January 23, 2011
if i say happy new year now
i would risk appearing in need of serious catching up but,
h a p p y n e w y e a r, beeeeelated!!
the above photo was taken on the new year's day
at dawn which looks only part golden...
well, few days after the partly golden, i was
hit by a tidal wave of life's sizable challenge
built up since ancient past to a tsunami and
got sucked in, downside up, sunny side down
into a state of gasping for air
being the dedicated process lady that i am
while upside down, i proceeded to enter a special place called....
the zipper hell!!!
which exists where a zipper meets fine silk
that wants to destroy itself at slightest provocation
so this is a tour through the zipper hell
and i am your guide for today
at the entrance
well, for some unknown reason i thought
marking the stitch line with a red thread
would be a great idea
the kind of stuff i come up with
while inside out...
pretty photo though
now think about it, anxiety level of a person in such state
would be relatively high, an easy guess i couldn't make
what happens when you tackle delicate task high-strung
multiple hand-stitching to ensure...............what?
then realized it was the first stitch on seam line that
brought on this unfortunate puffy look
re-doing it like normal people
now onto the other end and
...what's with the frills...?
gotten even frillier after machine stitching
like a ruffled shirt, worn backwards
eventually calmed down enough to
identify the source of problem
the red line was where i had sewn to produce frills
original seam line is marked with chalk
doesn't take a lot of leaning the wrong way to create the frilly
and what was i thinking? well,
probably of taking a breath soon enough
exiting the zipper hell
by the way,
in the end
i opted for hand stitching
which turned out much nicer and
had a delightful side effect of calming my nerves
so what about the tsunami?
well, risking of sounding worn-out cliche, i say:
i began to see while upside down
because i doubled my challenges
triumph of exiting the challenge 2
made my challenge 1 less towering
good sign, isn't it?
maybe i knew what i was doing after all
in the meantime
why not zoom into the golden and
watch someone who seems to know where she's going?
thank you all for your visit, hope you enjoyed the tour
special thanks to a friend of mine for encouragement
and inspiration for this post - my head's out of water now ;^J