When I saw this beautiful Japanese cotton fabric I just had to have it for my sewing room. I wanted a new ironing board cover and this pink black graphic design appealed to me. The pattern is an old Butterick pattern, OOP 5506, on top of an old Ikea wool blanket. The Japanese cottons have such a lovely smooth texture, perfect for ironing. Now I'm hoarding the remaining fabric from my two yard piece to decide what other fabric accessories I need in my sewing space.
It feels good to be in my sewing room today. I've had an active social life this past week which is a delight....but I also love my alone and creative time.
This past weekend was my hometown visit. Five of us got together for a cheeseburger on Friday night then seven of us met for lunch followed by a trip to the local candy/ ice cream store in town for the last five diehards. Lots of time talking about our common past years together and also where we are today. Retirement, moves, grown children, new grandchildren, jobs or loss of jobs, health, and much care for one another. I even had the unexpected pleasure of running into a former neighbor who still lives two houses away from my childhood home. She's been in the same house for 52 years and filled me in on decades of history in about 20 minutes. What a hoot and what a memory! Hope you have some long time friends in your life to remind you of your past antics. New friends are wonderful but old friends are special and fewer each year. Thank goodness I get to see some of mine annually.
|Ending the day at the counter for ice cream|