Waiting…

I’m sitting here waiting for my father-in-law to come start my car. The battery has died. I knew better than to keep driving it so seldom for short trips. I was too lazy last time I drove it to keep driving for 20 minutes to charge up the battery. I wanted to run errands before…

Progress!

I’m happy to report today – actually tonight – I have made progress in the studio! The main progress being the much-needed addition of a proper chair in which to work. For comparison’s sake, here is the chair I had been using… Not much to look at, is it? It wasn’t the worst chair I’ve…

Fabrics I Have Been…

I spent three hours working in the garden this morning, even though I thought last night there wouldn’t be much to do. Things are looking really nice. More Velvet Queens… I’m pretty sure this is a 6 foot fence. You can see how tall the sunflowers are getting. It says a lot for the benefits…

A missed day…

I didn’t get anything posted Friday because I was upstairs working on this… I think it turned out really cute… I think it’s quilter’s cotton. I got it to go with another fabric which I had intended to turn into a 25-yard belly dancing skirt. I’ll never make another of those skirts again. Too many…

The happy cat…

I wish that title was about having found a new home for one of the kittens, but, alas, they are all still here. There’s no room in the inn, so to speak. After making a number of attempts to take the kittens to the shelter, including a for-sure appointment last week, we were turned down…

July and stuff…

So, we’re well into… I noticed yesterday I hadn’t even registered the new calendar photo for the month. It’s like I was seeing it for the first time. Weird. In the back yard some of the sunflower plants are a good two feet over my head, most still not flowering yet. However, I did notice…

Just a bit…

Is it the lazy, hazy days of summer that are making me so sleepy? I was busy today, except for another mid-day nap. Naps are unusual for me, but I think I feel better because of resting more. Could be the hot humid mornings getting to me when I’m out doing chores. I’ve been working…

A quilt story…

The past few times I visited the local thrift store I made it a point to keep my eye out for old quilts. I really admire┬áMandy Patullo’s work and thought it might be fun to try some things using old quilt blocks. I quickly spotted this quilt top on my last trip… Hand stitched, old…

Moon Flowers…

This one’s done…Moon Flowers… Silk… Rayon… Cotton… Hand dyed by me… Finished with a┬áJude-inspired twist…   A nap and then some pool time is on the agenda. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.          

Finally flowers…

I woke up way too early this morning after way too little sleep to thoughts of what to do with the ducks, the pros and cons: Give them away. Not ready to give up yet, especially when they are so close to laying eggs…it’s what I’ve been waiting for. Clip their wings. Absolutely necessary. Create…

Progress???

Last week I got started on a sewing room overhaul. The sewing machine has been moved to this corner, rather than have it in the middle of the room like it was. And, look! I found my color wheel…it’s been MIA for some time… Maybe by showing you more of the mess it will inspire…

Moon Flowers and reflections…

It has been a lovely extended weekend. H has been home for four days. We really needed a break. He needed a break from the job. I needed a break from being alone. I got a nice bit of sewing done. Moon Flowers has come along… I’ve gotten some good movie watching in, too. I’ve…