there and gone straight to Arigato or Sushi Sei. But, okay, sure: Try this factory-made California roll. And try the chopsticks. We all learn, ultimately, by doing. Her reward is the little set in the top photo: I don't know what they are called. They are little boxes with surprise things inside. Here, her surprise was a table setting with little chopsticks to remember this adventure.

I'm trying something new, too. Up until this time, I have been the Tantrum Factotum. I did it all: Design, sew, market, photograph, translate, make tutorials, print, pack, mail, account and other stuff I'm sure I've forgotten. Because that's what I would do: Forget stuff. Or worse, not forget, but just not do, because my day only has 24? 27? 30? hours. I forget. I looked over my goals for this year and, um, have not been pleased with my progress. But everybody's got problems and my problems are good problems to have. Too many sales? I like that problem.

It has been my experience, that when problems arise, those problems open your mind and your eyes and you can find solutions. As it so happens, the very woman who first sold Farbenmix and studioTANTRUM in the United States, who answered my feeble and apologetic invitation to sell these strange patterns with enthusiasm and encouragement and with whom I credit much of my success, has acquired the exclusive rights to wholesale the fabrics of a fabulous European manufacturer. As Nicole moves from retail to wholesale, it makes sense that she manage the logistics of these patterns. We have tested this out and I think Nicole is doing a better job than I have done so far. Nicole lives just a few hours away, allowing us to meet regularly. Plus, Nicole has online ordering and accounting systems in place, which will be a huge convenience and benefit to everyone.

Until further notice, orders can still come to me. They will be forwarded and processed. If I drop my chopsticks while making the transition, I want to apologize in advance.

3 comments:

Christine said...

I´m glad you are sound and safe back from your vacation. Hope you enjoyed your time with your Dad and family !!

It´s a good thing your biggest problem is too many sales ;O) *LOL* Now without that problem, you maybe have enough time for a new pattern ....

Oh, and I wanted to let you know that I took the exams last friday. It was pretty demanding and I could bet my behind that I didn´t pass one of the five exams. I guess I have to wait to be sure. We will get the results in approximately 4 weeks.

X, Chris

P.S: I´m thinking about coming back to LA next March.

mooi hoor... said...

Good for you! Sounds like you have freed up some time to do what you like to do. I'm curious to see what comes out of that ;)!!

By the way, that tiny sushi plate Anna is playing with is , is unbelievably cute.

mooi hoor... said...

..and oh, the skeptic eyebrow...makes me giggle

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