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Archive for July, 2014

What You Won’t Find on Google

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

You won’t find fabrics in the current Pantone colors. Why not? Wouldn’t it be convenient to be able to buy a length of Cognac wool or Sangria silk? You won’t find knitting patterns perfect for a bit of handspun, though I did find an article with a list of likely categories: hats, scarves, bags, cowls. […]


Sunday, July 27th, 2014

I’m been having a variety of emotions this weekend. Irritation over having to work on what should have been a free weekend, compassion for the client with the crisis, frustration when we had so much trouble solving his crisis, satisfaction when I was able to solve it, concern for my daughter, irritation with my husband […]

Workday, Day Off

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

#2 son and #1 daughter headed out early yesterday morning and I got back to Wii Fit, which chided me, “It’s been 10 days since your last session.” That’s 10 days of traveling and hanging out with my family — plus a week before that. It has been fun, but my Fitbit shows that there […]

Fall SWAP Planning: Storyboard 3

Friday, July 25th, 2014

I like the SWAP system, obviously, but there is a bit of a problem with it. I am a person who spends 50 or 60 hours a week at the computer. Even if I make it to church every week and have a physical meeting each week, enjoy a social event, and teach a class […]

Time Flies

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

…when you’re having fun. I have been having fun, from a visit to the Botanical Gardens to games of Koryo and Civilization with family to lunch out with my sons at Apple Blossom brewery. #2 son bought a car, #1 son brought his girlfriend to visit and #1 son brought her boyfriend, we’ve had some […]

SWAP Planning: Storyboard 2

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Version two of the SWAP includes the same basic work pieces, but uses the extra prints for dresses. The dress pattern is McCall’s 6032, which has several variations and the two-piece dress is McCall’s 6519. I also stuck the jacket from that pattern in, though the chances of my making three jackets inĀ  couple of […]

Family Fun

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

I started the day yesterday by playing with a storyboard for the SWAP I’m planning, then picked up doughnuts, ice cream, and birthday cake and heaed up to #1 daughter’s place, where people had gathered for #2 daughter’s birthday celebration. We hung out and talked for a while and then went to Fish City for […]

Fall SWAP Planning: Storyboard 1

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

I enjoy planning SWAPs. I have planned more of them than I have sewn, to tell the truth, but this one might get done. If I complete this one, I will have done both a spring and a fall SWAP in one year. This will be a first. Because I bought several prints for this […]

The Scorecard

Friday, July 18th, 2014

A mere 56.5 hours this week, and I intend to take the weekend (mostly) off with my family, so that’s a win. Granted, I was at a conference on Sunday and haven’t had Saturday yet, but still… Look at the email time, though! Hours on the phone, too. Can we call it good customer care? […]


Thursday, July 17th, 2014

I can’t believe it’s Thursday night. It’s been a mostly-turquoise week and I don’t have all the blogs written for tomorrow. That would be tomorrow morning at 8:00 that we’re talking about here. That’s when they should all post, and there are several still needing to be written. So I’ll be up early early tomorrow […]

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