Thursday, January 16, 2020

Good Golly, Miss Molly!

Sometimes, life just throws out a bunch of curve balls--unrelenting and rapid fire--picture the classic chocolate candy factory I Love Lucy! episode. That's kinda how it has felt for the last few weeks here on the Hummingbird Highway! Good Golly, Miss Molly, enough already!

With some heavy-duty travel coming up in April and May, I've given myself a pretty strict schedule for the first part of the year so things run smoothly when I'm gone. And don't you know it, seems like something goes haywire just as soon as I settle in with my sleeves rolled up and get ready to get busy.

No need to go into the gory details, suffice it to say, it's times like these you look for the little 'wins' in your life. . . This week, I found those, as one might expect, in the sewing studio. I can (almost) always count on my sewing machine to grant me a moment or two of balance.

I'm in between deadline-y, secret stuff, so I didn't want to start anything big. Therefore, earlier this week these two little projects were perfect to get me back on track (at least temporarily) in a few short morning sewing sessions.

These were both pre-cut kits, no brand name or anything, so I don't have links or designer names to share. They were a Christmas gift from my friend Gail. (Thanks, Gail)

The purple thingies are cord keepers. Wrap the fabric around electrical cords at the sewing machine or behind the computer. The velcro tabs hold the cords in check inside the fabric roll. 

The second mini project kit is a pencil bag. A little more involved than the cord wraps, so I have to admit, I scratched my head a bit to follow the text-only directions, but got through it.

At about 4.5x8.5" finished size, it's a great little zipper pouch to hold marking tools or embroidery floss, or about a million other things!

Any time I can collect a WIN in a week full of insanity, I'll take it! In this case, I'll take TWO; THREE if you count each cord wrap as one.

Tell me, I'm not the only one who has had a week like this? 

Happy Stitching!

1 comment:

  1. Your cord keeper is fantastic! I also love the little wins in the sewing room. My studio is my happy place! . I can't sign into blogger when I comment so I added my information.