I'm not the sort to make the bed.  I really have a hard time seeing the point.  My bed is not a decorative object, it is an object of use.  Making the bed makes it prettier, but less useful.  I'm opposed to this on philosophical grounds (it's the same objection I have to many of the world's more ludicrous shoes...they may make me prettier, but they also make me less useful).  I'm also deeply lazy.  So I more or less never make the bed.  I did, shockingly, make an exception for the new duvet covers.  Just this once mind you. [...]

July 17, 2013|

Iron Age

I stand by my position that sewing is poorly named.  The activity we call sewing is mostly ironing with occasional spurts of other activities to leaven the tedium.  I spent about 10 hours putting together two duvet covers and two pillowcases this weekend, and I'd say about 2 hours were spent actually sewing.  The rest were spent ironing, measuring, ironing, pinning, ironing, cutting, and ironing. Given the scale of the project (huge), the complexity of the sewing (low), and the intended final result (rumply wrinkly bedding), I determined I would do the absolute minimum necessary amount of ironing (a good [...]

July 16, 2013|


Barry and Levon would like you to know that they, too, are making contributions to the current sewing project.  They're doing their very best to fuzz up the place.  They are quite effective. And Mr. Random Number Generator would like you to know that Leslie has won Rachel's lovely book.  Thanks to everyone who entered, and special thanks to Rachel for making such fantastic socks!

July 12, 2013|


I'm making duvet covers.  I plan to be making duvet covers for the next several days.  I fully expect this to eclipse more or less all the knitting for the next week or so.  You've been warned. The goal is two, twin sized, linen duvet covers.  You may recall I got the fabric when we were in San Francisco.  I realized at the time that 19 yards of fabric was a lot.  Somehow I'd forgotten just how much it was until I dumped it out on the table (sewing happens on the dining room table around here).  It's really quite [...]

July 10, 2013|


I tend to bring back somewhat non-traditional goodies from my various excursions.  I don't have much use for tshirts.  I am always drawn to pretty drawings of the places I go, but I never manage to get them framed and hung.  Pretty much if it's meant to be sold as a souvenir, I'm not so interested.  Three of my very favorite possessions in the whole world are the tiny little salt pot we brought back from Bulgaria, the sea glass we brought back from Maine, and the stick we brought back from Nova Scotia.  That stick is on the 'grab [...]

June 6, 2013|
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