Some how I have found myself doing a whole lot of the kind of sewing that I really don’t like. (See title) Yes, a lot of it is for my family and for myself, but some is also for people who have contacted me because of a recommendation. I have a hard time saying no to people, but I am learning. Right now, I’m replacing a zipper in a winter coat for a lady because a friend recommended me. I hate zippers. I don’t find them particularly difficult, just tedious and time-consuming. I still have a zipper to put in for my mother-in-law that I’ve had to do since last fall. Now, because I’m doing one for someone else, I really feel bad for not getting it done yet. It will be done this week, though…..or maybe next….sigh. I have since told people that I prefer not to do repairs or alterations. If you want a new from scratch anything, I’ll be happy to make it for you though! I took in the legs on two pairs of jeans for myself this week and they are working out great and I repaired a pocket on another pair this morning. It’s like getting new clothes! I have 5 more pairs of pants waiting to be hemmed laying over the back of my couch right now. It’s like they’re staring me down, saying, “You know you’ll never get to us.” and they have every right because I haven’t seen them since I bought them about 2 years ago, maybe more. If only I had long, model legs instead of legs that fit my 5’ 1” height. I might never have to hem at all. I’m kind of determined to get them done though. That’s why they are on my couch where everyone can see them instead of in my basement.
I also finished a blanket that I got, made, bought the fleece for and never put together, for my daughter. She tied the corners of the two pieces of fleece together and has been using it that way for, let’s just say, quite a while now. I stole it from her room and washed it a couple weeks ago and it also has been laying over, on, and around the general area of my couch since then. She was pretty happy when she saw it laying outside her door this morning.
I would much rather be working on the t-shirt quilt and wedding dress that I’m supposed to be making for some customers. I also need to replenish my supply of baby blankets and burp cloths at ReChic Unique. I’ve been trying to set aside time just for those things, but that leads me back to the title of this post. I have already told some people “no” and I am getting back to the kind of sewing that I really love. A lot of people have shown interest in sewing classes and lessons, but only a few have come for them. Those who do come, usually come back for more, but there have been a lot of cancellations and rescheduling so, essentially, the classes have been inconsistent. I also want to take some classes to advance my own skills, but one thing at a time.
I am going for it, and living and learning! Have a great day everyone!