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Friday, 16 July 2010

The countdown :-)

I have just done my books up to date for my sewing business and I am now up to 996 customers so only 4 to go to my 1000th. Having spent most of my life lacking confidence and with low self esteem you can imagine what my successful sewing business is doing for me. I feel 6 foot tall [....and for those that don't know me I am barely 5 foot.] The last 6 years has allowed me to find the real me and I am now aware that I can enjoy myself, do what I want to do with my life and yet people still actually like me. If you have ever been bullied or had problems with confidence you will understand where I am coming from.

I would like to say a huge thank you to all my blogging friends for helping this happen and of course my biggest thank you must go to my best friend and sister, Twiglet. Our time together is precious and we always do our best to make every day count. We are blessed.


Sam said...

Well done hunny and I so know where you are coming from. I still lack confidence in everything I do, but I'm getting there...slowly :)
Take care and roll on your 1500th customer let alone your 1000th!!
Sam x

Twiglet said...

Bless you - that's so lovely. Yes, we are very lucky indeed. Not only because we have each other, but also because we share the same values, attitudes and interests. Your success has given me such a lot of satisfaction too. I am so proud of my little sister. Wonderwoman doesn't compare with Wipso!!

mckinkle said...

Well done you Annie. Oh I can relate to what youve said but Im still looking for mine!

Only 4 customers left to get, that is amazing, nearly 1000th customers, there are masses of businesses out there that can only dream to 1000 customers!

Well done you on all of your hard work and dedication! How great to be paid to do something you truly enjoy doing!

Keryn x

ps, lets start the count down, I reckon you will have got to your 1000th by 27th July!

Kathy said...

How fabulous! Congratulations on doing such a brilliant job at growing your business. I really understand how much this has done for your confidence.
It's wonderful to read a story like yours and it gives all of us hope that we can do something like that too

Karen said...

Oh thats amazing Annie!!! As Keryn says...people would go to great lengths to get that many customers! What is so wonderful about this is that it reflects your skills as a seamstress. Oh I do hope you get your 1000 soon HUGS XXX

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow, what an achievement Annie; I wonder if number 1000 wil understand your enormous grin! And remember, you don't get 1000 customers without being a blesing yourself, frankly.

Ann said...

Wonderful news. Well done! Your hard work has paid off and you deserve to be proud.

Felted House said...

I wish I had a lovely sister like you (both) do - I'm an only one! Many congratulations on your success, you obviously do a great job on all your sewing projects and it's fantastic that others are appreciating you! xx

Anonymous said...

Well done mum!!! So proud of you for your fab not so little business!!!! Clever you and you definately deserve to be feeling so fab!! Love you lots xxxxxxxxx

Gez said...

Many Congratulations Annie. You have been an inspiration to me personally in many ways. Bless you.xx
I have seen & touched your creations that you have made with Jo & still look at them in awe, what a wonderful gift you are both able to share with so many people & make everyone so happy.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Gez.xx
Thank You both for your blog support.XXX

bayou said...

But you ARE 6 foot tall, Wipso! In reality as well :-).

Doina said...

Congratulations for all your work! You have reason to be proud.

Shropshire Suz said...

Congratulations...l know how hard it is to run a business...been there done that
Well Done..here's to the next 1000!!
hugs x

Dawn said...

I so understand where your comming from! and your doing just wonderfully and congratulations on a flurishing business during these hard economic times, it just shows your giving the people what they need as well as what they want. Couldn't be happier for you

Love Dawn xx

Carmen said...

Annie - you are such a talented person. I very nearly gave in and handed Mr Tumble over the other day but no - we are still hanging out for September ;)

I totally get where you are coming from in this post and in so many ways. I'm on that road to getting the confidence, not quite there yet but a damn sight further along than 10 years ago. Even than two years ago, I think Craig and my girls have a lot to do with it but definintely this crazy pastime we have and the people we meet through it build us up and help us along :)

Good luck with the next 4!!

bad penny said...

What a lovely comment from your sister. I think many of us lack confidence & self esteem.
Congratulations !
Ernest is coming home for a tiny break then I'll send him off agin with clean clothes & next time I see him will be Christmas.

MarmaladeRose said...

Well done sweetie. I admire you very much. Keep up the good work.