Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Before curtains... besides the fact that the sun pours into the room and makes it really hot... look - you can SEE the mop bucket just inside the door. Yuck. I like to keep the mop bucket in front of the utility sink though because it is a logical place to put it! And those other curtains on the window never fit right - partly because there is a wall right built against that far window - part of the window is actually in another room (water tank room). Weird, I know. These things happen when you live in old, funky places. The last owners put them up and this room is so low on the priority list that I just tried to ignore them. But really, enough is enough!
Here's a view from the outside with no door curtain and a crooked window curtain. Ignore my empty planter - I need to get some more mini shrubs which seem to do really well in this spot. If not this year - next year will do.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
I didn't use a pattern... I just sewed 4 1.5" strips together and then cut that segment into 2 matching 4 1/2" squares. Sliced those through the middle and sewed it all back together again. Set on point and alternated with solid squares, also set on point. Added a narrow border and binding.
Now that the walking foot and green thread are off my machine... I can get back to making curtains. I hate switching my machine back and forth between projects, so once I started up on this again - I made myself finish it. Phew.
After curtains - I need to get started on my fall knitting - but that is another post! I am looking forward to my knitting because after a long day on my feet I really enjoy just sitting down and relaxing with it. I've been really busy around here.
Friday, July 03, 2009
Spent lots of time just hanging out at my Dad's while there - his yard is a playground for boys! That is not "junk". Dad calls all these things "Yard Ornaments"! Once some neighbors complained about his yard and the town sent him a letter requesting him to pick-up the things in his yard. He did. He hung everything from the trees. Everything. So then the town decided that he was grandfathered and can keep his stuff. It keeps Dad busy - he is always moving it here and there or spray painting it or trying to fix it. Ha! Anyway, you just never know what Dad will have in his yard next. About every 10 years my brother arranges for a scrap metal crusher to come through and get rid of huge piles of it... but the favorite pieces are always spared. My Dad has never heard very well so we just hang out together as a "visit". Although he does have new hearing aids and they actually seem to be working some.