click here. I have to admit that it is taking its toll. Consequently, I've been looking forward to Saturday to sew. Just sew. Without interruption (you can do that - usually - when you are empty nesting). Just sew. I have several swaps that I need to get my act together for and a quilt, and a project that has been niggling at the back of my mind for months.
Way back in October, I stopped by Target after work and found their flat sheets on sale for ridiculously low prices - like $3.97 for a king sized flat sheet. Flat sheets are awesome. They have a million uses. Think of all the yardage in a King Size flat sheet for less than four bucks! I had to have them. I bought pretty much all they had. The had a really pretty aqua, and a cream, and white, and yellow, and then they had red (more burgundy really) and blue. I really didn't have an interest in the red and the blue, but I kept coming back to them. I stood there for a long time, picking up the little boxes and putting them back, picking up another and putting it back. Finally, I decided that if I never did anything with it I was only out four dollars. I have surely wasted more money than that in my life. So I took home 7 or 8 flat sheets, including the above mentioned.
So, I went to the fabric store and bought some plastic and within a few days had created a pattern and cut out 30 chair covers - 10 red, 10 blue, and 10 yellow. They have a cool plastic pocket on both sides to put the child's name and class in. They are quick change. If a child only comes one Sunday, we can still put his or her name on the chair, without a lot of hassle.
Then, On Veteran's Day, I made 6 red ones. I have to admit that after the technique was perfected, they are pretty boring. And this is mid-November. It is time to start sewing for Christmas. So I put it aside and began all kinds of other things.
I didn't get much done on the swap stuff today, but it was still an enjoyable and productive day.