In honor of the PDF file, I had to make a festive halloween garland right away!
And really, Liz did the hardest part for me. I printed out my shapes, cut out 9 of each. I went out to my sewing machine at 9:53am. I was back inside my house at 9:58am. That's my kind of sewing project! The cutting took a bit longer, but Regis and Kelly were keeping me company for that part.
The night before I made the garland, I called Liz and told her I might not be able to participate in Halloween week, because I was planning on being too tired this whole week! She told me I should just walk out to my sewing room and stand there for a minute, and I might get energized. So I hung up the phone with Liz and did just what she told me. Walked myself out to the sewing garage, turned on some tunes and found my Halloween spirit!
I walked back in my house close to midnight, really happy I already had two orange linen pillows in the pillow collection. They instantly dressed up my three new ones. I set it all up and climbed into bed. When the alarm went off entirely too early, I heard my George getting all excited about the new Halloween pillows on the couch. As I came walking out of my room he said,
"Wow mom, you know how to make some really cool stuff."
I decided not to be grumpy anymore at that point in time. He appreciated my contribution to Halloween week, maybe as much as Liz :)
P.S. Here were my tricks for keeping it simple, I didn't make the orange piping that I had originally envisioned. Which would have been awesome, but also would have added at LEAST an extra hour onto the project. And, I went with the simple envelop fold back, so no closures involved. Again, saved myself another hour! Sometimes it's good to remember to keep a project simple enough to be able to enjoy in time for the upcoming holiday, this year, and not always think, "I'll make that really great NEXT year".