More UFOs than Area 51...

 Yikes. This year has been a doozy, hasn't it? I can't believe it's October! I'm still processing March, I think?  I've been pretty busy during COVID-19 social isolation, working on quilts, cross stitch projects, and a diamond painting project for my mom (amongst juggling four part-time jobs to pay the bills). My "to quilt" pile grows larger and larger by the week... and I noticed there were some quilts in the pile that I wrote about years ago (literally), that would be fun to share progress- or lack of- on. Let's start with the oldest quilt in the bunch. Hmm... how about the honeycomb quilt I started in March of 2013 (OMG). Well, it's been "done" for a while, but every time I think about finishing it, I remember that I wanted to order black batting for it so little puffs of white fluff don't poke through when I quilt it. Black batting isn't impossible to find, but it's not really common either. I've tossed a roll in my A

2020's IT Fashion Accessory...

I wish I were joking. This pandemic has really given face coverings some leverage. Paris, New York, London... face masks have adorned lovely model faces at major fashion shows since early February. A model wearing a Pitta Mask walks the runway for The Blonds during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery I at Spring Studios on February 09, 2020. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows) Ok, so mine aren't quite that fancy. But they're effective, and I've gotten a lot of comments on how well they fit and how cute they are in comparison to the standard medical face mask. I can't claim ownership to this particular method of constructing these masks; I followed the video tutorial recommended by the Wisconsin Face Mask Warriors, an organization collecting donations to provide masks to healthcare workers across the state. There were a few instructions I thought were lacking, so I'm going to go ahead and give you a written tutorial with de