Early November Check-In

November 6, 2019

Sewing and Needlework:

I started quilting the butterfly quilt on the HQ, starting with stitching around each block.  There’s a BIG HUGE difference between moving the small practice bats and moving the full quilt smoothly.  Regulating stitch length when going toward and away from me is going better than sideways, that definitely needs lots of work!  But I’m going to forge on Read the rest of this entry »

The Kitty Huts

November 1, 2019

Here’s what we use for the outside cats – Read the rest of this entry »

End of October Update

October 30, 2019

Happy Halloween to those that celebrate and trick or treat, etc.  Other than a couple of decorations I put up, we ignore it since moving out here – no trick or treaters stopped by the first couple of years we left the porch light on, so now we leave it off.  Now, on to the updates…

Sewing and Needlework:

Fun sewing was put on hold for a couple of days.  Mostly due to Read the rest of this entry »

Another October Update

October 21, 2019

There will be a slight delay on fun stuff, while some dusting and cleaning happens….There, much better.  It will be interesting to see how long the house stays clean now.  One of these days, I’ll start Read the rest of this entry »

Mid-October – quilt progress

October 12, 2019

The DFP top is assembled, pressed, and pin basted.  Ugh.  The fold out sewing table was covered & surrounded.  Clearing space to raise the other leaf, and move around it was a half-assed job.  I took one box of things from work to the basement, not put away, just down there on a table.  A couple other items got shoved under the spare bed.  Yet more Read the rest of this entry »

October 8, 2019

I think I’ve figured out my posting problem.  Or rather the lack of posting problem.  It’s the photos.  Needing to find them on the computer, or get them off camera or phone, upload them, etc.  Do posts really need photos?   Since last post, I’ve been busy, but not much to show for it since it’s mostly Read the rest of this entry »

End of September Check In

September 30, 2019

Oh my!  This seems like a rather long babbling post for not much happening!  Then again, I did start writing it shortly after the last post.

The Disappearing Four Patch continues to progress, 26 blocks are sewn and pressed, I only needed 25, but better an extra than short one.  Perhaps it will be added to the backing.  Another quilt I’ve had in limbo on the design wall is Read the rest of this entry »

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 »