Husband and Lila leave soon for a few days. This leaves me no small amount of free time.
Faced with the prospect of several days off Mommy duty, I can’t decide what to work on. I’d like either to do something that takes a great deal of concentration, or else some easy useful projects I can whip up in a sitting or two.
I referred to my Before New Year’s Resolutions to keep my projects on track. I finished both quilt tops and can’t quilt them until my machine comes back from servicing.
I can (and will) borrow a work machine for regular (not quilting) sewing while my machine is out.
A- Sew up the Lila holiday / special occasion dresses? We have Christmas, Thanksgiving, and daddy’s graduation coming up. I’m a quick sewer, but I hate rushing special dresses.
B- Re-work a 70’s special occasion dress into a 60’s- style special occasion dress. This one isn’t black. Years of depression filled my closet with dark dresses, time for some white gold. Could combine with “A”.
C- Sun protection blazer from Simplicity 4044. (As my skin becomes paler, I need more coverage.)
D- Beach pajamas. I really, really want to make them.
E- A trio of childrens’ sun hats for presents.
If I don’t plan my work for the next few days, I’ll end up lying on the couch watching Madmen and sketching, eating dinner from an oft-rinsed bowl and practicing my beehive hair. Fine, but not terribly productive.