Hope your Labor Day was good…

September 2, 2019

I’m hoping Dorian stays off the coast for those of you in that area.  It sounds like there will be enough damage even if it does stay off shore.

The non-sewing updates:

We’ve had a bit of rain the last couple of weeks.  The plants are soooo happy, although they really could use some more.  I don’t know what it is, but the ones that do get hand watered are always so much happier with rain than well water.  I often wonder if the well water is a bit too cold, or if Read the rest of this entry »


Mid-ish August check in

August 19, 2019

Mid August…  Is it “already?!?!?”  or “only?!?!?”    “Already” because, well, once again where has the summer gone?!?  “Only” because that means 1 more month to the big day.

I started writing this July 21, with weekly updates, and it got way too long.  So here’s the condensed version, starting with the non-sewing & non-needlework… Read the rest of this entry »

Early July check-in

July 7, 2019

July 3 2019 –

Whew!  What a workout cleaning up the tree is.  Monday I left work at 4:30 p.m. and went straight home, put on home clothes, got the saw and went to work on the small branches toward the outside of the branches.  For an hour and a half Read the rest of this entry »

June check-in

June 30, 2019

Once again, I’m starting this post shortly after the last one was published.  As I add, there will be updates sections.  I’m still trying to figure out how best to do the posts without them being too confusing.

Sewing Related –

The sewing of the QOV kit is underway.  I’m not sure if those running the die cutter are getting better, or if lining up the bits on the edges NOT being sewn together is the trick.  So far, I seem to be running into less wonkiness on this run. Read the rest of this entry »

May Check-in

May 27, 2019

Once again, it’s taking me a few weeks, starting right after last post, to write this. Rather than trying to update what’s written, I’m going to try just adding updates/corrections with date made.

5/27/2019 – First things first. Thank You to those that served to preserve not just our liberty, but that of others, and especially to those that gave their lives in those efforts.

I’ve been restraining myself as far as purchases the last couple of weeks. No patterns, no fabric, only a couple of rulers to help make sure my quilt blocks are square as I assemble them. Read the rest of this entry »

I’m really working on being a more regular poster…

April 21, 2019

I started writing this about 4/7/2019…

The latest on the buying spree – Warm & Natural batting at Joann. Between 40% on sale, and 20% off any purchase over $50, I got a few packages off Read the rest of this entry »

Very late update, and a tale of smugness…

April 5, 2019

I finished the McCall 5978 cardigan, in a sweatshirt type fabric. I added patch pockets to it, using a bit of odd stash fabric for the stabilizer/lining. I also took a deep breath and made the sleeve seam allowance a bit narrower. Removing that wobble-stitch was Read the rest of this entry »

January check-in: better late than never??

January 30, 2019

I hope your Holidays (ALL of them) were good, and for those that make them, that you’re having success with this years resolutions.

I started to write this on 2018-12-28, so apologies if this gets jumping around and makes little sense. Also, I apologize for it being so long and rambling. Then I intended to post it on Jan. 6, but got sidelined sulking that I had to go back to work.

There were no declarations of resolutions or listing best/worst projects Read the rest of this entry »

Plans. Do they ever work out?

December 16, 2018

Well.  I think my plan for my Monday & Friday off the week of Dec 3-7 was an estate related appointment, work on Necchi, modify the last 2 tops, and maybe finish the QOV top in progress.  The estate appointment is the only one happened.

Sister had surgery mid-November, and was then moved to a nursing home for further recovery.  Apparently she had different type of anesthetic than when she had hip replacements.  This time she had breathing issues after the surgery, so off to a nursing home she went.  One that’s suspiciously the only one with openings when she needed physical therapy after her hips were done.  She HATES it there.  Sunday night she called and said she was told by the nursing home doctor to set up hospice care.  That resulted in my going up to Minnesota this past week. Read the rest of this entry »

Quick post & cat photo

November 26, 2018

I’m going to try and post more frequently, even if not much to say on the sewing or needlework front.

Estate work ended up taking most of the long weekend.  Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and most of today Read the rest of this entry »