Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

OK, OK, I know it wasn't exactly fair to just drop an "Oh, I'm moving" and not provide the details. So unfair!!

I'm moving to Sunnyside this Saturday. I'm moving in with my dear friend, Kevin, who you may remember from his appearance here. It's the lovely top floor of an adorable two story house, with a front garden and a little gate and a stoop. I'm smitten!

And I'm going to have a work room. And office/sewing/yarn storage room. I'm excited beyond words. I'll be sharing it all with you very soon! Wish me luck!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

OK. Well. This isn't very exciting. I'm in a kind of state of limbo because I'm moving on Saturday. (OK, *that's* exciting!). So, I guess, I'm in crafting limbo.

My quilt is not finished. I did by a walking foot for my sewing machine so I'm all set once I get settled in to the new place.

The owl cardi is finished and blocked and awaiting a zipper. I'm so-o-o-o-o close, people!!

This is the only thing that I'm knitting right now. It's for a "Knitting for the Home" installation for The Point. It's a place mat. (Is placemat one word or two?) Only, to be honest, it's way to fuzzy for something you're going to be eating food off of. I can't even remember the name of the yarn. I took the label off at the store and didn't bother to make a note, except that I know it's 4.5 stitches to the inch. I thought it looked kind of neutral, not too girl-y, which I don't know why, but was a requirement for place mat (placemat?) yarn in my brain. So, I've knit one and I've only just started the second one and it has to be done for the first of November and I DON'T feel like knitting it anymore. So many other things that I'd rather be knitting!!!

Ah, well, I'm almost done. Done with the limbo - crafting and otherwise. Can't wait to be settled and getting on with life (crafting and otherwise).

Monday, October 13, 2008

The physical demands of my job can be as varied as they are unexpected. Some days, I'm on my feet non-stop. Some days, all I do is sit on my "you know what".

So while I do have a steady rotation of jeans and flats, I'm always wondering if I can get away with wearing a new pair of shoes, skirt, dress, you get the idea.

This was a kind of failed experiment: vintage high-waisted jeans and platform loafers. The jeans were great, the shoes, they hurt the feet. The terrible part is that cute platform loafers are a necessity when wearing, really, really wide leg, high-waisted vintage jeans to create the illusion of long legs. Wide leg jeans + short little me = stumpy legs. Thus the necessity of a little lift.

*Sigh* I guess neither one will be making it back into the work rotation.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Some things I'm loving right now:

Very vintage apple computer pin that I found while cleaning out my parents' basement.

A new purse that is actually an industrial tool bag.

My new Holga baby. This makes me *really* happy!

Friday, October 03, 2008

Well, the leaves are done and installed at The Point. I think it came out pretty cute, so you should go check it out. If it inspires you to make a leaf or two, I'd love to keep adding to the tree.

This is a peek at my finished quilt top. The color in the photo is really close to how it actually is. All cool blues and teals and browns.

This is a detail of the patchwork portion. I'm really, really excited to finish it, but a little nervous as well. This is a queen sized quilt and the process of putting it together just seems so daunting!