Mr Cute needed some new shorts
there was fabric left over from the hat building project, and my daughter and I each had bought an additional piece of fabric for this project
yesterday afternoon I stacked up the fabric, cut out all four pair at once and went to the sewing machine
the DH says what we have here are shorts for every activity -- dark ones for dress occasions, fish print for swimming, puppy print for sleeping and Micky Mouse plaid for golfing
heh, well -- this should increase his wardrobe anyway
the beading on the "front" of this piece is finished
so now it's on to the back -- which is going to be all black -- slog, slog, slog!
and of course this means I'm already thinking about whatever the next bead project might be (gives me something to think about while I'm stitching on those hundreds of black beads!)
this project has taken on a life of it's own
while I had no real plan when I started adding the black and white strips, the fact that I'm using just two sizes of strips -- 1" wide and 2" wide -- with the adding of pieces the two squares reached the point where I could actually just stitch them together
now I need to make a decision -- what color to work with next and where do I want it to end up -- do I want this to end up being a long, narrow piece or more of a square?
this decision will probably get made while I'm adding the black and white strips around the next colors
the label has been stitched to the Doodle Bird, paperwork needs to get done then it will be on it's way to the competition!
and I began the Christmas knitting project last night
today there are more projects to do! time to get at them