Yes. I should have.
I should have known that my ickiness the other day was my old friend.
The period flu.
What is up with that anyway? I’ve never heard of anyone else getting the flu for two days every month before their period. Have you?
Headache, body ache, chills, just general yuck.
Two days. Every month. Since I was 14.
So the moral of this story is that my period started early. Which means I didn’t have my homemade pads ready. And I’m not ready to whip up a whole supply, since my first attempt didn’t work real well. (A pad that slips around upside down on your panties is not a good thing, IMO.)
I did work on a pattern and cut out enough fabric to make four pads.
I was pretty excited actually. I figured flannel for a moisture-proof barrier, then cotton flannel for the rest. I wanted to make an envelope, with a folded insert.
Unfortunately I didn’t get it right. I made the top, which is supposed to be two overlapping pieces, not big enough. And I sewed it on upside down.
So. Pfft. I wanted to try it out, but I didn’t want to waste a snap. So I safety pinned it on.
It’s bulky. Sitting in my chair, I feel like I’m teetering on it, if that makes sense.
I’m going to have to keep working on this.