After that we went to her friend Nikki's house for a spa party. It was fun trying lip stuff, eye soothers and facial stuff, hand stuff. I bought the lip stuff and some eye pads. The daughter left early to take the baby to the walk in clinic as she had been running a low grade fever for a couple of days and was actually acting like she was sick. She has an upper respiratory infection, and is on the mend.
I bought some old books at the Maple Street Mall in the basement for $2 each and started taking them apart to make some journals. I have one started, but I attached the accordion spine before sewing the signatures to it. I also made the folds only 1/4" instead of 1/2". The book is small so I thought the smaller folds would suit it better.
Here is what it looks like so far:
And here is a better look at the spine:
I have some faux leather book cloth that I purchased from Hollander's a couple of years ago and have never used. I am thinking I would like to use it as the soft spine and maybe put some grommets (I'm not sure that is what I mean) in rows down it and sew through the signatures and the grommets for a decorative spine.
I would also like to try sewing over ribbon or cord and attach the signatures to the covers that way. So much to discover, so little time.
Well, I just got off the treadmill and this time I tried a programmed workout that was wonderful. It was 30 minutes with a warm up and cool down. The meat of the program was alternating inclines of 6, 7 and 8 degrees with alternating speeds of 3 and 3.5 mph. It was delightful. I can't wait to do it again tomorrow morning.
I have an appointment with the CPA to get my taxes done this morning at 10:30, so I'd best get a bit of food in this empty stomach and get in the shower. Then later the hubster and I are going up to the Maple Street Mall to redo his booth and then may go to Lansing to Menard's. I wonder if lunch out is in the plans??!!
If you have any ideas about using the faux leather for the spine and/or grommets or whatever, I'd love to hear about it.