Makes Me Crazy

Someday I hope I can look outside and see something like this. It is warmer now, if you think that 48 degrees is warm. We still have some snow on the ground, you know, the nasty black kind. This morning I got busy in the sewing room. I found an already cut out quilt top…

TSK TSK TSK

I just had to stick a summer-like picture up there, I really did. You would think summer is right around the corner here. While the midwest is having a blizzard (excuse me while I laugh hysterically) we’re getting RAIN. Yes, rain. It got up to 59 degrees here today and it could stay there forever…

Sunday Sewing and a Headache

I have a headache. I’m letting you know this right up front so if I make a lot of errors in spelling, you’ll know why. I get barometric pressure headaches. This is stupid. I have no idea why my head decides to hurt like Hades when there’s a low pressure system within 150 miles of…

Ho Ho Heave Ho

No, it won’t look like this. It will look quite different. But it will be better than this. I had the brilliant idea day before yesterday that I should move my bedroom into the sewing room and my sewing room into the bedroom. My bedroom is somewhere around 17′ x 15′ or larger – haven’t…

There Are Days ……….

Tough day for The Fluff Goddess yesterday – tough day. It started out okay and then I went to the sewing room. First, I sewed together a bunch of rectangles. Unfortunately I didn’t notice I had no bobbin thread. Whoops. I wound a bobbin, stuck it in and started again. I must have run out…

Back to Basics

Years ago I found Patchwork Quilt Tsushin, a Japanese quilting magazine. These are so superior to American magazines that these are the only ones I’ve kept. Years ago also, I started a Hawaiian quilt from a pattern in this magazine. It had to be sometime in 1996 or maybe 1998 when I began it. It…

In the Sewing Room

My dress and cardigan are finished – photos soon! I started a pair of pants today – got them all cut out, ready to mark. I’m going to love these, I think. Here’s the pattern And here’s the fabric I cut these out with the stripes running up and down – not around, thank you….

Groundhog Week

If you could relive the past week, would you? Would you change anything? Sorry. No. I wouldn’t change a thing. This has been a marvelous week for me. Last week I found that the nursing home staff, prompted by the doctor, has started to change DH’s liquids from thickened to super-thickened to help him swallow…

Been Busy

Here’s some of the stuff I’ve been doing this week – I finished my silk shirt and yeah! It fits! And then I made my Milly poppy shirt and it fits too! And then we have my leather bag – of the problem with the strap leather bag – And then we have my own…

On the Cutting Table

I’m starting a new shirt today. The fabric is a fantastic Milly silk voile in the poppy pattern. I had to work hard to get this fabric! When I first saw it, it sold out before I could hit the buy button. So I waited and voila’ more arrived. I pounced. I’m using this pattern…

It’s What’s Happening

    I pretty much finished this shirt today. I love it. I did some adjustments so supreme curvy body would fit into cute pattern. It worked. I only have to hem the bottom and sleeves. I’m not going to use the sleeve bands because honestly I’m sick of sewing on it so they’re just…