The first part being the piecing of the background, I have completed the second part of appliqueing the wool felt cacti to the background. The next step being the embroidery of the details on each plant. There aren't any REAL instructions on the exact details. Only how to create the specific stitches and the… Continue reading Workbasket – Have Achieved Cacti
It wasn't necessarily "mending" per se, but it was fiddly hand sewing that needed to be done... for the last three years! When I chose these curtains from Ikea, I thought the "puddled" look would be nice. Yaaaaah, not so much. Even with only two small dogs there is dog hair tumbleweeds that collect in… Continue reading Mending Monday
It doesn't need to be personal illness that may interfere with progress. It might be illness of a loved one. Over the course of the last two weeks, I experienced some of each. As I type, I am still experiencing personal illness (darn cold). Let me up date you on my progress up until today. :D… Continue reading Workbasket – progress despite illness
I noticed that my light colored under-lovelies were grey instead of white, after only a few runs through the very unimpressive washing machine. I decided to hand wash the delicates and my socks. I divided them into lights and darks and then started with the lights. A couple of years ago I found this… Continue reading Possibly Gross – Laundry
This last weekend I had a couple of hours to work in my sewing room. I was almost at a loss for what project to work on, then I remembered that last time I straightened up the room I put many unfinished projects (UFO's) into one location. I hurried over and opened it up. This… Continue reading Workbasket – Layette Done!
The layette project is almost at an end. Being that I had started this project as a gift for someone else, but it was no longer needed, I hadn't initially had a hard "finish by" date. When DC had mentioned that she'd like it for a baby shower gift, I had to speed things up… Continue reading Workbasket – Layette & Succulent Wall Hanging
Recently I spent a nice long weekend with some of my lady friends. It was especially wonderful because I hadn't seen any of these friends for a very long time. We were all coming together for some special occasion dress shopping. I stayed with my friend LB and her fiancé, in the cutest little house… Continue reading A Nice Long Weekend with Lady Friends