I have mentioned my patchwork multi-generation thread collection; I have finally started to run out of medium browns. A quick Internet search turned up that JP Coats 48A is “London Tan,” a color that’s still made by Coats & Clark. Not that I needed an exact match, but when buying online/curbside it’s nice to not […]
What I wanted: countershading. What I got: dragon-otter.
I was very proud of myself for reordering my stabilizer before I really ran low, and then it didn’t ship for over a week. A week that I did a whole bunch of experimentation and used much more than usual. Oops. I can’t really get mad at anybody trying to run a warehouse business in […]
I’m accumulating way too many “things to do when I get the workroom project done.” The latest: taco fabrics. The filling looks good, but the tortillas need a lot of color tuning. (It’s even worse than the camera makes it look here.)
But only a little. It was a neat dragon design, I had to try it out. The larger version is going on a tablet sleeve for me, but I might re-do it in the purple/blue/cyan instead of shades-of-blue. It also looks neat, at least on my screen, in reversed colors (or un-reversed colors), if I […]
Do you know how hard it is for someone with poor impulse control to keep walking past all these “I’ll get to that after the holiday crunch” fabrics while reorganizing a sewing room?
Don’t look if you’re ordering one and want to be surprised!
I guess the new fashion in blogs is to simply recycle old posts periodically. I can’t bring myself to do that, so I’ll just link to last year’s Compact Cutting-Machine Countdown Calendar which I somehow missed the full alliteration of. I could have called it a “Compact Cricut Countdown Calendar” instead but, well, I use […]
The neighborhood consensus is that kids have lost enough, we’re going to do Halloween as normally as possible under the circumstances. I usually do something like a “pumpkin” patch (where the pumpkins are orange balloons attached to treat bags) anyway, and I think this year will be a u-pick apple orchard. I’ve got clothesline, and […]
Ran out of teal thread for tiny dragons (in the middle of an embroidery run) so had to make a JoAnn run. Clearly the dragons are wearing off on me.