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Date: 10/7/12 7:30 PM

I made a schedule with plenty of time to do each step correctly (and even remake if necessary) and also allowed one catch up day each week.

Then my dad got seriously ill and was in the hospital for over a week (out of town); I was back and forth all week and didn't get much sleep with the travel, camping out in my sis's living room, etc.

I had also scheduled a "play date" with my niece (she has Downs' syndrome) six weeks ago and it feel during this time too. I promised her we'd sew a t shirt for her so now that's all cut out and out too. The clutter is driving me nuts but Tracy understands her dates. What she doesn't understand is a cancellation! :D

Do you have any great tips for sewing under pressure?

I may "warm up" now that we're back home by buzzing her tshirt through the serger - it's all set up and ready to go.

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Date: 10/7/12 7:55 PM

No advice, just empathy...my dad has been in the hospital or rehab since the second week of July...a week after he turned 91. (He's back in the hospital again). My summer was supposed to be mainly for sewing, but that didn't happen, driving my mom or doing laundry, or just crashing. In September I decided to join the sewing your own clothes for a year, and the 'slowpoke' sewers...finally started cutting fabric today. Sometimes stuff happens. Your Tracy will begin to understand patience and delayed gratification...just make it that much more fun when you do work together. And don't kick yourself.

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Date: 10/7/12 9:18 PM

Mary, so sorry to hear this for you and your family. Just take a deep breath and get some rest; the clutter isn't going anywhere so no sense worrying about it. I am sure your niece will be happy to be with you even if it is 6 weeks late. Just don't rush the shirt and mess it up (that is something I would do). Enjoy the time you have with your niece!

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Date: 10/7/12 11:10 PM

I'm so sorry about your Dad. That is rough, and nerve wracking. What I try to do when I am overwhelmed with projects and commitments is to give myself 20-30 minutes a day to sew. Don't worry about finishing anything...just do a step in that time and put the project away. Have you read Nancy Zieman's "10-20-30 minutes to sew"?

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Date: 10/14/12 9:04 AM

I finished and the shower is at 11:30. I've been sewing since 4am but it's done!

I started setting a timer and made a game of beating the timer for different tasks. That's when I really started making progess.

DH took a few pictures before he had to leave this morning ... the christening gown didn't have the sleeves at that point ....

I'll try to get pictures at the shower and upload them later.

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Date: 10/14/12 9:07 AM

You did it. Great for you, big pat on the back. I was going to suggest a card with details of what you are making to be delivered later. Sometimes life just gets in the way.

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Date: 10/14/12 10:03 AM

good for you!

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Date: 10/14/12 6:44 PM

Good for you Mary! You did it! Can't wait to see the pictures.

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Date: 10/14/12 6:45 PM

Oops repeat.
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