I once thought college was going to be the death of me. Then it transferred to my hour and a half commute to work in Dallas. Now it’s a small kid with allergies.
Mermaid has Hay fever just like her dad. She starts sneezing and coughing with every change in the weather. People assume that I am walking Typhoid Mary around infecting others. Nope it’s just allergies people. Calm down.
I have been working on a new mobius scarf from a book that just happened to fall into my buggy at Joann’s. The pattern is easy and it goes quick. Hopefully I will take it with me to Scotland.
Like how I just snuck that in there? We bought our tickets and we are going to be wandering around Scotland and England for a few weeks this summer. I am so excited.
I learned something new this week on my swing skirt. The pattern calls for fold over elastic at the waist band. I have only done the elastic you encase in fabric. Well not all gold over elastic is the same. I bought some that looked like a soft tan that would match my cut outs. It was not for sewing and using as a waistband. It was meant to make kid headbands and dress straps. I need to go back to Joann’s and find some that is sturdier. If you have a suggestion let me know.
I have finished sewing the body of the wrap skirt together. I started on the waist band today. PSA if you make this skirt baste the waist band strips. Save yourself some serious drama and baste the hell out of them.
I was listening to a podcast for authors and Mermaid came in the room. She asked what I was listening to and I explained that they were teaching mommy how to write novels for people to read.
Her: Mommy you don’t need that.
Me: (feeling all proud she thinks I can write stories).
Her: I can teach you it’s easy.
Me: ( less happy but curious)
Her: you get a notebook. You use your letters to write some words. Just make sure they make sense. Not like that pig boom. Then boom your a writer.
Her: (pats my knee and tells me to give it my best).
I was schooled by a 5 year old.