First on the “laundry list” is Happy Belated Thanksgiving to all. I hope by now everyone has cooked, digested, cleaned, and shopped until they dropped! That is what Thanksgiving weekend is for, right? Of course, for sharing a great day with Family and having the biggest feast of the year!
This Thanksgiving was extra-special as my oldest daughter, Lauren, came home from college to spend the holiday with us. This is the first time she has been away and it was a few months since we have seen her. How exciting, right? I was on pins and needles(no pun intended being a sewing blog) as I waited the minutes ticked slowly as she came through the front door! What is a mother to think? Does she look more studious? Gained the Freshman 15 pounds? Is she tired or well-rested? Ahhhh, there she is and still looks like my Lauren!
As she entered with her duffel bag, backpack, purse, and Ipad, there was a mesh-type bag filled with…wait, what? Laundry? Could it possibly be? A flashback of a Hollywood movie with the returning college student flashed before my eyes. Hi, Mom, yes, I ahhhh, brought home my laundry! REALLY, REALLY. The laundry bag was filled with dirty laundry and her bed sheets, too! Wow. I am one lucky Mama!
After the shock, I did notice this plain laundry bag had seen better days with the tear in it. The distressed laundry (bag) would put any Mother wondering how their offspring could keep such a hideous sack in their dorm room!
Well, off to the sewing room. Yes, not the laundry room. I DO have my priorities, yes I do!
I found some denim-like fabric and some Hawaiian fabric as contrast. I thought the denim fabric would be sturdy and hold up to many laundry loads. The top of the laundry bag has a drawstring to keep everything contained. I also sewed up a matching little drawstring bag to place her detergent pods, color-catcher, and fabric softener sheets…
Lauren’s new Laundry bag filled with clean, fresh laundry! In case you were wondering…..yes, I succumbed and did the laundry, too. I was well-informed that laundry is boring, time-consuming, and costs money? Just passing that information along. I did not know that.
To think of the tuition, dorming expenses, meal-plan, and miscellaneous costs of going away to college, Lauren has learned all about dirty laundry. As I mentioned before I am not only a lucky Mama, but definitely one proud Mama…. My daughter IS learning things in college! Yes, indeed!