What do you say when the godfather of your son asks you for an emergency embroidery request? Is there any answer other than “yes?” I didnt think so – which is why I spent a good part of my day shopping, digitizing and stitching out logos on eight polo shirts Thursday and Friday.
Here’s what happened. My husband’s best friend, who is also the godfather of our son, called me in a panic Thursday night. The fledgling company he owns is exhibiting in a trade show starting on Monday (today) and the vendor they planned to use for their eight embroidered corporate shirts flaked. Now they had nothing to wear at the show. He wondered if this was something I could help them with. Oh – and the completed eight shirts needed to be dropped off at Fed Ex within 24 hours.
Now – keep in mind – I do not fancy myself a corporate shirt embroiderer by any stretch of the imagination – but for Alex – I suppose I could fake it. This was truly a make-it-work moment. Dang! Tim Gunn would be proud.
I raced off to Target and found some nice mens polos for about $14/each. Then I raced home, digitized their logo, and snapped some pictures of the digitized logo and my test stitch outs. Once I got the thumbs up on the look of the embroidered logo – I went to town. Between my regular work on Friday I shuttled mens shirt on and off of my machine until I had eight done. And the miraculous part of it all? I didn’t screw a single one up – meaning no return trips to Target were required and I made it to Fed Ex by 5 PM.
And then I had a drink.