I’m finally feeling like getting some things done. I’ve been so lackadaisical for the past six months. I’ve barely been able to get anything off my UFO list because all I do is a little bit of cross stitch in the evenings while I’m watching TV or an online show.

However, I realized that I only have a few days before the end of the month and that honkin’ big box is still sitting there with stuff in it. I spent the morning working on the lunch cooler straps. Got one completed, but had to let the glue dry. The other I’ll do the glue part on tomorrow. I’ll give them a good washing and then they’ll be ready for us to use again.

Then I grabbed a sweater that I absolutely love and had worn to the point of no return. I’ve been wanting to make a pillow cover out of it for years. I cut it up and gathered the neck so that there wouldn’t be a big hole in the center of the pillow and I hated it. It looks stupid and would not have been comfortable to lean against at all. Argh! Here’s something I’ve been wanting to do for so long and now I was back at square one.

I’m cogitating like crazy, trying to come up with something I can now do with the cut up sweater. I just happened to look up and there was my reading lamp. Lightbulb moment (no pun intended)! I looked at the yoke. It was shaped just like a shade. I grabbed it and draped it over the shade, holding it in place. It looked cute and really dressed up a rather time-worn shade. I spent the rest of the day working on picking out and dressing the shade up with ribbon and lace (I still have the lace to put on). I’ll finish it up tomorrow, so look for before and after pictures in tomorrows post.

In case you didn’t notice there is no mention of gardening today because I didn’t do any! I decided that I needed a day off from working in the yard. My feet were still tired from working two long days in a row and it was a super hot day, so I hunkered down in the house, even making my husband go out for the mail!

If you have any interesting ideas on what I can do with two knitted sweater arms, please post them in the comments below. I’m not 100% convinced I want to make a draft stopper out of them.

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