SEAMS continues to progress well and business is good. One of our best 2nd Year “Stitches” students has been doing some part time work for SEAMS (outside of her lesson time!) as they were very, very busy and needed to get a large order finished and delivered. This not only helped the work load but gave her valuable experience. We are seriously considering the possibility of this young lady joining the SEAMS team when her course and examinations are completed and will be watching her progress most carefully. Orders continue to be given for school uniforms on a repeat basis which shows the schools must be pleased with the quality of the garments and sales to the Safari Lodges have been increasing. This means that those involved in SEAMS get more pay from the profit share – always well received.
In our rather throw-away society it is good to be reminded that many things can indeed be repaired and continue to work when one thinks they are completely ruined. We had an instance of this with the machine that Christine loves. It makes good buttonholes which otherwise take hours to sew by hand. “Something” happened to it, not quite sure how or by whom but it most certainly didn’t work, the whole needle bar was bent, definitely beyond my capacity or JB’s to mend. We took it to a man JB knows (without much hope I thought) but 48hours later it was mended – he had drilled a hole somewhere, super glued something and after a bit of fiddling with the tension it worked! Praise the Lord, we’ll definitely be going to him with machines in the future.