Wednesday, April 14, 2021


 I went to JoAnn's a while ago to buy some material. There was a woman who was ahead of me in line with a shopping cart filled with bolts and bolts of material. She kindly let me go ahead of her. She was going to buy a yard of each of those bolts to make scrub caps. Apparently she not only donates these to a local hospital, she takes custom orders -- color preference, favorite animal, child friendly, etc.  Some people are so sweet and giving.

I made myself a cotton dress with my purchase. It light and loose and comfy.

But the idea of the scrub caps stayed on my mind. Not that I am gong to go into production, but my hair has gotten so long now I thought I really needed something to keep it out of the way while I cook or clean.  I found this tutorial on YouTube.
Quick, Easy. Fits really well. And it's reversible so two for one! 

I definitely will make some for medical field friends and relatives in the future.

I later made a trip to the lovely little local quilt shop here in Venice to get material for a quilt. My step-granddaughter is getting married in October. I had in mind peachy colors and yet, I left the store with grays.

This is as far as I have gotten with that:
Ready to sandwich and quilt, but I will probably wait until I am back in Vermont because I have a big table there that will make assembly much easier.

I did finish a table runner with scraps. This will be part of a shower gift for my granddaughter.

My grandmother always said, "Idle hands are the Devil's workshop." Some things just stick with you through life.


Arkansas Patti said...

Scrub caps are a great idea.
For non-medical use, there could be a cottage industry using them to hide shaggy hair due to Covid keeping folks away from the beauticians.
That dress does look comfy.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Ah you're talented too. I think I am the only blogger out here in blogsphere without a talent to show. Love the dress! It looks like it's striped in the back. The top of the back or all of the back. Nosey minds need to know. :-)
You mentioned you wanted peach but got gray. Peach and gray look nice together if that helps.
I love the idea of the scrub caps.There are good people in the world. That was really a nice thing she was doing.

Olga said...

The back top is striped because I screwed up cutting the back piece and had to make do with what I had. I tell myself it adds a bit of interest to a plain dress.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

And it does!!

Joared said...

Sewing is an interesting way to occupy your time and keep you out of trouble. Your projects are attractive sounding. My machine needs to be refreshed a bit but all the once prevalent businesses that used to do that have long since gone out of business even before the pandemic. I’ll have to check around.

Maebeme said...

My mother was always working on something and I find myself doing the same. It feels odd to just sit and not knit or crochet. My sewing skills, on the other hand, are limited.

Great idea for the surgical caps, and your dress is lovely.

gigi-hawaii said...

What a cute dress, ideal for summer! Just love it. Also, very good ideas for your granddaughter's wedding and shower.

Kay said...

Olga, you are a talented seamstress! That dress is wonderful and looks stylish and comfortable. I have a retired nurse buddy who made a bunch of those scrub caps for her physical therapist daughter to share with the hospital. I've made about 400 masks this past year and really don't want to make more... however.... maybe.