Today is Thanksgiving Monday. While for some this is a day to give thanks and for others it is all about the turkey, for me it is all about having a whole day free to do whatever I want.
We decided that this year we will
have a lazy turkey dinner, so we are having a turkey breast (no carcass to
clean up!), pre-made stuffing (not as good as home-made, but better than Stove
Top), fresh vegetables (healthy and no prep time), and instead of mashed potatoes
we are having french fries (no peeling potatoes!). So this means the entire
meal only involves heating things up and I’ve got more time to do other things.
On today’s craft agenda, I’m
preparing to make a couple of winter coats for Cici. Since I am a good mother
and I do not make my son wear home-made clothes, poor Cici becomes the
recipient of all my home-made clothing urges.
This winter she will be sporting tie-dye
And, she will be wearing some
fabulous fake fur!
I’ve never made anything with fake
fur. When I bought the fabric (at a great sale!) it didn’t occur to me what
challenges lay ahead. Fake fur sheds! When I took the fabric out of the bag to
show Jacob, he was instantly covered in fake fur bits. Not fun to clean up. My
solution to managing this problem during the fabric cutting stage was to cut
out the fabric outside to help limit the amount of fluff in our apartment. Note
to self – do not ever buy fake fur again!
For tonight’s TV viewing
accompaniment, I’m working on a mitten that I cast on yesterday.