It's been a long time since I was disappointed not to be going to work; but one of my favorite ladies, for whom I work, had to take a trip to the hospital last night.
I just love working in her company. We have a good time. I never know what she will be having me do. We just invent things as she pleases: dishes, refrigerator, mop, laundry, sit and talk, watch a movie she has been wanting to share!
I was up and ready and I always give a courtesy call ahead of heading out.
Her husband answered. I sure hope she is okay.
I was actually disappointed not to be going.
But, being "Ms. Jackie SpoolTeacher of all Trades", many other things were available to fill the schedule. There was the bed skirt to finish...
Another favorite lady who has me clean, had asked me to put a ruffle around her comforter so she wouldn't have to use a dust ruffle. I stated a price I thought I could manage.
When I delivered it today, I told her that if she ever asks me to do that again it will be $150!
I hugged her as I said it. But I really wanted to say, "$250"!
"Reverse engineering" anything is never what you think it will be.
Of course it didn't help that I pinned it on wrong twice. Twice!
The first time sideways. The next time with the raw edge not where I wanted it.
I've been sewing my whole life. Girl needs to get a clue.
Not to mention that I tried two different ways of stitching it on and ripping it out while it was pinned on with the raw edge wrong.
So, already I had:
- measured the bed,
- measured the fabric (to figure the best way to cut it)(it was two twin bed sheets she had on hand),
- measured and cut the fabric,
- french seamed the pieces together,
- hemmed the lower edge with a 1/2 " double fold, by hand, on the machine,
- gathered the upper edge with my ruffler foot, (actually, a gathering foot),
- double fold hemmed the sides...
She was happy. She said, "It makes it look like a whole new room, now I need new sheer curtains."
Boy, that gathering foot was a lifesaver. I'd be working a month of Sundays had I not remembered I had it.
I sure don't want to be the cause of any trips to the hospital.
Another good day, although my back is complaining.
It's good to be a "Jackie of all Trades". If there's not one thing to do, there is always the other.
|"Master of baby shoes, among other things."|