Thursday, 29 January 2009

What was I thinking?

Things not to do in 43 degree weather:

* Decide to be thrifty and sew your own fitted sheets
* Buy not quite enough fabric to cover length of mattress
* Sew said sheets in an unconditioned room
* Find at the end of the whole event you haven't saved any money whatsoever

I managed to find coordinating pink polka dot material in my stash (thankyou Jodie) and make up the length of the sheets. Here are said sheets. I don't want to look at them right now.

Anyway I can't. I think I've melted into a puddle under the sewing bench...


11 comments:

Julie said...

Madness I say. Not the sheet idea, but sewing in an unconditioned room today!! I'm too scared to go outside.
Lucky you could tack a bit onto the sheets. You will have to make matching pillow slips with pink spot trim. No one will ever know.
Back to my air con.............

KBriggs said...

Lucky you both in such a great weather. right now it is 18 degrees outside. BRRrrr........
i am so sorry you project didn't work out. i love the pink polka dots!!

Jan said...

What were you thinking??? After being at school today in my un-airconditioned library workroom, only moving if I really had to, I am now back at home revelling in the air-con and doing NOTHING!!! Don't melt, Gillian

Annie said...

Gorgeous fabric Gilly, stay cool - we have lots of melted puddles over here too!

tea and cake said...

phew! good job you were able to add to those sheets!
erm, we are about -1 here in snowy Scotland! Not as bad as those in USA, though. x

Gillian said...

I feel your pain. All our rooms are unconditioned at the moment. Broken a/c. Spotlight is airconditioned and they're having an end of the bolt sale. I'm heading there tonight. This heatwave could end up costing me alot of money. Marion is airconditioned, Ikea, Spotlight. I think we'll end up visiting all of them.

Tracy said...

You were lucky to have power the whole town lost it for over 2 hours up here in the mid-north. The poor kids in those classrooms.

Holly said...

A good remedy for such foolishness is icy poles and lots of them, stat! Still, at least your sheet turned out well!

~Holly

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mandapanda said...

You're such a silly gilly! I think the states have switched temps. We're having 26-37 degree days instead of 32-43! Ah yes, coolness in summer, literally unknown in these parts. At least it's not humid too! Well done though, I would have quit long before they were finished!

rachelmp said...

The sheets look pretty cute! Melting here in Ballarat too..

clare said...

Very pretty sheets . Too hot to say more . Keep cool .
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