after 10 years of growing our business, you would think that I would have confidence that the career of being a maker is working - but I'm only human and there are times you have self-doubt, and when it's busy you have to go with the flow and I tell myself that I work really hard because in the end it's for my kids and my family and I'm providing a life for them. I never regret the things that I have and it is hard to find the balance of family and work, especially when your workplace is below your home, it's hard to escape. j and I try to have constant routines like always having dinner together at the table and discussing all that has happened to each of us, even if p doesn't have much to tell. I often say to john that if there was ever a choice between work and family and there was a decision to be made, of course the family would come first - but I'm think for me to be a complete person I need to be a who I am, j always says I'm happiest working and making. so the constant struggle to balance both will be a constant challenge, but one that I will work at. when piper joined the family it was hard for lliam at first and he would often ask when she would be leaving and one time he even packed a bag with diapers and her clothes and put it by the door as a hint that she needed to go, but he's grown to adore and love her and they have a special bond and friendship that will be like no other and it warms my heart to see such love.
I hope you are all having a lovely week thus far, I think anybody who does textile work should have a mom who's a seamstress, boy I've been lucky this past few weeks, my mom is so fast, I'm doing my best to keep-up!