It’s officially the time of year when I give up my ritual of afternoon tea and replace it with a tall glass or two of very cold iced tea. It’s over 80 degrees here which feels nice after a long winter, but I forget how sluggish you feel. Yeah for ice!
I made a muslin insert for an ottoman I made from Simple Sewing with a French Twist. I made it taller than in the book, and I’m stuffing it to the hilt because I want it to be extra seating when we need it. I’m super glad I made the muslin insert–the shredded foam made an enormous mess, but the tight weave of the muslin kept it from sticking too badly to the fabric itself. I’m afraid that would not be the case with the velvet jacquard I’m going to cover it with. I have to smooth it out with some more stuffing too. It’s a bit lumpy right now.
I’m sorry if I sounded harsh in my last post about the environment. I really try to not be wasteful–I use my own bags at the store (they are cuter), I waste nothing in my sewing or my cooking, and I drive a Corolla only because my even more efficient Geo Metro was broadsided into oblivion on my way home from work a few years ago (I miss my gas bill with that car). My point from my last post is that I fail to understand why choosing to buy a pan simply because it’s “green” and “better for the environment” is a more important consideration than choosing to buy a pan because it’s better for your own personal health and that of your family .