Friday, January 19, 2007

Pillows R us

Guess I'm stuck on making pillow covers. This one was more of a necessity as the previous cover wore through. It was a salvaged "crinoline lady." I worked out in my sun(less)room as long as I could. With only one baseboard heater it wasn't getting very warm in there. The snow is starting to come down a little harder, and looks like a light dusting of powdered sugar.

The trouble with all this winter weather is that it is so conducive to baking, and then sitting back with a warm drink, enjoying the fruits of one's labor, which is where I'm off to right now.
Posted by Picasa

Sunday, January 14, 2007

My morning didn't start out right. I have my routine. I wake up early, turn on my computer, feed the cat, go back to the computer and get online. We have dialup (GROAN!) and so while the computer is getting online, I make coffee, so that by the time it's online my coffee is brewing and I can get on with reading emails, etc. So I'm into answering my email and think, surely the coffee is done by now, but NO, it hadn't even started. I thought I had forgotten to turn it on, but to my dismay, it just isn't working. Fortunately my husband had gone back to drinking a newer, milder, decaffeinated coffee so I didn't have to brave the dark, wind, and pelting corn snow to get the spare coffeemaker out of the camper. I hope this isn't a taste of things to come throughout the day.

I finally did finish one of my UFOs. I decided I had to do something with this burlap bag that a friend had come across in his landscaping work and saved for me. It's a little wonky, but finishing it lets me move on to something else. I started it in the spring of 2005, and then lost interest in it. I have also found a lot more UFOs that I had forgotten about. It's not good when they hide out for too long, and one's tastes change. Fortunately they aren't as personal as the burlap piece which would have been hard to donate and let someone else finish. I need to round them up and offer them up for adoption.
Posted by Picasa

Saturday, January 06, 2007

After a long, dry sewing spell, I ended 2006 with some things made. Finished a couple of pillow covers for the loveseat in my new sewing space, a sunny 12X24-foot room off our newly built garage. It's been a long process of gathering up everything craft related and moving it out there. I have waaaayyy too much stuff, and managed to weed out things that I know I'll never use.

After another, albeit briefer, snowstorm, we have sunshine. I had intended on taking a knitting class to learn to knit socks, but given our trend for snow this winter, I decided to wait for better weather. I avoid driving in snow as much as possible. I consider it a service to other drivers that are more capable of navigating the white stuff. We got an inch and a half, and our previous dumping hadn't melted yet.

I'm going to spend the day in my room after some needed housecleaning.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year

Wow, hard to believe it's been almost a year since I posted. It was an eventful year for sure. We sold our little motel and retired! Got to see our names up on the big screen during the credits of Pixar's Cars.

My mother-in-law passed away this summer, which after many years of fighting myelodysplasia was not unexpected, but gave me yet another reminder to really live the moment.

The current moment in our neck of the woods is snow covered. But since we are retired and don't have to drive to work, have plenty of food, it's not a problem. I finally broke my sewing dry spell and made some pillow covers for a loveseat in my new sewing room, a large room which is part of the garage we built. I hope to make good use of that room in this new year.