And then... I ate another slice of Mike's birthday cake.
And a piece of chocolate.
And then... I put together a thousand puzzles with the boys. And played outside in the sprinkler with them. And took a bike ride.
And THEN... I sat down at the sewing machine, and made myself some pillows that I DO like.
And now I'm happy. and that's that.
The pillow tops are made with 10 strips from a Jelly Roll, in Moda's Verna line by Kate Spain... cut to 19.5" and sewn to a backing of simple muslin. Closed with a velcro flap, because I had neither a zipper foot nor a 16" zipper to be found, (nor the skills to sew on a zipper)
I'm at that point in sewing where I have just enough knowledge about what I'm doing to be a little dangerous. I remember this point in my early days of knitting, where I spent more time going backwards in frustration, than I did going forwards. And if I could just remember that when you are planning to turn something inside out that the right sides need to face each other (!!!) I could be saving a lot of thread. Oh the thread I am wasting by sewing before thinking!!
Let's go have some more cake. Cake for breakfast is totally ok. If you take nothing else away from this post, at least remember that.
this is what the children do when I try to take a picture of a pillow.