Monday, November 14, 2016

Progress

Today, I was able to gather my thoughts enough to work on this....

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Struggling

It seems the frustration will never end! The recent political situation has only added to derail my search for a quiet mind. I don't think I'm the only one feeling this way theses days.
  I did find the energy to complete my healthcare application, because I HAD to finish it, so I will have some coverage till it all goes to hell. Still a few more steps to make sure I'm registered properly.
 Past experience of doing all the right things to make something work, then being met with gut wrenching disappointment, haunts every step I take these days. But, I will put one foot in front of the other and meet each day with the hope for a better tomorrow. There's really not an acceptable alternative.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Frustration continues

So here are the photos of most recent yard and art projects. I do hope this posts.

Frustration abounds

But not for long.....
The past few weeks have tested my patience and resolve. Family trouble, love problems, friends in need, computer dead ends....ugh!
Lots of negative energy built up around me, so I worked on a yard project that was floating in my head for months. An art project or two await my capable hands. I will find peace in all this.

This project is more complete than represented in these photos, and photos of art projects are elsewhere than this machine. I will endeavor to post updates as soon as I figure out how...

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Back at the machine!

For the past couple of weeks, I have had to be away from my own sewing, due to other obligations. I get very cranky when this happens.....but I finally got back in the groove. My friend, Veronica, who is a fabric sales rep, told me about a couple of companies that have some very nice designs. So, I got online and two glasses of wine later, I had ordered three pieces of extremely nice knits.
  I've been wearing leggings during the cold weather the last few years and have been searching for some printed ones, to no avail. Two of the pieces of fabric I ordered are going to be made into leggings, the first pair is already done! They fit pretty good, but might need some tweaking and definitely the second pair will have the bugs worked out. The knit tends to "grow" with wearing and I should make them a bit smaller! I'd put a photo on here, but it's on my Ipad and hasn't been transferred to here. Next time....
  The other piece of fabric is a lovely linen knit in charcoal grey, which is going to be a top of some design. It shrunk quite a bit in the wash, boo, but there's enough for something nice.
  I bought a pattern for a top that one of the Memphis Sewing Guild members recommended. I'm looking forward to getting that together as well as a couple of cute jumpers from a Japanese dress pattern book I purchased a few months ago. All summer, I wore dresses of one style or another and got so many compliments. Plus it was so much more comfortable than shorts or jeans in the incessant heat and humidity we've had.
  There's still a quilt to be finished and I've started on another art quilt. AND I have to sew a broken vase back together for the TN Craft collaborations show in February. That project will be all by hand.
  I'm certainly not lacking for entertainment.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Birthday photos

Last weekend was my 64th birthday. I had a really wonderful day! Got cards in the mail, the real mail, the snail mail, remember?
Number two son took me out for breakfast and plant shopping. Such a sweet boy!
this happy moment came to a screeching halt 2 weeks ago, but I shall carry on...

Best boyfriend on earth took me out to some nice bars, bought girly drinks and appetizers, stayed out late.....

A busy day

For some reason, on Saturday, I felt compelled to accomplish many tasks. I got on a sewing jag, completing a couple of newly inspired projects, making a near futile quest for a cheap bag of ice, then doing a useless chore that proved most gratifying. I am mystified, yet happy. 
  Looking forward to many more tasks in the coming days and I know how satisfied I'm going to be when they are done....
These photos are from a corner in my house. A great place to rest ones weary eyes, don't you think?