I’ve posted on this before but this post from Sew Daily has kicked off the following post from me.
In her post, Amber writes
I will readily confess that I am a midnight sewist. I love the adrenaline rush of sewing feverishly into the wee hours to meet a deadline, and it’s been that way since I was very young. I have tried over the years to be more measured in my sewing jags, but it’s just not in my DNA. Give me a good 15-hour sewing day and I’m pleased as punch.
Me? I rarely do sewing to a specific deadline (such as a wedding, birthday or Christmas) because I know that my enjoyment of sewing is in the act itself, and being allowed to pick up and put down as and when I please. I dont mind spending multiple hours, well into the night, doing those little stitches. However, it’s *having* to do it, everynight after work, day in and week out, in order to meet an arbitrary date, that spoils my enjoyment of the act of creation. The items I do are either large or fiddly, and so it will constitute 4 or even 6 months of work to complete and can contain a certain amount of frogging so I will always put myself under pressure to finish! The last piece that I did to deadline was The Wedding from Lavendar and Lace (LL019) which I did for my brother a few years ago and I hated it in the end!