I’m tired. And I doubt I’ll be slowing down or catching my breath anytime soon. I just spent the weekend at my sewing machine making 12 pillows and 30 pennant banners that shipped out early yesterday morning to Rockford Illinois. Urban Farmgirl is having an event next Saturday and all this stuff is headed there. I can’t wait to see the banners adorning the barn there.
Have you ever wondered how long it takes to make one 20 foot pennant banner? I don’t have a total time for you but I do know that it takes 15 minutes to sew the triangles into the binding of ONE 20 foot banner. That is after the triangles are sewn together and the binding is made. Yes, I made the binding. The cost of buying the binding ready-made for one banner would be crazy, let alone for all 20 banners. It also takes 30+ yards of fabric to make 20, 20ft pennant banners. Just a bit of trivia for you today
And Farmgirl pillows are a hit too. Perfect for ‘Urban Farmgirl‘ to carry. This one is my fav of this batch.
I love this one too – linen is my favorite fabric. This striped strip of linen matches the linen I used to slipcover my living room chair.I added some boots to this – not sure I really like the result but we’ll see if it sells.
I was invited to be a vendor at Urban Farmgirl’s ‘Main Street Market‘. And I was going to go. My hubby had said a reluctant ‘ok’ and was even planning to take a day off work and go with me to help get my stuff there and get set up and help me the day of the show. And then some ‘issues’ came up. He wasn’t on board with my ideas for transportation and a few other details. And so I asked Mary if I could back out and she graciously understood.
I didn’t really think of it as submission at the time. I was rather in a fine emotional mess about it. When I text my Mom to tell her I had decided not to go and why, she replied with ‘Sometimes submission is hard.’ And that really resonated with me. I didn’t want to give up going to this event as a vendor. I felt like it was a really good opportunity for my business. But when my husband is not thrilled with an idea and doesn’t support it, it takes the joy out of it and turns it into stress and a drain on our marriage.
So I let this one go. I cried some tears over it, I admit. But I chose to submit to Travis’ way of thinking and in the long run it has been a blessing. Yes, I still wish it has worked out. But it didn’t and I’ve accepted that. My pillows and pennant banners will be there in my place Other things will come along that will work out – maybe I’ll get to go to this one next year as a vendor. It would have been a huge stress to get ready on time – I’m supposed to be going to Springfield in less than 2 weeks and I’m nowhere near ready for that.
Do I always submit to my husbands way of thinking? Not hardly! If you know me at all, you know I’m not really the submissive type. But I have learned a bit over the past 16+ years and I try to pick my battles and present things in the best possible way when I want him to see things MY way – LOL! This time I wanted to go down kicking and screaming and demanding my way. Instead I chose not to talk about it at all once the decision to back out was made. I knew if I did talk about it to him I’d say things I shouldn’t and that I would later regret. It wasn’t necessarily easy but it was easier than it would have been 16 years ago as a newlywed.
So that’s my $.02 on submission for today.
Sew a Fine Seam
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