Sunday, September 13, 2015


I didn't get as much done this weekend as I thought I would. The problem was PBS doing a marathon showing of Ken Burns' The Civil War on Saturday. I'd watched episode 1 online, but you had to watch the rest on TV. It started at 8:30 a.m. and ended at 6:15 p.m. Then, it started up again at 6:30 p.m. and I have no idea when it ended. I spent all day reacquainting myself with history. Thanks to one event in South Carolina in the summer, I heard many of the things said by people during that war with a new understanding. Although I lost a whole day, I am very glad I made time to watch. The remastering made the program an incredible viewing experience.

So, today was grocery shopping and sewing. I spent a great amount of time dealing with pockets. I wanted the pockets on the shirts to look a certain way and they just wouldn't. I ripped out so many stitches and wound up cutting more pockets. Thankfully, I bought extra fabric for just such an occurrence. After 90 minutes, I finally got something I liked.

Shoulder seams have been sewn and I started working with the collar. I was going to do something interesting but realized I sewed the idea wrong. It was late afternoon by the time I ripped out that stitching and I needed supper so I set it aside for now. It's energizing to craft, even when it doesn't go exactly as I think it will.

Beverage:  English Breakfast tea


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