I love it when that happens. I found some time. Loads of time actually.
The chimney cleaner man canceled ……….again, and I begged off the brunch bit, since the people were so distantly related to me……it was a better deal to leave them in better hands.
So, the afternoon opened up and I attached myself to the sewing machines; cutting, sewing and finishing the 2 custom tops for Client B. This has been on the TO DO list forever! Had 3 shirts done & delivered a couple weeks ago, but these last 2 were haunting me. I had to adjust the pattern and that always makes the whole process slow down here. Switching from knit to woven, from a neck band to facings… they never made it to the top of my list.
I have both orders done, encased in their plastic bags, ready for delivery tomorrow. Monday is now my regular day to go to a local retirement home. I met with the staff over a year ago, offering to come pick up & deliver residents alterations orders. I live within 10 minutes of the facility, so it’s an easy do for me………..and I love the people I’ve met. To top it off, I have also been sewing for many of the staff, which has been a huge part of the custom work I’ve been swamped with. So, all in all…………..it was a great move to stop by with my business card!
I am going to sew for a couple hours now…………. I am going to reward myself with my fun Etsy type sewing after finishing the 2 orders. I read some advice in an email today about finding ones creative rhythm. Mine is early in the morning and late at night; when everyone else in the house is in bed! Seems to work for me! I’ll see if I can get at least one item done…………which will put me at #60 for the shop! Inching my way towards 100….
Off to work.