My breakfast smiled at me this morning. Must have known it's my birthday. I had to laugh. I peeled the fruit, put it on the plate, went to the other room, and when I came back, I noticed the smile :) It was a good way to wake up.
Actually it's been a rather fun day. In honor of my 39th birthday, I thought it only appropriate that for devotions I read Psalm 39. I really had to laugh when I got to verses 4 and 5, which say, "LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am. Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity." And then the final verse of the chapter says, "O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more." It was pretty funny.
I wanted to get a lot of sewing in today, but instead, I just enjoyed doing not much of anything. I did get a little sewing in though. First, this camera strap cover is actually something I made yesterday but didn't get a chance to blog about it until now. I actually did quite a bit of sewing yesterday but it was all alterations and repairs - nothing picture worthy. I fixed one skirt and my son's shirt, altered another skirt, and moved the velcro handle straps on my carseat cover (it was driving me nuts that it was about an inch off center, so I had to fix it. Obsessive, I know.) My "to-be-repaired" pile is now empty, so now I can focus on the fun stuff.
Today, all I managed to accomplish was to make these little tabs for our shower towels. My husband and I like to use beach towels because they're much larger and more plush and absorbent. The problem is that in our bathroom, the hooks are rounded. (Whoever thought of that idea should be forced to actually try to get towels to stay on those hooks). Anyway, I read on another blog about someone making tabs for their towels, and felt pretty stupid for not having come up with that idea myself. Anyway, I remedied that problem today. I used little strips of fabric, folded over and ironed like bias tape, with the open edge stitched closed. I folded the towel in half to find the midway point, and pinned the tab in place.
I folded the ends under and stitched them in down.
And that was it - nice tabs to hang the towels up with.
See what I mean about those rounded hooks? This works much better. Problem solved in just a few minutes, and with just a couple scraps of fabric. Sure wish I would have thought of that a couple of YEARS ago :-/
I had to add this picture of my three peas in a pod. They are all just alike - their father's sons... wonder if the next one will be so much like them? Guess we'll have to wait and see.