I've been gradually taking care of various housey chores: washing the dishes that got put aside while dealing with the Undersink Saga, folding laundry, and rescuing my laundry basket that was left outdoors when I hung the laundry out yesterday and had a layer of icey snow in the bottom. Starting a batch of Seville orange marmalade. All good things for a cold February day.
I swapped out the thread in the sewing machines for dark blue, and will be cutting out two more indigo SWAP garments (batik rayon popover dress, and indigo/black pinafore) in preparation for completing the indigo blue part of my SWAP. Yesterday I realised that the neckline binding on the teal/feather print knit top wasn't lying smooth and flat, so I carefully hand stitched some Very Tiny Darts into just the binding, to pull it into a better curve. These sorts of small details are the kind of thing I just have to fix, or else they will annoy me forever. It is difficult to get the neckline binding on a knit top just right, sometimes I manage it, and sometimes I have to "get creative"
February SMART goals (x=extra)
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||bright feathers top for Mom||leaky undersink||-|
|2||taupe/teal feathers knit top||neckline binding||-|
|3||11 4oz jars marmalade||x||-|
|4||mushroom print blouse ||x||-|
today's gratitude - I never stop being grateful for four walls and a roof. Spent the winter I was 29 living in the back of a truck on the streets in Cambridge MA. Snow and ice, and a Very dysfunctional boyfriend. I am a different person now. Maybe less trusting of Other Peoples Sweet Talk. But that tale is a whole long story of youthful stupidity, and I would rather count my blessings nowadays. Acorn Cottage might be a wee bit drafty, but it beats an uninsulated step van by miles!