Another work week has begun and I’m sure it’s going to be jam packed full. So before I begin I wanted to post, since I didn’t get to post last week. It wouldn’t have done me any good because everything I have touched has turned out not so good. Have you ever had those weeks? I have way too many of them.
The bolster pillow covering that I was working on was one example. The cover I originally started working on just didn’t do anything for me so I abandoned it and started another one. WELL….that one turned out too big too, but I thought what the heck, I’ll try to make it work. Yea, ok. A word to the wise….don’t ever try to make something too big fit something smaller in size. It just doesn’t work. I put the zipper on it, which was no easy feat for me, as I am not a sewer (so-er). I then stitched up both sides and they look horrible. Thus no pictures because I was so unhappy with the whole mess. Needless to say it’s laying to the side staring at me until I get up the gumption to frog it and either start over or abandon the project altogether. I normally don’t let something like that whip me but twice I attempted it and failed.
Something that made my week though was that I was the lucky winner who won the give away at River Bend Farm blog! It was in the mail when I got to work this morning. So my week started off with a smile. I can’t wait to use this pan and I have a lot of recipes to go in the recipe book(although I don’t do a lot of cooking anymore in my singledom). The pan will be my banana bread pan and all things sweet. :o) The hand towel reminds me of Halloween, which is just around the corner. And you don’t find many paper bags anymore. I guess we are saving trees by not making them. Maybe one day I can visit the store where this came from, Texas Hill Country Furniture & Mercantile. I love anything wood. I see a picture of a wooden mesquite bathtub…I’d love to have that! I could definitely spend some money in this place. Thank you Berte, I love everything!!
I have managed to work on some little stuff to ease my discontent after the bolster fiasco.
This is the hat that accompanied the piggy. I thought I made it for a child but apparently she had a small head and it fit. :o)
This is the two smiley faces for the little pillow I was going to make for the empty end of the bolster. I think I will still put these together and stuff it. I threw them to the side with the bolster.
When I am in a funk I revert to hats. They are mindless, quick, easy and I can’t mess them up. They sooth me. So does my boy. He’s giving me heck here. Can you tell by the expression on his face? :o) Quit taking pictures mama and pay attention to ME!
And this is a birthday present for a friend. It’s not much but it’s from the heart, made with my hands with love. It’s also made out of Lion Brand Cotton. Has anyone used this cotton? I liked it on FB and they had a pop up sale on it. OMG…..the balls are huge and I love them! The gauge is somewhere between Peaches and Creme, and Village Yarn offered on the Herrschner’s site, which is a thinner cotton than all of the others. I ordered these two colors and a purple. I really, really like them. I can’t wait to make a hat out of them.
So this is what I’ve been up to besides work, work, work. I’m ready for a slow down and some cooler temps. It sure has been hot here in GA. Although I really can’t complain because the midwest has been hotter than we have. We’ve been having a lot of storms. It’s that afternoon heat of the day thing. And I can’t complain about that either really because at least we are getting some rain. Others are not.
I hope where ever you are that life is treating you kindly. Cya soon!