Monday, September 14, 2009

Procrastination Station

I have four weeks until my cousin's wedding. You know. The one I decided it would be a great idea to make the dress for because it would be less expensive? Wanna know how far I am?

I have three pieces sewn together. That's not even the full bodice. Well, it's the full bodice in FABRIC. I just need to add lining. In fact, I didn't buy any lining at first because I bought the fabric in a non-pay week and was only getting the bare minimum. And of course they want me to attach the lining NOW for the bodice. BAH. So now during lunch today (because I don't have time after work... especially because of where the fabric store is--it would take me twice as long to drive there after work than it would at 11am) I need to drive 45 minutes to get this fabric and drive back. That's going to be my entire lunch. but I have been getting to work a half hour earlier and not leaving early, so it comes out in the wash I think.

I'm just so terrified that I won't get this thing done. I was planning on using my Saturdays (I have three left) to work on the dress. This Saturday? I'm working at ULTA for 8 hours in the middle of the day. Next Saturday? I'm probably working again. And the following Saturday? That's crazy Bare Escentuals day. So I don't know what I'm going to do. And of course on Sundays... I'm working at ULTA also. (which means I have four weeks of no day off at all. Not fun.)

I smell a couple of late nights. Good thing I still have last week's 90210 and Melrose Place to watch (yes. yes I do watch them. I love 90210, ok? And I loved Melrose Place so I'm giving the new one 3 episodes)

At least my skills are being recognized. Someone at work commented on a sweater I was wearing (that I made) and now she wants to hire me to make one for her. AH! I've never done that. And I haven't decided if I'm going to or not. A lot of times when people hear my price, they back out. Non-knitters I find don't understand the time that's put in. They expect to pay $20 for a handknit sweater, when in actuality it's a lot closer to $100. It's cost of yarn + cost of time... and it takes a while to make a sweater.


Bayjb said...

I don't judge about 90210 and Melrose. Actually I'm hoping we can talk about the former :)

Melrose is on the cusp for me but 90210 is in to stay

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

I'm the best procrastinator EVER.


it took me like 3 years to knit a scarf so i am impressed with anyone who can do more than that in half the time or well a lot less time anyway