I think one of the things that people have the hardest time understanding about me is my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Okay, so my anger can be a bit weird and scary, too. But, it’s my OCD that makes people look at me funny.
Maybe it’s because it doesn’t always show. Most of the time, I walk around as happy as a clam. But, when I get near the end of a project, it’s “Katie, bar the door”…can’t stop, won't stop, you’ll just make me mad if you try to get me to stop. And, I end up resenting the reason I have to stop. It’s usually pretty short lived and I get into the next event okay, but sometimes…
not so much.
Anyway, this has been on my mind today, as I’ve made myself late to work, trying to get this stupid pocket to work.
First, I put a plain pocket, with a dark binding all around, and I hated it. It’s just a pocket to hold a recipe card, but I hated it. The simplicity of it actually clashed with the ruffle at the bottom hem of the apron…at least in my mind. And, I tried to make myself like that square (because it was finished), but I couldn’t.
This morning, I’ve gotten almost finished with the apron for my neighbor, but that pocket just stood out in all it’s horror.
So, I took it off and took it apart, because I have just a few scraps of fabric and needed that little piece, and I started over.
And, that’s when the OCD kicked in. I couldn’t walk away from it. Oh, I did walk away from it, but I kept coming back and working on it more. Just a bit more. Just a tiny bit more. One step, go workout. Two step, take a shower. Three step, make breakfast. Four step, write this blog post.
But, as you can see, I did get it made and it is ready to be attached…and it is fabulous.
So, now I can actually go to the office and focus on what’s happening there, and not obsess about this stupid pocket.
The apron overall? All I can say is that it looks terrible on me. I need a smaller person to try it on. Someone that looks better in ruffles.
Oh, and while I’m talking about aprons, Remember this one?
Barb found that fabric, at Fabric.com. I’ve ordered a yard and a half. It should be here in a few days. And, then, I’ll start working on a new apron for me. Maybe I’ll even order enough of that fabric to make new kitchen curtains. That would be ab-fab in my yellow kitchen!
Be well. I’ve done all I need to do and can go to work now.