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The BFS collection...

Postby chrissi on November 14th, 2011, 6:15 pm

It was this May, I thought I was about to die from some very nasty disease. Something was very wrong with me, over night I got terrible stiffness, twitching, tons of pain, my legs were so shaky and achy I could hardly walk. I had lost almost complete dexterity of my hands, the ones I earn my money with. My self confidence was completely destroyed after some docs telling me it was all psychological....my hubby put me to hospital because I almost could not get up at all from pain and shakyness. And they sent me home in even worse shape and with a pack of zoloft.....at home, I could do nothing but lie in bed and cry about my fear. I almost could not handle anything here, my mum and my pregnant sister had to come and care for my kids. Then I got mail....I was accepted in taking part at a quite famous craft skills exhibition here with my stuff. I had hoped soooooooooo much that they accept me, as they reject a huge percentage of applicants...and now I knew: I cannot handle it. My hands were so shaky, I could not hold a needle. How should I prepare for this? I wanted to cancle, but then I found this forum. Found people that had this same crap. People that had been where I was now, and had gotten over it. I talked to my hubby: I will try it. So in the beginning, I started with 15 minutes a day, my achy and shaking hands could not handle more (some might remember my bad tremor video). The rest of the time, I spent here. Finding support and reassurance when I needet it. And I found friends, peolpe that supported me and showed me their progress, making me confident and sure: I will get there and can do it!! There were many evenings when I was up here, working and in the meantime getting support via skype and chat. I was never alone here, every single day that I tried to work , I had the window open at my computer with my fellow twitchers. And, step by step, it got better. Somehow I beat the fear, I learned to work in spite of my tremors I still have, and I learned to live with the constant pain, which is always here but cannot stop mefrom doing what I want anymore.
And this saturday, I will take part with my "BFS collection". I am proud of myself for beating this monster, but I am also proud to be part of this community because I have seen how much support there is, how people can help each other. So I also want to say thank you guys, I could DEFINATELY not have done this without you, even if most of you are faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar away from me. Here are my pictures, I made 268 items (not all on pics):
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Re: The BFS collection...

Postby chrissi on November 14th, 2011, 6:17 pm

Oh yes, one big thing: thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank you robynn. For everything!!
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Re: The BFS collection...

Postby bobajojo on November 14th, 2011, 6:46 pm

I love it Chrissi! The designs are so cool. I just showed them to my wife and we want to order some whenever they are available for sale! I wish you the best of luck this weekend! Congratulations on being accepted. That is fantastic! -Matt
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Postby chrissi on November 14th, 2011, 7:00 pm

Thank you Matt :)
I have never thought about selling stuff to the US LOL, hopefully we will get a different exchange course soon sop it is not that expensive.
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Re: The BFS collection...

Postby Shanny63 on November 15th, 2011, 5:30 am

chrissi u are so clever....and im very impressed with the princess shanny collection... :D ....thank u my friend youve made my day...
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Postby mommylondon on November 15th, 2011, 9:13 am

Chrissi, you are such an amazing person, and I'm always so impressed by your positive attitude and your compassion for others.....and your collection is adorable and I love my mermaid one :D

I know you have had alot of pain with all this and I hope that you continue to push through this and continue to do what you love because I have every faith in you that you can whoop BFS's a$$ :mrgreen:


Take care Chrissi, speak with you soon


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Re: The BFS collection...

Postby raindog on November 25th, 2011, 6:15 pm

Chrissi you have real talent and the designs are superb. If you are selling any i'd like to order this one.....

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My wife is always asking me to dress up as a fireman :lol:

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Re: The BFS collection...

Postby chrissi on November 26th, 2011, 3:15 pm

If she asks you to dress up as a sexy fireman I will sew a string tanga and put a fireman on the front...and I will sew it for free if you post a pic here.....no, honestly, of course I sell stuff to everywhere.
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Re: The BFS collection...

Postby raindog on November 27th, 2011, 5:30 am

chrissi wrote:If she asks you to dress up as a sexy fireman I will sew a string tanga and put a fireman on the front...and I will sew it for free if you post a pic here.....no, honestly, of course I sell stuff to everywhere.


Classic stuff Chrissi ...not sure about a string tanga though, it would'nt stop on a minute :lol: :lol:
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