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Sterling Renaissance Festival- First Weekend

Wowsers! Great welcoming home. I was so scared on how would I ever do this without Delilah, and yes I was very nervous with out her, BUT....... me, the Clothing Faerie... Rocked! The whole team Rocked! Virginia our Boss lady, the Designer of all the wonderful Clothes in our Booth makes it so easy to work. We have Stock, lots and lots of stock. And everything is true to size. What a nice change from where I worked before. I mean no disrespect to my previous bosses, but this is so much better for me. We are busy little bees.

Faire was AMAZING!!!!!!!!! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
First off I cry way too easy. Oh my goodness I LOVE MY JOB!
~ "You gave me boobies-thankyouthankyouthankyou!!!!"
Tiny girl from the Coin Booth named Shawna that is maybe an A cup, I gave her Cleavage She gave me a $5.00 tip! "Coinage for Cleavege!" I told her that would be at great Breast Cancer Ad. She LOVED it!

~ My First sale was a trial by fire ~ Oy vey ! My BossLady Virginia Says "Customers Always Lie #1 and That the Customer is Always right #2" Father comes in with his daughter and want's to dress her up. No problem. She is going into the Third grade. Outfit is $150.00 without tax. Run the credit card.... declined.
"There is nothing wrong with it- run it again" ( it's a Platinum Visa) okay so we do, of corse it is declined. "Do you have anyother cards? Or do you want to go up to the ATM at the gate? " " I don't have the PIN- and no other cards, he is manically typing on his phone for 20 minutes. Finally Opens his wallet where there are F o u r other credit cards, and hands us one. Bingo it goes through. I feel better, I wasn't worried about losing the sale, just about making the little girl sad and telling her she had to take off the linen gown.

~One young women who just kept standing outside with her Beau sighing "Wedding dresses don't HAVE to be white do they?" We have a New design called Twilight that is so beautiful and light weight, with hoops that you can sit easily with in, in over 20 different colors. Our sample color is in Tiffany Blue- THAT kind of Blue for main blue. It weighs as much as a whisper. I cried when we dressed the mannequin - Disney could not come up with a better Princess gown.
Anyhow..... This sweet young woman is getting married later this year and was wearing her Beau's Garb...... UGG!!!! So we dressed her up in pretty girly clothes first off, he almost fell over, They Both could not stop smiling. This is when I got teary they wear so romantic " I can't wait to marry you- You are the most beautiful girl ever." Then he hugged and kissed her softly. I love my job.
They came back two more time to stare at the dress. Final time they spoke with Miss Virginia picked out a color, she took measurements, And sweet young bride will have a BEAUTIFUL WEDDING DRESS - that she can wear a Festival also. Bonus♥

Last Story I promise. And the Best.

~ I made a Marine cry. He was wonderful. He wanted a kilt. He gave me a price range. I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT OUR KILTS. The prices, nothing. I haven't been trained in them ..... yet. I got a crash corse. Oh nelly! Yes. Marine, Special Forces, Sniper- His name is Glenn.
I told him Thank You so much for your service to our country and shook his hand. He started bawling his eyes out. He collapsed in my arms and just was sobbing I told him about Delilah and that she took care of me, and that now she and I go up to the VA on Thursdays to visit the Veterans (that brought more tears ) He lost a brother in Vietnam, I told him NO. He is with him now, and touched his chest. And now I will carry his bother also as will Delilah. ( More Tears from Glenn - Thankyouthankyouthankyou ) "You have made my day!" Virginia told him that getting a kilt will seem so anti climatic after that- he said "No I still really want a kilt Please!" So she had me find him one. I - unfortunately picked out one of our most expensive kilts. 100% Scottish Wool in the Tartan that Virginia Designed for the Wolfstone Clan. As soon as he saw it he fell in love with it. It is a battle kilt. The type like the wore in Braveheart- No buckles only held up by the belt. So to fit it to the gentleman you have to put your hands on his hips to figure out how many much pleating you need, and then have at eight and a half yard of wool. MINGA! Then lay him down dead center of the pleating wrap the flat parts around him ( like bunting a baby ) then slide the leather belt around his waist ( I WAS SO EMBARRASSED to be that up close and personal to another mans business- I kept repeating - I'm so sorry- Mea culpa- Just pretend your' Girthing a horse - because it is the same pattern with the belt ) And Pull REALLY tight! And Help him up. Glenn has broken every bone in his body except for his left cheek and right hip.

The Clothing Faerie strikes again. made him very happy. I cried when Virginia explained that this was one of the $480.00 Kilts. He did not want to spend more than $200.00 - I kept apologising that I picked the wrong one. "He said that it was Meant to be-He was taking it- it was his that we were family now" Virginia explained to him about what the tartan meant which got him even more excited. Now he gets a discount for the rest of his life 5% with the company Because he is part of Clan Wolfstone. He considers me a Vet even though according to the US GOV I am not, He and most others do because I tried, because I signed up. Because I wanted so badly. That is a great gift that he gave me gave me by saying that. A Vietnam Veteran- thanking me, little old me. wow! More tears from me.... and him.

Check out out stuff at www.potomacleather.com

That is the main Shop for the leather Clothing Etc... under sub headings is Wolfstone Kilt Company - That is who I work for: Bill's wife. :) And it is not even a compleate listing of everything because the wonderful crazy lady has designed NEW loverly things for this year.

What an Amazing weekend <3

Love to One and All.

Special Love and kisses to my Angel <3 XOXOX


I'm so glad that you're back at faire. I have many, many happy memories of visiting you at the corset booth.

Unfortautnely I won't be up there for a few years. The ex got Sterling in the Divorce... I hang out at MDRF now.
So...... I get you in MDRF. His loss my gain. Happy now?
I am! are you going to be at MDRF for the entire run? We don't know when we'll get there.
Baring any unforeseen circumstance, Yes, I will be there for the entire run.

You crazy red head.
It was good to read these stories. I am glad you had such a good first weekend, hon !
I WILL!!!! get up to see you next weekend.

I was running a bit too much on opening weekend.

You have a BIG job! I am Thrilled beyond measure that my brothers come past the booth for Opening Parade. It is like a great good morning Wake up call from baby brothers - And a Queen to boot! Who could ask for anything more?

Miguel - " Look I have all the Freaky Dust here at the end! "

So I guess that is what we all wash off at the end of the day-
" Freaky Faire Dust " LOL
I love my job <3
What amazing stories! So glad you had a great opening weekend - here's hoping for many more!

Wish I could come by, but money's tight these days, and Sterling is so far away.

(maybe I can talk my man into visiting my folks, and we can spend a weekend at the Faire. It'd be good to get him out to another show. Hmmm...)
What state are you in now? The plan right now is that I will be at MDRF.
I'm in Virginia these days. Will definitely be at MDRF October 15th and 16 as a guest vendor, and with some luck another weekend to visit.

Will keep you posted!
Cool beanies :) Bride of Frankenstein will see you then
Its so nice to see you write such happy stories with wonderful memories. Great job.
This is just the condensed version. So many wonderous words, images... oh such beautiful images. My mind is still sorting through it all.
I'm happy that you'r happy..
I wanna see pics of those dresses you were talking about...
Yes My Dear and Darling one... LMAO
I thought of that on the drive home .... OH CRAP! I Should've taken photographs for Angel he'd love this!!!

Bad mommie no cookie.