Tuesday, January 15, 2019

nothing but blue skies...

Nothing goes to waste in the little sewing sweatshop...
I almost threw out a box of fabric strips
 that have been accumulating when my sister suggested
I use them to crochet a rug or bowl.
"Great idea," I said and I did.
Mr. b couldn't resist photographing this morning's frosted trees
 against a beautiful blue sky.
"Nature's Gift"

Monday, January 14, 2019

100 excuses

While cleaning my little sewing sweatshop this weekend...
(which by the way I am still doing)
I came across these unfinished zipper pouches.
They were a great excuse to interrupt my cleaning and to sit down and sew.
Today I am looking for another excuse to quit cleaning and sew.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Friday post card

...where the buffalo roam.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Mule

I'm back at organizing my little sewing sweatshop today.
I took the day off yesterday and we went to a movie.
We have not been to a movie theater for years
 but Clint Eastwood got us there with "The Mule".
I am a huge movie fan but I'm finding it harder
 to find a good movie that suits my tastes.
I'm currently enjoying this book about a knit shop in Seattle.
Although the dish rag I'm making here is crocheted.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019


I was cruising down the Pinterest highway this morning...
 before breakfast and still in my pj's.
Pinterest and Instagram are where I get
 most of my inspiration and ideas.
I had this zipper pouch finished and photographed before lunch.
Now what do I do with the rest of my day?

Monday, January 7, 2019


This year daughter-knit-and-pearl and I decided
to make sampler quilts using this book.
I love sampler quilts...every square different.
I am again using what I already have for fabric
which will be a challenge to stay within the
 specific color palette I have chosen.
I am also determined to clean and organize
my little sewing sweatshop this month.
I am finally embarrassed by the mess I have created.
It's a little room and doesn't take much to look completely in shambles.
I am doing it in baby steps which seems to describe me lately.
When I am satisfied that I have accomplished a little bit
quickly return to sewing.

Friday, January 4, 2019