Hooray for having a creative outlet!!
I haven’t had a moment without the kids all over me in over a week. Most of that time I’ve been cooped up in the house recovering from hernia repair surgery with one breast hanging out of my shirt and a baby latched on. I’m a little overdue for some me time. And while I still haven’t taken that hour alone at the grocery store that my brain needs, it was nice to be able to accomplish some things today, between feedings and diaper changes.
First off, I finished this towel for a little girl in Florida who is getting baptized next Saturday. You’ll have to pardon the lighting, my camera makes it look like the shiny fabric and thread don’t match the stripes on the towel. They do match. Also, the text is much more legible in real life.
These striped towels have been popular in my Etsy shop, and I love making them for people.
In other embroidery news, I made 2 pillowcases as gifts for the girls who are helping my mom and sister direct the Shakespeare play they are doing with their elementary & middle school students. They are opening tonight, but I’m going on Saturday. 4th through 8th graders doing Julius Caesar, that should be interesting.
In case you weren’t aware, “To sleep, perchance to dream.” is a line from Hamlet’s famous “To be or not to be…” monologue where he is contemplating suicide due to the recent incest and murder in his family. Not really something you want to dream about, but the line is pretty when it is out of context and stitched on a pillow.
And finally, because the weather is getting warmer I decided Evelyn needed some jammies other than fleece footies. In my family we always slept in Dad’s old t-shirts (many of them worn-out Domino’s Pizza uniforms), so I went with that idea and used some T-shirts and transformed them into nightgowns.
It has a simple onesie-type head opening, and I was able to do the whole thing on my serger rather easily. I used the shirt’s original hems for the bottom and sleeve hems on the nightgown, so I can whip up several of these in an hour. Very fun.
And that is what I’ve been up to today. Maybe I’ll get around to fixing Steve’s holey work pants tonight if Mikey ever quits eating.
What are you sewing?
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