I really couldn't imagine how this could work, but work it did. I sewed it together, and voila! A tote bag. Once I started, it went together just like magic.
The quilted fabric had two bare spots where the batting showed, so I sewed two of my stash of granny squares over them.
And Mom had to model again.
You wouldn't believe how fast she popped up out of that chair.
And thank you all, for all your kind comments. I let her read them. She just laughed and laughed. But she really, really enjoyed them.
My husband told her she would probably be on 'Oprah' next week.
The bag is so sweet, I almost want to keep it for myself.
If I had to guess, my youngest daughter might be liking it.
Kismet, and Jinx. These two love each other. They play, they cuddle. There is never any mean spiritedness between them.
People could learn a lot from them.
- Yesterday I cut blue jeans. Lots of blue jeans.
I filled 5 boxes with strips of blue jeans.
I finished the pile on the table.
And this week, I have promised myself to cut jeans for just a half an hour each morning. Maybe I will actually get through these.
I have long wanted to get "caught up", so that each time I got jeans, I could process them and not stockpile them.
All in the name of getting organized.
Everywhere I go, I have the inspector, watching me.
I stayed up late last night, reading blogs. I found Avalanche Looms and read all of it. Even though I weave every day, and it is my passion, I was totally taken away by the talent and creativity I saw there. I was inspired.
It is good to be inspired, and good to stretch your mind. I dreamt all night about weaving wonderful things. I hope I live long enough to try them all out.
I thought about weaving for money, making custom rugs, production weaving, giving lessons, all ot it. Everything that I do.
But the bottom line is, I just want to be the best weaver that I can be.
But at least for a while, I am stuck with pinwheel towels. Some for my daughter, and then some for the shop.
Maybe I will throw a little red in these, and they can be for Christmas.
I think my back is getting better..........
Oh, and I almost forgot........I advertised on Craig's list, and found a young woman who wants to sew blue jean strips together for me.
Heart be still.
I am serious when I say that to find someone reliable to do this would be incredibly wonderful.
As I get older, even though I resist my limitations, I know that on some level I have begun to accept them ( a little), because I am beginning to work smarter.
I never cease to amaze myself.
I guess you are never too old to embrace change.
How about you?