Sunday, October 28, 2012

Great Week!

This has been a great week, super busy, but great!

Last weekend we had company - a very talented musician who was kind enough to fix our piano while he was here! Yay! We enjoyed an evening of great music, good visiting, a real blessing!

On Monday, I went to visit the lady who inspired my Pink Hope collection. She is cancer-free! Yay! So happy for her! It was very informative, too. I am much better informed about what breast cancer patients go through and what is VERY lacking for information and assistance for them. I had mistakenly assumed that the support I always hear about covered all areas but it does not. My friend has been keeping a journal of her experience. I think she should get it published to help other women who may find themselves facing similar obstacles.

During the week I've been working on the video for the reunion we organized in July. Now THAT has been an experience! A common and frustrating one when editing videos. It has been taking so long, between trying to figure out how to do this on a Mac and downtime time waiting for the video to publish. I hope I can get it done and mailed out early this coming week. However I did finally post the pictures on Facebook and everyone is quite pleased with them.

On Friday night I had an interesting experience. I had received a special invitation to the grand opening of the Polka Dot Door - Saskatchewan's First Designer Store. My day had been pretty booked up: lunch with a former colleague from work, birthday supper with one of my oldest friends, and then this grand opening (or so I thought). I went (had to find parking downtown at night, FREEZING out and I forgot to dress for winter!) and when I got there I was the second person to have come a week early! But, I do believe that things do not happen by coincidence, that there is a reason when things happen differently than you expect.

I had time to have a very good chat with the store owner, Shefali Mattoo, who is also a jewellery/clothing/purse designer herself to find out all about the Polka Dot Door. It currently features Saskatchewan designers: C'est Danine Designs, Helen Anne Designs, Natalia K, Shefali Mattoo, 2nd Life Bags, Dean Renwick Design Studio, MJ Studios Pro Cosmetics, Roxanne Brown Jewellery and Timeless Shadows Apparel. From October 22 - November 3 Bella Chic has a mini pop-up store at the Polka Dot Door as well.

As I said before, I do not believe things happen by coincidence. I just happened to have my camera with me in case I wanted to take pictures at my friend's birthday supper. That never happened but I DID take a picture of Shefali Mattoo with her variety of designs!

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