Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Vacation is hard work

Greetings, and Dear Cynthia,

Happy St. Patrick's Day! DH made green pancakes for the boys this morning, and we're all wearing the green fleece hoodies I made for Christmas gifts (well, except for dh, because he had to work today -- somebody has to have income around here to keep this train on the tracks -- and so he is wearing a shirt and tie).

I finished my really warm bathrobe, just in time for the 70 degree weather predicted for today: (In addition to my other cleaning plans for this week, it's clear I should add mirror washing to the list.) I had so much extra fleece, and a bathrobe pattern I sewed years ago, so the only real cost for this was my time. I revised the pattern to take advantage of fleece's non-raveling properties. To eliminate bulk along the front shawl collar fronts, I sewed them wrong sides together, and then used a rotary cutter with a special cutting wheel in it to make the edges scalloped:( My photography today is worse than usual, because I'm in a hurry to get more of the basement cleaned out and then go running in the nice weather...) I used the same trick on the tie belt:And, here is a hazard of living with two small boys: My six year old loves to follow directions to piece things together, and he is confusing our upstairs hallway with the roof of a hospital. As long as I don't trip on it while carrying a laundry basket later today, it makes me smile every time I step over it...

After today's excitement of basement cleaning, I'm going to tackle our taxes tomorrow. You probably think I'm getting a little wild and crazy, but it IS spring break.....

I'm going for the record, and will also try to post again tomorrow (making it THREE days in a row). I've been thinking a lot about the topic of motivation lately, something important for PT's to consider as they prescribe exercises to patients, since lack of compliance to home exercise programs can be a problem... So, maybe a few blurbs about that tomorrow.

Have a great Tuesday!
Laura (YarnThrower)

5 comments:

Lauren said...

Cute bathrobe!!! Maybe I should learn to sew someday... hmm..

Woah, 3 posts in a row? i don't know if we can handle that... might want to space it out! ;-)

allisonmariecat said...

Love the bathrobe! I'm working on a cabled sweater for my husband...just in time for spring. Oh well, now there's no hurry!

I love the helicopter in the middle of the floor. At our house, it's stuffed animals carefully wrapped in blankets, sleeping on random bits of floor. And woe betide the parent who tries to move one of these sleeping darlings to prevent tripping :)

Okay, between taxes and the basement, a video about your spring break would be an awfully hard sell...

MollyBeees said...

Happy St Patrick's Day! Nice bathrobe! I have a feeling you'll need it again before Spring is really here!

What do you call an Irish guy that just sits around in your back yard?

Paddy O'Furniture!

Sus said...

The bathroom looks very cozy! I like the scalloped border especially. Cute idea!! I hope you enjoyed the weather today and I wish you good luck with your taxes!

Laikabear said...

The bathrobe looks great! I wish I knew how to sew. Hmmm...

I think we're all wondering what kind of coffee you're drinking to get all this done over Spring Break. Hint: it's supposed to be a BREAK! :)