Category Archives: Everyday

“Putterday” Saturday

Yep, that about sums up the day.  I puttered around the house doing this and that.  One little thing I did this morning was some straightening in my studio.  I found a few things that I no longer need, maybe you do?

The following three photos show those things.  They are free to a good home if you pay the cost of Priority shipping + PayPal fees (to US addresses only).  You can guesstimate the cost of shipping;  I added the weight of the item on the photo.  First come, first served for these.  Send me an email (if you have my address), or fill out the contact form on my website.  You’ll need a PayPal account, so I can send you an invoice for the shipping and PayPal fees.

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Clothes and shoes have been claimed.

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Ribbon still available.

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While I was inside destashing and straightening, my husband did some pruning of our shrubbery.  I thought the magnolia branches were so pretty, such a shame they should all end up in the fire pit.  I added them to my cranberry colored hurricanes on the buffet.  Not sure how long they’ll last in the house, but they look nice now.  Hopefully, I didn’t also bring in bugs.

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I also snapped up a few boxwood branches; I know these will last for weeks and weeks in water.    There’s nothing like real greenery brought inside the house, is there?

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My daughter and I planted these tiny succulents on my birthday last month.  (I haven’t killed them yet.)  I purchased a moisture meter so that I won’t overwater them.  This pot of succulents reminds me of her, and something we did together on my birthday. ❤

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I’ve been having wrist pain on and off this year, beginnings of carpal tunnel, I think.   Knitting and using the keyboard make it worse, as does sleeping.  Yes, I said knitting (perhaps my favorite thing to do)! 😦 I’m not sure what I’m going to do about that yet, but I purchased a slanted laptop stand to make using my laptop more ergonomic.  I’m also sleeping with a brace on my right hand.

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I’ll have Patience’s new ensemble to show you tomorrow.  The pattern for her cardigan will be ready a day or two later.

Bye for now, my friends.


Working, Working, and More Working

Hello there!  Oh my gosh, how this past week has flown since I last checked in with you.  I have quite a pile of work completed, but no completed outfits.  I still am not sure I like working this way, probably not, I am thinking.

Gina is the closest to having a completed outfit.  Her dress, sweater, beret, and crocheted flower cutting basket are finished.  She still needs some anklets, undies, and a bracelet.  So close… I know Gina would like for me to get her outfit completed so that she can show it to you in its entirety.

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I found sewing 5 (Gina’s was already completed) dresses all at once feeling laborious for me.  I spent one day for the bodices, one day for the skirts, and not quite one day for hand sewing the facings and snaps.

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The photo below was taken today of 4 of my 6 ensembles-in-progress.  The navy ensemble is missing from this pile.  I am still knitting the cardigan.  (I found I must always have knitting-in-progress for those times when I NEED to knit.)  And, as you already know, Gina is wearing the white floral dress.

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Below is a cardigan for Gracie, and one for my Little Darling, Alice.

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I was very pleased with how these darker cardigans took the embroidery, bright and colorful.  I do love them!  The heathered plum cardigan is for Patience, and the heathered tan cardigan is for Patsy.

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I couldn’t resist showing you “sacked out Morris” napping in our ground cover.  I guess it makes a nice bed.  I had to be quick to capture this moment; he moves around very often throughout the day.  He has now matted down another part of the ground cover.

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Oops, woke him up!

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And, original feral kitty hanging out with my mom’s squirrels.

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I hope you’ve had a very nice week.  Hopefully, not as wet as ours has been.  Thankfully, we are fine at our house, but after the torrential downpours within the last day and a half, many roads are closed, basements flooded, houses turned into islands, and power outages in many suburbs.  Our county got hit the hardest, the storms just kept on coming.  On the radar, we were in the “red zone” practically all of Thursday a.m. and then into the afternoon as well.

Bye for now, my friends. ❤  Take care!