I am one of two people that holds the title of Sewing Coordinator at my daughter's school and I had to sew six muslin curtains for school by today. I just got the final details yesterday so this made for a long night of sewing. No pictures because muslin curtains are too uninteresting to look at.
Work was super-psychedelic this afternoon, whee! And I refused to open my desk drawer to get a form for my boss because it would have taken too much effort.
My night went like this:
7pm: I smash my thumb unfolding the ironing board. The nail turns purple. Crap, that's not going to help.
9pm: Now that I'm cutting out the 5th curtain I've almost got the hang of measuring 7 foot lengths. (How do you all cut large pieces to a specific length?)
11pm: My rotary cutter becomes as useful as a butter knife, reducing one curtain hem to shreds. Oh, and I cut the hem too short so now there's less than 1/8" to turn under.
11:45pm: I hit the wall and I'm ready to call it. I'm begging my husband for help (yeah, like that's going to work out well.)
midnight: I power through the pain and I'm back in action. I may not be able to stand up tomorrow.
2am: Asleep but not complete.
6:45am: Advil for breakfast and back to work.
8am: Good enough, 6 curtains done with a few wavy edges, now hurry to school.
OK, I want to hear your tales. Share your most painful all-night crafting/volunteer/homework stories. If I get a good one I just might send you a prize.