This and That on a Wet, Saturday Morning
It *is* Saturday, right? Sometimes, because I work non-stop (meaning every day of the week) I lose track of the days. Sigh. I just know what I’m supposed to get done each day and try to take some time out for me in between working.
Speaking of taking time out for me…I did just that yesterday. I stepped away from the computer and into the sewing room. I plan to do like Mermaids has done before and do just a little bit in there every day. Even if it’s just cutting something out, stitching a couple seams, cleaning the room. Something. I didn’t work so hard for such a lovely room to ignore it.
So, yesterday I finished cutting out my granddaughter’s birthday dress and didn’t have the energy to thread the machines so I started working on cutting the fabric for the reading pillows I’ll also be making for the kids. Those are quick wins. However, I stopped myself when I couldn’t remember what size square to cut for a 24×24 pillow form. Anyone know? Do you cut it a bit bigger to allow for seam allowances or a little bit smaller to make it fluffy? I should have written down what I did two years ago when I made one. I was also going to cut the fabric and stitch up my new bedroom sheers, but that didn’t happen. Maybe I can get to that today.
I also went to Joann’s to look for red-checked oil cloth for the centerpieces for my mom’s party. It wasn’t on sale and was more expensive than Hancock’s, so I came up with an ingenious idea: scrapbook paper! It’s already precut to a 12×12 size, doesn’t take any sewing, looks just like red-checked fabric, and can be thrown away when done. Besides, they had it on sale, six sheets for 96 cents! How cool is that idea? And what would I do with all those oil-cloth squares when I was done? I just couldn’t fathom the idea of adding even more work to my load right now. So the centerpieces will be the checked 12×12 squares with a small 6×6 plain red square on top and then a small vase with flowers from the local farmers market in the center and red and gold curling ribbon around the base of the flowers. (I’ll take pictures when it’s all done.)
Last night I learned something new about my fibromyalgia too. Extreme noise sets it off. The fireworks around here last night were insane and went on for a solid two hours. Even before it started slowing down around midnight, I was in the middle of a serious flare-up with every nerve ending in my body on fire and this odd vibrating sensation throughout. Now, tell me that this disease or whatever it’s called isn’t neurological. I guess that’s why I’m blessed to live in a quiet neighborhood on a quiet street – except for two days out of the year. New Year’s Eve is just as insane.
Today, I have to work. A lot. I have some Web site copy writing to do but trust me, in there somewhere, I’ll hit the sewing room. Even if it’s for an hour.
Have a great day!