Ratta tat tat…

The day has been interesting so far. I worked on a little more needle tatting. I think I mentioned I largely taught myself this skill about 10 years ago when I was crazy quilting. ThisĀ tatted bookmark is a favorite. I have made it many, many times. This time I tried it with Aunt Lydia’s (size…

Lots in my head…

I have lots of thought in my head today, lots of feelings. It’s been like this for several days now. I had meant to post sooner, but at one point felt a bit overwhelmed by recent events. I post obits on the news site H and I run together. Sometimes it’s a bit sobering. And…

Another short one…

I’ve been busy upstairs today.   I was initially going to vacuum the floor and straighten up from when the cats were in the spare bedroom. I ended up completely redoing the room. I’m really happy with it. If you can’t tell, it’s my new therapy room. I used to do massage therapy, but now…

A day without wind…

The sun was out today. My face feels a bit toasted. And a gentle breeze, no wind. It was perfect. TG&Y had their bath outside today. They loved it. They loved the water, anyway, in their tub. I’m not sure if they could tell they were “outside.” Just two days ago it was a stretch…

Cabins and dreams…

Last night I finished my second log cabin piece, as inspired by Jude’sĀ latest works.   It’s been fun to put them together. I had enough fabrics from last year’s dyeing efforts to make each swatch a different fabric. The two lightest colored pieces were dyed with mulberries. The others were dyed with Rit. Maybe I…

Sun. Star. Book…

Here’s my little SunStarBook. I worked on it this weekend. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. Here is the inside of the front and back covers. And the back cover… I mentioned in a previous blog I was working on making a drawing book for myself. I had purchased a very large artist’s…

All day to do nothing…

I saw this online just now. It summed up the past couple of days, especially yesterday, perfectly. I feel like a char woman a lot. A bad one. I’m not dedicated enough to keep everything spic and span. I basically do the bare minimum. I cook from scratch a lot so it can create a…

Something new (to me)…

I have written a thousand posts since my last. It feels like that. I’ve had so many words in my head, but was not able to write them down. So now, I’m here. The past week is a blur of little sleep, one day of a lot of sleep (13 hours), back to little sleep…I’m…