This morning I put my time spent doing yoga to practical use. While sewing another BTRS Charming Handbag I somehow managed to sidestep into a needle that had fallen on the floor. This was not just your normal poke. I'm used to those by now. This was full on needle-in-my-foot action. Seconds after pulling it out [DISGUSTING], the blood began to flow. FLOW, people. So I bent my foot up and around into a bit of King Dancer and proceeded to holler for Husband to bring me some tissue. He was sound asleep, mind you, so waking him from the next room took some time. Crisis averted. Resume stitching.
Today is a co-worker's birthday, so I spent an hour this morning putting this charming bag together. Everything came from the stash, which was a spectacular feat.
I believe this bag matches the cat quite well, doesn't it? I've got it wrapped up here with me at my desk. We'll see what Sue thinks later. She loves gingham and always wears black (the bag is black, not brown as it might appear), so I'm thinking this will be an A+.
As an aside, if you sew or craft, how do you feel about being asked to do things for others? I love making gifts. That's totally different. But what about specific requests from others. Granted, I would probably sew a purse, apron, or home dec sort of thing for anyone who asked, but what about things that are a bit more difficult. This doesn't even take into account dealing with fit. Screwing up my own apparel is one thing, but what if it is for someone else? So, here's my question: When asked, do you oblige others or do you make an excuse? Why?