Posts Tagged ‘fabric’

Going to Reistestown for a Few

September 8, 2011

I haven’t been all summer so it’s time.  I hope it’s not raining like this tomorrow.  Ordinarily I would have all ready left, but I have an appointment with the GP in the morning. 

 My son wants sewing lessons.  We’ll be looking at patterns and buying fabric, cutting and sewing.  He has my old Brother, but I’m bringing my Sapphire anyway.  I am not certain what all is at the house so I’ll bring some basic notions.  This should be fun.  I’ll let you know. 

I’m trying to picture him making his own placemats.

Reisterstown is Another World

April 11, 2010

Like everything else, it’s not like it was thirty years ago.  Even in the middle of the day, it takes forever to get down main street.  And they drive like it was DC rush hour.  What happened to the friendly little town I once knew?  Believe me, three days was long enough for me.  This morning, I drove to downtown Baltimore to pick up my grandson.  Mom and Dad were both working.  Again I was surprised at the amount of traffic for a Saturday morning.  And talk about arrogant!!  I am so glad that I live in lower slower Delaware.

When I got home this afternoon, I did the dishes.  My husband hadn’t gotten around to it.  My son had given me a little George Foreman grill for my birthday and Doug wanted hamburgers.  Of course we didn’t have any rolls.  And, of course, he had had a beer, so, of course, I had to drive.  We wound up going to two stores and spending sixty dollars and, of course, I had to make three U-turns on Route 13.  And, of course,  I had a sick headache by the time I was ready to cook.  I hadn’t eaten since 8AM so I had a little macaroni salad and slowly counted to about fifty.  I was finally able to cook.  My son loves his and I must say that the burgers were very good.  I had mine with guacamole and ketchup and sautéed mushrooms and onions and, of course, macaroni salad.  And, of course, I used actual ground sirloin, not that 93/7 ground beef crap that Wal-mart now carries.

And another thing!   I am not at all happy with the changes at Wal-mart.  I have to drive twenty to forty miles to buy fabric now and the notions section looks like something I would expect to see in a Seven Eleven.  And what happened to all the great kitchen stuff they used to have?  I could find whatever I wanted.  Not anymore!  I guess these items are now ‘beneath’ them.  They did one thing that I do like.  The electronics are now in the back corner and not in the middle of the store and in the way.

Time to go knit.

The Joy of Fabric

January 11, 2009

We FINALLY put the tree away!  Ive had everything else packed up for the past week.  At first, Doug wanted to leave it up for a while because Olive enjoys it so much.  I was able to convince him that it’s not good for her to be doing all that climbing, especially since she pulled out all her stitches.

p1010577  I hope this isn’t too gross for anybody.  Well, actually, I don’t really care.  This is my blog.  It’s not red, swollen or weeping so I’m just going to keep an eye on it.  She is much more active today so I think she will be all right. 

I set up my cutting table this afternoon and started to pull out appropriate nightie fabric.  I going to make two  or three or maybe four.  I like these the best.  I’ve got two cut out so far.  I might as well go for four.

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I finished one sock.  The yarn is great, but the pattern isn’t.  The sock is a little too wide, but not unwearable.  I’m beginning to wonder why I even try these patterns.  I have plenty of my own.  If the yarn they send wasn’t always so nice, I’d stop getting it.  I should be getting my Red Bird  kit some tine this month.  Then, I’ll be happy.


Indian Summer

November 2, 2008

Sunny and 73 degrees today so I got my knitting and a chair and went outside. 

I finished the first sock.  It fits very well.  These are definitely keepers.

Here’s another keeper.  See how nicely he’s folding my fabric?  I washed and hung it out this morning and he brought it in for me. 

Maude enjoyed the day, too.   However, she was not happy when I took that tick off her.

And this is the last rose of summer.

Even Elvis enjoyed the sun.

It Was Doug’s Birthday

October 17, 2008

Maybe that’s why it was so hot.  I think it got up to 85 today.  I’m not used to sweating in October.  It is supposed to be 20 degrees cooler tomorrow.  Everybody is going to be so sick.

My son was off from work today so he came for a visit and brought two gallons of Weber’s cider.  I finally thought of a good birthday present this evening.  Doug is so hard to buy for.  When I find what I want, I’ll post a picture. 

