Thursday, January 24, 2008
I've been sewing!
But first, I was babysitting our grandsons last Saturday! That plastic card is Will's favorite thing to chew on! He refuses to sleep on his back, so I checked on him constantly during his two hour nap!
AJ was an angel, most of the time! vbg He fell asleep on the couch for about two hours in the afternoon, too.
It has been bitterly cold here and we've gotten an additional 9 inches of snow this week (and more to come tomorrow). I did manage to get out on Tuesday and run errands and get my haircut finally -- seems like it's been months since I've been out alone! Had lunch with a friend, too. All in all, a great day.
Yesterday I actually sewed some. I made a "practice" grocery tote bag. I was so ticked off on Tuesday -- I bought groceries and I forget to tell them I prefer paper, so I end up with those lousy plastic bags. On the way from the garage to the house, one tore open and deposited a couple of cans and a couple of bottles of salad dressing onto the concrete floor. Thank heavens the bottles were plastic. Anyway -- I decided now was the time to make the grocery totes I've been thinking about making for a couple of months! I used the pattern at www.thecreativethimble.com and made one yesterday with a few idiot mistakes (might help if I actually read the pattern). Then we had to take JR in to the vet for his first after-surgery checkup. So, when we got back, I cut out 6 more bags and folded and pressed the straps. Today, I stitched up all 6 bags (took me all day, too!). And here they are:
I am pleased with the finished products. But now I need to go back and put the borders on my Carolina Crossroads mystery quilt!
Things I love:
5. Watching babies sleep.
JR is doing well, hopefully next week he'll get the stitches out and the cone off!
Lunch with a friend.
Steve's positive attitude.