Not so much…
I mentioned in an earlier post that things have been rather hectic around our house lately. The crib-notes version is that my father-in-law was diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer in early October and he passed away on December 3. In that time, we had a week-long family vacation, I had a work trip to Vegas, and two weekend getaways with girlfriends. Basically, we were gone every-other weekend for 2.5 months, and the weekends we were home were spent trying to keep from drowning in laundry and other household chores. You can imagine that things were a little crazy here.
During that time I decided that a quick little sewing project or two would be nice little diversions, but I was wrong!
Sigh. Into the garbage they went.
Then there was the little problem I had with reading the directions completely first. (This is an on-going problem I have.) It said to cut the white square 7.5″ (which I did), and then it said to cut it down to 6.5″, but I didn’t read that step and couldn’t figure out why things were out of proportion. So…I cut my white squares down to 6.5″ (after I had appliquéd his hat and eyes on), but one of them I cut down from the back and proceeded to sew that side on without looking and guess what happened….
So I ripped some more. Sigh. And had to cut out another top hat and set of eyes. Sigh. And do more appliqué. Big Sigh!
But I persevered. I re-did (for a third time), and got them finished…
And here they are, in their respective new homes…
Turns out my ‘More Please’ mug was supposed to be a Christmas present. I guess that wasn’t clear to me, considering this was the 2nd or 3rd time I had used it! OOPS!
PS – Bonus points if you know why I named them both Jack. Gretchen, you don’t get to play!