I'm perfectly comfortable thanks for asking now go away.
But Yellow and her kiddo owner S would not be swayed, so we did what any Lovey Repair team would do - we coached S's mom through a long-distance repair!
S's mom is a total trooper. It's one thing for us to help a Lovey and another thing entirely for a mommy to take apart and reassemble someone as special as Yellow. Did we mention that this all happened while S was at school? We were under a time crunch, and S's mom rose to the challenge.
We helped prepare for the big day by first sending a batch of our favorite stuffing to California:
Too much? Probably, but better safe than sorry!
Then S's mom got to work! First, a little bath...
Then some sunbathing!
We had devised a plan where S's mom would iron on some interfacing to strengthen the seams and then sew Yellow up, stuff her, and then they'd be done!
But instead we got a panicky email from S's mom:
In the process of gently removing her stuffing and bathing her, lots of seams came apart. I knew it was only a matter of time before she fell apart. So I am done with all of the interfacing and now I am sewing seams from inside and reinforcing others. My sister picked up my girls and is keeping them out for a pizza dinner. That gives me a couple more hours to work on Yellow...
Did we mention she's a trooper?? We've never been under the gun quite like that! At least S and her sister got a pizza dinner out of the deal!
After another wait, word came - Yellow was done!
S was not sure that she was happy about the new and improved Yellow (clean, no holes, stuffed). But once we told her that Yellow looked like when she was a baby, she was astonished. She couldn't believe what a difference all of the years made.... They are both in bed now arm in arm :). It's so sweet!
Yellow, new and improved!