DD: "Hi Mom! What's happening?"
Me: "Oh, nothing much. Just trying to finish a Quilt from the Heart."
DD: "Oh, that's good. We're doing a play and I was just wondering if you could suggest some kind of water costume. A few grade one kids are going to dance a water dance."
Me: "Something blue, I guess."
DD: "Yeah, like something flowing and soft so that they look like waves on the stage."
Me: "How about some ribbons. Or maybe a piece of flowing fabric that they can swirl around themselves."
DD: "I don't know. They have to use their hands to clap and stuff like that so they can't be holding onto anything."
Me: "So you want a costume of some kind?" (starting to get suspicious)
DD: "Yeah, that would be perfect! Can you think of how to make one?
Me: "Hmmm. Maybe." (starting to suspect a project coming on) "How about something they can wear that has blue strips of some kind of flowing fabric that would look like waves as they move."
DD: "That would be perfect! "
Me: "Hmmmm." (now really getting scared)
DD: "Could you make something like that? Oh, I'm sure you can. You can do just about everything!"
Me: (I smell a con!) "When do you want these costumes?:
DD: "The performance is on Thursday evening."
Me: "Oh. And how many do you need?"
DD: "Only a few. Maybe 3 or 4. No, maybe 5. I'll have to check that out."
Me: "I guess I could make something that they could wear on their arms, something that has pieces of fabric flowing from it."
DD: "Oh, Mom! Would you? You're the best! I'll go over to Fabricland and buy the fabric tomorrow after school. Then I'll bring it over."
DD: "Here's the fabric, Mom. I hope it's enough. It was on sale and I bought all they had. Oh, and we need 7 costumes. And the dress rehearsal is on Wednesday."
Me: "Oh, so you need some kind of costume made out of this beautiful blue fabric for seven students and they have to be ready by Wednesday? That only gives me one day!"
DD: "Yes! I'll pick them up on Wednesday morning on my way to work."
Me: "Hmmmm. I'll try to make some kind of water wings, I guess."
And I did. I made seven sets of these 'sleeves' that the kids can wear on their arms.
But I couldn't have done it without Felix!