Day 236

Life is slowly levelling out and returning to normal. Hurrah! Or hurray as my nine year old insists. And we’re off to a great start of “oh god mom, stop embarrassing me”.

Today was a varied and very light mix of fabric/sewing/hobby stuff.

  1. In the cross-Canada mini charm swap group I’m in, it’s my birthday month so I get to make a request and have 28? 29? bundles of 50 2.5″ squares mailed to me. I asked for “anything goes, but no duplicates”. That’s ~1400 squares, which will make a 74″ square quilt. I will spare you all the exclamation marks I’m feeling right now.
  2. Starting when B. was in kindergarten a few years back we have had a pretty much constant guest chair at our dinner table and the same group of kids just rotate through. So for Christmas that year I made each of them a placemat with their initial for them to use at our house. In the three years since then the initials have gotten straggly. We used the placemats tonight and I just couldn’t stand it anymore so I ripped the letters off (after dinner). I’ll do a better job this time.
  3. I went to a fibre art show this morning and it was so nice to look at other peoples’ work, at their colour choice or fabric choice and to study their decisions.
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And yes my slippers match the placemats.