Monday, January 25, 2016

SEWING 73/365

Scrap piecing. Trying to meditate while piecing these two very different quilts. The results- my mind is all over the place….ugh!

Sunday, January 24, 2016


Sadie taking a nap on me, her favorite thing to do and mine.

I am over the moon with bone broth! My new pressure canner-first time I am solo with this bad boy. Kinda scary but fun.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Thursday, January 21, 2016


My list is made and it is rather long….
Apparently, I love to start projects, for I have many incomplete project laying around the house. So many that the incomplete projects are beginning to look like how I decorate my house. This little lovely was started probably 5 years ago and has sat because I was shy 6 little red cherries to be sewn on the branches. SIX! When I sat down to sew on the six it look maybe 6 minutes! Oh thee who procrastinates-
why, why so long? 
I really like this quilt. Two borders later [can’t see in these pics?] it’s a beauty.
I am planning on machine quilting the center and maybe…..hand quilting big feathers on the borders. 
The weekend is the time I get to sew, so-this weekend- this will be sandwich together and gotten ready for the machine. YEAH!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Does life ever feel like it will move to my {SLOW} speed. I always feel like I have to readjust my days, attitude and thoughts to keep up. I’m not sure if life feels like its flying by because - well lets just say I’m getting older to almost an age, I was always too young to reach! What I’m trying to say is, sometimes, a lot of times, I don’t have the energy to keep up like I use to. There I said it!

A baby knitting update. I started another sweater on Saturday and am on the sleeves already. Love knitting baby things, they go so fast, helps me feel like I’m keeping up in the fast lane, [see above ;-}]. Such a feeling of accomplishment.
But- I need to get back to finishing some knits for my older children.

Have been reading “Our Only World” by Wendell Berry
Love, love it!
Here is a great interview with Bill Moyers and Wendell Berry, I highly recommend it, Mr. Berry rarely- if ever gives interviews.

Join me for YARN ALONG

Tuesday, January 19, 2016


Yup, another baby sweater, size 12 mo. This sweater is really blue, a yarn I picked up in Montana.Washable wool with some acrylic, not loving the feel and a little too drapey, but any Mom will love it-throw it in a washer.
Back to work today and a long day it may well be, with MLK holiday yesterday, a lot of catch up to do. Snow too is expected today. So love winter and snow-just not driving in it. 
Enjoy your day.

Monday, January 18, 2016


I know, I am to be taking a picture a day, but it has been so dang grey/blue dreary outside. The sun has shown itself but only for a few hours and not when I have my camera….blaaa!
So these pictures will have to fill in for that past 5-6 days.
I have been organizing sewing, knitting and the house in general. So much to clean out…where and how did it all make it into my house. My husband has been on an organizing kick as well these past few weeks-lord knows I need help and he is good at this kind of stuff. I get overwhelmed and walk away leaving a big undone mess…blaaa!
It’s MLK day! Hard to believe all those hard times happened in my life time, seems like a million years ago!
Why are people so slow in accepting people as people.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Yarn Along Wednesday!
I finished the Vertebrae sweater and I think it is semi-cute, but nothing I would consider close to over the moon. Th important thing is I am sure my daughter will like it for her wee one that will be arriving in the spring.
No it is not your eyes!
I apologize for the HORRIBLE pictures! I have been working late and leaving early - that I am using my phone camera to take pics-in the dark no less, [only time I’m home] and so early in the morning, I think I am still asleep when shooting. Not sure how to rectify this situation, except to quit work?  Well that can’t happen yet……….
I read Plastic Purge in a day. INTERESTING. Plastic is really not our friend, not all plastic, It would be hard not to have plastic but  a lot is soo easy to replace with other options.
Highly recommend this book!
Happy Wednesday, 

Friday, January 8, 2016

Wednesday, January 6, 2016


Hello Wednesday and Yarn Along.
Reading wise, Louise Penny’s book is only so so to me. A lot of words with little content to hold my attention. I will finish the book only because I am so close to the end, or maybe I will just find who did it and put that book to bed.
Guns at Last Light is great if you like WWII history. I find most anything to do with American history fascinating. The book is loonngg and very detailed, the final installment of the trilogy.

Knitting wise, I found the needles I needed to knit the sleeves on the Vertebra, and the 2nd skein of yarn. So this project will be done very soon. I think my Vertebra will be fitting a child more of the age 3-6 months instead of the infant [newborn] stage.

Not much else going on in my life…work,knitting,reading,home stuff and thats it.
Oh, today is my 37th year Anniversary. I’d say that is worth mentioning. I still think I married the best guy in the world! No celebrating till the weekend.

Please join me over at Ginny’s

Tuesday, January 5, 2016


I can’t wait to crawl in-it will be a crawl, to tired to jump;-/

Monday, January 4, 2016





Hello, this fine Monday morning! My weekend was full with a long walk each day, [these legs are feeling all that movement. Hope I can keep it up all week].
Also plenty of time spent in my sewing room working on my 2 inch square scrap quilt. What a pleasure  to sew on this quilt. Very mindless, yet useful in so many ways-I am using up more scraps!!
I have also been planning some apparel sewing. Have you ever seen the show The Real Cost of Fashion? OMG, it’s time for me to be a lot more MINDFUL on what I buy and how much I buy!
Interesting documentary.
I love January, it’s beautiful, great walking weather and the ice cycles…amazing.
Hoping for a great start to the week for you all, take care and be kind to each other.

Friday, January 1, 2016

51-52/365 and HAPPY NEW YEAR

New seeds and treats put out for the birds in the hood to celebrate New Years Eve, and they came and feasted all day long. At times their was, no kidding, a waiting line! It’s a great show to watch from the kitchen table with a cup of coffee. I’m sure lots more pictures of these little creatures will be taken and shared in the following months.

Happy New Year to you all! Yes, these are my feet hitting the first walk of the New Year. I only meant to walk for maybe 20 minutes but ended up out there just strolling, planing and thinking for almost an hour. It was sunny but cold, the crispy kind of cold. Navigating all the un-shoveled walks was interesting. The rest of the day was spent knitting, a lot of knitting, Foyle’s War, a new season released!, And of course reading and eating!.
Hope your New Year day was relaxing and your 2016 is everything you could hope for!


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