July 26 Update – Weeding. Again. Yet. Still. A bit of stitching.

July 26, 2022

I haven’t made much progress on any sewing or needlework since the last post.  Too much time spent weeding and recovering from that. 

Sewing & Needlework:  

QOV #16 – nothing done. Read the rest of this entry »

July 12 – 1 permanent finish, 1 temporary finish

July 12, 2022

How can it be July!?!?  Let alone almost half gone?!  If there’s one thing that makes me feel old mentally, it’s remembering so clearly as a child how I thought the old people were nuts for always talking how fast time goes by.  Now I am one of those old people. Read the rest of this entry »

July 1 – Ooof! Already?! Iowa stitchy happenings, 1 finish.

July 1, 2022

How can it be July ALREADY!?!?

Sewing & Needlework:   Read the rest of this entry »

June 21 – One Small Finish

June 21, 2022

Happy Summer Solstice!  I’m not sure I’m ready to be headed toward short days and winter, but given some of the stinking hot humid weather we’ve had already…I’m also not looking forward to more of that. Read the rest of this entry »

June 15 Update – small bits of progress

June 15, 2022

Sewing & Needlework:  

I added the newly purchased lace to the bottom of the tank top.  I had gotten 1/2 yard, and about 6” ended up being waste because of the way it was cut.  On one side of the lace, there was a full motif, on the other side it was a partial motif.  I did a simple zig-zag lap seam (matching the pattern), using 2 lines of stitching.   Then trim close, and hand sewed to the inside hem as I would have much more control of the lace placement.  The excess was made into 2 pleats on each side.  After trying it on when finished, I’m wondering if I should have put it aside and gotten more lace.     Read the rest of this entry »

May 28 – not much accomplished on anything.

May 28, 2022

No project or garden photos this week, not really enough progress to show.  A few bird photos will have to suffice.

Sewing & Needlework:   Read the rest of this entry »

May 25 – Yet again. And another thing…

May 25, 2022

It’s time, no – FAR past time, to vote out every sanctimonious two-faced asshole that screeches about right to life yet turns around and votes against gun control.  Fuckers are worried about kids reading the “wrong” book, yet have no problem with kids being gunned down in school.  Or people buying groceries, or attending services.  Jerks are worried about kids being groomed if discussions on gender identity are held at school, but not a peep about being groomed when holiday photos show kids holding AR-15s.  They are also the ones screaming that “God will protect me!” over wearing masks or getting vaccinated, but can’t comprehend God protecting them while they go get a loaf of bread without carrying a gun.

And while I’m going on about sanctimonious two-faced assholes…

Every time someone (ESPECIALLY those in office!) starts yapping about sanctity of life, right to life, etc, ask them how many kids they HAVE adopted.  Or how many they WILL adopt, not the generic theoretical question IF they would adopt.  If it’s fine by them to force women to bear children no matter the circumstances of conception, any medical issues it might cause the woman, or the woman’s ability to care for the resulting baby, then it’s fine and dandy to force those same people to adopt those babies regardless of the race/sex/medical issues.  And yes, I did specify the woman, because it’s the woman that faces the medical issues including possibility of death from pregnancy and delivery, AND the majority of impact from caring for a child, ON & OFF the job, afterwards.

Fuck you and your empty “thoughts & prayers”

May 18 – How about I get the weed whining out of the way?

May 18, 2022

Instead of constant pitiful “I’m so far behind!” regarding weeds every time I post, here’s photos of why so much whining.  All photos were taken on 5/17, after I got last years’ growth cleaned off the hydrangeas in the first photo.  I’ll try to post only progress reports from now on. Read the rest of this entry »

May 11 Update – Meh.

May 11, 2022

Sewing & Needlework:  

QOV #15 – I hoped to have it turned in and out of my hands & off my mind.  But I ended up bringing it back with fabric to make backing as there wasn’t any wide backing on the shelf that worked with it.  I got it pieced and pressed, so *now* it’s ready to turn in for quilting.  That will happen when I got to pick up my new glasses. Read the rest of this entry »

April 27 – QOV Top #15 is done

April 27, 2022

Sewing & Needlework:  

QOV #15 – As I trimmed the blocks I found 4 that need some rework as they were 1/4” too small on one corner.  After fixing and re-pressing those, all got put back on the wall to check that they are all the right way around before sewing them together.  While flipping seams in preparation for pressing, I found some seams flipped the wrong way, and a couple of spots where the seam allowance got a bit skimpy.  I fixed those, then as I pressed all the seams, found and fixed a couple more spots.   I got the borders on, gave a last pressing, took the photo, and bagged it up ready to turn in when I go to CR on 4/28 for my eye appointment and for QOV day at the group leader’s house. Read the rest of this entry »