Help Needed!!

20/06/13 12:10 AM


Okay everyone! I’m coming to you for some help!

As you know we had wanted to open our doors in March of this year, but hit a delay with the Special Exemption Permit.

Then we pushed our opening date to May 1st, only to once again but delayed.

Then we pushed our opening date to July 1st.

As of two days ago, we were informed that our seamstress wasn’t going to be able to start for 8 WEEKS!

Of course that wasn’t good, so our design team worked hard to find a new seamstress, which they did.

But the only problem is she can’t start for 4 WEEKS!

So we are now facing yet another set back on our opening date. (deep breath…)

So we are coming to you for help.

We are looking for a seamtress or many seamtresses who knows how to make detailed curtains. Of course we didn’t select the easiest of window dressings. So you will need to have some experience to make these.

If you know anyone that is close to us in King George, Fredericksburg or Richmond, please ask them to email us at

They MUST be able to start now and

MUST be able to complete four rooms of windows before July 12th.

Thank you all for all your support!

It has meant so much to Brett and I!

We just want to get these doors open so you too can come and share in the beauty and elegance that is

Belle Grove Plantation!!

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Posted by Michelle Darnell | in Darnell History | 12 Comments »

12 Comments on “Help Needed!!”

  1. Glenda Ennis Says:

    oh this stinks! I do know of someone that would do a beautiful job, but he is way down in NC – not too far from Lejeune — and there’s no way he could leave the project he’s on now. I’m so sorry.

  2. Thank you anyway! We will find someone!

  3. Well, you probably already have a Gantt plan going… May I suggest a revision? Opening with/without ALL in place in the windows, details in the 4 rooms, etc.

    This means using ready-made substitutes in the bedrooms that you can use, say, in the office later. Opening by the planned date even if you only the minimum needed to do so. Work continues on the plan and more rooms opened, rented out, and rates raised accordingly. Use the 2 seamstresses that you have to keep it going.

    That fact that you could be operational is paramount. The details come as you go along, raising the rates, adding more activities, etc. JMO

    Sue J in NJ

  4. Sounds like an option. Thanks!

  5. Virginia Chilton Says:

    I know a lady in Stafford she is great . I will forward this to her.

    LOK Fashion Design. Her Name is Marie King

    Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 04:10:15 +0000 To:

  6. Thank you! Please have her contact me via email as soon as possible if she is available!

  7. Cindy Abbate Says:

    I just sent you an email…Cindy Abbate

  8. Thank you! Got it!

  9. Jen Says:

    I’ll tweet this, perhaps one of my followers can help you out!

  10. Yes! Thank you!

  11. Good luck finding what you need.

    I’ve nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogger Award. Details on my blog. As busy as you are, I don’t expect you to participate in this, but please just accept that you received the Super Sweet Blogger Award, because you, Brett, and Hurley are Super Sweet!

  12. Thank you so much! We really appreciate it! It really means allot to us!