Good Evening Everyone,
Today was a somber day for me. I can still see the images from the news about the attacks and remember a conversation that I listened to when my mother and I still had our needlework and quilt shop in town.
At the time, I was involved with designers in NYC, working with them on beading and garment designs for up coming fashion shows. I also designed and beaded state rodeo queen's clothing and was busy with that at the time also.
I had to call a designer that I was working with at the time to make sure we had all of our ducks in a row for her up coming spring collection, and I was making sure that she would be sending me materials and beads for her prototype garment. I was on the phone with her, when her voice cracked, and she stuttered, at first I thought she had gotten sick or something, and I kept asking if she was ok, and her words were, "I just seen an airplane go into the WTT, (World Trade Towers), her office was just down the street from them and she had an open view of the tragic and unbelievable events that were unfolding at the moment. I could here through the phone the impacts, and sirens and chaos that was starting, I was totally in shock at what she told me on the phone, and then we just couldn't talk at the time and that we would talk later. Later, her office was almost destroyed by all of the debris from the impact and collapse.
Needless to say, we did not get to finish her collections. It was another year before I got her prototypes to design and finish for her show. After that, I closed the shop for the day, and went home to see the horror myself.
I do not have words to tell you of the feelings I had that day, like everyone else, we were in total shock of the events. I am not even sure if we are safer today than that day, but I will tell you, our world changed that very day, and not for the better.
I will post sometime this week of what I have been up to, but for today, I leave thoughts of everyone who was touched by the events of 9-11 and prayers for the families, the victims, and the innocent. Also, the first responders, the firemen, police, and EMT's, my prayers and thoughts are with all.