Friday, July 3, 2009

i need deadlines



I am finding out that you can't just tell me "whenever" when it comes to a time when you want something done from me. I need deadlines people. I tend to do what I want and work on whatever I want if I don't have a finish line for projects. I have had several things on my ULTIMATE TO DO LIST. You know, the one by the side of my bed that I keep making each night or week that has some of the same things on it for months. Well, this week I am finally getting all of those things done. I think. I am leaving on vacation next week to the west coast and I am making this my own deadline to finish projects. I have had these t-shirts on that ultimate to do list (embarrassingly) for at least 6 months. But, it was a favor and I always thought that I would get to it soon. Yesterday was the day and now I can proudly look in my friend's eyes when I see her at church each week because I got these BOYS ROCK shirts done for her 2 boys. I took so long that I had to go and buy a new t-shirt for the youngest since she gave me a 6-9 month onesie and now he needs a 12 month shirt. That tells you how long I took. I promise I am good with timing for birthdays and other occasions, but you see, those are all deadlines. I guess I need a bit of structure to get me to follow through. So, if you ever want me to do something, just tell me by a certain date, and it will be done. Don't say, "whenever!"

*the guitars are appliqued with felt and the BOYS ROCK is a freezer paper stencil. 

8 comments:

Bianca said...

I know EXACTLY what you mean about the deadlines! The shirts are adorable - in a cool, boyish, rockstar kind of way, of course.

threemoonbabies said...

Those are great!

roseylittlethings said...

I am the same way, I have long to do lists and only under a deadline do I get certain things accomplished!

Melissa said...

don't feel bad.. I'm making curtains for my Mom with fabric she bought 18 months ago...
and I'm the worlds slowest anytime anyone gives me antyhing to embroider..
I love the shirts! Who did you make them for?

Mama TAVE said...

LOVE the guitar appliques... awesome!
And, yes, I am also a person in need of deadlines. I just moved items from this week's "to do" list on over to next week's... ugh. I'm working on getting better with that, but there's just so much to do!

jessbcuz said...

great shirts! my son would totally dig one of these!

here you on the deadlines. i work best (or at least fastest) under pressure. I have experimented this year with setting arbitrary deadlines for some things, and it worked. kind of. well, sometimes.

Char said...

You and me both. I've had a pair of jeans downstairs that a neighbor gave me to applique like 3 months ago. They probably won't fit her kid anymore by the time I get to them.

dana said...

oh man, I couldn't agree more! when someone asks me to make something for them and just tells me "whenever"....that's a bad sign :).
Cute shirts! I'm glad you can check it off your list!