Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Won a lottery!

I won some unpaper towels from Joli's Art on Hyena Cart. Yeah! I can't wait to try them out.
We recently decided to switch to cloth from paper towels (no more trees cut down for our kitchen counters, thank you), so three 'Burley knit terry towels' will be a welcome addition. We designated a drawer in the kitchen for various wash cloths, hand towels, newborn prefolds and bibs. So far, we've done pretty well, just using cloth to clean what would have previously involved paper towels.
One spill we haven't found a replacement for is broken glass. My recent rash of buttery fingers combined with tile floor has thwarted our non-paper pursuits. Perhaps some rugs in the right places... I'm off to find a lottery on woven rugs.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

One Step Forward...

Yesterday, baby and I went shopping at my favorite Salvation Army thrift store. I found a pillowcase that just screamed "skirt" at me. And some lovely wool sweaters that will make great longies...
Today, I finally settled down at the sewing machine, but I'd sew about half an inch and have to stop. A big mess of threads kept developing beneath my fabric. No worries, I'll just pull out my backup sewing machine. Pull it out, setup the foot controller that arrived in the mail last week. Read the directions to be sure I'm threading it right. Run some test stitches on the sample fabric that comes with the machine. Take out the needle, 'cause it looks rather large, I think it says 14 (How on earth do quilting grannies read the tiny writing in the round side of the needle??) put it back in because all is well. Make two stitches and, umm, the needle breaks.
I have been sewing for a little over 25 years. My memory ain't the greatest, but I'm pretty sure I've never broken a needle before. Time for some chocolate.
Projects started: 3
Projects completed: 0

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


They say Twitter really helps for getting the word out about one's business. So, I made the plunge. It is a little weird at first, but you get the hang of it.
Initially you aren't following anyone, so you have a blank page.
Then you add people to follow and you get all these unrelated sentences of their lives in commentary.
Then the people you've selected to follow may elect to follow you, which is gratifying.
Then random people start following you out of the blue. I'm pretty sure it wasn't something I tweeted, 'cause I only just joined, my words of wisdom include,
Getting the hang of this twitter thing. Cool counter.

Showing the LO how to snap her fingers.

I guess I'm a tweeter... or a twit.