I thought my crafty production rates would go up after I got my sewing machine last week, but they really just shifted: Instead of making a dress over the weekend, I made one during the week. This is fabric a friend in Hawaii sent me for no reason. (More people should send fabric for no reason. It’s fantastic.)
But with my production rates so high for so long, people at work have just given up asking, “Oh, what a nice dress. Did you make it?” But to make up for it, people on the street have started shouting, “I like your dress!” or “What a nice summer dress!” as I walk to the library or the Gallivan Center. At least wearing a dress prompts polite comments.