Saturday, March 24, 2007

Staggering towards the finish line

The SWAP finish line that is....

Why is it that when you have a deadline everything seems to go wrong or you get these gradiose ideas which also causes everything to go wrong....

First - my sewing machine needs to go in the shop. It was making a knocking noise but sewing a straight stitch well enough and probably well enough for me to finish my SWAP pieces. But I got the great idea to embellish the red wool crepe so that my TNT short sleeve dress would have some umph...not heavy embellishment...just some double-needle pintucks. Okay, I admit that I am pintucking the entire piece of fabric but my machine should have held up through that....NOT!

Second - frustration set in last Sunday evening as I realized that an entire weekend was going to pass without me completing another garment on my SWAP and the deadline was looming. I was pretty moody at work on Monday because I would have much rather been at my sewing machine....

Third - inspiration from another source - Hotpatterns decides to put out a new collection. Now I have never purchased a Hotpatterns pattern - though the designs are inspiring I had been put off by the sewing challenges. However this pattern really started me thinking:

credits - www.hotpatterns.com



Then I make the mistake of informing my internet buddies that I "like" the pattern and the ideas start flowing hot and heavy. Does any of this idea sharing encourage me to continue my SWAP sewing....Noooooo! Instead I have to keep repeating over and over again that I still have SWAP sewing to do.


Fourth - a box of beautiful knit fabrics arrive from FabricMart, the weather is starting to turn warm and I am sewing fall items....need I say more!


So today I pulled out the old Viking, set it up and it is making pintucks like a whiz, and I am staggering towards the SWAP finish line.

Wish me luck! Because I still have SWAP sewing to do!

8 comments:

  1. Keep the focus - you are almost there! Then yo can reward yourself with that great new pattern! (easy for me to say, I'm not in the SWAP)

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  2. Old Viking to the rescue! The red dress sounds fabulous, canly hardly wait to se the all over pintucking: I love the idea. Swap will be over soon!

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  3. I think you can, I think you can, I think you can...

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  4. Keep sewing the swap...you're almost there! Just think of how happy you'll be next fall when you have an incredibly knock-out, completely coordinated wardrobe to wear.

    Would love to hear some of the ideas that are spilling forth regarding the HP pattern (hint, hint).

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  5. Good luck! You'll make it. I can totally relate to not wanting to be at work but home sewing instead. Boy, can I! Can't wait to see what the pintucks look like.

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  6. Good luck! Now, go get sewing and finish!

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  7. You can do it, easy, no problem. Besides you know you're near the finish line when your sm starts crappin' out. I too would like to know all the great ideas springing from the new HP pattern. I have that one as well. You'll share after you finish sewing that SWAP, right?

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