Sew Much Nicer
Your Zipper & Frames Guy
This is a page I try to update! Besides this being my "brag page", We need to make sure you all have an easy time finding the zippers... and my son, Joel, and know his part of our community. He is so worthy of your business!
Because I'm "mom", I can say this: Even though we knock heads - two stubborn, type "A's" that we are... lol.... We do love each other and I'm so very proud of what he has become. He is an honest, hard-working man that has done an amazing job in raising his daughter - whom he and his wife adopted under some mighty stressful family circumstances when Bri was just a baby.
Bri has grown up to be an amazing straight A student (before Covid seemed to mess up the teachers!), holds down a job - or two, and excelled at cheerleading. I'm so proud of her!
She's shifted gears into a career path that our whole family, especially my daughter and I had in our DNA for the love of animals.
Now a senior in High School (do you long-timers with me believe that?!?!? Omg, how they grow!) , she now works at a premiere veterinary clinic here (they searched her out and offered her the job!). She's already a professional - the pic below was taken on my Lucy's last day with us. So proud of Bri on a tough day.
And she is now Vice President of the local 4H chapter, and she is in to raising goats and a steer for the 2023 county and state fairs.
Many thanks to her mom's parents that own a small farm to house all of these critters!
She is on track to be a veterinarian and has gotten a substantial scholarship for her college in the fall. As this is being written (2023), our livestock sale at our County Fair is only a month away - which looks promising for Bri.
Yeah, yeah... I know this is a sewing site.... but remember, we love you and want the best for you and your families. We hope you like getting to know ours a little, too. ❤️
While Bri owns her own Bernina sewing machine, some of you know how it is... she hasn't had time nor interest in sewing recently. Until prom, that is... and as long as I do the sewing... lol...
Gotta give her credit. She makes her own money - and has some respect for it. She found this dress inexpensively (well under $100) online but also saw a similar dress all blinged out in rhinestones up the side slit for somewhere in the neighborhood of $700. So off to Amazon she went, got a couple of pounds of the fringed rhinestone - and then showed up at my shop with this project. lol. I was happy to do it for her, and I think she had the most beautiful dress that night.
If anyone ever has to do this, give me a call... lol.... I've got applying this fringe down to a fine art.
On to Joel - your Zipper Guy...
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Joel truly is part of the Rock Stars...
When the Angels banded together in 2019 to obtain a car for one of our members who lost her husband in an accident that totalled out their only car, Joel came to the rescue and contributed considerable time & know-how - along with drafting some of his friends - to get us a really nice car for our gal in need.
I want you to see the effort that your "zipper guy" went through to do some good for the Rock Star Angels and our recipient....
Joel sourced the car one evening - and ran out at night - during the week - with his trailer to go get it. That was more than a little bit of effort, expense and time for him - about 100 miles of driving on a work night.
The car is beautiful but has a blown motor. The kid selling it was sad to let it go. We gave the young man $100 over his asking price - just to throw some good ju-ju in that direction, too.
Joel's friends at his work were kind enough to help out with our "little" project. With a little wrenching, out goes the old motor!
Joel had his connections go to work to find a good motor....
Found one! There's work involved in getting it out, transporting it, and having it ready to install....
Bri helped a bit. 😁
Ryan, the guy on the right, is Joel's brother in law.
We were blessed to have such good friends with know-how - and heart - that were willing to turn wrenches for us during their lunches and break times.
Special thanks again to Chad, Ryan and the good guys that helped with this project!
And here it is... with DeeDee who came to Colorado to transport it to our gal in yet another state.
Don't we just have the most awesome people?
And here's our gal. ❤️
Dee Dee bought her the keychain to represent that the car came from people all over the US (and a few from overseas, too!)
Oh... and the Angels have done so much more! But this was the mission that Joel was most involved in lately. ❤️
I hope it makes you feel good to support a dude that would go through so much - and ***do*** so much for us - and especially for a gal that needed love around her after losing her husband.
One last thing I want to say about our Angels...
That when we do things like this for others, it does create a ripple of good out there. Who does stuff like this?!?!?! Answer: not as many people as really should be doing good for each other!!!
So back to zippers.... 😁 ....
Joel distributes the zippers for us as well as he manufacturers the metal frames we use in our projects....
His store is located here: https://shop.sewmuchnicer.com
This is the place for
He carries more colors of zippers than anyone - in the easiest sizes to use. (Nylon zippers can be trimmed down easily - so just order a size big enough to trim down!)
And check out the prices. The current price for a 14" zipper at Joann's is about $4. Even with their sales, they're EXPENSIVE.
Our VIPs pay less than $1
VIPs... remember to use your 60% off code over in his store!
The code is in our Telegram now - search for our links with the red flowers - 🌺 - that have "sewing.school" in the names. More info in the links above.
Thanks for supporting him and our family... and the good work he does.
We appreciate our community so much!
Sally and her Rock Star Team