So speaking of earrings, let’s talk about my pregnancy retardation, bless my heart.
I mentioned the other day that I was sewing a swimsuit for my little girlie. Well, I was working on it last night, and it was rolling along like a tumbleweed. I was having a lot of fun actually, with thoughts of her birthday and summer swimming and baby names dancing in my head. I come to the last leg opening and realize I’m like 4 inches short of swimsuit elastic. NUTS. So I have put this super-cute-and-going-so-well project on hold. I hate putting super-cute-and-going-so-well projects on hold. So I’m thinking, thinking….everything is closed right now. Maybe I’ll zip up to Hancock’s tomorrow to get some. I need lots of things at Hancock’s, but the dang it, the sale for those things doesn’t begin until Thursday, so really, I should wait until then to go. So I should delay the super-cute-and-going-so-well project TWO DAYS. Can I do it? Nope. I decide tonight that I’ll just swing by TwinkleAnn’s.
In the parking lot I mentally make a list of things I want to check out: doilies, princess dress patterns, perle cotton thread, porcelaine paint markers, clearance section for those cool lampshades I saw, princess dress fabric, and of course, swimsuit elastic. I spent almost an hour and a half taking my time perusing the goods. Allan was home putting the kids to bed, so I just enjoyed my freedom and shuffled around quite at my leisure. I check out, get in my car, and head home. Not a single alarm went off in my head until I turned the corner of my street and realized that I’d FORGOTTEN the swimsuit elastic. Plum FORGOT the whole ding-dang-billy-be-hanged reason I went there in the first place. Of course it was a pretty inconsequential anecdote, and probably not worth the two paragraphs I spent telling you about it, but even so it’s a tiny snapshot of my life right now as a severly handicapped expectant mother.
About the earrings. I really liked these earrings, and I think my version is a pretty close knock off, but I have to admit they’re a little too Bling Razzily Pop for me. They’re really long. I’m not sure if I’ll really wear them.
They’re paper beads again, except I made them tube shaped rather than cone shaped. All those little metal loopies took forever. I don’t really have any more to say about them.
So question. Do you think of madmim as a sewing blog? Does it bug you when I have a ton of other crafts like a whole slew of paper bead jewelry projects? I think some of my readers subscribed to my blog thinking it was strictly sewing, and so in some ways I feel like I duped them, and straying from the needle is wasting their time in some way. Of course that’s silly, cause nobody will read anything that doesn’t interest them, but…do you know what I mean?