I recently had this crazy idea that I could earn a little side-cash for our family (you know, so someday we can afford to not live on sub-floors, or maybe take the children to Disneyland), while working/sewing from home.
A woman who designs veils for bridal boutique shops, as well as larger stores like Nordstroms, was in need of another seamstress. So I met with her on Wednesday afternoon, she gave me a brief lesson on veil-making, and sent me home to make 4 of a particular type of veil.
What a difference tulle and lace are from quilters cotton! It was a bit of a learning curve, but I was surprised at how much I enjoyed learning something new. However, with Josh being gone both evenings before I had to turn them in, I realized that there was no way that we could both have deadlines, and I could still mother my 5 children that way we would like for me to. What was I thinking?! =)
The night before I had to turn them in, I was up till about midnight sewing. Friday afternoon I handed over the 4 veils, and graciously declined this unique job opportunity. When I left her house, it was with a light heart. Maybe someday this will be a good fit for me. But for now, I'm happy to mother my children, and just sew quilts and things for my family and friends, with no big deadlines. And you know, I do have 3 daughters that may need veils someday. =)