Archive for December, 2009

Happy New Year!

December 31, 2009

Here’s to a new year – may it be better than the last one!

Merry Christmas

December 24, 2009

No fancy graphics, just a simple “merry Christmas” to those who celebrate.  And hoping everyones travel plans aren’t trashed by weather!

Saved a possible chair purchase (for now anyway)

December 21, 2009

I have an office chair that I’ve used either at my sewing machine, or at my desk.  It’s slowly been losing the ability to stay where I set it.  It would drop slower if I held the lever down as far as I could, and as soon as I let go, it dropped down.  After a few visits to web sites, I found a couple of ideas.  One was to put petrolium jelly on the lift and operate the chair to work in into the cylinder.  The other was to disasemble the chair and get to the top of the cylinder and adjust the screw on top (if there was one). 

After checking out if that was easily possible on mine (not!), why not just try it with the lever left out????    Success!  I can no longer lower the chair just by using the lever, but it IS staying up.  If need be, I can just stick the lever back through and use it to lower, but I think I can live with that!

I wonder if there’s a way to bend the lever so it gives the cylinder a bit more room, but still allow the seat to lower???   That will be a project for another day!

Finally, Actual Sewing Has Occurred.

December 13, 2009

I’ve actually been sewing!  I love this fabric, so it took a while to decide.  The fabric was from Hancock Fabrics, the last on the bolt, and has been ageing for several years. I was thinking a V-neck pullover or top of some type, then finally decided on a cardigan.  I’d like to move away from my “uniform” of a shirt of some type and a pullover sweatshirt.  I think this will begin to fill in the gap nicely.  I am using McCall’s 5978, so far it’s gone together well, even after all the alterations I had to make.  I had to add a few inches around, and a couple inches to the sleeve length, and do a FBA. (more…)