I don’t want to point fingers or anything, but my hiatus this week was completely Sam’s fault. I guess I did want to point fingers. That felt good.
See, my computer quit charging last week, so I took it in and they said that the cable was fried. They said it looked like some liquid got in between the charger and the charging hole thingy. Suddenly, my mind flashed back to earlier that day when I caught Sam with the charging cable in his mouth having a little old Apple snack. I yanked it from him and plugged it right back in. Zap.
I’ll add that to the growing list of things I’ve pulled out of Sam’s mouth this week: chalk, dirt, a Hello Kitty hair clip, a piece of our keyboard, a hairball, a sticker and countless other things that I never fully retrieved.
But you didn’t come here for that. If you did, how about taking up a hobby…like embroidery.
So, yesterday morning, Ellen was playing doctor and asked for a bandaid. I figured Sam would just eat it, so I decided to make her one that she could reuse. And it’s adorable. After I gave it to her, she said, “Thanks, can you make me three more?”
red, white and tan embroidery floss
embroidery hoop and needles
1. Hoop up your felt and draw out the shape of a bandaid. Mine was about 2.5 in.
2. Stitch a red heart in the middle. I used a backstitch and a satin stitch. I also used all 6 strands.
3. Use white french knots to add the dots on the sides on the heart. 6 strands again.
4. Unhoop the felt and fold in half. Cut out the bandaid but leave the bottom edge uncut. Then there is less to sew back up.
5. Fold the bandaid in half and use the tan thread (3 strands this time) to buttonhole stitch the bandaid together.
No, it doesn’t stick to anything, but isn’t that the beauty of it? I had the great pleasure of scraping a Sponge Bob sticker off of our wood trim this afternoon. Ellen hasn’t even seen the show before, but she loves the stickers because she loves “the big piece of cheese.”
And, for those of you keeping track, yes, I did say I would have stitch-a-long information up this past Monday, but didn’t you hear me when I said my computer broke?
Next week. Swears.