I've been trying to put knitting on hold this summer - it's taxing on my carpal tunnels - so I've taken to mending things early in the morning. This morning I mended two of the three L-shaped rips in my favorite summer shirt. I would have done all of them, but I didn't realize I had snagged the third. Once I find a piece of clothing that I like, I will wear it to a rag. I also did triage on Cowie - Scrappy's favorite squeaky toy. Cowie, unlike most of his toys, has stuffing. While Scrappy is not interested in what is IN his toy (other than the squeaky), Lovey seems to pride herself on her skills as a surgeon. I rescued Cowie before he was totally gutted, and restuffed him, then sewed him up good and tight. He also got a much needed bath and is hanging on the line in the sun.
I have a lot of sewing projects in the queue and I need to get cracking. Thanks to the Boyz, I cannot leave my sewing machine out, so I need to haul it in and out of the craft closet every time I want to use it. This tends to make me less likely to go to the trouble. I finally did wash my summer cardigan, and it's on the blocking board. My woolen sweater is not assembled, however, and will not be until fall (of what year is yet to be determined). I have nine feed bag totes (f-otes) that need finishing. I have a pattern for a wrap-around skirt with cute material that needs to be cut out and sewn. The list goes on.
Right now, I am listening to the hum of my brain. Time to get up and DO something!
|One project I did finish - created a |
skirt from a pair of well-worn linen pants.