Sunday, December 11, 2011

What a week...

Well this week has been full of challenges.  Lots of them.  Big ones and little ones.

But one of the most frustrating ones has to do with Make My Christmas this year.  If you aren't familiar with MMC, it's similar to a "Secret Santa" gift exchange, but you MAKE a gift for the person whose name you draw.  And in return, you get a handmade gift from whoever draws your name.

This is my third year participating, and I've had a blast!  Of course I made quilts, and the first year I stressed about getting it done.  The second year, I enjoyed it more and had little stress.

But this year is different.......

I've got the top and back and binding ready.

I reserved the long-arm for tomorrow.

And then I got a call that the machine is down, they are waiting on a part that they HOPE will be in Wednesday, and hopefully the machine will be back up and running by Thursday or Friday.  

And MMC is due Saturday.


I really have no idea what I'm going to do.  I've got calls out to several other shops to see if they rent or know of other rentals.  But no luck yet.

I really like this quilt, and don't want to try to do it at home, just to get it done.  I won't be happy with it.

I can cross my fingers and hope for the best.  But if not, then I don't know what to do.....

Not go to the party?  
Drink a little?
Go, and give an unfinished quilt (in front of everyone!)?
Drink moderately?
Visit the recipient ahead of time and explain?
Drink heavily?

What would you do?



Lynne said...

I think I might try to quilt it at home but if that's not going to work then I'd go to the recipient and explain.

kimmyd said...

It didn't turn out so bad after all. The party was a blast and the receiptient was completely understanding. Who could ask for more:)