Being the week that St Patrick’s Day occurs in 2011, I’ve got a little green project going. I’m using a remnant of green cotton fabric with a black paisley pattern.
Looks like someone cut out a bunch of little squares from it for a Nine Patch quilt.
I wanted something un-obvious to wear on Thursday, so that no one would get in my face and say, “Where’s the green?” while aiming to pinch me in the lower extremities.
So I cut off a strip to make a little hairband.
I machine-embroidered “IRISH TODAY” in black across the strip, then overlocked the seam and turned it inside out.
Then I got a piece of narrow black elastic and sewed it onto the strip, after turning the edges under, on each end.
Do you agree that it is unobtrusive?
I could have made one that had “IRISH TODAY” in very bold, wide satin stitch.
But then, people would stay away, because I’d be like a lighthouse beacon, advertising loud and clear and bright, that I’m wearing green, you can’t in all good conscience, pinch me today.
The idea is to get them thinking that you’re fair game, then all of a sudden, they’re in your face, they see the touch of green on your forehead, and presto, both of you can breathe a sigh of release of impending hi-jinx, and relax–at least until another potential pinchee appears on the scene.
Also in the green category: fabric and elastic that have been lying around, no brand new purchases. No greenbacks were abused in the making of this project.