I will have to add pictures later, but on the sewing front:
- I finished a small tote bag project for my cousin Suzanne that I've had in process for quite a while. It has really pretty machine embroidery about knitting that I got from www.urbanthreads.com. I just love their design aesthetic and their designs always stitch out perfectly.
- I made a sewing machine cover for Kyle. It took more finagling than I expected. I thought I would just measure the cover that came with the machine (which is just a plain white cheap vinyl or plastic of some kind) and sew it up in a snap. But it turned out that cover wasn't remotely fitted to the machine, so after sewing it, I then had to do a little garment style fitting to take in some here and there and make a curved hem on one side. But I'm pretty happy with it now. It has less personality than I might prefer, so maybe someday I'll replace it with something that has embroidery or applique on it, but for now this is a gorgeous fabric and that will definitely do!
- I tried out making a wine glass shade. My husband complimented it when I set it in the bathroom with a candle burning in the wine glass to see if it would be firesafe (at least firesafe enough for me). And since he's not the most observant or complimentary guy, I take that one as a success. (This is not husband slander -- he's great at complimenting when I specifically show him something I made with the clear implication being that I am seeking approval, just not great at noticing these things on his own).
On the non-sewing front, I did a deep clean of my bathroom and am pretty pleased with that, laundered my ironing board cover (which I never remember to do), and cooked up a pretty delicious Sunday dinner of shepherd's pie.
So yah, feeling pretty good about myself.