You are never going to believe this, because I still can't.
Yesterday was a full day of sewing to get things done so I don't have to sew today. I just wanted today to be about thinking and packing, pay a few bills, cleaning up the house etc.
So I finish a small amount of work on the dirndl dress and client comes and picks it up. Then I hemmed a lab coat, and hemmed the 4 t-shirts. Two had to have lace removed and moved up, what a pain. After that I finally took the 2 mother of the bride dresses and started hacking up the first one. After I added the panels, I figured out how to get the best use of the material for making 3/4 sleeves. I inserted these and did not taper the bottoms or finish anything in the sleeve. This way I could try it on the client and taper accordingly. I figured once tried on I could serge the sleeve seam and add the bottom trim in about 15 minutes.
I was so happy. I called client and left a detailed message about how she had to come over last night and try it on and I would finish. As the wedding is on the 13th of Oct. she could not wait for me to get back. She calls back and tells me that the wedding has been cancelled so she does not need the dress. So? Am I to keep it? Are you going to pick it up? It isn't finished?
I was so dam*&d mad. She didn't think to call me? I am sure I was not on her list of people to call first but really? I spent so much time worrying about this stupid thing. (which was my fault) So I told her I was very busy and over stressed about this dress and I was not going to work on it any more until I got back. Hub's wants me to give it to her with a bill and tell her is she wants it finished it will be x amount more. That is what I am going to do.
She was so nonchalant about the whole thing I am sure if I didn't insist she would just leave it here and let me eat the money. If you go back and read a great comment a few posts back left by Linda you will see how many people feel about women who sew for others. She does not value me or my time. She sees me as less than her.
Well enough of that.
Today I have to pack and remember all the things you forget, like meds, chargers, passport. I want to clean the house some so I don't come home to a pig sty. I need to pay a few bills that will be due when we are gone. I also have to teach tonight and we are leaving right after I teach to drive to Spokane.
I can't believe I will see Sluggy in less than 2 days. Yippee!
Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.