Days of anticipation of a perfect Saturday morning are coming to fruition. I slept in until almost nine o'clock, I weeded out my clothing for my trip to Beacon's Closet, I'm currently on my second cup of coffee, and I'm listening to my third radio program of the day. Ahhh...
I also started and completed the first of several little projects that I had been looking forward to working on today (using the fabric, above). A couple weeks ago, I fell in love with a wallpocket designed by Sally, the creator of Shim and Sons. Apparently, several others were also impressed with her project; I keep seeing references to it on various blogs. When she posted a second beautiful wallpocket, I was inspired to make one (or several, as it turns out) myself. When Barry and I were at an Annapolis antique mall last month, I picked up a bundle of wooden embroidery hoops for a couple bucks. I wanted to make a few small wallpockets out of them that would be suitable for holding sulu-design cards.
As it turned out, I've come up with uses for several more. I'm thinking of hanging the oval shaped pocket next to my side of the bed to hold a pen and some cards to jot down those ideas that come to me before I doze off at night. And I may use one of the circular ones to hold recipes in the kitchen.
I was able to use the red ribbon that Erin tied around my patchwork belt in the pockets, too. Speaking of Erin, I hope she receives her earrings from our swap today. I've been basking in the glory that is my new belt, and she has had an empty mailbox! Ugh!
Before I get going on my next project, I want to offer huge congratulations to Maryanne, my amazing sister, who completed her first triathalon this morning. She finished under her anticipated time and had an overwhelmingly positive experience in the all-female race. I always wanted to be just like Maryanne when I was a little girl. Today is no different. I'm so proud of you, Franeeter!
Now, on to the next project.