When I went to the post office to check my mail today, I saw red ... literally! At first I thought it was Netflix (which it was, too). Then as I pulled out my mail from the box, I saw a lovely red Mailorder envelope! Yipee! Can't wait to get started on it!
This morning I ran into town to have my glucose tolerance test. Yuck. I think that's all I have to say about that test!
So, as I had an hour to kill in the waiting room, I smocked (Christy, you should be so proud of me!). Christy was teaching me how to smock while I was on bedrest and she's been bugging me to finish ever since! I also had grabbed my ipod on the way out the door, and without little ones to share it with, I listened to my music and smocked.
It was a very peaceful hour ... until ... I had a "sad song sneak attack." It caught me by surprise. The song was I Believe by Diamond Rio. It reminds me of my sister, Kristen, who was killed in a car accident. I wasn't ready for the tears. Big fat, juicy tears running down my face. Luckily, I didn't have any loud sobbing sounds. That would have been very embarassing. (Just wished I would have looked in the mirror before running all over town because I had smudged my mascara!)
Then, sans kids, I ran to the thrift store. There I experienced "sheet-thrifting fingers." We always joke that when Joe eats chicken he gets "chicken fingers," which is when you have greasy fingers, you have an itch. I had "sheet-thrifting fingers" today. As I'm rummaging through the sheets and pillowcases I always get an itch on my head or face and I'm so terrified to touch myself (or the kids) until I've carefully disinfected my hands. So, I had a little itch on my head near my ear. It had to be scratched, so I used my left pinky finger. It happens every time!!!
So, without a phone or reliable internet service, I have been sewing. I sewed this pink apron (trying a scalloped edge) for a gift, but I don't like how pointy the scallops turned out. In my defense, I must say that my internet went out while sewing the apron, so I had nothing to reference. Out of default, I will keep this one for myself.
So then I sewed this little green floral apron instead.
Then I decided to give a pocket-size tissue holder a try. It turned out on the first try. (Well, actually, I had made one out of felt many years ago, after seeing it in a MS Baby magazine. I couldn't find my magazine, but the felt one was still with my sewing supplies, so I just measured it.) I used a handkerchief for the outside (pretty funny, huh? a handkerchief tissue holder?) and white and black polka dot fabric for the lining. Very simple and already in use.
Tomorrow I hope to post my thrifted sheets and pillowcases. They're in the dryer now.