Thawing frozen bananas is gross.  Peeling them and mashing them is even worse.  If anyone ever saw me making this cake, they would never eat it.  I don’t tell what’s in it.  They wouldn’t believe me.  They just say that it is the best chocolate cake they have ever eaten.

The mail person brought me a package today.  Now I have to figure out how much I still need.

I think I want another green.

Good night.

Better Today

October 11, 2008

The kinks weren’t as bad today, so I started washing all the fabric that I have been gathering.  I knew I had a little Christmas guilt kit somewhere.  It seemed like a good time to make it.  There were a lot of tiny pieces that I washed by hand.  I figured I might as well dig out everything I had that hadn’t been washed.  I don’t like the way fabric smells until it’s washed.  I had a friend who never prewashed.  Going into her sewing room gave me a headache.  By the time I got it all together, I had two big loads.  This is what happens when you only work on one thing for five months.  I mean, you’re still buying.  Right? 

Here is the dark load.  It consists of two servicemen quilts, two or three nightgowns and at least one Christmas gift.  See the scum on the water?  It happens every Autumn.  It’s from dying plants and other things that I don’t want to think about.

I Tried

October 7, 2008

All but two of the bills were paid.(I ran out of stamps).  One form was filed out.(The other nay not be necessary).  One phone call was made.(But they have to call back).  A bunch of fabric was washed and hung out.  I baked some chicken breasts along with some dressing.  I even made gravy.  I steamed some broccoli and sprinkled a little cheese on top.  Knitting progressed.

The color isn’t right, but the stitches are clear.  See that little white speck?  It’s a piece of cheese.

What Day Is It?

October 2, 2008

Doug said we have to go to the supermarket tomorrow.  Wait a minute.  Didn’t we just go yesterday?  It feels like it.  No.  That was eight days ago.  How did that happen?   Sometimes I feel like I am living in two worlds.  People shouldn’t have two houses.  It’s too confusing.  I’ll be glad when my son is out on his own and the house is sold.  My underpants there are starting to dry rot.

Here’s the fabric I bought to make new nightgowns.

Gloves or socks?

My son’s girlfriend.

Stop in Catonsville

September 28, 2008

I stopped in Catonsville before I got to Reisterstown.  I needed a needle for class.  I was surprised that I didn’t have every single size and type in existence.  I also bought some yarn.  What can I say?  It’s hot pink and orange.  I’ll post a picture when I get back.  I also went to the fabric shop next door.  They had a lot of Laurel Burch Christmas fabric.  I bought two panels and some yellow.  When I got to the house, I called Doug and had him look for the directions for a wall hanging.  He said he really the fabrics and could I make a bed quilt.  I am not ready for that yet.  I haven’t finished the last one.

It rained all last night and I thought that it was over.  I wanted to get some fabric for new nighties.  I found three and decided to go to Parkville.  When I was about half way there, the skies opened again.  It poured while I was in the store and it was impossible see to drive.  I wanted to go to one more place, but I didn’t.  It wasn’t worth the effort.

No Sanquhar Glove Knitting

August 31, 2008

I didn’t work on my quilt either, and part 3 has been posted.  I copy them and throw them on my sewing

6 pieces of fabric and Vogue Knitting

6 pieces of fabric and Vogue Knitting

cabinet.  Speaking of sewing, I went to Dover this afternoon.  I bought 10 yards of Warm and Natural batting.  It was half price.  Then it broke the fabric reader, so the clerk had to write everything out by hand.  Here’s what I bought.  The stuff on the left is denim with a gold snakeskin design on it—-good for making “guy”containers.  Now that certain men in my life have figured out that I can make covers for pretty much anything, I have to keep appropriate fabric handy.  The cherries is going to be placemats and the rest is quilting projects. 

I buy Vogue Knitting once or twice a year.  Whenever I subscribe, the magazine gets awful so I just pick one up occasionally.

I did a little knitting.  I got out some hand spun yarn I bought at MD Sheep & Wool about 15 years ago and made swatches.  I am trying to decide which looks best.  It’s 100% wool in a soft yellow, green, orange combination.  I’ve looked at several patterns, but I haven’t settled on one thing yet.