That sure was a lofty list I put out there last Friday, huh? I knew going into it that I would only get to a small portion, if I was lucky. Nothing house related got accomplished, due mostly to a misplaced circular saw and sander, neither of which have turned up (hopefully soon?). I am happy to report that I got some crafting/sewing time in, so I do have some things to share.
A couple of necklaces & earrings got made. Very simple, exactly what I was going for. The yellow set is my favorite, I've already worn it once.I managed to make one bag for the shop (and list this one). I revisited an old pattern I called "big bag" (yes, I know, so original) using my new love of burlap handles. This fabric isn't actual burlap, but a burlap-esque home decor fabric I picked up a few years ago. I ordered it by mistake thinking that it was something different. I'm happy now that I held on to it because it makes for a perfect summer bag accent. That bottom fabric was a gift from Sandra, all the way from Switzerland. Earlier this spring I won a give-away on her blog. She sent me some yummy vintage fabrics from her stash, a book, fabric flower and some Swiss chocolates, which were eaten long ago. Thank you, Sandra!
And last but not least, I finished my slow summer stitching project #2. If you're undecided on a project, I highly recommend a pillow cover. It's the perfect amount of project without being too overwhelming. Oh, and definitely do a running stitch - I whizzed through that in no time! I'm thinking about giving it a post of its own, so I won't talk about it too much right now.
Honesty, all I feel like doing right now is planting my butt on the sofa and slow stitching. I've already got my next project under way.
Oh, but over these last 4 days I did so much more than just what I've shown you. We celebrated a family birthday, popped fireworks, grilled ribs, pulled up and re-planted my garden, watched my kids splash in the kiddie pool, tried out a pretty good pomegranate margarita recipe, stayed up way too late, slept in most every morning (we're not early risers), had a play date with friends, and just plain enjoyed summer. Oh summer, I have a love/hate relationship with you, but this past extended weekend was pretty darned good. And lucky for us, the weekend is only 3 days away - yay!