Friday, April 30, 2010

A Simple Answer for Sickening Sewage

The name of the product may make us giggle, but the concept is a god-send.

I Miss Mister Rogers

Couldn't the world use some of Mister Roger's wisdom about now? The very end of this video is the best part. Be sure to hold on for it.

(Thanks, Kate, for pointing me to another great video.)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Simple Italian

American Jane Whole Cloth Quilt

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This is my latest quilt. It is completely stitched by hand and is made with two fabrics from the American Jane collection by the Moda fabric company, one for each side. The binding is from my stash. The batting is Hobbs Heirloom Wool and I love it. It puckered up just the way I like it to when laundered, and it is a perfect sort of warm.

Here's an interesting article I found at on the different kind of batts quilters use. It also has some tips about which needles work best. You may want to check it out.

I bought my wool from the folks at King's Men Quilting Supply Inc. The price is excellent if you are in a position to buy in bulk and the service was quick. I bought the 108x25 yd roll, so I will be working with wool from here on out. I'm very happy about that.

This quilt is about 40"x60." Just right for movie watching or tucking a little one in to bed.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Rube Goldberg (from Japan)

I am soooo crazy about these things! I just laugh and laugh when I watch them. How about you?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Back to Work

198/365 - payday, originally uploaded by jypsygen.

It seems that we will not have to move into a motor home after all. Although we never got very close to that, it was always in the back of my mind. How long can a household survive on too little income? But now, my husband is going back to work at the Boeing Company. The down side is, he will be working 75 miles from home, so the commute is going to mean I won't get to see him much. (He is also going to finish out the college quarter with night classes. Sigh.)

The up side is, well, money. Big upside, even when you like to live simply.

Our sincere thanks to everyone who has helped us through this time. We have not suffered, but have simply enjoyed the time together, thanks to your support.

Now, on to the next season of life.