Winter dropped in for a cuppa last week, but saved the snow for the upper half of the East Coast.
Now that higher-than-normal temps are back I hope they extend into the snow belt gently, to avoid flooding.
Actually, the South is rather parched. Maybe the trickle down theory would work . . . maybe not! 😳
Have been enjoying my little footsie sac ~ for lack of a better name.
I’d had a 1/2 yard of sample fabric from The Rain Shed I would try to wrap around my feet when reading. It never worked very well so I stashed the fabric.
I pulled it out again, determined to use it for something and realized all I needed to do was make a giant sac out of it.
I sewed up the ends on both sides, squared off the corners, and have a warm sac large enough to almost fold double around feet & legs. Great for when I’m putting my feet up.
Saturday night was thundery and slightly rainy. A perfect night for atmospheric candles, a reading lamp, the latest Hamish Macbeth from M. C. Beaton, and toasty toes inside the sac.
the latest hamish macbeth
for atmosphere rather than light 😉
hidden under the desk but toasty warm!
shoulda stopped with that centre back seam . . .
Hello, Lovelies ~
Between grotty weather ☀️ ❄️ ☔️ ⚡️ and other gottiness, it’s been a tad diffy to stay focused on what’s important.
Lest anything be taken amiss, our personal sewing. 😉
Focus, del. F-O-C-U-S.
Despite a washing machine getting swapped out for one that would admit warm and hot water, not much has been happening on the home front.
Yes, a new low water machine is currently in place, doing its thing for towels using hot water. Nice!
That top Renfrew doesn’t look too good at the mo, but crochet is coming along, with the blue marl (big hook for 2 strands of worsted acrylic) hat about to be finished off.
Have had a good run lately at the library, with a couple audio books (whilst sewing) and a new-to-me author, Carola Dunn. Haven’t tried but one of her Daisy Dalrymple books and found it a bit slow going. However, have raced through her three 1960’s Cornish mysteries, waiting for the high winds to subside tomorrow so I can pick up the current and fourth in the series.
And I’ve finally maybe begun (?) a Midsomer collection, in sheer desperation at what’s not available over here. But that’s a rant for another time.
Meanwhile, may your seams be straight as a ruler, and everything fit just the way you want ~ 💘
[drat – am i the only one that just hates it when the cursor shows in the title box and i start typing away only to see everything pop down here?]
Although I’m still wishing I were somewhere else, totally at my leisure to ignore the world, or not, it’s too much fun reading everyone’s blogs, and perhaps I’d better make some sort of effort toward contributing. Herewith, mine humble offering . . .
yeah! it’s jungle january time, lovelies! anyone guess what i’m making? (click for more info)
,,, and Happy New Year to all you Lovely Readers!
The first week of 2017 unexpectedly unleashed a blast of brutal Arctic air, snow, sleet, and freezing rain that froze the South in its tracks.
Is it any wonder I don’t know what to sew?
What else have I been up to? A bit of gift-making (the green bag & the baby book), enjoying pressies (aka, reading), and trying to stay warm without collapsing the energy grid.
the gifted green cotton bag (fabric from Tereza whilst she was in Rio)
second layer from stash: an instant additional layer to help keep cold air out
ever see those panels of book pages? they sew up into a soft baby book…
another instant addition from stash, held up with a tension rod. And no, those wooden blinds are NOT open. just shows how useless they are for insulation.
this cotton velvet curtain is always across the patio door
It’s supposed to stay above freezing starting today.
“What,” you might ask, “is so special about freezer paper & crackers?”
Except I had no source for either until Friday. Yippee!
We who sew know freezer paper is great for tracing dressmaking patterns. It’s sturdy enough to write on, you can iron it, and it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than anything else.
My lack thereof was crimping both use and storage of my PDF patterns.
You know what I’ll finally be able to do this week!
I should also explain that an early Christmas box arrived from my sewing bestie, Samantha. Needless to say, I picked up the phone and we had a long natter whilst I was unwrapping things. (Yes, I tried to wait, but it’s been such a difficult time I needed an early holiday.) Have included some of her lovelies below.
Here’s some of the other things that happened last week ~ as my contribution to Natalie’s Sunday Sevens. If you’d like to find out more, just check out her site.
this lovely abalone & nickel silver pin came all the way from the Midlands, along with the cute dangle
also in my Midlands box was this lovely fan from Málaga, Spain
trying to get into the season… and from my own library cause there wasn’t time for the local library!
before: 2 ugly plastic sacks full of… plastic sacks.
after I’d finally done my thing with 2 quilting squares picked up last year
experimential crochet with a varigated cotton yarn