This week has been devoted to making my daughter a costume for Halloween. Normally I would enjoy the task, but this month seems to be the month of chaos. My older daughter came down with H1N1 and then kindly passed it on to me. Don't worry, we are both recovered now, but it kept me busy as Nurse Mom and then the reluctant patient.
In addition, I am still deeply involved in Project X, as well as having to complete her costume this week, because next week my husband and I are off to Washington, D.C. for a week.
So out came my trusty sewing machinee, covered in more than a bit of dust and lint. That happens when you store it in a laundry room without a cover. You would think I could take an hour and sew a sewing machine cover, but hey, isn't it the cobbler with the kids who don't have shoes? *grin*
Our cat Milkyway was very helpful, supervising all aspects of the project from the cutting out of the pattern, to the trim and hand sewing.
And of course, there was lots of fabric and it was all the slick, slippery kind! LOL!
But the worst was this very cute, but fussy trim of little plastic bats. Technically it was supposed to be ironed on, with a strip of glue stuff on the back of the ribbon. However, in order to make it stick, the iron was so hot it melted the poor bats and the fabric! So, I had to sew it on with the machine and all the little bats and beads tried to dive into the path of the needle.
Fortunately, I have a strong belief that this is NOTHING that either chocolate or duct tape can't fix.
Ah, much better! With a bit of chocolate I had the fortitude to carry through, despite going a bit batty, and the my daughter was very happy with the results!
Hmm, maybe with a bit more chocolate, I could tackle that sewing machine cover, so I don't have to clean it every time I want to sew!