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Monday, June 30, 2014

The noise is deafening.

That would be the slurry of thoughts, ideas, future projects, things to do, lists yet unwritten, etc. that goes whirring through my head.  And that is before my first cuppa.  Frightening, indeed.  It's no wonder that I am never still.  I couldn't stand the noise!  As long as I am in motion, doing some project (never actually finishing most of them), going here and there, striking off items on my lists, I am perfectly content.  As soon as I stop, the noise machine gets going and I realize how much I a) want to do; b) have to do; c) should be doing.  The way I figure it, there will be plenty of time for sitting around and, if there isn't, then I haven't wasted any time either - win./win.!

I've been trying to put knitting on hold this summer - it's taxing on my carpal tunnels - so I've taken to mending things early in the morning.  This morning I mended two of the three L-shaped rips in my favorite summer shirt.  I would have done all of them, but I didn't realize I had snagged the third.  Once I find a piece of clothing that I like, I will wear it to a rag.  I also did triage on Cowie - Scrappy's favorite squeaky toy.  Cowie, unlike most of his toys, has stuffing.  While Scrappy is not interested in what is IN his toy (other than the squeaky), Lovey seems to pride herself on her skills as a surgeon.  I rescued Cowie before he was totally gutted, and restuffed him, then sewed him up good and tight.  He also got a much needed bath and is hanging on the line in the sun. 

I have a lot of sewing projects in the queue and I need to get cracking.  Thanks to the Boyz, I cannot leave my sewing machine out, so I need to haul it in and out of the craft closet every time I want to use it.  This tends to make me less likely to go to the trouble.  I finally did wash my summer cardigan, and it's on the blocking board.  My woolen sweater is not assembled, however, and will not be until fall (of what year is yet to be determined).  I have nine feed bag totes (f-otes) that need finishing.  I have a pattern for a wrap-around skirt with cute material that needs to be cut out and sewn.  The list goes on.

Right now, I am listening to the hum of my brain.  Time to get up and DO something!

One project I did finish - created a
skirt from a pair of well-worn linen pants.

18 comments:

  1. Love that skirt. Like to see more of your projects like possibly Cowie, sounds interesting. I have not been knitting either I hope I don't forget how. Have fun in the sun the projects can wait till winter in the snow:) Hug B

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    1. Buttons - I took a picture of Cowie on the line with the washing and I will post it somewhere down the road. Hope all is going well for the wedding!

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  2. I would love to have more crafting time this summer. The skirt is a nice recycling idea. Cute.

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    1. Kristina - I have GOT to start finishing projects. Luckily, if the sun is too strong, or it's too humid, I can always use that as an excuse to stay inside and work on something. I loved those linen pants, but they were really getting seedy. The fabric was something I picked up skaty-eight years ago at a yard sale.

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  3. Yep, love the skirt. Always wanted to make a jean skirt like that with the worn jeans (which, BTW, I still have in a "rag bag", waiting for some day before I'm dead, to make them into aforementioned skirt). As for the projects on the burner....keep 'em coming! Love to see what you're working on.

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    1. Carolyn - I end up wearing my jeans until they wouldn't even make a semi-decent skirt. I just cut them up for patches. Yes, young lady, let's see a jean skirt SOON. Soon as the heat and humidity leaves the area, that is.

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  4. This is what audiobooks are for...to shut off all the brain noise so I can just go out and DO something:)

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    1. TDD - What a brilliant idea! I do have a time finding good ones, though. I might find a great one, but the reader stinks. Or, it's a terrible book and the reader stinks. Then there are the great books with great readers! I am open to suggestions.....

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  5. This explains part of why I'm drawn to you; it appears we have the same kind of brain. It's never quiet in there; sometimes it's enough to drive one crazy!

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    1. Michelle - So true. I sometimes find myself standing in the kitchen going, "Be quiet, Brain!" Thank goodness I've only the dogs to witness the madness. xoxo

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  6. I just got my sewing machne fixed/tuned up, so I'll be hitting that soon! Clothes to tailor, and maybe make a couple of lagenlook blouses. I found an easy a pattern online!

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    1. Nancy - I would love to see the finished product on those lagenlook blouses!

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  7. Find "Under The Tuscan Sun' in Audiobook, our copy Ralph got through Audible and it is read by the Author, Frances Mayes, she has a unique voice but her descriptions of things take you away to far places and wonderful food....The movie was enjoyable but the book Oh the book...it breathed life! Another wonderful listen is Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. Written By Barbara Kingsolver. I love the rebuilt skirt!

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    1. Fiona - Thank you for the titles ~ I have read both some time ago, but I bet they would be great to listen to. I will order them through the library!

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  8. With travel and the garden this year my crafts were put on hold. There is only so many hours in the day.

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    1. Michelle - Exactly! Something has to give!

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  9. Love the new skirt!!!!! I have the same brain. It drives me batty and has me running in circles and never quite finishing up things before some new idea is buzzing away in there :/

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    1. Kelly - It's such a comfort to know I am in good company.... :)

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