Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Gettin' there....

I think I've got the Newcomb about there!

Now I just need to find some time to sit down and thread and sley the thing, so I can get weaving.

I probably won't find the free time (and focus) to do this yet this week.  I'm helping with a lunch counter at a bull sale this weekend, so I have set up, grocery shopping, pie baking, and serving and cleanup to do now thru Saturday.

Then Saturday night is a Holiday/Winter supper get together thing for my work.  Hope I'll have time for a nap Saturday afternoon :)

Also found out I have an issue with my blood pressure.  My body is not liking this night shift business.  Squeezing in a visit to the doctor tomorrow. (and probably skipping work)

Contributing to the stress levels is this...

Yup, that's my work area. 

Embarrassing, isn't it?  It's the 'dumping ground' for my kids stuff they don't have room for in their respective dorm rooms, my non essential kitchen items, decorative items that I'm not unpacking until I get some more remodeling done, and this...

lots and lots and lots of 'rug materials'....

And that's only one of the piles :)  sigh...

I have my carpenter on speed dial for the day it gets organized a little.  He needs to come and frame in the walls down here. 

And then I want to weave. (and ride horse, too)  HA HA HA...

When I do weave, it's pretty much procrastination! 

At least it's in a positive direction - or that's what I keep telling myself.

Just keepin' it real.   JULIE

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Can't help laughing

This picture just cracks me up!!!!

I think I've gone off the deep end :)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Procrastination can be good, right?

Today I told myself I was going to either do housework, or get busy on the remodel project in the entry. 

Instead I find myself procrastinating and doing things like this....

During the night, I attached the handles and sewed up the sides. 

Today I spent a crazy amount of time trying to find a toggle button that I KNEW I had around here somewhere.

Never did find it, but did find one I didn't know I had! LOL

I used said toggle button and a hair stretchy to make a closure just inside the top of the bag...

This is the first try for me of sewing the side seams and turning the bag.  I didn't bother making gussets on the bottom corners, I don't think it needs it on this bag.

All recycled again.  Material from a donated source for the woven body, donated fringy trim from another source, and handles salvaged from a thrift store purse.

Check this out...

I have never seen this much hoarfrost!  
The fog is still with us and there is no wind, so it just keeps building.  

Buzz was checking out the tree and got frost dropped all over her head.  What a cutie :)

I like how the girls 'stand out' in the pictures, their colors don't blend into the background today!

Hey mom, whatcha doin????  My girls follow me everywhere!

How much more do you think it's gonna grow?

Friday, February 3, 2012


Heavy fog for more than 24 hours and still going strong.
No break at all today. 

Just enough snow/moisture and just the right temp and we've got some amazing hoarfrost.

If I wasn't such a lazy pile, I would have put on a coat and shoes and gone and got some pictures of the trees and such.

Instead I stepped out the front door and called it good.

Fridays have come to be my lost day.  I wake up noonish or there about.  Do nothing. Can't get anything started. Except for a nap around 6 PM. 

Hope tomorrow will bring a little more gumption.