A while ago Big In Japan wrote to me:
"I'm discouraged. I hate wasting time. And I'm not a speedy sewer."
I'm totally putting that on my tombstone. I couldn’t have summed up my life any better if I tried.
Actually, I'm feeling pretty good about what I've sewn for myself lately. (And apparently for the most part so is Big In Japan: check out her Pattern Reviews here.)
So of course, once I have some sense of potential achievement, I then discover that I have absolutely zero time to sew anything. Not even a super-speedy simple blouse that I've already fitted, already sewn before, has no zippers or fastenings of any kind and requires zero binding, hand-stitching or fancy sewing. Nope. Not even for that.
Especially since my rotten cat got fleas from the neighbor kid (seriously) and proceeded to immediately roll around all over my pressing table... including on the fabric I was in the middle of cutting out. So that now, on top of having too much to do anyway, we have to launder about twenty loads of clothes, bedding and fabric.
I’m telling you now: Beangirl doesn’t do vermin.
Or maybe I should. I'm thinking about starting my own flea circus. We should at least put the little creeps to work. Check it out. I could totally rock that costume, right?