Monday, September 28, 2015

Puppy Monday

Could Praline be any prettier?
No sooner had I set up this basket for lap quilts did Praline claim it for dog-kind. 
Sorry I missed my Puppy Sunday post, but I'm insanely busy with school. 

I love Spanish, but it's challenging, to put it mildly. 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sunday, Puppy Sunday: Chuy is a computer assistant

Chuy would prefer to be between All The Hoomans and their computers. See what a tech whiz he is?

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Dirndl blouse

Making an ensemble for Oktoberfest from fabrics I had on hand. I love this dotted Swiss handkerchief weight fabric, and this is for the blouse. I don't have a ruffle foot, so I improvised and just tried to be uniform in feeding extra fabric every other stitch. The ruffle alone took an hour just to gather up. It's not perfect, but it's still going to be cute, I think!

The sleeves will go on tomorrow and I'll finish it probably tomorrow night. :)

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sunday, Puppy Sunday: drowsy babushka pup

Mochi loves to burrow, especially near bedtime. :)

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Well, that's done. Again. For now.

My tires wore out so quickly it was astonishing. I had a nice set of Michelins with 90,000 mike warranty, and barely eked out 47,000 on them. The new set is on now. Going for alignment this week, and hopefully I can see a few more miles on this bunch. 

Monday, September 07, 2015

On the penultimate (I hope) triple digit day of the year...

...I have to say that if there's an up-side to living in a ridiculously hot place, it's that I can put an entire basket of clothes on the line to dry at 6PM, and they'll be dry and toasty before the sun goes down. I love the smell of line-dried textiles, and I also love saving electricity. It gets me out of the house some days when I'd rather not, perhaps, and that's good, too. 

It was 102F today, and tomorrow is forecast for 100, but Wednesday is forecast for a positively frigid 90F. 

Fetch me my parka, Jeeves!

As summers go, this one hasn't been brutal, but I will not be sorry to see the back of it. 

How To Study Tennyson:


They need to send the fight-abled people among the refugees back home to Syria with weapons so they can resolve the problem of extremists in their homeland. 

The worst falls on the children. Strife was ever thus. For all the complications and mitigating factors, I know I'm not alone in grieving for all the children in places of great conflict. 

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Sunday, Puppy Sunday: will nap for cuddles

Chuy just came out from under the covers and pressed up against me, demanding I pet him. Of course, I could not refuse. :)