To Heck and Back
This morning two boys were fighting over the same cereal bowl. One had it. The other wanted it and took it. (A cereal bowl for Pete's sake!) Things like that. But it's been constant for two days. Yesterday it was Legos (I think). The same two boys. The Legos were confiscated and they were sent outside to play.
This kind of stuff happens at the end of every school year. It makes me wonder what the summer break is going to be like. Makes me scared, too.
Anyway, after getting them to bed around 9:30 last night (their bed time is 8:30, for my sanity and it was an hour past), I was just in a bad, kind of funky mood. Dinner dishes were still out (it was a karate night). There were toys everywhere (even though I picked them up 100 times yesterday). Pillows and sofa cushions were askew (this drives me nuts). I think there was still a load of laundry in the dryer waiting to be folded (it's still there). I just
wanted needed some down time.
I did what I could around the house and decided to start sewing. It's the first time I've sewn since Joe has left. I just haven't had time or energy. Last night I needed to do something. It was 10:00 when I started and maybe midnight when I stopped.
I made two small (travel-size) pillow covers with zippers. The front on both look the same with the red and white swirls on the ends and a red/white/blue fabric in the middle and on the back. I picked up these fabrics yesterday at Jo-ann. They aren't what I had in mind, but they'll do. I really like the red/white/blue one. It was part of their "vintage" collection and it does have the feel and charm of vintage. (Sorry the photo is so dark. We have a lot of very large, mature trees around our house).
There are some issues with the pillows. My mind was obviously elsewhere because I had a hard time sewing on the zipper. The pillow covers are a little baggy (I may have to fix that). But it was all therapeutic.
I even made Sawyer an outfit, but I'll post that tomorrow (maybe). It's nothing you haven't seen before.