I just heard of another interesting breakfast that I am going to try. You put about 1/4 cup oatmeal in a microwave safe dish, and put a cored apple in the middle of it. Put a teaspoon (or so) of maple syrup down the center of the apple, add 1/2 cup of water, cover with a napkin, and microwave for 2-3 minutes.
Doesn't that sound awesome?
I'll let you know how it turns out.
My first job this morning was to reconcile Quick Books. I hate to pay an accountant to do it. And I am stubborn enough to work at it until I get it.
It's kind of like balancing your check book, and once I got used to navigating around, I decided I could do it myself.
TA DA, I did it.
Now on to the tote bags.
Now you don't have to use a needle container, but it is the perfect size to measure the corners with. You can cut a cardboard template if you want.
I mark all four corners.
And no, there is no reason to have two different kinds of pins.
Then I sew across the corners to make the bottom square.
Someone asked about my sewing machine.....it is a Necchi, and it works so well, because it is a gear driven machine, not a belt driven machine.
Six done. Six to go.
I chose several different colored straps. This is all vintage material from old rugs that I washed, then washed again, then took apart, and rewove. If that's a word. Rewove.
Somehow I like the idea of making these "original carpet bags" out of these old rugs, rather than making them into rugs again. A new life, so to speak.
I have more old rugs to be torn apart. Not sure how many bags I want to make though.
Any other ideas???
You have to admit, they have a lovely "used" look to them. They look friendly.
And yes, I know, I am crazy.
But good Lord, it's fun.