Friday, March 31, 2017

Most Emphatically NOT April Fools

I hate April Fools Day. But I have discussed that at length already, here and here and here. So we are just going to pretend it isn't happening this year.

In other positively scintillating news, I am sick with a stupid, stupid cold. It started on Wednesday, and all day I kept thinking, "It's not so bad. I'll drink orange juice. I'll kick this to the curb, no problem." By last night, though? I thought I was going to die.

Incidentally, it takes less than 48 hours for my house to fall apart around me. I can't even imagine what this place will look like when Susie and I return from our 2-week train trip. I picture the other family members wandering aimlessly through a trash-strewn house, foraging for food in a refrigerator filled with moldy leftovers. It will be like the Walking Dead, only messier.

You know what's fun about being a mom? Cleaning the bathroom when you're suffering with the cold from hell, because no one else even notices the dirt and you're too sick to order them around. Gosh, I LOVE being needed.

But, hey, right before I came down with the plague, I did manage to make those project bags out of the napkins I bought at World Market. Here are some really bad pictures I took at Knit Night, because I was giving them away and realized I didn't have a photo of them yet.


It's hard to see, but Susie and I bought fun-colored ribbons to make the drawstring at the top. I am, in a word, dumbfounded that I actually followed through on a project idea. Who knows? Maybe next month I'll finally get around to completing the braided rug that has been languishing on the rug loom I bought at Rhinebeck 1 1/2 years ago. Stranger things have happened.


I think the mustard and the orange soda set off that bag nicely, don't you? They give it a certain je ne sais quoi. Such a shame I never pursued that career in photography....







9 comments:

  1. Lovely project bags! Feel better soon---better to feel rotten now than on your train trip. Look at it that way.

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  2. I'm sorry you're sick, but the bags look great, so congrats on them!

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  3. You get pounded with the sick! So sorry you are suffering.

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  4. The bags look great! And I know just what you mean about projects that linger. She says while she looks over at afghan strips that need joining that have been in stash for approximately 20 years.

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  5. Those are really cute! I hope you feel better soon. xx

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  6. The bags are terrific! I had to laugh at your last comment, as I am the world's worst photographer. I never see the mess around what I am taking photos of until I'm reviewing them. And I haven't figured out how to use a photo editor with any success either.

    Enjoy your trip!

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  7. Your project bags are adorable! Why don't I think of things like that?

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  8. YOU MADE BAGS! I just thought you bought the napkins to use for napkins. Silly me to underestimate your craftacularness.

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