Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A historic line camp from the old ranching days at what is now Padre Island National Seashore.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Today I:

-finished sewing up a pair of baby booties
-went to a crafting group to sew up dolls for kids in the children's hospital to learn about medical procedures
-sewed together a bunch of pieces of fabric for one quilt in the making in order to get that off my design board, where it's been hanging around for months
-ironed out the 60 pairs of triangles I sewed into squares yesterday and laid those out on the design board.

I need to sew more triangles up, but that will be a project quickly accomplished. At least the top, anyway.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Cutting squares is boring.

Friday, March 11, 2011

things other than craftiness

I figure that in order to keep myself more entertained here, I need to write about more things that are going on in my world. I keep a private online journal, which is why writing in a public blog happens only sporadically*. I feel further restrained trying to keep it to one topic like sewing. So I won't.

Here's what I else do:

I did not single-handedly save this building from demolition, but (to toot my own horn) without a few well-placed phone calls from my office, a certain major bank, the bank of this country as they call themselves, would likely have torn down this amazing 1950 theater building. I helped make sure they knew they were not exempt from some laws and so they decided to find another site for a new building.

This is a rare occasion where I can stand up and say that I helped save a building and made a difference for a community. It's an amazing feeling.

I can't wait to see the interior restored.

I don't know anything about this site other than that it's right off the interstate and it's damn cool. I love industrial and agricultural architecture.

On a future trip, I might actually risk getting out of the car and walking around.

*I always think of Clueless when I type out sporadically.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Saturday, March 5, 2011

In search of a solid fabric to go with all these...

Friday, March 4, 2011

long time no see

Oh look, I have problems maintaining a blog. Go figure. I'm trying again, with a personal decision to not put too much time into composing posts, thereby putting less pressure on myself to keep it interesting.

In that vein, here's a quick peak at an almost completed project.