My Apron!

Canada
February 26, 2007 11:55pm CST
You might wonder why I would start a discussion about an apron . Well this represents an accomplishment for me, not a huge one but an important one none the less. I have a stack of projects in my sewing room that remain undone. In January I thought I would have most of them done by now. However, I did not factor in my sciatica . I am in pain a great deal and it doesn't let me sit in front of a sewing machine. The posture is a bit different than sitting infront of a computer. I can sit at the computer with my feet up it I need to . Not so with a sewing machine . The apron took me a little over two weeks to do, I thought I could do it in two hours . I am rusty at sewing I guess, and I had to take it part more than a few times. I have to keep reminding myself to keep plugging away at my projects and to not give in to despair. A lot of people relegate sewing to the winter, but find it tough to keep going on the many cloudy and overcast days .
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@sunnypub (2131)
• United States
27 Feb 07
Good for you. I understand how bad sciatica can be, and I am really good at procrastinating. I am also pretty good at taking something and making it important, like you just did. Sometimes even the littlest thing can help motivate you and make you feel good. It is not about how long it took you to acoomplish something, what is important is that you accomplished it. So wear that apron with pride and think of it often when you find yourself down or not wanting to finish something. Let that apron remind you that every little bit does eventually add up to a whole. No go put on that apron and get yourself a glass of your favotire beverage and toast your success. Congrats to you and keep it up.
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
27 Feb 07
my life is my computer both for a living and pleasure. Some days I am so sad I cannot sit up properly either. I truly understand how you feel about the apron you made. Yes hon, it is an accomplishment. Be thankful that you still do it.
• Canada
27 Feb 07
Interesting
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@galatea (687)
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
great name, great avatar :) and about the apron, good job! you should take a picture of it and maybe post it here. im glad you don't let your sciatica get the better of you. more projects to come!
• Canada
27 Feb 07
Actually I did upload a picture of that apron, but I am not sure what happened to it .I thought it would appear with my article .
• Canada
27 Feb 07
I found the picture but doing a search . http://www.mylot.com/w/keywords/apron+.aspx Could tell me how to post this with my article ? Thank you, Wendy
@villageanne (8579)
• United States
27 Feb 07
I think it is a wonderful accomplishment. You should be proud. Starting a discussion about an apron is not strange at all. I did a discussion about wearing aprons and got way over 100 comments on it. Seems eveyone had something to say about aprons. I love aprons and I wear one in my kitchen all the time
• United States
27 Feb 07
I am really glad to see you started a discussion. When you get 100 pts you will get a star. When you get 500 pts you can copy and paste.
• Canada
10 Jul 07
I need a apron or two. Maybe I will start making one with that sewing machine I never ever use. I can't sew this is my big problem. Maybe the problem is I have no patience for it?
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
19 Jun 07
I love aprons! they are so handy... congratulations on this milestone. one at a time, dear lady, one at a time.
• Canada
19 Jun 07
Okay, I think I told you I can sew! I did try to make an apron once and that didn't come out so well either. How pathetic is that?
• United States
28 Feb 07
I love the feeling I get when I have completed a project. You should be proud of yourself, you made something and you like it. On top of that you fought yourself to keep going. So good job!! Enjoy your apron, good wishes on your next project.
• United States
28 Feb 07
My grandma knits afgans and it takes her a month or a little more to do one. when she does it she sits in from of the tv but this is diffrent from what you have to do. a couple things i could suggest is do a little at a time and not try to rush. you know what you want to get done so dont add more into that pile until at least half or all is done with. my mom has baby blankets she has wanted to put togeather (you know the ruffels and all ) but only has done one lol. she is one of the biggest procrastinaters i know. but i hope some of my adives helps, good luck and happy sewing!!
@cwilson26 (2737)
• United States
28 Feb 07
Good for you! I don't sew at all. I have never gotten into it and probably never will. I was always bored in home economics class in school because I am not into cooking or sewing. I hope you are better soon and are able to sit in front of your sewing machine longer than you do now. My rich aunt bought my mom a sewing machine for her birthday a few years ago and my mom was so excited when she got it. She never found the time to use it though because she is always working. I swear that woman will die working. I am always telling her she needs to rest some before she does kill herself but they need the money real bad. Anyway sorry I got off topic for a second. My mom ended up having to sell her beloved sewing machine to my sister so she could pay one of her bills and she never did get to use it. She had so many plans for it too. I would love to buy her one but I can't afford it like my aunt can. But I'm glad you got your apron done and hope you get more of your projects done as well. :)
@foxyfire33 (10017)
• United States
27 Feb 07
I don't know what kind of sewing machine you have or how you put your feet up but I had this same problem when I was expecting. The cord for my foot pedal was long enough to reach my foot stool. The control wasn't as good until I got used to it but I worked it out. I hope you get some relief from your pain soon and good luck with all your projects!