Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Road Trip Preparations

Apparently the most important things to get done before a road trip south is....pick out the right southern book and do some sewing!  I seem to have developed not only a "book by a southern author" tradition, but also a "I have to sew something before we leave" tradition.

Forget toothbrushes and toothpaste, surely something, anything neeeeds to be sewn!

We try to picnic as much as we can to save money so I thought the Picnic Rolls in Amanda Soule's The Rhythm of Family book would be perfect.  I had enough fabric on hand, thanks to a wonderful friend who recently was downsizing her stash.  That whale fabric is left over from a pair of pajamas I made for Kate a couple of years ago.  Isn't it perfect??  I can't wait to have a picnic on the beach with these!!  I also had enough because I made them smaller than the ones in the book.  They really don't even need to be as wide as these.  They will hold a set of silverware and a napkin and there is an extra spot for anything else we might decide to add.  It would be fun to add a surprise candy or granola bar.  This is a super easy project and came together really fast.  The last three were even faster than the first when I figured out a couple of shortcuts.

I'm looking forward to reading Grisham again.  I absolutely loved his first books when Cameron and I were first married, The Firm and Pelican Brief, and I think I liked most of  his others too, but somewhere along the way I stopped reading them and haven't read his last several books.  This one takes place in Virginia which is not where we are going, but it is the South so that's close enough!

Now I'd better go pack the "non-essentials." ;)

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