I decided to take Dee's advice and started on my smocking. I ditched the book I'd been consulting because it was too advanced. I tried good ol' google and found Marie Grace Designs. I thought I'd make a pocket (another suggestion from Dee) instead of a bag seeing how I don't even know how to smock. You know, swim before you fly. I really like having Dee as a smocking mate because she really nags you. Thank you Dee. I smock you.
Some happy news. Today is my 15th wedding anniversary. Yes, I've been married 15 years. Doesn't seem that long to me tho'. I still remember when I was single and thinking I'd never get married because I just didn't meet the right person. Also I was quite insecure about my deafness . Ok, relax. I'm not exactly 100% deaf. Just the one ear. (some gym accident) Fortunately my husband is exceptionally accepting of people deaf in one ear. So I got lucky. Also, I had a hot body.
He got lucky because I wanted a spouse with a head larger than mine. Have you seen the size of my head? I mean, can you just imagine this man who'd married me waking up in the morning looking lovingly over to his left and sees this huge head of mine? He'd be driven to drinking. So you can imagine my delight when I realise how much larger my husband's head is next to mine!
Today we had round 2 of our anniversary celebration. Last weekend, we ate at a dim sum restaurant with the kids. I think the kids liked the food but they didn't want to admit it. Today it was just the 2 of us. Yes, we had a date when the kids were in school. We had Thai food.
I managed to complete one new bag. It's one of those bags I'd made before. Soft and floppy and not exactly everyone's cup of tea. But it's a bag I would make for myself. One day I should make one of these babies for myself. Made in raw linen and linen-cotton by Lecien.
April MAAD countdown. 8 out of 15 bags completed. 7 more to go in 7 days. You know what that means? I have to make 1 bag each day. Impossible!