Archive | August, 2011

There will be Peace in the Valley

31 Aug

After a summer of first fretting that the grass isn’t growing, and then fretting that it’s growing TOO MUCH. . 

worrying about keeping up with the neighbors and doesn’t our yard look shameful with all of that GRASS. . .

Looking out and seeing a perfectly mown lawn (and pruned garden), and having the time to walk around the yard, looking at caterpillars is about as peaceful an activity as I can imagine.

 
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Sesame Street

30 Aug

One of these squares is not like the other.  One of these squares doesn’t belong.  Can you tell which square is not like the other before I finish my song? 

I’d like to think that the squares that I fixed on Alex’s quilt aren’t QUITE that out of place. . . I tried to select similar fabric weights and such.  I even made the supreme sacrifice of driving all of the way to the Honeymoon Bungalow to select them!  And hand stitched the new squares on. . . .  repairing old quilts is not exactly the most enjoyable pastime, but I do love that it’s done.

I almost don’t care anymore. . .

29 Aug

So, I’m sure that I mentioned it earlier. . . right?  That I was sewing all of these shirts?  From a pattern that I made myself?  For a while, I was very proud of it and intent on taking pictures in ALL of my shirts that I made based on the original pattern?  I do believe that I’ve finally got all of the pictures, but, a few months later, my pride has diminished and I’m fairly apathetic about the shirts.  But, because I sometimes try to stick by what I orinigally intended to do. . . a blog about the shirts. . . that I used to sort of be proud of. . .  Don’t feel bad if you can’t bear to look. . .

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How do you cozy up to your tea?

27 Aug

I came across a recipe for chai tea the other day, and haven’t let up.  So, now, I’m thinking that it’s time to get crafting on a tea cozy. . . which I would have never considered doing until now. . .  but there are so many cute tutorials out there, I can’t decide on how I should cozy up my tea.  Any suggestions? 

 

On Crafting

15 Aug

So, in the interest of procrastination. . . Instead of working on this:

I decided to try my hand at paper piecing. . . . something I’ve never done before!

 

It went so/so. . . but, I’m blaming that on the fact that I can’t concentrate because my craft room looks like this and will until the big boy’s birthday: