So it finally happened. I was asked to sew up something I’ve never been asked to make before. And this time it was Andrew who did the asking – not one of the girls.
So here’s a picture of what I was asked to make. Do you have any idea what it is?
If you guessed a cover for a heating pad you are partially correct. This is a special heating pad cover – in two ways. One is that it is black (almost) and it will cover the heating pad Andrew uses to warm up his tambourine. No, I don’t know why that has to be done, but he does. Google it.
It’s also special because it’s made of a special fabric used to wrap your silver pieces in to keep them from tarnishing. Only because it is the softest black flannel I could find, but when I got home I realized it was actually a verrrrry dark brown!
Uh-oh I thought. He won’t like this. He was fine though. He said that would work. He just didn’t want that blue cover up on stage with him. He also wanted a snap, but was ok with a Velcro closure.
I told him when he polished his silver he could put it in this bag to keep it from tarnishing. Yeah, what silver? He’s a poor college student. One day when he’s a famous percussionist he will have silver to polish and will be prepared. I have faith!
Off Andrew went to a rehearsal with his heating pad covered in silvercloth (the best dressed heating pad there) and you will never guess what happened then! I got a phone call and Andrew asked me if I would make Nozny – the percussion assistant at Troy – a cover for his heating pad. He said Nozny would buy him dinner if I did.
Of course I agreed to make it and put it in the mail Monday. I had just enough fabric left over for another one and it would only take about 30 minutes to make. After all Andrew has to eat doesn’t he?