Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Beloved Unwanted Visitor

Despite my admittedly half-hearted efforts to keep her out, our younger cat frequently insists on keeping me company in my sewing room. Sometimes she finds a spot on the floor from which to observe, but she often makes herself at home on my cutting table, especially if there's a nice comfortable piece of fabric for her to settle upon and shed all over. My lint brush gets a lot of use, and in extreme cases, I have to send my fabrics through another wash cycle to make them usable. Oh well--what can you do with family?

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Happy Canada Day, which I'm also declaring Rotary Cutter Safety Day. I was looking forward to some serious sewing time--I hurt my back while I was in Toronto last week and haven't been able to sit or stand comfortably for any reasonable length of time until today, and I was finally feeling up for sewing. After less than fifteen minutes, though, I stupidly managed to cut my left index finger while cutting fabric with a rotary cutter. I did something similar about ten or fifteen years ago, so I guess it's about high time that I got another reminder the hard way to keep my fingers behind the ruler's edge. Now I'm sitting here trying to staunch the bleeding and typing one-handed. Remember--let's be careful out there!