Tagged with hobbies

Block 23: March 12, 2013

Lest anyone think I’m getting smug with these blocks, let me just share that this little masterpiece took me almost 2 hours from start to finish to complete. I hope this doesn’t foreshadow how today will go. Happy, rainy Tuesday! Date: March 12, 2013 Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC Person I would have sent it … Continue reading

Block 22: March 11, 2013

Happy Monday, everyone! It’s late (9pm), so I feel like I just squeaked by my daily deadline here. No idea how the day sped by like it did. How is it this late already? Date: March 11, 2013 Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC Person I would have sent it to: My Aunt, Connie. Music I … Continue reading

Block 20: March 9, 2013

And just as quickly as that disgusting little snowstorm and bout of cold weather descended upon New York, it has left. Today is gorgeous outside; solidly in the 50s, it’s too nice outside not to spend it out and about. The Dog has had almost three hours of playtime today. He’s exhausted, but I think … Continue reading

Block 17: March 6, 2013

If you’ve ever lived in New York City for a stretch of time, you now that there will come a day when this City just seems like it’s personally trying to make things as difficult as possible for you. I think I had one of those days today. Date: March 6, 2013 Location: Apartment, Washington … Continue reading

Block 15: March 4, 2013

Hello, ladies and gentlemen! Number 15 done and pressed and labelled; 985 more to go still. Date: March 4, 2013 Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC Person I would have sent it to: my step-nephew, Price. Music I listened to while sewing: Spotify suggested I listen to a CD called “Dance Dance Dance (Vol. 3).” Now, … Continue reading

Block 14: March 3, 2013

Good morning! Lots to do today, and I’m a bit unaware what my schedule will be, so pardon the short entry. Date: March 3, 2013 Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC Person I would have sent it to: my nephew, Wilder. Music I listened to while sewing: A combination of Downton Abbey and Sunday in the … Continue reading

Block 12: March 1, 2013

Good evening, everyone! I’ve made the big jump away from “tone on tone” today; quite brave of me, isn’t it? Yesterday, I saw a show (Talley’s Folly) at Roundabout’s Laura Pels Theatre with a friend. The jury is still out on what I thought of the play and production itself, but it was nice to … Continue reading

Block 9: February 26, 2013

Hey, hey: Happy Tuesday, everyone! Today, I decided that on all the outside edges of my pieces, I would leave an inch seam allowance. I’m learning that even with a half an inch and really careful pinning, the process of sewing and pressing a bunch of pieces that are all cut on varying degress of … Continue reading

Block 8: February 25, 2013

Another one done! 992 more to go… I successfully managed to get quarters from the bank! I am currently washing 32 fat quarters so I have a bigger pool of fabrics to choose from! Success on the Crane-homefront today! I’m now getting confident enough with this Crane project that not only am I trimming my … Continue reading

Block 7: February 24, 2013

Happy Oscar Sunday! Didn’t get the chance to launder my new fabric for the project today, for the silliest of reasons: I don’t have any quarters. Tomorrow, will make getting to the bank a priority… So, in the meantime, I’m using a lot of my gray-scale fabrics. Date: Feb. 24, 2013 Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, … Continue reading