Saturday, January 7, 2012

If you can't beat 'em join 'em

     I'm having a very frustrating week.  I normally get a supply delivery every Tuesday and Thursday.  I prepared for the holiday thinking that everyone would try to drag it out and take Monday off in order to get one more day out of the holiday season.  My delivery driver told me we would have our regular deliveries this week, so I called my order in early on Friday just in case they weren't open on Monday.  I was unpleasantly surprised to find out that they were already closed for the holiday.  I faxed my order in just in case they decided to work on Monday.  So Monday morning rolls around and I call them to see if they've received my order.  Surprisingly, they were up and running and my order was accounted for. Yea!  I'm thinking I'll have all the supplies I need on Tuesday afternoon and I'll be off and running for a productive week.  Then, unbelievably, I get a voice mail telling me that "Oh, by the way, our trucks aren't running and you won't get your supplies until Thursday!"  Gaaaaah!  Most of the framing industry shuts down for the week between Christmas and New Year's Day.   I can't believe I've been framing for so long and I'm still beating my head against a wall!

So...fair warning.  Next year, no more swimming against the tide.  I'm going to go with the flow and take a breather like the rest of the industry.

I did manage to be somewhat productive the last few weeks.  Here it is.
Midge, Gidget, Courtney, Kelly, Lois and I wish you all the happiest and most prosperous of new years!















11 comments:

MoonBeam said...

You really make everything look magnificent.

tangerinedream73 said...

Jill, do you by any chance know the designer for the piece that says "the Lord is my shepherd"? I would love to stitch it. Thanks!


Amy Varnell-Miller
tangerinedream73@gmail.com

Christina said...

Everything is beautiful as always. Happy New Year.

Xine said...

Happy New Year. Love looking at your finished photos. Thank you.

Juls said...

I have long admired your work!!! Everything is stunning!! I am almost done with Mermaids of the Deep Blue myself and will be contacting you to frame my mermaids!!!

Karen said...

Ooooooh! There's my fairy and motorcycle! I simply cannot wait to see them in person. Thanks again, Jill! I'll be sending you more in the near future (once I recover from Christmas!).

Anonymous said...

Wow Jill - I thought you did take a week off between the holidays because you'd need that break! Great job on these beauties. Poor thing ( - : Happy New Year, Jill. Jannie

LoriU said...

Beautiful work! I really wish I could afford to send my mermaid in to you to be framed...she's been hanging in the closet for 2 years now!

Wendy said...

I really can't say that I have a favorite from these! They all look magnificent. May you, your family and crew have a prosperous year!

Bernice said...

they are all so lovely

MysteryKnitter said...

The motorbike is great and the lady wearing the hat is awesome.