Crafting Under the Influence

Today was a long day.  After a poor night’s sleep, I arrived at Hebrew school to find out that the 1st grade teacher was sick, so I would have her class along with my full class of Prek/K.  Not a big deal, just had to make extra copies and re-think a little of my lesson plan.  The kids were pretty wired, but we had a fun morning.

Right after school, we had a Synagogue clean-up day that I helped organize.  I trudged around the grounds with a huge garbage bags and 4 little helpers gathering trash.  The bag got pretty heavy, pretty fast, so my arms got a good workout!

I arrived home exhausted and in need of a beverage!  I popped open a cider and sat down to work on my crocheting.  I have always wanted to learn how to crochet, but while I could get the stitches right I could never get the tension right.  Thanks to the Klutz Crochet book I finally got the hang of it and made my first two projects, a jewelry roll for each of my bridesmaids and a flower:

The funny thing is, I think that the booze actually helped with this process!  The key to the tension is to relax your arm and hold the hook loosely.  I tend to grip needles pretty tight, so being in a “relaxed” state helped.

I’m now working on little soap bags for the ladies doing the readings, and I learned a new skill!

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About 12months12quilts

I am an educator and sewing teacher, crafting away in The Bay Area, CA.
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