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 »

An over due post.

November 17, 2018

I started writing this October 13, and now it’s November 17!  Apologies if some things don’t make sense time-wise…  I really should just post and not worry so much about  quantity or lots of photos.  I cannot believe it’s mid November already!

Sewing has Happened!  And some sewing related ponderings & whinings. Read the rest of this entry »

An Apology to My Serger

August 11, 2018

You’ve been a good serger for 25(?) years. Even though you’ve sat idle for years at a time while my sewing languished, you came back to life after a bit of oil and a new needle or two, ready to go. You still make me nervous though. Read the rest of this entry »

Just a quick update….

August 4, 2018

This is more of a post just so I don’t get too far out of habit on this again.  Not much of interest to the sewing/quilting world is included. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s been going on….

May 18, 2018

Sigh.   I just don’t seem to be doing so well on blogging on a regular basis.  Again.  Read the rest of this entry »