A Feeling of Accomplishment
Time to wind down. It’s been a busy day for me and I feel as if I accomplished quite a bit. I spent a good part of this morning tidying up my sewing loft. Do any of you other sewing aficionados do that too? Tidy up before you start sewing? Seems pointless in a way, because when you’re done it’s all messed up again. But it feels good to sew in a tidy room.
Anyhoo. This is what I got done today:
- Cut out and sewed a reading pillow for my son-in-law in Seahawks blue and green. Used stash fabric for the main fabric. Had the pillow form in my stash as well.
- Measured and cut foam insides for two doggie beds I’m making for my brother’s two “doggie buddies”, their black labs. I had the foam in stock, used an electric knife to cut it, and am using a recycled white sheet to encase the foam. I want to have the fleece cover removable and washable. I’m not following a pattern, but making this up as I go along.
- Cooked and ate my butternut squash soup. It was actually quite easy, and tasty. However, it was a tad spicy. I am not sure why. I think because of the onions? I followed the recipe I posted earlier. Perhaps it’s using chicken broth instead of vegetable. I’m really not sure, but it was good and one cup (that bowl shows two cups) is plenty filling along with a Thomas’ Light Whole Grain English Muffin.
Oh, and while I was doing all this, I did about four loads of laundry.
I promised to show you some cute fabric. Above is the fleece I bought yesterday for my brother. Below is the cotton I bought that has the cute doggie print. I know I want an apron out of it but I am sure there will be plenty of scraps for some cute doggie clothes or something.
I didn’t get out for my walk today, but that’s okay. I stayed within my points, did a lot of going up and down the stairs and was essentially on my feet all day. Believe it or not, I find sewing isn’t all about sitting down at a machine. There is a lot of standing to iron, cut fabric, pin pieces together, trim seams, and such. I do all that standing.