Tuesday, January 17, 2017


My internet is having issues so I can only post from my phone and even that is being buggy. Hopefully I'll be back tomorrow, sorry.

Friday, January 13, 2017


I almost managed to go the whole day without cleaning, but it turns out I can't. I only tackled a small project though, boxing up all the little kid books we had on shelves. They hadn't even been looked at in years, but we are true pack-rats and dispose of nothing. They are not going to be disposed of now either, just put away to free up space for the books the kids are actually reading.

After schooling I actually got an order in the shop, so I went to work remaking the piece. This one has been remade a lot recently, so it didn't take too long to get it done. Then it was back to the doily which is coming along nicely. I think I'm going to try a different spiral next, but I haven't worked out the math on it yet. I opted to take a picture of both things I worked on yesterday at the same time.

There's not much on the schedule for the weekend so I'm sure I'll get at least a little more done on the doily and who knows, maybe something interesting will happen. More likely we'll binge watch something new on Netflix though and I'm okay with that.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

One Task Done

I finished phase one of our cleaning project yesterday which means I'm taking a cleaning break today. This is one of those multi-phase sort of cleaning projects, you know that kind that usually takes place in the Spring, but we're starting it during a multi-day rain storm instead. I know that I could get it done faster if I needed to, but I really don't want to overwhelm myself with it.

I also didn't bother even looking at what might need tatting for my shop and instead used the entire day for reading and knotting. I'm on the second round of basket stitch. After that I think I might actually go back to the spiraling. I think it creates a lovely shape and it will make it much different than the other gift doilies. Well, as different as one knotted doily can actually be from another made by the same hand.

I don't have much else to share I'm afraid. Today will likely be much the same as yesterday, except with less laundry and cleaning. Maybe I'll make some quality progress on the doily and get closer to figuring out how to do a tutorial. Of course that's likely still weeks away from happening, the doily is still a baby.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Same As Before

Yesterday was basically a repeat of the day that preceded it. I procrastinated on the cleaning portions of the day, but got around to doing it all eventually anyway. I also finished the tatted necklace I showed you  yesterday and got just a couple of rounds done on the gift doily.

Today looks like it might be less rainy than yesterday, but we still won't see the sun for another couple of days, so I'm definitely dealing with a little malaise from the lack of light. That just means it's harder to feel motivated to do anything at all after schooling wraps for the day. I think there are a few more tatted pieces I should remake, but I'd have to look to see which ones. I may just stick with the reading and knotting today, when I'm not cleaning. I know, I know, it's really exciting. Sorry, I'll cross my fingers for something more interesting to happen soon.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

A Little Of Everything

I spent much of the day on a cleaning project that won't likely be completed for weeks. That's partly because the weather makes stacking stuff outside unwise, but also because it's a big one. The rest of my day I worked on the the doily and remaking one necklace for the shop. The doily has gotten big enough that the progress is getting harder to see day to day, so I'll save a picture of that for today maybe. The necklace is an oldie. It was one of the first vintage edgings that I modified into a necklace. The stitch count has changed, but the design looks about the same as it did when I first made it years ago.

I still haven't finished the choker, so I'll get that done today. I'll probably have a repeat of yesterday after schooling wraps, some cleaning, some tatting, some knotting, and some reading. Hopefully my sinuses will survive all the cleaning as it appears I'm allergic to dust and pretty much anything that has been stored for any length of time. There's nothing for it though, things must be done.