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Day 220/365: Vintage Campers Pink Cocktail Napkins

I spent most of today cleaning the house and running errands, and then Sean and I drove down from Morro Bay to Ventura this afternoon.  I did make some time to whip up three cocktail napkins, though.

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This was a fairly quick project and a very satisfying way to use up a fabric remnant.

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It’s also a fun way to enjoy a plain old glass of unsweetened iced tea.

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Day 25/365: Luchador Napkins! And The Day We Disposed of the Old Toilet

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Remember this fabric I purchased the day I was dismissed from jury duty?  I made them into cocktail napkins!

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Back in November, I took a napkin sewing class at Picking Daisies and learned how to sew fabric napkins with mitered corners.  It was on a Saturday afternoon, and Sean drove out to meet me for lunch.  He came into the classroom at the back of the shop just as I was finishing the second napkin.

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“Look, Sean!”  I held up the square of fabric to show him the neatly hemmed edges and mitered corners.  “Check it out.”

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He reached for the napkin and grinned.  “How did you know?  I was just feeling like I had to sneeze.”

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We went to lunch, and you can guess who picked up the tab.

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On a separate note, today’s adventure involved driving out to Los Osos to look for the County’s community toilet recycling center, to dispose of the old toilet that Sean replaced yesterday.

Here is a photo of Old Broken Wing, posing for the blog at my request.  The broken elbow didn’t need to be set in a cast because it wasn’t a displaced bone, but he is supposed to be wearing a sling on that right arm.  Then again, he is supposed to be resting that arm, and not doing things like changing out old toilets and lugging them to recycling centers.

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Sean says, “Look at all these planters!”