In the last several months I have modified several sweatshirts by adding binding, buttonholes, and buttons, and I always think the whole project should take about a half hour. But. . . it takes me nearly that long just to decide which fabric to use! This one is for my mom's 86th birthday, which is in three weeks. She already has a pink one from last year's birthday, a purple one from last Christmas, and a yellow one from Mother's Day. This Christmas I'm thinking turquoise, or maybe red. When you're 86 years old and live in assisted living, there are not many things you need, so when I found something she likes and uses, I stuck with it!
Larry and David went on a music store run, so Daniel and I decided to clean the attic. Well. . . I decided, and Daniel kindly agreed to help :>} He's tall and can reach the screw that holds the trap door closed without standing on a chair. (which is the way I have to do it)
It was definitely a two person job to bring all this stuff down.
Hallie likes the attic! The first time he ever went up he seemed just stunned that he had lived here all that time and didn't know about the "upstairs". :>}
The ceiling is low, not even enough room to sit up straight!
Do you know what these are? Shirt sleeves - yes, just sleeves. Years ago I worked at a uniform company as a seamstress. I often had to transform long sleeved shirts to short sleeved, and I got to keep the sleeves. Nice! I made four baby quilts for coworkers who had babies, and placemats (just small quilts, you know - lol) when someone retired, and a patchwork pillow for the Christmas gift exchange. I used templates and drew around them to get 3" squares and then stitched them into the "trip around the world" pattern, which was my favorite at the time. I had forgotten I had quite so many sleeves left!