Not much going on this last week. I didn’t get much reading done. Only 5 chapters in the book I’m reading now. Shame on me! I spend a lot of time in the car back and forth to my mom’s though and am getting thru the third book in the Flavia de Luce series pretty well. We should have caregivers in the house for several hours each day with mom, starting next week and that will definitely free up some of my time! Not that she can’t take care of herself still, but she is very weak and confused a lot. She hates being alone more than anything and just won’t eat if she’s by herself. She wants me with her all the time. Let’s just say she’s ornery and it’s starting to cause problems. It should help just having another person in the house with her.
Been working on a jigsaw puzzle, my 7th this winter so far. Hmm, maybe that’s why my reading is down. One of the little girls my granddaughter plays with when she is here has adopted me and been coming over frequently. She has an iPad now and is always facetiming me, (if that’s even a word). Seems to be our habit now for her to call me on Facetime at bedtime to say good night. She lives with her dad and rarely has contact with her mom. She’s a sweetie though and I enjoy her company and she and my granddaughter Skype while she is here.
I finally made a trip to the fabric store, haven’t been in a long time. I have several projects I’d like to do that I found on Pinterest. Wow, fabric is expensive! I spent $71 and only got 4 different fabrics, interfacing, thread, rickrack and pins! Here’s the fabric I got…
With the dress and sewing machine print I am going to make a sewing machine cover something like this. I got muslin to go with it and large red rickrack and binding.
The rooster print is going to be a mixer cover like this. I have some black fabric here to use with it. Got black binding to go on it.
The other two prints I found on the clearance table and I liked them. Don’t know what I’ll make yet but got 2 1/2 yards of each. Thinking summer dresses maybe. I know the print is odd for a grownup but I like to think outside the box:) Maybe this pattern. Has a shirt too. Simple and loose! I have to figure out what size I am now. It’s been a long time since I made clothes for myself!
Came across this book this last week. I have to have it! A great read for the Read Scotland challenge!
Watched Sheepdog trials in Scotland this morning on BBC Alba via Tunnelbear! I could watch those dogs work all day. Amazing.
The cold is coming back and a little snow tonight. We have about an inch on the ground now. Expecting another inch tonight. Football tomorrow! Championship games. Stuffed Peppers for dinner tomorrow night. I’ve never understood football so never liked to watch it. My 89 year old neighbor lady explained it to me and it clicked! Now I love it. My boys can’t get over it when they see me watching football!
Hope your all having a good weekend!