Archive for March, 2018

Still Working on the Quilt

March 16, 2018

My laptop did a flip-flop. I couldn’t take just sitting there sewing the binding.  I can’t do one thing at a time.  It gets very boring very quickly.  I realize that is takes longer, but it wouldn’t be finished otherwise.  At my current rate, it should be finished by next Thursday.

I went to see my doctor yesterday.  We talked about my pain.  I told him I would prefer to stay with my current program.  At least I can sleep at night.  Otherwise, I would be on a narcotic which I do not want.  I told him about seeing another neurologist.  Hs is going to talk to the orthopedic which is what I really want.  We’ll see.


Sewing and Reading

March 12, 2018

Since I know I will be spending many hours hand sewing, I decided to try to catch up on all my unread emails.  Here it is late afternoon and I am finally under one hundred left to read.  I hope to finish in under four days.  I wish I could sew in the evening, but I always get a nauseous headache.  I don’t know why.  I can knit and watch TV at night.  Speaking of knitting,  I have been working on Babar’s royal cape.  Ten inches of stockinet is making me crazy.

Trying to Finish

March 11, 2018

I haven’t felt right for the past several days.  I can’t say what it was, so I’ll just say that I have been pooky.  Since I haven’t been running around, I have made good progress on Babar.

  He needs to have his clothes blocked and find buttons for his vest.  Don’t you just love his bowler hat.




March 7, 2018


I think it rained for 24 hours.  At least it wasn’t snow.  We would have had to change the dreaded appointment.  We had to go up to Harrington this morning and I drove through pouring rain the whole way.  Sweetums was a little anxious, but everything worked out.  We had omelets at IHOP on the way home.  We chatted and laughed and enjoyed the meal and the coffee.  He felt so much better.  I don’t know what he would do if I died first.  There is Uber, but he would probably suck it up and drive himself.  I wouldn’t want to be behind him.


Quilting Finished

March 6, 2018

  I have finally completed the quilting .  The binding has been cut and, if I’m lucky, will be on the quilt by the weekend.

  The elephants were added to represent my nephew, his wife and baby that is due next month.

  Babar looks good is his new pants.  His jacket is almost finished



March 4, 2018

I like old fabric, especially bark cloth.  I look for beautiful patterns, good color, condition and price.  I like the depth and texture of bark cloth.  It adds another interest to the fabric.  I don’t mind paying $20 of $30 a yard, but not $100 or even $200.  I have five yards of the black and only one of the white.  Slip covers with a contrasting pillow comes to mind.  Curtains are a possibility, but I would have to line them to prevent fading.  You know, a jacket and skirt would be nice.

Babar now has pants.  I started his coat.  I hope I have enough green for his vest.  The yarn is Brown Sheep so getting another skein won’t be a problem.


Babar Is Finished

March 2, 2018

  Now I need to make Babar some clothes.