I've been taking silversmithing lessons and decided it would be a good idea to make my Mum a ring for her 70th birthday. Being a novice I really hadn't anticipated just how much work would be involved.
With a week to go I had to take a day off work and throw everything at it just to be in with a chance of turning up to the party with something to offer. With lots of help and a very bad back I managed to pull it off and was very pleased with the result.
Next time I won't give myself such a tight deadline, after all I am supposed to be enjoying it !