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!


  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!

  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.

  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!

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