Thursday, September 28, 2006

Where Have I Been?

I'm an undercover agent for the Yarn Monkey. So deep undercover that I have no idea who should receive my International Socks of DOOM.

Still, fun. :)

Add in a birthday (mine. Yes, I'm old) and a lovely visit from family, and all is well in my world. I'll take pictures to show later this week. Or next week. Whenever something gets done, yeah?

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Saturday Sky - 9 September

A trip to the zoo landed me several great sky photos. Here's a nice one. A beautiful, seasonably cool (83 deg F) day.

Did you know that there are seven different kinds of presser foot attachments for Viking sewing machines? Me either. And, contrary to my local sewing shop's assertion, a free motion quilting foot from a '1' machine does NOT fit a '2' machine. Just so's ya know. I'm starting to think that in the time it takes to track down the right foot and take the class, I could just hand quilt this thing. Well, okay, probably not.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

The Nearest Book

A little late to the party, but here's a fun meme from Bugsy:

Grab the nearest book. Open the book to page 123. Find the fifth sentence. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.

This is from my closest book:

"The Magna Charta would remain. It would always be there. It would stand through the ages. The people would remember it in times of persecution, and those who came after would turn to the charter saying, "These are our rights by the King's oath and seal."

This is what happens when your seven six year olds are studying the middle ages.

Updated to add: Yes, dear friends, I realize now that my children are six years old, not seven. Let's chalk it up to senility the new allergy meds and move on, m'kay?

I do still knit...

Contrary to what my blog looks like, I do still spend more time crafting than looking at the sky. Currently, however, everything is currently 'in progress', and I'm pretty sure y'all don't want to hear about how many more inches of this or how many more quilt squares of that I have done. So, lookee-see, aren't those beautiful clouds?

I just signed up for a free-motion quilting class next week. I'm excited, because I've tried this before at home with disasterous results. I can normally just sort of "do" anything, and free-motion quilting kicked. my. butt. After getting the supply list for the class, I think I realized my first mistake. Darning foot?! I own about 15 feet for my little Viking, but 'darning foot' isn't one of them. Happily, googling for a local supplier landed me at a site for a sewing shop I didn't know about across town. Adventure! :)

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Saturday Sky - 2 September

The fringes of Ernesto rolled through yesterday with gray, leaden skies. We awoke this morning to this... you can find a cloud here and there, but you have to work for it.

All in all, a lovely day.