Tuesday, 12 April 2011

An Ode to Mr D.

Good things have happend to me this week and most of that I have to thank my dear hubby for.

He's my number one fan. The man behind me 100% of the time, 7 days a week, 52 weeks of the year.

We've been together for all but eight years, both of us coming from broken relationships and bringing children into the mix. I can tell you, it's been tough.

For me there is a certain line from a film which springs to mind.

"A woman's heart is a deep ocean of secrets. But now you know there was a man named Jack Dawson and that he saved me... in every way that a person can be saved."

Well, that's a bit like my Mr D, my very own Jack Dawson.

My husband encouraged me to take up sewing again in 2008. We launched the company January 2009.

He's attended wedding fairs with me, spoken to clients on the telephone, watched Wedding TV and listened to me drone on about fabrics and patterns. He's attended Tweet meets with me and has proudly stood behind me and encouraged me when my confidence has been low.

He takes the children out when weekends have been filled with clients, quite often being out of the house from 10am until 4pm. He helps me prepare for when clients come over by buying flowers for the room and making endless cups of tea.

He's a trooper is my husband.

It has come to the point where the back room hobby has taken over the home. The volume of traffic here on a weekend is increasing, so we've been looking at premesis.

Yesterday an offer was accepted on some superb studio space. He's very proud of me my husband is, but I couldn't have done any of this without him.

So, thank you Mr D from the bottom of my heart. My number one fan and my rock. Here's to next year and hopefully our amazing future.


  1. That's truly beautiful Linda, it's always good to know you have someone their to keep you pushing forward!

    May your new premises be a massive success and I am more than excited about building a great friendship with you and Mr D in the future

  2. What a beautiful blog post! Congratulations Mr D on having such a special and talented wife! xxxAnna

  3. Oh blimey Linda you have made me blub... thats wonderful you two make an amazing couple you can feel the love between the two of you. You are going to have the most amazing future and all my love and support to you both as well so happy to call you my friend. Jane xxx

  4. Aw :) He's a true star like yourself! You're a good advert for marriage :)

  5. I hope my second time around, for which I am wearing the beautiful elegant dress you and Leanne have created for me, is as happy as you and Mr D obviously are