I got a bit of money recently as a gift – they know me so well. They knew exactly where I was headed too – straight to the fabric store!
After about 4 hours… yes, I said 4 hours of fabric shopping, I finally made it back home. My family thought I had abandoned them; while the thought had crossed my mind as I was walking the isles, I decided I might miss them after a few years. So back I went with my newly acquired stash – very pleased with myself.
Did I mention I hit the yarn store on the way to the fabric store?
I must admit, the weather here is making me a bit of a curmudgeon. Constantly grey, never warm and always wet. What do you sew for weather like that? Sad part is – I used to love this weather and thought I’d never want to leave! So my strategy was to just buy fabric and figure out what I was going to do with it later. Bright colors, happy colors, colors that would make even grey, wet, depressing days exciting!
I’ve also been discussing with my dentist man that we need a new duvet cover. After 17 years, it’s time! Granted, it’s a walk through memory lane whenever I see it. “That’s when the first-born got sick that year.” “That’s when you had the flu.” “That’s when we had the second-born.” Yeah, even he agreed it was definitely time to change it out!
Our discussion was along the lines of ~
Me: “Hey Dad – what kind of fabric do you want? I don’t want it to be too girly for you?”
Dentist Man: “I don’t think that’s going to be a problem with you Dear? Nothing too busy, no orange and something that hides drool.” (From the dog – goofball’s!)
Me: “Ok, that should be easy enough!”
Yeah, 4 hours later….. This is what I ended up with –
My dentist man is out to sea again, so that gives me a bit to get that done. Did I mention the boys all asked me what trouble we were getting into as we watched the ship float away? That’s my boys!
The sun has been creeping out a bit more lately (does once a month count?) and it only freezes about once a week now. I think I see a break in my disposition, maybe the bright fabric will help? That and dreaming of our next duty station – Guam’s looking really good! *Wink*