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Archive for May, 2011


Sunday, May 29th, 2011

FO #4 for my STP. This is a really lovely linen from… ummm… that online fabric store that specializes in linen. The fact that I can’t remember the name of the store indicates how long I’ve had this fabric. My plan with the STP (Summer Top Project) involved buying a bunch of print fabrics at […]

Saturday May 28, 2011

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Memorial Day weekend is a great time for sewing, and I plan to do  quite a bit of it this weekend. I had actually planned to take the whole three days off, but things interfered with my plan, so I still have some work to do before I can settle in to sew. I am […]

Monday May 23, 2011

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

A second FO for my STP. This one has a nightgown-ish look and feel. It’s a very soft rayon knit with pink flowers, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. I like it anyway, and I think that it’ll look less like a nightgown when it’s worn with a suit. I have lots and lots […]

Sunday May 22, 2011

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

I have a new desk. This is how my office looked on an admittedly messy day with my old desk. This was a kid’s desk which was second hand when it came to us and then was attacked with a pocket knife. Both my sons received pocket knives from their grandparents, but they don’t lead […]

Thursday May 19, 2011

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

I don’t know how I can manage to have a hectic day sitting at a computer all by myself, but I did. Lots of calls and emails and clients and prospective clients and IMs and questions and stuff. I didn’t get as much done as I had hoped, but I did enjoy the day. It’s […]


Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Our Bible study is jumping right in with distress. Fortunately, I had some distressing events on Monday, so I was able to get into the spirit of it. I’m fairly placid, and also pretty good at getting over stuff, so it was useful to have an immediate source of distress for this lesson. I was […]

Monday May 16, 2011

Monday, May 16th, 2011

The Savarin, with blueberries and lemon balm garnishing it.  You make a yeast dough, rich but not very sweet, and bake it in a ring. Then you make a syrup with honey, lemon juice, and rum. You brush this lavishly over the cake. Then you heat apricot jam and brush that on as well. Fill […]

Sunday May 15, 2011

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Rough winds, we’re told, do shake the darling buds of May, and here they are, being roughly shaken. The blossoms have mostly been shaken to bits, and we have some limbs down, too. However, half our state has been declared a disaster area, so I’m not complaining. Yesterday and today we’ve had this very impressive […]

Fall Forecast 2011

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

  Here are the fall forecast colors for 2011. I like these colors a lot. Overall, they’re warmer and deeper than the shades for 2010 were. Last fall, your trendy brown would have been chocolate, and this year it’s coffee with nougat.   Last year it was rustic green and this year it’s cedar. Last year’s […]

Friday May 13, 2011

Friday, May 13th, 2011

We had a wild storm last night which left the back yard smelling of honeysuckle.  The honeysuckle was there before the storm, of course. We have honeysuckle and little wild dog roses growing along the fence. The scent isn’t usually as heady as all that, though. You have to get right up to next to […]

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