Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Rainy Days and Mondays

But what if the rainy day IS a Monday?

Well, in that case, I check the sump a few times to make sure it's not about to overflow; I get a big enough bowl to put under the mystery only-happens-every-14-months-or-so- leak in the family room ceiling; I let the kids stay in their pajamas all day (because they're off from school); and then I get to work:

Sewing an Everything Tote from Weekend Sewing. Just because I found this red and white gingham sheet at the thrift store and it looks so cute with this leftover denim.

Then I finish sewing covers for our new floor cushions.

These floor cushions are actually re-purposed pillows from our bedroom. When we first moved here, I bought these euro shams (and these giant pillows) to go on our new bed (because we finally had a bedroom big enough for a king-sized bed). After a time, we tired of putting the pillows on the bed in the morning and then taking them off the bed in the evening, so the pillows have been sitting in a corner in our room. For a few years.

Since the kids love to take every throw pillow off the couch to sit on while they watch TV, I figured I'd give them the bigger pillows to sit on. I'm secretly hoping this will cause them to stop throwing the throw pillows on the floor. The fabric is mostly all leftovers. I did find some of the smaller gingham check on a clearance at Jo-ann last week ($2/yard remnant!). It's a home dec weight, so it should stand up to some abuse.

And even though the rain eventually stopped (and the sun did actually come out for a few minutes), dinner was straight comfort food, courtesy of Julia.

A delicious end to a productive day.


larissa said...

Wow, look at all the wonderful making you did! That bag is on my list too - love the denim and gingham combination. the floor pillows are great and match your decor beautifully. We had rain for most of the day too - but i decided to take my dogs for an overdue vet appointment resulting in very little making and a stinky car. you did so much better.

Kristyn Knits said...

what a great rainy day you had!! I love your new bag...looks big enough for a few craft projects!
and the chicken pot pie...you're planning on sharing the recipe, right? :)

stitching under oaks said...

bring on the rain! you sure got lots done despite the gloomy weather. I love that tote in the colors you chose. and those pillows are a great idea for the kids...mine are always trampling and squishing my decorative pillows too!

Kathleen said...

What a productive rainy day!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

It sounds like a perfect day (other than the little leak). Who could ask for a nicer day? A little sewing, your little ones safe at home, and a comforting dinner. It's all good.

Julia said...

Mmmmm, I haven't made that pie in a while! You've got my dinner plans for tomorrow, Thanks!

I love love love those pillows. I am a HUGE pillow fan. Such great colors.

You've been a busy girl

Heather said...

That is a lot of good looking sewing and baking. What a way to spend the day