What should have been a very simple new napping pillow project took me nearly 5 days to finish! First I just wanted to sew a red, white and blue hanky on an old pillow cover and be done with it. But I don't have a hanky like that in the stash. So, I sort of made one with a piece of fabric. Everything was cruising along smoothly until I sewed the darn ruffle on backwards.
Rather than rip the whole thing apart, I thought it would be easier to take the "hanky" off and reattach it on the other side. Wrong. I couldn't machine sew the hanky back on, so I had to sew it on by hand. Ok, not the end of the world. Then I had a different applique in the middle, but after looking at it for a day, I decided I hated it. So, using an image from the 4th of July postcard book , I made an iron on transfer. Of course my printer wouldn't let me mirror image the thing, so the writing was backwards. No problem, forging ahead, must finish this project. Put iron on transfer on a piece of cotton duck. Pillow is already stuffed and assembled, must find way to glue on applique rather than try to sew it on. Heat and bond doesn't work, applique starts to peel apart.
Give up all hope and sew through the cotton duck to attach it. Scream, curse and promise to throw pillow in trash. Bloody fingers sewing through all that fabric. All I can say now is thank goodness it is finished.
While cruising Target yesterday for new shorts for Jack, I spotted this in the kid's section. I was going to make myself a new money pouch of sorts for flea marketing (I seem to lose money if I just stuff it in my pockets), but this is so much easier than trying to make something when I clearly do NOT have my sewing groove on. Besides, it is too cute with the dots!
I bought a new camera last week because my current (much beloved) one is on it's last leg. The new camera is frustrating me to no end. The pictures aren't nearly as good (and it is a lot fancier!) and I hate learning to use something new. I need a welcome to the 21st century pill I think. Do they make those? LOL
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