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Friday, March 19, 2010

Furlough Friday

Furlough. That's a word I just learned last fall thanks to my being employed by the State of Georgia. Sadly, I'm afraid many people are learning this word or becoming too familiar with salary cuts or lay offs or unemployment. I'm thanking my stars that I still have a job, and though it really upset me at first, now I look forward to having a day off. Today the house finally got some attention, errands were tended to and I had time free for a bit of selfish sewing.

The other day Rhi mentioned she was thinking about her summer "uniform" of simple skirts and tees or tanks. Of course I thought she was brilliant and I decided to scrounge around to find a pattern or tutorial somewhere for an easy skirt. I found one at Sew, Mama, Sew! that they posted last spring. This tutorial is for an elastic waist skirt with a ruffle on bottom. I'm not much of a ruffle girl so I omitted that part and just did a (lazy) rolled hem on the serger.

This fabric is from Amy Butler's Midwest Modern collection and is one of my favorite fabric designs. I've had these in my stash for about 2 years, too scared to cut into them because they're so beautiful. This seemed like the perfect project to use these fabrics on and a great way to spend my day off.

So, what will be part of your summer uniform?


Face Lift

This poor chair really needed a face lift, didn't it? My mom bought me this chair about 3 years ago when Aiden was born. Obviously we got lots of use out of it and I'd like to keep it around longer, but that cover HAD to go. Last weekend I had a huge chunk of time to myself and decided to tackle this project.

The foot rest was finished today after I borrowed my friend's staple gun.

I'm very pleased at how it turned out but think now I should make a pillow or two for my new favorite chair.