Who's down with OPP (Every last homie)
You down with OPP (Yeah you know me)
Who's down with OPP (All the homies)
From O.P.P. by Naughty by Nature
Author's Note: My definition of OPP is infinitely cleaner than Naughty by Nature's definition. I mean Other People's Projects. And I'm more "ambivalent" than "down".
|Gingham toddler jumper|
|Crib quilt and dust ruffle draped over the coffee table|
Which brings me to my point. OPPs aren't bad when they are appreciated. I am happy to be sewing for children in shelters and my pregnant sister. Even when sewing for unappreciative clods, I'm building good Karma. These occasional projects keep things in perspective and force me to tame that little selfish sewer inside of me. Most sewers readily admit that OPPs can be a PITA and we do as few of them as possible. But I think we enjoy the feeling of making someone else happy and sewing for a greater good.