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Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Today included a meeting of the Earth Care Committee. We've earned the Earth Care Congregation distinction for the fifth year in a row. It was an efficiently run meeting, filled with people whom I greatly admire. I went on to the WordPress meetup. There was a good presentation and a good discussion to follow it. […]

Story Books

Monday, April 9th, 2018

The Baby and I read stories while my daughters went and fetched fried chicken for lunch after yesterday's workshop. She's sitting up and very nearly crawling, and she likes storybooks. Today I have Sunday School and church, and then Man of La Mancha with the ladies theater group. #2 daughter may be on her plane […]


Saturday, April 7th, 2018

#2 daughter has been visiting. We've been going out for ladylike lunches plus one pizza dinner, cooking Blue Apron meals, watching Santa Clarita Diet, and talking a lot. #1 daughter has come by with the Baby a lot and #1 son also joined us yesterday. It has been a great pleasure. Today I'm going to […]

The Second Ketch

Friday, April 6th, 2018

I told my daughter that I didn't know why I was making a second Ketch out of the Haze Heather yarn, because it wasn't part of my plan. "You're a squiggle," she said in a matter of fact way. "The only surprise is that you're surprised." She has a point. Anyway, there it is, three […]


Monday, April 2nd, 2018

I just learned that the Catalan Independentistas include the Pyrenees-Orientales and Languedoc-Roussillon in their desired nation of Catalonia. Apparently Spain ceded that area to France in 1659. Much of my family is from that region. So I am imagining my cousins waking up one morning to find that they live in Catalonia, not France. I […]

Easter 2018

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

My day began at 6:00 a.m. with cooking, cleaning, and seeing to the cats and #2 daughter's dog, who is our house guest this weekend. I put out Easter baskets for the grandchildren. #1 daughter and the baby arrived shortly thereafter. The Baby looked charming in her Easter dress. She has a little Chanel-style jacket […]

Q1 Ends

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

So here’s my awesome planner for the past weeks. Note that I haven’t been tracking things properly. My planner is for tracking my to-dos and my habits: healthy eating, regular exercise, housekeeping, hydration, productivity habits, spiritual habits. I haven’t been tracking. I haven’t been staying on track with those habits. I’ve been making progress on […]

An Easter Dress for the Baby

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

  Here’s the Baby’s Easter dress, in linen with a sheer overlay.   A very frothy frock. I’m making matching shoes. Same linen, same overlay. Satin ribbons. I have a wide one for a sash for the dress, too. The baby is going to be super cute!  


Sunday, March 25th, 2018

Good performance, good to see #2 son as he drove through from Colorado.  He brought me a couple of cakes of Prism from Lambspun. This is the stuff I knitted up into Ketch. This colorway is called "Venus."

Seamwork DYW: Project #1

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

In my mind, Project #1 for the Seamwork Design Your Wardrobe Collection was going to be an assembly line marvel creating two 2-piece dresses in mix and match ponte knits over the course of one great weekend in the sewing room. Here's what actually happened. I have other stuff going on this weekend. The baby […]

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