I generally don’t get much done on my day off and today was no exception. Yes, I take great pride in keeping things as boring as possible and if the phone doesn’t ring, all the better.
On the way to school, Co-Defendant #2 informed me she wants to be a pirate for Halloween. Mind you, I’ve been after the child for weeks now Whaddya wanna be for Halloween? hoping to beat the mad rush and grab a costume at a decent price. Not my kid, ya’ll; there is no rushing her. So, being the
cheapskate frugal gal I am, I decided to make the costume out of stuff she can use later for dress-up (yes, I’m still hoping to convince her she really is a girl) or wear later on this winter. The pants, shirt and bandana are handled; I made the waist-thingy, cumberbund…whaddya call it? I don’t know, but it’s done..made from gold satin and gold-coin trim. Snazzy, if I do say so myself. All that’s left is the eyepatch, and yes, I’m making that, too. Co-Def #1 has decided he’s too old for such childish pursuits. I don’t know whether to be giddy or slightly crestfallen, but remembering last year’s homemade werewolf costume I think I’ll go with giddy.
I had lunch with the Hubby who gleefully informed me to clear my calendar for the weekend ’cause we had plans! Am I awful and shallow if my first thought was that we were going to a car show/air show/swap meet and that I’d rather shove my head into a fire ant mound instead? Imagine my surprise when he said we were…hold your breath ya’ll…GOING TO A HOCKEY GAME!!!! WHOHOO! Big, burly, bearded fellows with missing front teeth zooming from one end of an ice encrusted rink to the other, wielding sticks at a tiny bit of vulcanized rubber whilst balanced precariously on thin metal blades (gasp!). BE STILL MY HEART!!!
I’m all right now.
Where was I?
Oh, yes…here’s the quilty thing I accomplished today.
I’ve got one side border of polka dots left and the outer border of yellow with white polka dots to go. The paper-pieced pattern is from Quiltmaker Magazine…I believe it’s called Pops-a-Lot, but don’t quote me on that. I do so love paper-piecing…almost as much as I love hockey.