I try not to worry too much about deadlines. If it's done, they get a finished item. If it's not done, they get it on the needles along with the pattern so they can see the finished item. Then I just take it back and give it to them again when it's finished.
If I'm trying to get it finished so it can be worn/used at an actual event, well then it just won't be worn/used. I rarely create these types of deadlines for myself.
No worries, no stress!
Mirl56 at Ravelry, too.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You canít live long enough to make them all yourself. Eleanor Roosevelt
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