Blue is beautiful at Houston.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Monday, October 28, 2019
I am packing and intend to have no checked bags.
This is hard for me as I'm not sure I've ever done this before.
I can't tell you how many things have been in the bag
and then back out of the bag.
It doesn't help that the weather forecast
calls for a twenty-eight degree drop in temperature
from my first day to my second day,
and there is going to be some rain thrown in just for good measure.
I am packing lighter versions of everything and plan to layer, layer, layer.
Rolling clothing seems to be working well.
I have a running list of last minute things to not forget,
like the portable phone charger.
I always remind myself though that most everything forgotten
can be purchased once I get to my destination.
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Today was another game day.
We arrived downtown early and decided to kill some time window shopping.
I was inspired by this beautiful fall color palette.
I really didn't want to leave the store
so I took a picture I can look at whenever I need a boost.
(Also, Happy Birthday, Fireball!)
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
My sister came to visit today and brought along a recent buy.
This yo-yo quilt is so big at 76 x 90+ that I couldn't get it all in the shot.
It is even prettier in the photo than up close.
It lets you figuratively step back and appreciate the subtle color changes.
Monday, October 21, 2019
Here's a progress shot of both the quilt and the sock.
I have begun binding the small quilt and have three sides to go.
I am working on the leg of sock number one and it seems to be taking forever.
I have at least two more inches to go before I can begin the ribbing...
and then start sock number two.
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Friday, October 18, 2019
Thursday, October 17, 2019
I changed the dishes to some pretty fall colors to coordinate with another rug.
Then I got a little carried away
and organized the remaining dishes in the cabinet by color.
I am hoping this will be helpful for future seasonal dish changes.
Besides, I think it's pretty this way.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Our power went out just about an hour ago.
The power company estimates power will be back on after one o'clock in the morning.
Luckily we still have a few light sources from charged devices
and our internet service is evidently working on backup battery.
Monday, October 14, 2019
This one is for all you quilters out there.
You know there is the big debate about washing
or not washing fabric before putting it into a quilt.
As you can tell by this photo, I am a washer.
The next question then is how do you prepare your fabric before you wash it?
Years ago I heard that if you cut the corners off before you wash,
the result would be no raveling or at least less raveling
and a way to tell the washed from the unwashed fabric.
As you can see from the photo, it still ravels.
I have done this for years.
Today I decided to try a method that I had heard of but never tried.
This method calls for serging the cut ends of the fabric to be washed.
To my great surprise, the result was fabulous.
Not only did I not get the raveling,
but I also don't have all the tiny triangle fabric bits
from the snipping of the corners.
I'll definitely be trying this again
to see if it is a better way for all situations.
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Friday, October 11, 2019
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Monday, October 7, 2019
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Friday, October 4, 2019
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
My airplane knitting is going well.
It wasn't ready for the first flight so I did the cast-on
and the first couple rows before the flight home.
This was done on the return flight while listening to a book
and would be further along had I not been so sleepy.
Oh, and I have tried it on and it is fitting well too.
Always a good idea.