Vacation Day Sewing

I decided to take an unheard of vacation day to just stay home by myself and sew while Kevin was in Albuquerque and the kiddo was at daycare. I’ve never done that before – it was wonderful. I read a book, listened to NPR, and I worked on the toddler’s crab shirt.

Putting the big mat on the kitchen counter was a whim, but it’s a wonderful work spot. Clear and open, plus tall enough that it’s exactly the right height for cutting. I will be doing more of this.

The finished shirt in the bright backyard by my pretty planters.

And a close-up of the crab.

This was my first attempt at paper piecing – went really well, I think. The points aren’t perfect, but they’re good enough for a kid’s shirt. I’ll have to try this again soon.

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