So, today I had the brilliant idea to clean my youngest son's bedroom. I had been toying with the idea for a few days, and today I took the plunge. Literally. I practically had to tie a rope around my waist and tie it to the door knob to find my way out again. After donning rubber gloves and gas mask, I jumped in. And stopped dead in my tracks. Where to begin? How can one sixteen year old boy have so much stuff? I eventually started with the giant pile of clothing covering the floor. Naturally it all had to be washed, clean or not. With two large dogs in the house, the fur is everywhere. Not only that, but because my little darling loves to work on anything with a motor, it's hard to tell what is dirty or just stained with grease and oil. Then, SCORE!!! Mixed in with everything else, was a pile of sweaters and shirts just BEGGING to be refashioned! They were items that my son had brought home from his cousin, most of which was too small, or just not his style. I quickly pushed them all into a lrg green garbage bag and hid it in the basement. I had to hide it, because in typical kid fashion he would have complained, "but they are mine!" regardless if he would wear them or not. Two bags of recycling and a lrg garbage bag of trash later, I was finished. (did I mention TODAY was garbage day? I should have done this yesterday. Now I have to hide everything for a week so he doesn't reclaim anything!). I finished a few minutes before he got home from school. He looked in his room and then turned to me. "Did you throw anything out?", with a sign of grief etched on his face. With my best poker face I looked back at him and said "No dear." and smiled inside as I pushed the trash bag behind me.
On another note, I did manage to sew the buttons on the blouse I made the other day. I procrastinate when it comes to buttons. I absolutely HATE sewing on buttons. So many times I have finished a garment and left it for a week or two, just because I'm avoiding buttons!
Simplicity 2564, and I will defiantly
be making them both again. They are very quick and easy to make and fit very well.
Also, thank you to bagqueen for commenting on my last post! I was starting to feel very alone out in the blog world. I really thought no one was listening (reading?!). Until next time, Have a happy day!