Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Cutting Myself a Little Slack

Does anyone notice how close I am to parity for the year?
Four measly yards!
And I have hardly sewn a stitch all month...just a wee bit of emergency sewing for the Flute Player. Oh, and the Big Christmas gift...a set of flannel waterbed sheets for my Dear In-Laws, which consumed 7 yards.

Oh, I have plans; I have fabric. I even have a pair of pants well started. What I don't have is time.

Now, according to my personal parity rules, if I go over for the year, during the first two weeks of January I have to donate twice the overage to charity before I can purchase any new fabric.

Fair enough. And I probably have eight yards of 'Why did I buy THIS?' fabric hiding in the bins upstairs anyway.

But, in looking at how much sewing I did for other folks this year...much of it rather unplanned for...I think I can cut myself just a wee bit of slack here.

So I'm giving myself through the weekend before I 'close out the numbers' for '08.

Not that that's a huge amount of grace; the rest of the week looks pretty busy and I don't know if I'll get much time in the sewing room anyway.

But I at least want to get all the '08 projects finished!

So...Happy Sewing New Year, everyone, and may you meet your Sewing Goals for 2009!

5 comments:

  1. Your ability to reach or almost reach parity each year is mind boggling to me! Especially since you do sooooo much sewing for your church and for others! Personally I think you should feel proud of your efforts in 2008 - take the weekend off and donate the 8 yards of fabric. Just think, someone else might really need those 8 yards and you might fulfill a dream, a need or a hope!

    Happy New Year!

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  2. Absolutely! You've been so giving with your time, talents and resources, so let's see how things go into the weekend. Carolyn is right, those 8 yards might really be a blessing to someone else.

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  3. I agree with Carolyn and Summerset. You have been amazingly productive and so very giving this year. I am completely in awe of you! Whatever you decide to do, I hope you have a wonderful New Year's weekend, and I hope you will have time to cozy up to your sewing machine for a little while at least this weekend.

    May you have a blessed new year, dear Lisa!

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  4. Thanks for the Amen, I really needed to get that off my chest.
    My coat fits wonderfully to my surprise!

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