Saturday, May 02, 2009

Gotta Get it Done

I'm instituting another Sew Every Day month - there's just that much to do. With the donation of quilts to a couple of fundraisers word has got out that I know how to thread a needle. "Could you...?" "Do you think...?" "I have this..."

First up is a small quilt (9 blocks) for a retiring ex-Navy officer teacher. "Could it be done by Memorial Day? Of course we'll pay you whatever you want, you do such beautiful work!" (Geeze! Take that last bit off and I might have been able to say no.)

This is not the actual quilt - I made exactly ONE block yesterday (copy and paste is an EXCELLENT tool,) but they're relatively quick, and the look is exactly what I'm after.
•Due May 22.

Number two. "My sister brought me this fabric and asked if I could make new curtains for her boat. I don't even know where the foot thingy is for my sewing machine!! I'll pay you whatever you want, you do such beautiful work!" I sense there's a cheat sheet going around with Just the right thing to say. Straight sewing, no hardware. Sure, I'll add it to my list.
•Due May 22

Number three. "So I bought this skirt at a yard sale, and I LOVE it! It's totally homemade and really simple I think and I'd love to have 3 or 4 more just like it for work." (She's the front of house manager at my favourite coffee place, and waits tables at the local wonderful french restaurant in the evening.) "I'll buy whatever you need, I'll pay you whatever you want, you do such beautiful work! And I could probably throw in a free dessert or a latte, you know, whenever you want." Ding-ding-ding-ding-ding! We have a winner! (Obviously Sophia paid extra for her cheat sheet.)
•Due when I get to it.

Will a half hour a day get done what needs doing? Dunno, but it's a half hour more a day than I'd be doing otherwise, I bet.


Vicky~ stichr ~ said...

Wow, Dorothy, you are getting quite the rep!

Piecefulafternoon said...

Well, half an hour a day will get you some progress, which is better than none - and you do such beautiful work.