I am in Santa Cruz to ship Fall 08. It has been 2 weeks and the production is still not ready. Needless to say it has been two weeks of anxiety and frustration. Everyday I think I am going to drive over the hill and pick up the whole load and start getting the boxes prepared. Instead I call and they are not ready. But somehow I can't manage to then go on a bike ride or swim in the ocean or hang out with my gramma. I just feel paralyzed and miserable. The one highlight which mixed work with pleasure was the Friends of Filly try-on which happened this last Sunday. I convinced my manufacturer to atleast give me the over-stock inventory in time for the scheduled trunk show. And thank god they did. From 1pm until 6pm a steady stream of women came by, striped down, and gleefully tried on clothes. It was the best! I got to see all my girls- including my cousin and my cousin-in-law, my dear friend Kate from Spain who came all the way from Sausalito, and a birthday entourage for Amy From the Northcoast. Not to mention "The Regulars"- Idit, Elena, Talya, Emilyn, Stacey, Tiffany, Zoe, Jane, Katie and Lisa. We were just missing Sarah Knight!

I have so much appreciation for the women in this town. I feel incredibly supported and loved by them all. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.