Be A Finisher!
Monday, December 31, 2018
Have you ever been talked into a project that you wish you had never started? The half-finished skirt is a project that I never wanted to start.
Four years ago, my mom picked out some green material a simple A-line skirt pattern and asked me to make a skirt of her to be buried in. I worked with her on cutting out the pattern before losing the project somewhere in my sewing room. I found it recently, but I have absolutely no interest in finishing it. I don't want to be involved in this project, but I don't know how to say "no" to my mother.
My mother has asked me about the skirt a few times, and I’ve always sid; “Sorry Mom, it’s somewhere in my sewing room, and I’ll work on it next chance I get.” I don’t know why, but I don’t want to make a burial garment while Mom is alive. I guess I’m afraid that I’d seal her fate.
I haven’t really thought about what my mother will wear in the casket, but it won’t be a green skirt made by me. This is one request that I can’t fulfill for my mom. Perhaps she will continue to live until I agree to make the skirt. In that case, she will live a very long life. I like having her around.
My mother has lots of lovely clothes. I know that I should feel honored to make her burial clothes, but I doubt that I’ll ever “get a chance” to finish this project. Have you ever been asked to make something that you really had no heart to finish?