What-not bags

In my never-ending quest to reduce the junk, I mean stuff in my house, I decided (at the last minute) to make 25-30 small bags to donate to my church for an upcoming fundraising tea and luncheon. These bags can be used for craft projects, cosmetics, pens, pencils, crayons, baby supplies, gift bags….

Box bags are too time-consuming so I’m sewing another bag similar to the ones shown at the bottom of this post.

Using some new as well as vintage fabrics from iPad aunt’s and my M-I-L’s fabric stash along with zippers from my stash, I hope to be finished with this project by the end of the week.

Cutting the outer fabric, lining fabric and fleece interfacing takes a lot longer than one might expect.

I also have the bags broken down by thread color so I can set up an assembly line and whip through them quicker.

So that’s what I’ve been doing lately.  Any last-minute projects taking up your time?

I’m HOME

Yes, yes, yes, I’m back home!

But I can’t rest just yet.  Our daughter and family are coming here on Friday for Thanksgiving.  They will be here for the weekend then go to our S-I-L’s family for a few days and then head back to Colorado

It will be so much fun to see them again so soon (since I just left them) but I have a few things to do by Friday evening.

Are you expecting guests for Thanksgiving?

Yarn vomit again

I like to wind yarn into balls myself. That way I can see if there are any knots of other anomalies in the hank.

I wound the Grumpy Gus yarn into a ball before I left for Colorado. I was ready to cast on for the THSS II Sailing School Sock while the grands were in school this morning and was surprised by a sick ball of yarn.

I don’t remember winding so tightly but I evidently did.

It will probably take me the next three hours to get it fixed then the grands will be home from school.

I’m leaving

Again.  It’s not such a long story and the details are unimportant.  I’m leaving on a jet plane…. to Colorado to take care of our grandchildren, granddogs (and grand chickens) for a few days.  Nothing serious happened, just a glitch and I’m so happy that I get to see them all so soon!

Mr. Aitch can’t go as we are in the midst of some home maintenance issues and someone has to stay home.

The grands will be in school Thursday and Friday, I just have to get them there and back home again.  We will have a great time on Saturday and Sunday. Mom and Dad will be home Sunday evening and I’ll be back in West, by God, Virginia on Monday.

It will be a whirlwind trip and I’ll be taking two knitting projects with me: Scrubby Sparkle and the fifth pattern in The Handmade Sock Society II. I’ll be using the Grumpy Gus yarn I bought last month to knit Sailing School Socks!