Friday, October 29, 2010

List o' dreams 5

5. See Over the Rhine in concert. (It's good to have some easier dreams.)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

List o' dreams 4

4. Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

List o' dreams 3

3. Sleep in the Treehouses in Oregon.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

List o' dreams 2

2. Go to New York City at Christmas time.

(This song is pretty cheesy. Made me laugh)

Monday, October 25, 2010

List o' dreams 1

This week, I'll share some of the items on my list o' dreams. Maybe someday I'll finish this other enormous project that is stealing all of my time and I'll have some more crafty fun.

1. See someone really amazing play Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major.

We have a CD of Heifetz playing this-I think it's my favorite piece of music. Here's the 3rd movement-with Jascha himself, from the movie "Carnegie Hall".

Friday, October 22, 2010

It's so helpful...

to remember the Spiritual Works of Mercy.

  • To instruct the ignorant
  • To counsel the doubtful
  • To admonish sinners
  • To bear wrongs patiently
  • To forgive offences willingly
  • To comfort the afflicted
  • To pray for the living and the dead

Thursday, October 21, 2010

It's so ridiculous...

that I have spent SO many hours on this one project, to the exclusion of all others. Is it almost done yet?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

It's so easy...

to make your own beans. Beans, water, crock pot all day, mush them up with a little oil in a skillet, lots of salt, blender, done.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It's so frustrating...

To have to rip out this binding and try AGAIN. Why won't the bottom fabric feed nicely?

Monday, October 18, 2010

It's so decadent...

to have cookies squirreled away in my bedside table.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Napkin Rings

Abby and I made some napkin rings a couple of weeks ago using this tutorial.

I told her it would be easy, and I was scoffed at (I always think things will be easy). But we had no trouble at all. It took about 30 minutes to make 8 of these.

I think they turned out to be really pretty.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010


Sunday was the first really cool day, and I was excited to wear my pink maternity sweater. But when I put it on--horrors! Two little holes.

I cut hearts from some pretty felted sweater bits I had left over. Two looked funny, so I added a third for balance.

I think Tummy likes it.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Good day at Goodwill

I did all of my errands lickety-split on Wednesday and then treated myself with a trip to Goodwill.

I found a beautiful coat. It's kind of silly to buy a coat this fall, I know, because it's not going to fit around me, but it was so so pretty, and it such good condition, I couldn't resist. Not even at Goodwill's high price of $10.99! Plus Dry Cleaning!

I looked at it for a long time. I wasn't sure if I could really wear a coat with a fur collar. Yep, that's real fur. What sealed the purchase was that I looked carefully at the fur and realized it was just stitched on with embroidery thread. Easy peasy to take off.

Now it looks like something I can wear. And I have a piece of fur to play with. Anyone have any ideas? I looked it up on ebay and it looks like they sell for $10-$20, so I could pay for the coat that way... Anyone an ebay seller?

The lining is perfect except for this one spot under the left arm. I was thinking I'd try to fix it before it got worse, but I don't really know how to do that.

This is my second Betty Rose coat from Goodwill, so I finally looked it up. Betty Rose made coats and suits in Kansas City from the 20's through the 70's. This coat is probably from the 60's-70's, according to the label.

There were other goodies that day, but they need some more fixing up. Time to clean off the craft table!