Empty Nester – Extraordinaire

creating, living, loving – all in a long black skirt

time well used

Although we started this morning with news that EVERY school in the area was not just on a 2-hour delay [those are so common we don’t even celebrate them], but was closed, my four monsters were loaded into the van for a trip across town to the dentist.  At 8am.  I suspect I’m a bad mother, wasting a perfectly good snow day in that manner.  I issued reminders for them to bring any homework they hadn’t finished the night before OR a book OR some game device.  They complied and we were early.

I also was a good little student and grabbed a stack of books I picked up at the library last night.  Just a few on different ideas for kid’s clothing – sewing, knitting, crocheting.  I found some great ideas for hats and dresses – even some dolls 🙂

The most exciting information in any of the three books I had time to browse through during the cleanings was found in an appendix, included like an afterthought, was a brief tutorial on freezer paper stencils.

There is a project that’s been bouncing around my brain for several years that I couldn’t quite figure out how to make work.  But this new information brings me so much closer.  Also found today is this photo from iStock that should help as well.

I’ll need to make some changes, but it’s great inspiration.

Now, if only I can make this work.  I feel good about it.  More to come.



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9 Responses to “time well used”

  1. Belynda
    6:09 am on February 10th, 2010

    Sounds like a perfectly good use of a snow day to me. And the world needs more “bad mothers”… haven’t you ever heard that poem? Can’t wait to see what designs you have thought up!

  2. Kortney
    1:37 pm on February 10th, 2010

    Using snow days/delays to get routine things done like dental appointments is awesome. Sounds like you were a multi tasker extraordinaire!

  3. Bats! meow...
    2:34 pm on February 10th, 2010

    I had another chance today and have been much less productive. It’s 2:30 and I think all I’ve done is watch the kids play video games. Woops! Time to get moving 🙂

  4. J.B. Vadeboncoeur
    1:36 am on February 11th, 2010

    Impressive achievements on a snow day. I’m interested in hearing more about the stencils.

  5. Bats! meow...
    7:59 am on February 11th, 2010

    I hope to get some freezer paper and fabric paint today. Once I give it a go, I’ll feel more confident sharing the details.

  6. Mandy
    11:58 pm on February 11th, 2010

    love the stencil!

    My daughter has been home from school ALL WEEK because of the snow!

  7. Cole
    9:09 am on February 12th, 2010

    Mommy says going to the dentist during a snow day is a way better idea than missing school time (she’s a teacher), but I’m not sure I agree!

  8. Busted
    9:17 am on February 12th, 2010

    That is an awesome way to use a snow day morning! I tried to do that but almost every business around here has been closed all week. I can’t wait to see what your project is, foil and a skeli-dog hhmmm…

  9. Bats! meow...
    9:30 am on February 12th, 2010

    @Mandy: I hope the weather clears up soon. My kids like an extra couple hours in the morning, but they hate missing whole days.

    @Cole: Your mommy is so right. It’s better to not miss school at all 🙂

    @Busted: Foil and a skeli-dog 🙂 If I could keep new and ‘right now’ projects from sneaking up on me, I’d be working on it already. Wish me luck!

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