Sunday, January 4, 2009

when I'm 6465

When friends ask how the wedding planning is going, I usually don't report the number of chair covers sewn to date. But that is in fact most of the planning at the moment. I'm in such terror of running out the clock on these that I intend to have them finished even before the invitations are ready. Post-traumatic 4-H syndrome, maybe. I have a few too many memories of knitting all.night.long before the county fair due to a bad combination of procrastination and motivated mother.

But since you asked (you did, didn't you?), I currently have 65 covers sewn, pressed, and hung neatly in my closet. Just 16 to go, plus the runners. I may make another nine in case of overflow. DJ's dad was over on Saturday to have a look at our aged bathroom fans, and I caught a look of terror in his eye as I hung them in sets for each table. Girl, he said around bites of coffee cake, You're crazy.

I guess all those acrylic vests taught me something - it hurts more when you're under the gun. Maybe two things, if you include avoiding acrylic vests.


Jenny.Lee said...

You definitely don't want to be worrying about chair covers the night before the wedding! Congrats on your progress!

Liz @ McFargan: A Midwestern Matrimony said...

I'm always amazed at what you're taking on to DIY. Amazing.

Anonymous said...

Gah! You are so crazy, you and your craftiness! 65 done?! So crazy :)