So far, I've got three skeins of yarn, my new crochet kit, a sizable stash of fabric smushed into a vacuum bag (tricky, no?), my favorite pincushion, an assortment of needles, my zipper foot and a slew of zippers (I have a sewing machine that lives at camp), a burlap coffee sack, some ric-rac, bias tape and my bias tape makers, a jar of padding compound, metal stamps and some washers, the much-coveted bench block, a rotary cutter, pinking shears, and sewing scissors, several rolls of copper wire, a chasing hammer, my screen-printing gear, some nylon sheers, a couple of yards of wonder-under, too many rolls of ribbon, two dress patterns for the littles, my tape measure and quilting ruler, and my handy-dandy dremel tool. I know I'm forgetting something crucial, and camp is a good half-hour from civilization. Wish me luck.
Here's what I hope to get done in my "spare" time this summer:
- centerpieces for the Bar Mitzvah
- a bunch of new cloth shopping bags
- reuseable produce bags
- some pillows for the playroom (I'll probably just make the cases at camp and stuff them when we get home, as van-space is at a premium when we travel.)
- teach myself to crochet properly and have something to show for it
- many, many headbands
- learn to read a sewing pattern and make matchies for the little girls.
Can't wait to show you the projects we'll be doing...I'll try to post as regularly as I can, but my internet access will most likely be limited.
Is there anything I'm forgetting? Quick---tell me now, before I load up the car!