So, the boyfriend has moved in and it's been less of an ordeal than I had originally envisioned it would be. It's a change of course, but that's life. Also, let's not forget that this is a change that will hopefully keep our plans of leaving Florida on track. Definitely a plus. It puts me in a mood to focus on the positive.
Things I'm Into Right Now:
*Crystals week with Edward gave me a good gut busting laugh and I highly suggest you pop over there. Pay special attention to Day 2, it was my personal favorite.
*Sunshine Cleaning-Definitely one of my top ten movies of all time. I laughed, I cried, and everyone in it was brilliant.
*The Graveyard Book-The boy and I are reading this one together. It's the story of a child raised in a graveyard. I was so excited when I finally saw this at the library. I may have actually ran towards it.
When I started sewing last year, cloth napkins were one of my first projects. At that time we were going through upwards of twelve rolls of paper towels a week and I really wanted to cut back. Those original cloth napkins have held up well enough, but the way I make them has evolved over the past year. I now almost always use this pattern because it produces neat, clean napkins with minimal fuss.
I had been wanting to make more napkins for the last few months but couldn't get motivated. My sewing area is at the front of the house in one of the warmest rooms and this past summer I just couldn't drag myself in there to use my machine, much less the inevitably needed iron. But, our napkins were looking rough so when the kids started school I cut some fabric and made more napkins.
Do you want to know a little secret? My napkins are quite imperfect. They are never uniform in size and in fact they are rarely perfectly square. Mostly this is because I'm lazy, but it also has to do with the fact that I like to use every last bit of fabric I have on hand. All the above napkins were made from scraps of leftover projects or clothes. The purple one on top was made from one of the girl's long since outgrown dresses, the black and white checked one was once a shirt. Is it wrong that I make napkins from old clothes? I keep telling myself I'm going to buy some nice fabric to make a couple sets of napkins to use when the kids aren't around---but seriously, when are the kids not around? I have a good 10 or 15 more years with these little people.
So tell me please, what are you into right now?