the best part about working close to home?

February 8, 2012 § Leave a comment

Eating lunch everyday at home while sitting on the couch, enjoying the sunshine, and watching the X-Files.

another weekend procrastinating

February 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

Instead of cleaning or going into work (as I should have done), I felt that making another pillow cover somehow made up for these other lapses.  And after I finished, I realized that I don’t even have a pillow that fits this new cover.  Oh well.  (This one is made from linen and a vintage material purchased from Sticks and Stones).

stress release

January 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

I think I’ve realized that when I become stressed, I feel a strong need to makes something.  This has proven disasterous for the state of the living room, but I could have worse habits, right? Last night’s project — another pillow.  And before it appears that my sewing skills have vastly improved, I should clarify that this one is made from three vintage quilt blocks bought from Sticks and Stones for $1 each.  So, the stright, tiny pieces were done by someone else.  The simple, crooked stuff was done by yours truly.  🙂

good byes

January 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

Grandma, 1927-2012

new york 1983

January 15, 2012 § Leave a comment

new pillow

January 15, 2012 § Leave a comment

For Christmas, an aunt game me a bag full of old doilies that had been brought out of the family house in Connecticut.  They’re now slowly making a comeback on the front of linen pillow covers.  And I’m slowly making sense of the sewing machine.  And there was no blood shed during the making of this cover.  That’s a first for me.

snowy january saturday

January 14, 2012 § Leave a comment