|One of Two Tote Bags|
I had the day off from work, today, so I was able to sleep in till 10:30 a.m. After I had my tea and checked emails, etc., I changed my bed sheets and did a load of laundry. One of my aunts called and I chatted with her for a bit. Aunt was calling because she had been trying to call one of my cousins who was not answering her phone; I told aunt that perhaps cousin was on another phone call. Aunt wanted me to go over to her house to tell her that aunt was trying to call her! I told aunt that I could try to call cousin on her behalf, but I will not go over to her house as I am persona non grata at her house (her husband is angry with me). I called my cousin and later, aunt called to say she was able to speak with cousin. Apparently, cousin was on another phone call that lasted a long time.
Then, I decided to do some sewing. Initially, I wanted to sew new cushion covers for the family room sofa throw pillows. But when I looked in my stash, I didn't see any fabric I wanted to use for the covers. Instead, I saw this piece of fabric:
|Apples and Alphabet Fabric|
I was able to make two totes from the fabric. I cut out the bags and straps in such a way that all the fabric was used. One more piece of fabric used up and gone from the stash! I shall give one to one of my aunts and one to one of my friends as they are both Montessori teachers.
The tote bags took most of the afternoon and early part of the evening to make (partly because I had to unpick the first straps that I made).
Later in the evening, I watered the garden, both front and back, took the trash cans to the curb, chatted a bit with one of my neighbors who saw me watering the front garden and came over to say hi, washed the dishes, and video chatted with my daughter.
Today, I am grateful for:
- A day off from work to play and relax
- Leftovers from last night's dinner for my lunch
- Washing machines, sewing machines, fans, etc.
- An afternoon spent sewing two tote bags with fabric from the stash
- Electricity to run the fans, washing machine, fans, etc.
How was your Monday? Have you sewn tote bags?