Monday, May 14, 2007
I'm ready for another project. There are projects in my queue: fabric and notions all ready to go. So what's holding me up? My daughter, that's what! She is my "fashion photographer" and during our last "shoot" she commented on how I was "cranking out" outfits for myself every week and not making the skirt and blouse she picked out about two weeks ago: Burda 2561 blouse and 8280 skirt. I'd love to sew for her, but the problem is I have to wait until she can fit a fabric shopping trip into her busy schedule of school, study, track practice and track meets. And God forbid if we have to go to more than one store to find the fabric for her outfit! If I sewed according to her timetable this outfit might be finished by late August, if I'm lucky. She's a typically fussy 17 year old so I would never dare to select something for her. I'm thrilled that she even wants me to sew for her. But it will be several days, if not weeks, before she'll be able to go fabric shopping. What's a mother to do? While I'm waiting for her, I could "crank out" one, maybe two, outfits for myself. I'll make time to go fabric shopping with her as soon as she is ready to go, but who knows when she will find time to squeeze "fabric shopping with Mom" into her life? But in the meantime, I guess I'll have to keep shopping and sewing for myself. Oh, the sacrifices Moms have to make!