A friend of mine asked me for emergency sewing help yesterday. She is going on vacation for a couple of weeks (I’m jealous) and her sewing machine suddenly threw a shoe… or something. So, I spent all of 40 min. sewing her hems for her today on my machine. Then I dropped them at her house on the way to the grocery store. So why did that distract me for 2 days? I don’t know.
But before I was distracted by hems, I was distracted by bibs. Or I should say “bib”… singular.
It took several tries to get one bib done for a baby that was born a couple of weeks ago. His mother was in labor for a shorter time than it took me to complete one little bib.
What was the problem? I was trying to make it more decorative by putting matching bias trim on it. The bias tape I made was too bulky and about 1 inch short. After I made the bib (such as it is), I realized I don’t have enough fabric to make a matching blankie. *sigh* In fact, I don’t have enough of any boy colors in flannel or anything else soft. And I am on an extreme use-what-you-have budget. I’m thinking scrap blanket.