Monday, November 05, 2007
Trying something new
Have you ever done this-
You spend the entire day sewing and at night you hit the bed hard and you are still sewing "mentally"? I did this on Saturday night.
I was thinking about gifts I was going to make on Sunday and I was matching, measuring, and cutting fabric "mentally" until I finally fell asleep exhausted. Somebody else has done this, right? It's not just me.
OK, How about this one, has anyone else done this-
You decide you are going to make something very simple...so simple that it doesn't need a pattern which is a good thing because you don't follow patterns very well anyway...and you use your good fabric and you make a BIG mistake that can't be undone?
I guess that's why you shouldn't sew in your sleep! Yep, I wasted a good amount of Heather Ross fabric that I bought specifically for one of our twin friends gift. Some of you will remember the twin horse quilts from last year- http://workinprogress-wip.blogspot.com/2006/11/three-days-to-spare.html These girls are turning 9 this week and I am making much simpler gifts this time around. Both girls still love horses but one has a thing for bugs and frogs and such.
OK, back to the lunch bags. They are fun! I love the way Heather Ross fabric feels too. Is it brushed cotton? Whatever, but it is SOFT! I'm sure there is an easy pattern out there for making paperbag style lunch bags but once I learned from my mistakes the first time around (grrrr, I should know better) I got it down. Beware, I think I might make 100 of them.
My Bumble was off from work last week and spent a lot of time cleaning up some trouble areas in the house for me, What a guy! Here is a picture of my little pantry (sink and counters circa 1959)that he reorganized for me. I figured I'd better take a picture before it gets a mess again