Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Monkey Is Off My Back!!!

Back in Sept I was asked to do some custom sewing for someone I don't know (friend of an acquaintance).

If you hang with me at all you are aware that my sewing anything has been ditched into the trash can much less simmering on the back burner.

The fabric (2.5 yards, of which a table runner and 10 cushions were requested) made its way to the basement where it has stared at me constantly reminding that I needed to do something with it. Yes I just should have said "NO". I have a hard time with NO unless its my children.

Avoidance behavior? YEP I was doing it.

And than the recipient e-mailed me. And I had to face those 2.5 yards.

Explaining that there wasn't enough material, we narrowed the request to 2 cushions and a runner. Simple enough right. Yeah..... NOT.

Sewing for someone is difficult enough. Sewing for someone you have never met........

Anyways, after 8 months of the monkey attached to my back IT IS DONE!!!!!!!!!! Can I have an Amen!

I have finishing touches to apply (Velcro, non-slip backing). But the cushions are made and work. The runner is complete and I have my life back. YIPPEE

Well, my family can't appreciate, but hopefully you can.

Later Gaters


Danielle said...

Oooo, that is a great feeling! I hate that when I commit to something that I know I should not have said yes to, but I couldn't get the nerve up to say no to. I can have a problem with that sometimes too, you are not alone ;)

KnittingMoose said...

Oh I can totally appreciate that kind of relief! What a great feeling that must be!

Anonymous said...

You must be feeling great! I still need to sew some curtains, maybe I should just send the fabric to you? ;)