Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Procrastination, my middle name

Two months ago I was asked to make an outfit for the Prince's baptism, an honor that I eagerly accepted. The Duchess was warned that it wouldn't get done before the holidays but that it would surely be ready for the special date on the 16th. She promised not to worry about it.

The only instructions I was given about the design were a few "don't do this", but otherwise I was turned loose to design it myself. Okay, it's designed. In my head. Fabric, pattern and notions have all been purchased. The special little adornments have all been received. All that is left is the cutting and sewing.

One problem in the design had been nagging my brain. Last night in the middle of the night the solution came to me, a real duh moment. I realized that a specialty foot that goes on my machine would do the job and it was just sitting in my cabinet waiting to get used. At two a.m. I had to suppress the urge to get up and try it out!

Today has been spent running post-holiday errands. They are all done. Tomorrow has been set aside as a sewing-only day dedicated strictly to this one special project. Better yet, maybe I'll start right now.

$2.21 plus a Sears gift card ($20 balance) and a movie theater gift card ($1 balance)

Note: Wednesday night, 10 pm. Done.

7 comments:

The Duchess said...

Smile. I love that you have a special foot...

KFinley said...

Is the gift card at least to a dollar theater?

The Numismatist said...

Nope. Is there such a thing as a dollar theater anymore?

Muriel said...

I have lots of special feet that I don 't have a clue what to do with. Maybe someday I'll figure it out.

The Numismatist said...

Turns out I didn't have the special foot after all. Must have gone with the old machine. But I made do with a ruler and a different special foot. The project is now 2/3 finished. So far, so good.

bleason said...

Glad to see the coinage totals back in your blog. Concerning the Hornets, I still remember the embarrassment the Jazz provided the Hornets in last year's playoff games. I need to start the flexibility program as promised but I think the movies this afternoon sound better. Wish I had your movie card.

MoneyWalker

Steve Lazar said...

Great job on the project so far! Way to go on the finds for the day too.... I heard that the bracelet you lost was found last year by Bleason? I'll have to check if he's money walked over in the Pacific Northwest to confirm the story.