I hope you haven't been despairing of me. Because of tonight's predicted weather event, we moved Sunday dinner up to Sunday lunch. We had Mongolian beef (which I like a lot better than the dude does. Make it with reduced-sodium soy.) and honey sesame chicken (awesome!). Rice and snow peas rounded out the meal. I joked after we ate that if anyone wanted dessert, we were slicing up an orange and opening up a can of pineapple and sticking toothpicks in. (You may have to be of a certain age and have gone to Chinese restaurants in certain parts of the U.S. for that to make any sense at all.)
For some cracked out reason, I thought this afternoon would be a good time to go to Joann's to pick up some supplies. I was thinking of you when I was wandering the aisles, but I forgot just what it was that I was going to tell you. I will say that the nicest person in the world let me go in front of her at the cutting counter. I was getting one yard of one fabric. She had at least 40 fabrics pulled. (She is some kind of works-with-fabric person buying stuff today so she could work tomorrow.) Contrast that with the woman who was making something but only needed 10 of the 12 fabrics she had chosen and when her number was called, with scores of us waiting, she proceeded to have a conversation with the cutting person about which 10 fabrics she should choose. Really? Haven't you been waiting for ages like the rest of us? Couldn't you have figured it out then?
But I digress. Today's project returns to the ties I collected from my thrift shop outings last year. My guy loves to read (he's reading even as I write this), so when I saw this bookmark made from a tie to look like a snake I was on board. Very easy. While the designer's upcycle may be more complete--she used the tie lining to make the eyes--I am happier with google eyes in this situation. (And I have seen some pretty nasty tie lining in my upcycling days.) What's not to love about google eyes? The original creator used that bit of a tie on the back of the wide end used to hold the narrow end (the whatchamacallit?) to make a tongue. But my tie had the designer's label used for that purpose, so I used a scrap of another tie to make the tongue. I just used fabric glue to construct it and secure it.
The dude is delighted. I'm pretty sure this March is going to be his favorite month!