Oops....I got so fascinated by the wind and snow last night, that all of a sudden, as I was tucked in my bed while visions of sugarplums ....wait a minute, wrong story! We have a police/fire scanner and my husband and I were listening to the messes on the roadways with 13 cars here and 25 cars there (none of which seemed to be serious, thank goodness). And I really did forget all about the Fabric-Etc 12 Days of Christmas Quick and Easy Gift Ideas! I had taken a picture before I left Saturday of this great holiday pillowcase that Harriet put together. It's in fun colors that young people might like, with holiday lights on the main part of the case. Anyway...this project continues to be a popular one with everyone, and really is "Quick and Easy". Many times people come in and ask for a good beginning project for a youngster learning to sew. We always suggest this as one - it's straight seam sewing and is easy to finish, so you get that sense of accomplishment. So, the Novelty Pillowcase is our 9th Day of Christmas project - we have a free handout or lots of kits to choose from!
Saturday, Velina taught the Amy Butler "Birdie Sling" project. The bags were gorgeous, as always! I actually found the top of the filing cabinet - "file paperwork" has been on my To Do list for about a month now. I'd get a little ways on the pile, and then add more to it. But as of Saturday, it's done - hooray! Harriet played around a bit with a couple of other Quick and Easy Ideas that have been rattling around here. Between the two of us, I think we might have nailed them. With only 3 Days of Christmas, it's a good thing!
Joanie came in and got some things to work on this snowy, windy cold weekend. Except, she wanted Insulbrite, and I left it sitting by the counter. Lucky for me, she hadn't left the parking lot. Only one problem - her puppy dogs were in her truck and were just getting warmed up when this fabric store lady came and made her roll the window down! So, I found out what she needed and did "curbside service". The dogs were very grateful!
Jan stopped in after her daughter's graduation at Western - congratulations, Jessie! She's working on some Christmas gifts and needed just a few more things to finish. All in all, it was a wonderful Saturday at Fab-Etc, but then, how could it not be when we're surrounded by all that fabric and customers' creative ideas?
I'm off to read the Sunday paper, wash clothes, update the Fab-Etc mailing list, fix pork chops, and most importantly, play with some fabric I brought home. That's the kind of work I like to "bring home from the office". Have a great day, and most importantly, stay warm and safe!!