Showing posts from June, 2013

sortie of F-22s

Thursday, June 20, 2013 It is hard as heck getting a picture of jets taking off

F22 over F15

first trip to the beach


meeting my new grandson

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Jacob Alex Dean, 6 weeks old

red orange browns

more Socks for Cheyenne River
I am using up the ends of yarn left after making myself a pair.

curtains in general

Also, found a curtain - WAY buried in the closet-that-will-not-be-emptie
d. Well- a drape, actually, with light-darkening sealer on the back of the fabric.

Now, I live in the country - WAY in the country. Few people pass by. Because of the way our house and the roads are situated, no one can randomly see in our windows. And our house was constructed Southwest-style, which is to say that the sheet rock wraps around the window insets, and there is no wood trim (no baseboards either, but that's a different story...)

So we didn't want curtains at all. But at night those black squares are disconcerting. In the summer, large south-facing windows heat up the house, and of course, in the winter I can feel the cold coming in through the north. So I gradually added curtains on spring-pressure shower-curtain rods inside the window areas. There were only two windows left without curtains, and here I found the material already bought (probably ten or more years ago).

So I cut,…

de-stashing progress

I got my baby quilt finished and washed to remove the chalk I used to mark the quilting.

And I gave up on pinning the big quilt and used something from the stash that doesn't-quite-match for the backs of the placemats. No one is going to see the backs, anyway. They are done!

My daughter and two grandkids will be staying here while their home is on the market, so I have been cleaning out the 'spare' bedroom - bags of trash, bags to go to goodwill, boxes in the top of my closet, storage units under my bed, and a small pile of named tee and sweatshirts to go to people I used to work with - Is this progress?

3 blouses in 3 days

OK, as I was cleaning out the spare bedroom closet, I kept FINDING things..
A lovely stretch cotton mint green with multicolor pinstripes - which turned into a 5- button short sleeve with a gently curved collar-
a gorgeous cotton knit which became (very quickly) a v-neck tee,
and a jacket all cut out and serged edges, but not stitched.
I also finished a viscose scoop-neck tee with darts.
I hate sewing that slinky stuff - and somehow the front hem was noticeably longer on the right than on the left. What the heck is viscose, anyway?
Have just made 3 blouses in 3 days.
The jacket - not so much - as the rest of the week is supposed to be in the 80's.
Cleaning out the closet continues...