It took the itchy flea bites to finally get me to the sewing machine. For me, a good summer means insect bites, in particular, flea ones. The other day, I came home with seven flea bites on my left leg, from ankle to hip.
A few years ago I discovered if I apply heat to an itchy bite, the itch goes away almost instantly, which means I don't end up with scars because I didn't scratch as much, giving the swollen bite sites a chance to heal properly.
So, this morning, after I opened the blinds and curtains, I headed to the sewing machine, which has been waiting to be used since the start of the year. The scissors I bought in May finally came out of its package. A box of fabric on the sewing table was already open.
Snip, snip. A rectangular shape was cut out of a fabric scrap. The rectangle was folded in half for double strength. On went the sewing machine. One side, two sides sewn. Rip went the rice package and rice poured into the pouch. The ends of the last open side was tucked in then sewed shut. Voila, a heating pad ready to go! Take that you dratty, itchy flea bites!
It felt good accomplishing something so early in the day. Who knows, I might just sew a set of curtains and a tunic before the month is up.