The swap is coming together! I’m still waiting for about 15 packages, but I thought I should get started sorting, and assigning. Packages have all arrived here from those who have been visiting the Flickr group and telling me which sheets they like, so it seemed like those people would be the logical place to start. I’ve divvied up many of the sheets and put them in envelopes ready to go. I haven’t sent them yet, though… I’m thinking I should wait for another few packages to come in, just in case there might be some better matches to be made.
I did pick out which ones I’m keeping, though. It got a bit out of control…
I had intended to swap six sheet pieces, but then I found another sheet that gave me three more, and one of the swappers gifted me with three more pieces (thanks, Regina!) So twelve it is. And I’m pretty sure these are them.
So there I was, after supper tonight, face-to-face with a tempting pile of colorful fabric, thinking about the special “Moms Day” tomorrow morning at the little guy’s preschool. Clearly I needed a pretty skirt to wear. And clearly none of the dozen or so existing skirts in my closet would do. Clearly. I thought for a moment that I probably ought not to dig into my new sheets until the swap packages had been sent out. (Isn’t is cheating to start making things before anyone else has had a chance?) But in the end, the urge to make something new won out. Yeah, I know you’re not surprised 😀
I seem to have wrap skirt fever lately, so that is what I made. I used the beach wrap instructions in Sew What Skirts as a guide as usual, and I took advantage of the sheet’s existing hem. Since it’s Eamonn’s school I’m going to tomorrow morning, I asked him to choose a sheet from the pile for me to use. He picked this pretty butterfly floral pattern from Jackie. It’s perfect for me – I love the pattern, and the colors are some of my absolute favorites. Thanks, Jackie, for a lovely sheet!
I can hardly wait to play with some of the other sheets in my pile now. I’m going to try to control myself, though… for now. One of the sheets I kept was a plain yellow one. I initially thought a completely plain sheet would be boring, but I’ve since decided to think of it as a blank canvas instead. I have big plans for it now, involving fabric ink and polymer clay buttons. Stay tuned, because you know if I actually do it, you’ll be the first to know!