|Packing for a sewing retreat|
Mr. Lucky and I just came back late Monday from a delightful long weekend out at Deep Creek Lake where he is a volunteer ski patroller. I had been so preoccupied last week that I decided to pack some smaller sewing projects to occupy my daylight time. I used up some more of my Offray ribbon stash by making ribbon trim for another autumn themed pillow. Ok, I'm a little late but at least it is now done.
|DIY ribbon trim|
|Kwik Sew shirt half way done|
Yes, the joy of an almost 80 year old house means that there always some expensive maintenance to do. Our old terra cotta sewer line died last week and is being replaced. What makes me so sad (in addition to the "buried" expense, of course) is that a lot of my perennials are being trampled on and dug up in my front yard and along our front fence. Yes, I can replant and they will return but those of you who are gardeners will understand my mourning. It takes a while for perennials to reach their peak. I was taught the gardener's mantra..."first they sleep, then they creep, then they leap" to explain the three years before perennials get that lush, thick growth in all the magazine pics. Nothing life changing, just a little earth shattering. My coat project got put on hold last week when this problem cropped up and I will return to it after the retreat and home improvement projects are completed. Here's hoping your distractions are a little more enjoyable.