New Year, same old same old…

January 7, 2021

Well, here we are.  2021.  Why do I keep thinking “Welcome 2021.  Come in, sit down, and mind your manners.”   Am I expecting a switch to be flipped and 2021 turns all glitter and rainbows immediately?  Not at all.  Noooo Way.  What I am hoping for is a gradual improvement of things over the whole year.  As is usual, there will be no resolutions, word, or best/worst of the year posts for me.  Just keep plugging away at life, try not to let things get behind (weeds, housecleaning) and do things a bit better each time (quilting, needlework, cooking).

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So much for New Year, Better Year Hopes

January 7, 2021

To the Republican Party – well, you’ve gone and done it…  I’m done with you. Read the rest of this entry »

December 21 – Solstice, Great Conjunction, and projects in a lull it seems

December 21, 2020

Happy Solstice!   I’m so happy days will start becoming longer, albeit slowly for a month or so yet.  I’m not looking forward to the cold that is yet to be, but at least I shouldn’t often have to go out into it for very long.  I’m not holding out much hope for viewing the Great Conjunction tonight, sky cover will be about 50% around sunset and shortly after.  I do have a reminder set up, I might bet able to get a peek at it if clouds cooperate.  So often, clouds interfere celestial events visible from Iowa. Read the rest of this entry »

How long will we need to defend women’s accomplishments?

December 16, 2020

As much as I try to stay away from politics and such…  that drivel about DOCTOR Jill Biden, future First Lady…  that dude can just Fucking. Piss. Off.  Asshole.  Yes, it is his opinion, in an opinion column.  However the column revealed SO much more about himself and the WSJ (for defending it as a “trivial issue”).  Here are the points I disagree with him on: Read the rest of this entry »

December 11, not much sewing, a bit of sewing room change, and a self-pity whine.

December 12, 2020

Sewing & Needlework:

Butterfly quilt – I got the label made and attached to the butterfly quilt, so even though last post declared it finished, now it is well and truly finished.  I used a Micron pen on a bit of blue left from the sashing & border.  I am wondering if I should have gone over the lettering with embroidery.  I guess if the lettering fades, I can always remove it, add embroidery, and sew it back on. Read the rest of this entry »

November 30 – Done, and Done (projects and month)

November 30, 2020

Fast post, with 2 quilty things done: Read the rest of this entry »

November 23, progress on some projects

November 23, 2020

I totally forgot when I first posted – have a Happy Thanksgiving.  Many others give up so much more every year (people deployed away from family, health care workers covering holidays, etc.)  please keep in mind, missing one year won’t kill you.  Gathering the entire family and disregarding current advice on masks and distance WILL kill someone, maybe many someones.

Sewing & Needlework:

The butterfly quilt – after measuring, there’s not enough leftover backing to use as binding by itself, so “piped” binding it is.  Using the same fabric as the border was just tooooo blah.  First I cut the backing bits into 1 1/2″ strips, and made sure each strip was long enough for the top/bottom and sides.  Then I sewed those on at 1/4″ from the edge, using 3.0 stitch length.   Then the 2 1/2″ binding strips were sewn on at 3/8″ from the edge.  Sigh…  there’s not enough to fold around to the back to machine stitch reliably.  Hand sewing is underway, the 2 short sides are finished.  At the the current rate, I estimate it will take another 8-ish days to finish.  Oh, and then to label, which I’m not sure how I’ll do that yet. Read the rest of this entry »

November 7 Project Updates

November 7, 2020

Sewing & Needlework:

The butterfly quilt – The borders are quilted and trimmed.  I’m debating if I should do a piped binding using the backing fabric.  Question is – would it attract more attention to, or divert attention from, my craptastic quilting on the borders? Read the rest of this entry »

October 26 Update

October 26, 2020

Well Poo.   I didn’t mean to get it so long between posts.  Not only is the new WP editor crap giving me fits, now I can’t get photos off my phone.  How the hell does iPhoto not recognize a jpeg?!  At least I can send them to cloud and pull them down from there.  So far.

YAAAAY!!!! – found how to get classic editor back.  For now anyway.  And I’m reverting back to posting by topic, not date order.

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October 5 Check-In

October 5, 2020

Oh fer F’s sake – WP has inflicted the block editor shit on me….  

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