Wednesday, July 1, 2020

SPORADIC POSTS UNTIL THE MIDDLE OF AUGUST...


When the whole world is silent,

Even one voice becomes more powerful.


Boy, things are getting really busy around here.  I am trying to get ready to leave for Utah to pick up Duchess and bring her home but there is so much to do before I leave that I am having a problem reserving time for my blog. 

My posts are going to be sporadic until I get back, unfortunately.  I am still writing a weekly six page newsletters for the guild and they will continue during my trip.  So I am trying to do as much pre-planning and pre-writing as possible.

I am also getting ready for our second virtual meeting before I leave and one shortly after I get back.  That means that everything has to be ready now including slideshows, etc.  My list of things to get done is several pages long - two columns per page!!!

All this is to say that I will be back with better content posts around the middle of August.  Until then, my posting will be less regular than normal.  I will try to take some pictures on the trip and share them. 

Can you believe that it is already July and the Fourth is this weekend?   This summer is flying by, but life seems to be at a standstill, if you know what I mean.  Guess even our new normal is not going to be with us for a long time...

Enjoy the fourth, at home.
Stay safe and keep well.
Until next time...

Friday, June 26, 2020

TRI-FOLD CASE TO HOLD HAND SEWING ITEMS

I wanted to make a fabric tri-fold case to put some hand sewing in for my upcoming trip.  I was surprised that there are very few cases like this on YouTube...unless I just haven't found the right combination of words.  I only found two.  Anyway, neither of them were what I wanted so I made my own. 

First I made sure that my things would fit...

I didn't have any interfacing, and as this was a canvas type fabric, I used three layers. 

Here's what it looks like after I finished...closed, one side open,  completely open with cover down



Close-up of pockets...


Pockets completely filled with cover up, then with cover down...


Side view of bottom of closed case...

Side view of top with cover down (to keep things in the pocket) of closed case...

I like the way this turned out...

Have a great weekend. 
Going to be a rainy one around here.
Talk with you on Monday.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK

I took this flower when I visited the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona.  It's quite beautiful and colorful.  Like the painted desert...


Or Crystal Forest...

Or petrified wood up close...

Or even the petroglyphs...

If you're in the area, plan on stopping by and driving the loop.  It was hard not to stop every couple of seconds and take pictures...oh, I did...that's why I have a ton of them!

Talk with you tomorrow...