I’m saying the word “no” over & over to myself, hoping it reminds me not to take on more custom work than I have hours. I’m pretty sure I need to switch to chanting the word “NO” outloud …………or, wearing it as a sign around my neck! It’s getting serious. I didn’t feel the pressure until this week end, when all of the sudden, I realized I was going to have to cut anything without a deadline!
It doesn’t seem very accommodating, but I’ve stopped taking any custom orders, either on line or in my local shop, that have deadlines before Christmas. My new favorite words are when a client says “No Rush!” That’s a no I can live with! I’ve packed the Stitchknit shop on Etsy, with hundreds of items that are completed and ready to ship, so there is still plenty to choose from. Please stop by!
Time to get busy knitting…………and I’ll see if I can practice the NO word while working on projects!