Anyone who steps into our house is likely to be roped in to helping me get through my workload. Our gorgeous housekeeper put aside cleaning and got behind the wheel of my sewing machine yesterday. As luck would have it she is a trained seamstress and worked in garment production for many years. She stitched pockets on PJs yesterday.
Our 16 year old baby sitter has always helped me with tracing and cutting of appliques. Tonight she will be given this pile of cutting while we go to a friend's 40th. I pay her a few dollars extra to do this for me. She's probably the best paid teenage babysitter around but she does such fabulous work she's worth every cent. (And she always jumps at the chance to babysit because the pay is good.)
My seamstress is getting through baskets of sewing as quickly as I can deliver them to her. Bit by bit I am getting there.
Today in the studio I'm listening to The Swoon Collection - beautiful soothing, uplifting music for a very harried brain.