Month: April 2018

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The Best-laid Plans

I had a very good plan, actually. My Seamwork Design Your Wardrobe Spring Collection. We were supposed to complete two items each month. I actually thought I could do two each week, for a terrific eight-piece mix and match in […]

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Spring Day

#2 son and his girlfriend went on a float trip yesterday and then joined us for dinner. #1 son had done their shuttling and hiked, then attended his son’s baseball game and his daughter’s play. #1 daughter and I took […]

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Incels

Today I learned about incels, “involuntarily celibates”, men who believe that they are unable to have sexual relationships and blame it on women.  On the one hand, that sounds like what so many college boys used to say: “Girls say […]

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Concert

  La Bella and I went to an excellent concert at the university. Donald Grantham’s  “J’ai ete au bal,” some Turkish-style pieces and the world premier of a choral arrangements of “The Lads of Wamphrey.”   The introduction to the […]

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Five Skeins

Five skeins — or more properly, five skeins plus, since I am working from two skeins, one for each front side. One, the fifth skein I’ve used, got finished up today. I started another skein, which I guess is the […]

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Babysitting

The Baby and #1 daughter’s dogs are spending the weekend with me. The Baby slept for eight hours last night. She eats well, takes her bottle without complaint, plays nicely, and doesn’t fuss over diaper changes. I worry that she’s […]

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Enjoying Sore Muscles

I do my 30 minutes of stepping with Wii Fit every morning — though I confess that I have actually missed a lot recently because of my houseguests and social events. Strength training has been much less routine for me. […]

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Two Hour Skirt

The Two Hour Skirt from Hot Patterns is super simple, but it also really looks good. I cut and sewed mine up from my Summer DYW ponte print. That print is very soft but beefy enough not to be clingy […]

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Seamwork DYW Progress

I had planned to make eight pieces of my DYW wardrobe in April. I was imagining PSD (Personal Sewing Day) weekends with super efficient assembly line techniques. That is not happening. My first look was two-piece dresses in print and […]

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Spring Flowers

I took these lovely spring blooms into the church for first service, led Sunday School, sang in the choir in second service, and then brought the bouquet home. We are required to remove the flowers we take to church, a […]