Here’s why it is taking my so long to complete my eveningwear project. Last year, I started chairing Spiritwear for the PTO at my kids’ school. The previous chair gave me the contact info for the screen printing vendor that she had dealt with. This vendor is possibly the most annoying individual I have ever encountered. Everything I asked him to do, the answer would be “yes”. Then, he would decide on his own, without telling me, if he was going to do it or not. He drove me completely batty, to the point where I was wondering if he was going to deliver anything at all. He did, eventually, deliver the items, only a couple of weeks late. In the meantime, I was fielding requests from people who had ordered the stuff, and I had no idea what to tell them. It was very stressful.
I went online and found that pretty much everyone has this same experience with screen printing vendors. It seems to be a career that attracts people who are completely unreliable.
So this year, I decided that I’d just do all the screen printing myself. And I did. It was a lot of work, but somehow a lot less stressful than last year’s experience. I even did some tie-dye in blue and gold (school colors).
All this screen printing has left me very little time to sew, or do laundry, or cook, or any number of other things that normally occupy my days. I’m looking forward to getting back to my regular life.