Thursday, September 12, 2013
It's not a secret that lots of people say that crossword puzzles or sudoku are good for aging minds. I'm awful at word pluzzles, at least challenging ones, and haven't done a sudoku for a long time. I used to enjoy both when I got a daily newspaper, but I no longer have newspaper delivery. A story for another day.
Instead, I tell myself that sewing and quilting provide some of that puzzle stimulation, and I do think that my spacial problem-solving, once not great, has improved a lot. Where I'm going with this: one of my customers wanted a new high chair cover for a new grandson-to-come. She gave me her original cover to use for a pattern.
I hope she'll be pleased with this quilted cover, in the sport fabric that she picked out. It has a brown lining, machine quilting, two cut-outs (one on the back,) and nine buttonholes, six slanted. Pretty darn cute, I'm pleased with it and it required lots of thinking.
It has $22.00 worth of materials, most on sale for half off. I didn't charge her much more than that, so I won't be making anywhere near the value of my time. I'll take my payment in puzzle value this time. If I ever make another one, I'll charge a LOT.