2012: Apr 12

I finally finished my little stitching project and ran it through the sewing maching to add a jersey lining and it call it a finished scarf. Tomorrow, hopefully, I send it away and get around to completing some other projects around here before May sets in.

2012: Mar 19

A new stitching project, freehand with my perle cottons on that gray sheeting that's been cut up for different projects and floating around in scrap form. We'll see how far I get on this before dumping it for ever pressing Easter ideas.


The standard three-seat configuration of airplanes and the four-person configuration of our family makes for a generally unrestful travel experience. And today I was the single row parent. But for the first time in 5- plus years -- maybe it was the kids' natural good-natured ness, maybe it was our abundance of electronic devices -- I was able to work on my own project in semi-peace. And air travel suddenly became a lot less painful.


Finished, last night, the second installment to my sashiko stitched alphabet. This U, or is it an N, was worked itself out mostly while catching up on streamed episodes of 30 Rock.


I don't know how we, as geeky parents, let it get to this late stage without screening Star Wars for The Boy. But enough of his classmates have been spreading the good word on sci-fi/superhero super-awesomeness that he's already on a first name basis with characters like Yoda and C-3PO and Iron Man and Optimus Prime. So ignoring the morning dishes, I popped in Episode IV (not ready to expose him to the likes of Jar Jar Binks just yet, thank you very much) and sat down to some needlework and the Boy's clarifying questions, mostly involving the goodness or badness of the characters. And what did the hairy one just say? And what is a Jedi? And what kind of a thing is Jabba? And those guys are just pretending to be bad, right? I hadn't remembered it being such a long movie.


While at our local fabric/craft shop searching in vain for wooden discs to round out my collection, I picked up some of your everyday embroidery thread to compare against my super special, but limited supply of sashiko threads. Not sure how I feel about that sheen, but it would be nice to not have to wait a week for special thread orders to come in the mail for my occasional stitching projects.


Finished the latest sashiko swatch. I've got no idea what this one, and hopefully a slew of similarly alphabetic motifs, will conspire to be. Likely, it will just hang on the boards for a few months gathering dust while interest in other projects waxes and wanes.