Friday, July 26, 2013

Morning Irritations...

This morning,  I am trying to get some sewing done before my knitting peeps come over this afternoon, and the inevitable tyranny of the machines takes over. My Serger is an ever present reminder of how I am not in control. It's not like I'm an irritable person by nature, but I have to admit that there are some things that just drive me up a wall.

But first among those things is re-threading my Serger...

Since I'm making a list of Laurel's irritations this morning , then I have to add sitting by my pool amid dive-bombing wasps and yellow jackets. 
I guess they need water as they just seem to hover around the pool area. 
I set this bad boy up today - I wonder if it will solve my problem?

 Thirdly, I can't figure out how weeds get into my flower beds two days after I pull them out. Where is my gardener?

Speaking of sewing, what ever happened to the patterns where there was only one size included? Obviously it's more economical to have a gazillion different sizes - they only have to make one template.  But you tell me which of these little lines is my size...and then follow it if you can!

Lastly, how long does it take for a fig to ripen? Really! 
I have goat cheese and caramelized onions ready!

I'm really not this crabby all the time... there are at least five things that made me smile this morning...really!

Like remembering this evening on the lake earlier this week...

and tools that work...who invented these things? I love them!

and watching Miss Bella in the morning sun...

I will never get tired of seeing this every morning

and last but not least, I am always thankful for my creative gifts.

For the FabricLady

Laurel. Mama said there'd be days like this...

Sharing this morning on 


  1. love the photo of the fig leaf, the reflection in the drop of water is great! wow, those little sewing lines, no wonder i can't sew! have a great weekend :)

    visiting from nancy's!

  2. Happy Friday. I hope you have a terrific weekend.

  3. That was awesome! You rock the full range of emotions and creativity! Love you Laurel!

  4. Figs here ripen when they want to ripen. I have a tree full of green and all different sizes. We have probably had ten or so ripen and just wait for the rest...depending on water and weather I guess.

    I love that bobbin caddy or whatever it's called. I use a shallow bowl but this is so perfect!!!!

    I can't see to thread a single eye so how in the world would I ever do that serger?

    Maybe just a bowl of sugar water would attract the wasp.

    1. You can get the bobbin caddy at a shop that sells Viking machines - it's theirs!

  5. Oooo! I hope your new bad boy works on those wasps! They're hideous indeed!

    Miss Bella is very lovely!

    1. So far, all it' trapped is a little tiny spider:(

  6. So this is what patterns look like now? My eyesight would not be able to handle it!

    Thanks so much for sharing at R5F this week Laurel. :)


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