In the Meantime

I had so many plans for the spring that have been delayed. And that’s life, right? But I have, in dribs and drabs, finished up a few projects.

The big one, that dragged on for months–I was literally in the middle of it when Betsy broke her (second) wrist–was this slipcovering project. It is far from perfect, but it is done. The sofa and chair were in such good condition, under the falling-apart fabric, that I didn’t have the heart to throw them away and buy new furniture. But during the many hours of working with 23 yards of cotton duck I doubted myself very much. That was a lot of fabric to potentially cut wrong and waste. Thank goodness for those 50% off coupons at Jo-Ann Fabrics.


Clearly Henry doesn’t find my slipcovers too terrible. Oh to be three and able to fall asleep like that!

Oh, and I finished the springtime pillow I was working on, which is scrap project #12/101.


Bunnies and lambs! Just in time for the pool to open.

But most of my creative time has been spent with my mom in the hospital, slowly working on this Ehrman Tapestry needlepoint that has been in progress for years.


This is Day One: Light, from Alex Beattie’s Creation Series. Do you see the light and the water? The design and the colors are so pretty. Just going to the Ehrman Tapestry website to add the link above makes me want to order more kits, although I clearly need to finish this one first.

And finally, I have been doing some hand-stitching of badges and patches in preparation for my Girl Scout troop’s Bridging and Awards Ceremony this weekend.

GS Vests

I’m so proud of our Shooting Stars and all they have accomplished this year.

I have to head to Leesburg Hobbies & Collectibles for a few more Girl Scout items today, and Finch Knitting + Sewing Studio is right around the corner. I’m trying to remind myself of the enormous backlog of projects still sitting on my sewing table and convince myself that I do not really need any more yarn or fabric….

About rbpepper

Rebecca is an artist, writer, and photographer with degrees in Theater and Social Work, and is currently a Stay at Home Mom to her three kids. Some part of her house is always a mess, she lets her kids paint on the table and design their own costumes, and she makes excellent allergen-free cookies. She lives with her equally creative husband and children in a part of Virginia known for being "pretty close to Dulles Airport", and dreams of moving to an old farmhouse in New England.
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