Friday, November 28, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Turkey Willl Come Out Tomorrow, Bet Your Bottom Dollar That Tomorrow There'll Be Turkey

Tomorrow! Tomorrow!
I love ya, tomorrow!
The turkey's only a day away!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I Am Learning To Sew- Project 10

  A child's wallet. I made it for the boy who lives across the street from me.
(Dollar bill for display purposes only.)

The cover of child's wallet. I used a patio furniture fabric on the outside to make the wallet a bit sturdier.

Monday, November 24, 2014

I Am Learning To Sew- Project 9 a,b, And c

Reusable market bags made with left over fabrics from other projects and one old bed sheet.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bad Politicians

This explains why tweeting the photo below

forced a British politician to resign today.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

I Love Beautiful Graphics

The Kin-Der-Kids is a comic strip that was drawn by painter Lyonel Feininger in the early 20th century.  In the bathtub are Sherlock Bones, the dog;  Strenuous Teddy, a very strong little boy; Daniel Webster, the boy reading the book; Pie-Mouth, the boy with the big appetite; and Little Japansky, the clockwork boy in the back of the tub.  Following them in the boat named Gwendoline are Aunt Jim-Jam and her son Gussie. Aunt Jim-Jam is always trying to get the kids to drink their Castor oil.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cool Design

I strive for two things in design: simplicity and clarity. Great design is born of those two things.
- Lindon Leader

I accidentally let my phone battery die and this is the graphic shown while it charges. Bubbles of electrons at the bottom of the screen rise to fill the battery at the center of the screen.  Very mesmerizing.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I'm Looking But Am I Seeing?

If you look at a thing 999 times, you are perfectly safe; if you look at it for the 1000th time, you are in danger of seeing it for the first time
-G. K. Chesterton

Storm drain near my house.  How long as that fish been there?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Married Life

Conversation with my husband after he puts on a just washed pair of flannel sleep/lounge pants.

My husband:  These have too much static. I thought you were putting fabric softener in the wash.

Me:  I did use fabric softener.  If they're still staticy  why don't you grab all of them and run them through the wash with more fabric softener?

My husband: That's a good idea.

He collects all his sleep/lounge pants and head to the laundry room where I hear him open the top of the washer, then silence as I wait for him to ask the question.

My husband:  Where's the fabric softener?

Me: In the rolling cart next to the dryer.

Another moment of silence.

My husband:  It's not there.  All I see is Dreft and Downy.

Me: Downy is fabric softener.

My husband: Ohhh.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Well They're Out There A'havin' Fun

In that warm California sun.
-The Rivieras

It's been a busy day.  I drove down to Denver to return my sister's sweet little dog to her and then drove back home- in a snowstorm. I shoveled the driveway and front walks- in a snowstorm. (This way I'll have less to shovel tomorrow.) And I took my two dogs for a long walk- in a snowstorm. Now I am going to open a chilled bottle of Riesling, pour myself a glass, pop a DVD of episodes of the TV version of Gidget starring Sally Field and pretend I'm out there a'having fun, in that warm California sun.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Do You Know What It Feels Like For A Dog?

When the temperature is 1 degree Fahrenheit (-17.2 Celsius) and you can't go outside for a walk or  a run or to hunt?  Well, it's pretty darn depressing.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans Day

"In war, there are no unwounded soldiers".

Monday, November 10, 2014

"Tis a privilege to live in Colorado."

-Frederick G. Bonfils

Fifty-nine degrees at 7:00 this morning when I took the dogs for a walk. Now 23 degrees and snowing.

"If you don't like the weather, wait a minute."
-Everyone who lives in Colorado

Friday, November 07, 2014

I Am Learning To Sew- Work Area

If you had told me a year ago that I would be turning a section of my basement into a sewing center I would have laughed out loud.  Now look what I have:

A sewing table (back wall), a bookcase, a cutting table, and a small dresser.

This 1947 Singer Featherweight 221 is my newest machine. 

The re-purposed table my husband turned into a sewing machine table and the bookcase I build years ago.         

Cutting table with scissors, rotary cutters, and rulers hanging on the wall behind.

Close-up of the racks my husband made for me.  He cut up a brass rod to make the hooks.

The dresser was a gift from a friend and stores my fabric, patterns and larger supplies.  That is my 1960's Kenmore in its carrying case sitting on the ground to the right of the dresser.

And that ends the tour.  I've found that having a dedicated space for my sewing makes the experience  more gratifying but I still cannot believe how much fun I am having learning to sew.  Who'd of thought?

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Light Shadows 21

The view from the end of the leash.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Election Day

If you don't vote, you don't matter!

Monday, November 03, 2014

I Am Learning To Sewing- Project 8 a, b and c

Photo my niece sent me of her dogs modeling the coats I made for them. Got them done in time for Halloween.