Without further ado…
After I made the curtains with my Mom last year, she gave me one of her sewing machines as a gift, and I’ve been meaning to use it. To encourage myself and maybe start selling pretty rice packs (hot packs) on my other website (work-in-progress, not up yet), I bought this lovely bunch of fabric. Some are yardages and some are quarters, and I’m excited to see how they all turn out. Because no, I haven’t sewn any of these up yet. Except the cream-colored muslin.
On the 2nd we went out with Jay (pictured with NinjaHusband) and Shelly for their good-bye party. They moved to Milwaukee for school and awesomeness.
More fabric for my rice packs, just after I brought them home.
Rick and Gracie were fast movers! We hung out with friends for the Fourth (after helping my sister move to her new apartment). Cookout, games, awesomeness.
Oh, this picture. NinjaHusband’s aunt had this picture of her mom, N’s Grandma, for a while and gave it to us. This aunt also gave us Miyagi. We brought the picture home and sat it on Miyagi’s favorite recliner, and got a picture of both of them. I think I’ll send this to Auntie Linda — she’ll get a kick out of it.
I rode my bike to work this day, and snapped this picture of the fields east of Peace Road. This was on the way home, when I had more time to stop and enjoy the landscape, such as it is. Sometimes this place is beautiful.
My birth bag, or one of them. I don’t remember why I had this out, unless I am that lazy and didn’t put it away after the birth I attended on June 24th. Another “crap! I forgot to photograph something today” kind of shot.
Self-portrait of the artist as aviator. Sunglasses were a gift from Femiknitter. The scowl is my own. I swear I try to look happy in self-portraits.
I was unwrapping the fabric from July 3rd, sitting on a chair and just tossing the pieces onto the ground. Miyagi came over and crouched on top of them and didn’t seem to mind when I continued dropping fabric onto her head.
The cat is the go-to subject when I need one, I guess. This was Friday night on Maribeth’s birthday (Hi Maribeth!), and we were scoring the wallpaper for the Great Wallpaper Removal of Ought Nine. Meegs (Miyagi) got worked up over the racket, so we calmed her down with her very favorite catnip pillow.
This photo represents all the pain and tragedy I feel regarding the wallpaper, and especially that damn tiny bathroom.
I don’t want to dwell on the wallpaper, so that Sunday’s picture is baby washcloths at the park. Knit Night met up at Hopkins Park, and I was so giddy at not having to take down wallpaper that I accidentally left my sunglasses on the picnic table. These washcloths went to Baby Waggie’s stash.
July 13, 2009
This was the first day of my week-long vacation from work, and I just took it easy and didn’t worry about very much at all. It was great.
On the second day of my vacation, I decided to get to some hobby canvases that I’d painted blue/metallic blue a long time ago. I wanted to paint something basic, something nice for my office/guest room (the really green room) to balance out the green. A little wine accompanied me on my painting endeavors, and I may paint over what I ended up with (see July 16th).
On NinjaHusband’s birthday (hooray!), Anna came over to help me figure out my approach to sewing. She clearly knows what she’s doing and really helped me with the finer points of sewing a rice pack. While my sewing machine was out of its carrying case, the cat got into, and then out of, the bag.
One of the finished products from the 14th. I’m not super happy with it — it looks too busy. I have very little talent in the painting area, and I may just give it up. Grr.
Zucchini from my co-garden at Jill’s house. One was longer than my arm, I shit you not. Delicious zucchini bread, you will be mine this fall!
I had forgotten about this picture until I downloaded them earlier this week. I love that it’s the same shot (mostly) as the one from January 10th in this post. One of my goals when I started this project, or even before that, was to get some pictures of the same places/things at different times of year. Woohoo! Goal setting leads to goal reaching! I am awesome.