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Archive for March, 2017

Road Trip

Friday, March 31st, 2017

I was planning to sew up all these baby things this weekend, but will be heading out on a spontaneous road trip with #1 daughter instead. I got packed in 15 minutes, as a result of a) packing cubes, b) konmari folding of my clothes, and c) multiple carefully-packed trips. An adventure!

Woven T Muslin

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Here is a decidedly unwearable muslin for the Woven T. The making of muslins means that I often end up with multiple unwearable garments in the same time I could have spent making wearable ones. In this case, I am slowly moving ahead with my Spring SWAP, though it may end up being a Fall […]


Saturday, March 25th, 2017

LaBella and I went to see the Met HD live streaming of Mozart’s Idomeneo. I had never previously heard of this opera. Mozart wrote it when he was 24, and it’s full of gorgeous music. It also contains some surprises. For example, there’s a scene near the end where one of the sopranos calls upon […]


Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

I bought fabric for a 2017 SWAP — all in the right colors. The top right cubby has some older pieces. The bottom left cubby has the new SWAP fabrics, from top to bottom: georgette lace jersey hybrid woven in brown, taupe, and teal wool suiting On the side, there’s a gorgeous wool crepe that […]

No to the Coat

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Last week, with snow on the ground, I decided to make this. Today it’s 78 degrees, so I’ve changed my mind. My husband went to work today. I got up at 5:00 to make his breakfast, saw him off to work, and began my morning routine. I took the dog out, went to Sunday School, […]

Spring Saturday

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

#1 son and then #1 daughter came over with their spouses, children (just #1 son, actually), and dogs. Balloo, a five month old chow, was super cute as puppies are. He’s fluffy, all black, and has a trick of looking up adoringly at people when they pet him. Dilly, a two¬† year old Maltese, is […]

More Scott Adams Wisdom

Friday, March 17th, 2017

I’m listening to How to Fail… by Scott Adams as I try out my new treadmill. Adams is the creator of the comic strip Dilbert. I have read an earlier book of his, from which I learned that some people like to talk about ideas and others like to talk about people. Each group finds […]

Big News

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

#2 son has accepted a visiting assistant professorship in economics at the small liberal arts school where he went as an undergrad. I’m very proud of him. He is quite young to have such a snazzy job, they’re paying him well, and he’ll be two hours away instead of 14 hours away. My husband also […]

A Man Walked into a Choir Room…

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

A guy in bright orange clothes like hunting gear walked into the choir room tonight. “Sorry to interrupt,” he said. “I should have come up here sooner…” He prattled on for a bit, reaching into his boot. Was I the only one who thought for a moment that he might be about to pull out […]

Snow Day

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

It’s March. There’s snow. Sheesh.

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