Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Tonight I came home to a houseful of people.
Three needing a haircut, but only Clay allowed me to cut his hair. Kyle and Ghen refused my offer (threat) of cutting off their beautiful locks for the summer. Clay sacrificed beauty for comfort.
Lauren and Emili were here, so was Alyssa and Kathy (Ghen's friend) and of course Peggy. For those of you that don't know, my friend Peggy ( Kyle's Mom) will be staying with us for about 3 weeks ... while her apartment is being renovated. Tonight was the first night she was here and already it was nice to have another adult in the house to help wrangle teenagers.
The next few days and the upcoming week will be busy for me with TNNA and other things, like finding an apartment for Lauren and Megan and my little Em and other things....just day to day things... and more, So my blog posts maybe few and far between.
I will try to post from Ohio this weekend. My adventures with Betty must be chronicled.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Emili made a puppet family from an old gardening glove...........
There is nothing that lifts my spirits as much as a day with Emili does.........nothing else wears me out this much, either.... I will sleep well tonight.
Friday, May 25, 2007
It's not a tree skirt, it is a scrumbled shawl.....I think it looks kinda organic, so I used as tree as a mannequin.
Flat on the grass, it looks small, but it actually fits me. So it's not small. And it's not too heavy, as some of my previous scrumbled garments have been. I think it is almost finished, it's time to start thinking about a closure of some sort.. I have a nautilus shell, or a what I think is part of one,,,,,,,that might make a nice fastener.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
I have made these socks.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
I took the machine and some fabric and buttons along to the cabin this past weekend.
It sews very nicely, a normal locked stitch, not a chain stitch. What fun! I made a bag,,,,not my best effort, but not terrible either. The interfacing I used was too stiff for the cotton of the bag, and it wrinkles, but I had a good time making it.
I have found that one of the things that blocks creativity for me,,,,, is having too many choices. Yes, too many choices of fabric, color, style, can seem overwhelming to me,,,,,,I get frustrated and stalled. I will waffle back and forth about making something just right, or saving that fabric for just the perfect project. And not get anything made.
Sometimes I plan every step of a project, but more often I enjoy serendipity, and "making do" wtih what I have. Granted, I have a lot of stuff to work with at home,,, remember my basement is jammed with treasures best described by the motto.... Some Day I May Need That!
This bag made at the cabin with limited resources and a tiny sewing machine was a good exercise for me. "Jump in and get your feet wet,,,,,,,,,only a few bits and pieces, not very many choices,,,,,,now see what you can do with that!"
Monday, May 21, 2007
Sunday, May 20, 2007
It is cold here today, don’t let the blue sky fool you……..it’s only in the forties. This provides lots of “in the cabin” time for me. Working on projects. …….I always bring projects along.
I have done some embellishment on a ready made jacket.
Late last summer, I bought a spinning wheel at a garage sale and brought it to the cabin, so I have a wheel to use while I’m here, instead of hauling a wheel back and forth. Today was the first time I spun on this wheel………a little oil and a few adjustments and she spins great! I have decided to name this wheel Kate……… Dave and Ronnie always hunted near a piece of land called “Squaw Kate’s”, thus the name for this wheel that will stay here. On the bobbin is yarn spun from fiber that must be wool with some cotton in it, that’s what the bumps are, bits of cotton. I have been catching up, listening to podcasts while spinning. Very relaxing.
Except for an unfortunate incident involving a chipmunk in the outhouse, it has been a quiet and calming visit, so far.
Dave has something to report. This morning while having breakfast at a local restaurant, Dave ran into his boss!! 190 miles from where they both work,,,,,in the middle of nowhere. As it happens, the boss was visiting a friend who has just purchase a cabin that is only a half a mile away from ours, on the same country road. Small world.
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
This transfer means she and her daughter, Emili, will be moving this summer,,,,,,,,,, out of the big, nasty, violent city and much closer to me!!! Hurray!! Lauren is a single Mom, and a darn good Mom.......but remember "it takes a village" to raise a child........ with this transfer she will be close by, so we can support her parenting. I AM SO HAPPY!
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
1. I cannot type, I took agriculture classes in high school when the other girls were typing.
2. I met my second husband in a bar,,,,I met my first husband in a barn. My father's barn
3. My favorite old TV shows are Northern Exposure, Star Trek, and St. Elsewhere. My favorite show still being produced is Jeopardy!
4. I have lived in the same house for the last 22 years. with both husbands (not at the same time)
5. Freshly ground black pepper is my favorite topping for vanilla ice cream.
6. My mother gave me a violin for my 49th birthday and I have not learned to play even one note! I really want to learn
7. I hate to clean
8.My favorite movie star is Robert Duvall