Once those are done, then I have my little stash of batik scraps. My Chicago friends know I am a "scrap magnet" and if it's too small for them, it's likely not to small for me. I'm cutting strips down to 1.5" or 1.5" squares. I have a few batiks but don't work in them as much as they do - and I'm more than happy to take their scraps. Aren't they yummy? I can sit at my ironing board, press them, and cut them...all the while being able to listen (and watch) the matches.
This is my first major tennis event since we moved (the US Open was going on while we were in Hawaii) and I think being retired and watching tennis during the day is about as good as it gets. The women in our family are tennis fans -- and we all tend to like the same players and get aggravated by the attitudes of others. Since this is a two week event, I may have to prep another Lollypop (the fabrics are still in the floor after all!) or can always pull out my personal stash of scraps and start cutting them. There will be plenty to do with sewing in between.
I hope you have something to look forward to this week -- and a project you love to work on! Jan