Tuesday, 12 April 2016

J is for...

Just in time

Oh we've all probably done our share of these sorts of projects. It seems to be for me at Christmas time I'm running around the two days before trying to get some sewing finished in a mad rush before the due date. I do it to myself every year. I have MONTHS to decide and can't pick something until 3 days before?? 

I remember a couple of years of sewing up ornaments the night before. There was one year I had only started making 30 ornaments the week before! Then the year where on Christmas day I was sitting there sewing in the ends and sewing on buttons as I was trying to wrap the presents and get them out the door! 

Last year I thought would be different as I wasn't making presents for everyone but there I was Christmas eve sewing on my machine trying to finish a pillow case for the little boy. Part of the issue is they are now old enough to notice and pay attention to what I'm doing at the machine. That and they are smart enough to put two and two together. 

But when will I learn to make a decision months in advance and actually stick to it? How hard is it to just decide to make something and do it? Apparently very hard because I do it to myself EVERY year! 

Can I make a vow not to do it to myself again? But then again you all know how much I will stick by that vow.... It will be me next year on Christmas eve sitting at my sewing machine trying to finish it in time. 

Please tell me I'm not the only one? If I'm not can someone give me a hint of how to stop myself? 

Oh well ... maybe one day :D

Happy Stitching, 
Caitlin

5 comments:

  1. Oh my, no....you're not the only one. Some say I work better under pressure - HA!
    xxx

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  2. I do the exact same thing Caitlin.

    Linda

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  3. I work better with a deadline!

    You could try putting the calendar a week ahead so you think it's nearly Christmas?

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  4. Yeah... Mine is usually wedding samplers - rushing to get them finished before the due date.

    Ros
    Fangirl Stitches A-Z Cross Stitch Style
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  5. I've done a few too many just in time projects myself.


    @WeekendsInMaine
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