I keep thinking that I'm going to start blogging on a more regular basis, but then I get caught up in the transient pleasures of having clean dishes or clean laundry or a balanced checkbook or all the math homework graded. Silly me.
Most of my free time -- also known as "time I'm sitting around waiting for someone who is currently in a class to which I drove them" has been spent crocheting:
Yes, the world competition of Irish Dance is in Boston this year, and our former school would like to send lots of teams, which means they're making new ceili team dresses, which means they need 16 new collars. They're using the same pattern as they used for the choreography team a couple of years ago.
I've posted the pattern online on Ravelry for all the world to see and use, but they called me to make them. We didn't discuss price beyond "we'll pay you for this." Last time I donated my time and materials; I'm not planning to do so this time, but I'm pondering what to set as a fair price.
I've also been amassing fabric. Annabeth is playing the Cat in Seussical later this spring, and we thought it would be fun to make a skirt from this fabric. The blue will be the main fabric, and the white-on-red will be insets. We found it at Fabric.com.
Fabric.com had a big sale at the time, and I bought some other stuff to make tshirts and tops. I also threw out an equivalent amount of fabric odds and ends from the closet where I store all of this stuff -- I took the Fabric.com box and filled it to overflowing with scraps, then pitched it all in the trash. Yay me for not accumulating more than I'm using up, right?
Except JoAnn had a sale on character cottons, flannels, and fleece, PLUS had an extra 25% off if you showed your educator discount card. Well, who could resist this stuff:
I would've bought more of that stuff on top, but someone else beat me to it. I have no clue what I'm going to do with any of this except the red, which is flannel -- that is going to be jammy pants for Thalia. Assuming I ever get around to sewing anything, that is, given that I' spending even less time sewing than I am blogging. We'll see.