Friday, November 3, 2017

Friday fragments

in which our plucky heroine thinks about winter on the way, and about how much still remains to be done...

It is cold here. But not as cold as it is further north... my pals in Olympia have snow today! This is very early in the year for snow, but we are forecast to have a colder winter than usual, unlike most of the USA

My intention, in the very busy month of November, is to do at least one small Declutter each day, and one small Needful Project each day, in addition to my everyday chores and everyday work.

Today I removed the extra empty canning jars that had been cluttering up the countertop and put them away in the pantry, and I framed the little 3D frogsong card that S gave me years ago, when I told her how much I missed the frogsong from when I lived in the Mud Bay House! It is rather hard to see, but the card not only has irridescent glitter highlighting some of the foliage but the lower frogs, and waterlilies are raised cutouts above the surface of the card itself in several layers. I was at a loss for a long time as to how best to display the card, but when I discovered the Gunnabo shadowbox frames from Ikea also came in a small size, I knew just what to do... This makes a very nice addition to the turquoise-greenish watery artworks in the bathroom here!

Realised I forgot to post the last two of my Inktober drawings:

30. found

31. mask
※※※ current thinking about possible timeline for completing the SWAP... I intend to use my very very busy November to just do prep work. Hopefully I can manage to get a sleeve that works, since I am pretty happy with the bodice portion of Tabula Rasa. That is really where I need to start, since four of my eleven garments depend on my having a woven shirt/blouse/jacket pattern that I am comfortable wearing! (All the other patterns I am using are TNT patterns)

NOVEMBER - fit Tabula Rasa sleeves, or find another option. Prep "sewing kits" of as many garments as possible. Begin Alabama Chanin surface design process (stenciling, hand stitching and cutting away layers of motifs, on individual pattern pieces... lots of handwork)

DECEMBER - sew black corduroy pinafore, brown corduroy pinafore, begin Alabama Chanin cardigan, and surface design on indigo jacket...

JANUARY - begin brown twill jacket, continue indigo jacket and Alabama Chanin cardigan

FEBRUARY - sew indigo pinstripe dress, sew brown knit top, sew floral blouse

MARCH -continue on whatever isn't finished...

APRIL - Sew grey popover top, indigo popover dress these are both suitable for warmer weather, photograph anything that still needs photos 

November SMART goals (x=extra)
1 x garlic planted-
2 x worm bin refreshed-
3 x framed frogsong card -
4 x x -
5 xx x
6 x x x
7 x x x
8 x x x
9 x x x
10 x x x
11 x x x
12 x x x
13 x x x
14 x x x
15 x x x

1 comment:

  1. That is a very ambitious schedule and I wish you well on it.

    I can't wait to see your Alabama Chanin cardigan!