Over the years we've tackled our old house room by room as we could afford to do so (most walls are wall papered and then painted over) - John's room was the worst offender - the paper was peeling and bubbling. Once the (painted over) paper was down our plaster was in dire need of repair ... everywhere. They finished late Tuesday. I cleaned (and cleaned) all day yesterday. This was one of those 'not just clean the room' but both sets of stairs and anywhere else the plaster dust made it. I swear that plaster dust is finer than baby powder. My body aches today!
Cut to the chase Adrienne ... I haven't been able to pack because our house has been such a wreck and when I had a chance (while John was sleeping in our room) I couldn't get into our bedroom or John's. Oy! The discomfort has been worth it - John now has a big boy room (no more yellow and blue toile). How do they grow so fast? Gotta stop feeding them - maybe that will slow 'em down ;-P
Ok - cutting to the real story behind this post. My mother-in-law's bday is Friday. She wanted/needs a new make up bag. I had an impulse purchase the other day while I was dreaming of and drooling over sergers - Amy Butler's Stash & Dash Bags. I decided to make the toiletry bag with some scraps that I thought my MIL would like. I lined it with the ProCare and added and interior pocket.
Boy did I think I was smart. Not only did I finish her present before we left town but I really liked how it turned out ... until I took a better look.
I missed the end of the zipper ... and then I opened it up and took a peek. DOH!
I managed to not 'seal off' the inside. sigh.
So, my MIL is going to see her present today only for me to put it in my bag with my seam ripper. I will have several hours to make up for lost time with Jack (the ripper).