Monday, July 09, 2007

As Ye Sew, So Shall Ye Rip

Wonder what I have been up to? Well I have been a slave to my sewing machine lately. I am still working on the "secret project" but I made huge headway after I threw away the stupid pattern I was trying to follow.

I bought a pattern by a "big name designer" and all I can tell you is that despite 15 years of quilting under my belt, I could not make head nor tail of it when I got right smack in the middle. I think I should have known it was doomed to be a disaster when I saw there were 40 pieces to it. Let's just say that thanks to the rotten pattern, I am now quite familiar with how to use my seam ripper. In the end, I managed to parlay what I had into what I hoped to make. Thank goodness I can design things in my head! I am now more than 1/2 way to the finish line!

It was a busy weekend. We went to a football game, to the pool, did the usual weekend chores and then yesterday I had "girl's day" with my best friend Lisa. We went off to the spa for pedicures, then out to lunch followed by sandal shopping. It was really relaxing and now I have pretty toes! They had this wonderful smelling pink grapefruit lotion (love that smell!) made from essential oils that I treated myself to, along with a bottle of their fancy-schmancy polish so I can keep my tootsies sandal worthy all summer long.

I really should have been lying low over the last few days. My back is still causing me grief. I don't know how I managed to tweak it but it's definitely not feeling good. No time to lie in bed and whine though-I have too much to do!


swooze said...

Can't wait to see your bag! Hope that back gets better. Maybe a trip to the chiro is in order.

Lauri said...

I can't follow a pattern to save my life, most of the time! Glad you threw it away and figured it out on your own!

I got new sandals, too! Nothing like new sandals in the summer!