11.23.2009

Going BIG or going home!

True Story:
My day started out fairly normal...for the most part. I took the 2 hour commute to what has become one of my most loved fabric suppliers in PA.  Out in the middle of absolutely Nowhere, pennsylvania popped up a fabric store & to my twinkling eye surprise I found the most awesome striped knits that have become Momi boutique's "Peppermint sticks" & "Spearmint sticks".  Running low on both, I figured I'd stock up.  Word to the wise...spearmint stick fabric is completely gone so..I have only a few yards on a bolt.  If you love them..don't leave them go!
Did I ever mention that the peppermint sticks are going to double as amazing valentine pants & then fourth of july capris.  Not to mention the spearmint sticks are completely St. Patrick's day appropriate!
Today I managed to find polka dot knits (fushia/white & white with aqua)...so very dreamy!  On my way home I cross over railroad tracks with no crossing guards out in the middle of the woods...nothing in sight as far as the eye could see...and for a moment (even though I knew exactly where I was) I felt lost.  I haven't been sure if I'm going left or right lately.

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I get home only to realize I am locked out of the house...I run..drive,really...up to my parents, have a quick chat about the Thanksgiving day activities then head home to finish up some orders.  Here's where my day took a big loopdee loop spin.  I go to leave, pick up my phone laying upside down on my driver's seat...missed call...Jon....yes...Gosselin.  I called him back as i'm racing back to my house not thinking anything of it..thought maybe he forgot something at our house. Although, I did know that he was going to have dinner with his design guy the night before. Then I hear him say the words that made me almost faint to the floor..."hey Rach.. I talked to my design guy he wants to meet with you in new york city so I'll just drive you up here & then I'll get you a car back" (i've known him since i was 12...no, he's not trying to swindle me haha.)  My first words were...."WHAT!? when does he want to meet me?"....apparently the sooner, the better. I think somewhere during that conversation my body shot completely through the ceiling or I crumbled to the floor..I think both.  Although, I do remember almost bursting up in tears...I think tears of joy...or maybe it was tears of relief.  I think that was after the part that I told him I was scared & I know people dig my clothes & all that but, what am I going to say to these people!!??   I don't even know if I know what I'm talking about or if I know what I'm doing....I just do it! Besides the fact that the entire time I'm thinking to myself...what am I going to wear!? Surely I have no clothes to wear...I don't even leave the house!..so if anyone wants to let me borrow a really fabulous outfit..please send size 2 or 4...haha just kidding! So then of course he continues to scare the wits out of me & tells me i'll meet with this guy & his people in this huge building in NYC & he knows the president of osh kosh b gosh & all of the designers are up there and I shouldn't worry because he will trust Jon's opinion of me.  Basically what will happen if I don't completely blow this huge opportunity is...Mr. New york haha will pick up my line...it will still be momi..unless I decide otherwise.  So the part that puts the biggest smile on my face is that maybe sometime...sooner than later...every little girl's heart can belong to MOMI :)

So, I guess around christmas I will get to take my big trip to the city!  I absolutely will not blog about it again until after it's all over because my blood has been pulsating through my body all day & my hands have been shaking...I could bearly tie the ribbons around your orders!  I don't think I have ever felt completely scared to death & so much excitement about the exact same thing in my entire life.
Surely, a phone call that I will never forget!
Cheers :)

3 comments:

Hallie Marie said...

I am so happy for you Rachel, what an amazing day for you and your family, altough I'm a little sad, I like little C having clothes you can't buy in stores. You deserve it, your clothes are awesome.

Aloha From Hawaii said...

So excited for you Rachael! Can't wait to hear how it all plays out! Sending some Aloha prayers your way!

MOMI Boutique said...

I know Hallie...that is absolutely a thought in the back of my mind. I know my loyal customers now are the backbone of MOMI & my driving force. Who knows what is going to happen but, I for sure will NOT leave you all to find other sellers...that would break my heart. Maybe i'll have so much time on my hands I'll keep making OOAK's for fun :) Who knows what is going to happen...they could very well turn me away as fast as they told me to come up there..