As Mother’s Day got closer, I decided that this year I’d make something for my mom and for my mother-in-law. Knitting was out, since it takes awhile and the carpal tunnel is not going away. (I know, I’m complaining, but knitting with numb hands is not easy!) I saw the tote bag and link to directions on Small Hands and knew I’d found my project. In plenty of time for Mother’s Day, I went fabric shopping and got everything I needed, but I never got a chance to get anything made. When I finally did make time, I figured I’d start with a little one, to practice, then make two big ones. The cut fabric sat on the desk for a few days before I got any real sewing in, but tonight, while John watched the remake of Dawn of the Dead (okay, I watched a little too even though I’m not a scary movie person in general) I made a tote bag. And broke my mom’s already ailing sewing machine!! So, Happy Mother’s Day, I made a model of what I wanted to make for my mother and broke her sewing machine. Job well done. Grrrrr. I don’t know what happened, but the machine that formerly had no reverse but did have some tension issues, now only will go in reverse. Here’s pictures of the mini tote that I made, which I think will be for Sophie:
Any flaws may be blamed on the machine, of course.
Here’s what Sophie does to her dinner if you leave her alone with a shaker of salt:
She likes to eat salt out of the palm of her hand, preferably rock salt. When I got mad at her about this (because it has happened before and we have discussed that salt is a condiment, not a part of the pyramid) she said, "Don’t worry, it isn’t the rock salt!" I think I’ll just replace her spot at the table with a salt lick.