Friday, September 1, 2017

Friday fragments


in which our plucky heroine wonders if the rain will ever come...

The PNW is on fire. I just read that Yosemite is on fire. My friend in LA is on evacuation watch, because fire. Our heat waves here are returning, and bringing with them smoke from all the fires, again... I have not seen such skies since I was a child in LA, more than fifty years ago, before the clean air act, when inversion layers and smog were a way of life, and the mountains only ever appeared in the wintertime.
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Whatever went south with my right foot seems to have eased off. I am walking a bit better, in that I can put weight on my foot again. If it isn't back to normal by Monday Tuesday, I will contact my regular doctor. Ever since my dear friend S almost died from an long undiagnosed foot infection that attacked her bones, I am very cautious about foot trouble.
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September is "Sewing Month - " National Sewing Month began in 1982 with a proclamation from President Ronald Reagan declaring September as National Sewing Month “In recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.”...

In an attempt to add yet more to my everyday efforts, I am going to spend a half hour every day doing something sewing related all month long. I have gathered the supplies I need to begin the work to fit Tabula Rasa as a woven shirt/jacket/blouse (I have tissue paper, and several old sheets for muslins)

It is also the annual Sewing Room Spiff-up Month on Stitchers Guild. If I had nothing else on my agenda, I would focus the entire month on sorting and reorganising my fabric collection. I will likely do some of that, and also want to make a new ironing board cover, and make padded covers for the sleeve board (sans covers) that I found at Goodwill a few years ago, which has been languishing in the workshop ever since. After all, if I am eventually going to make some woven sleeved garments, being able to press their sleeves will be very helpful!

Not sure where I found this photo online, but it shows a way to keep the long edges of the ironing/sleeve board covers neatly attached along their long sides. Since both my ironing board, and the sleeve board are wooden, I can take advantage of this option pretty easily. (note tiny nails that are used to stretch the drawstring and keep the cover taut on the upper side)
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I found this essay well worth reading: The Migration Habits of Stones
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September SMART goals (x=extra)
# THINGS MADE THINGS FIXED THINGS GONE
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