He grew to fast

I started knitting a sweater for my new grand baby. Unfortunately, it came out smaller than I hoped and he is already too big. I think it is cute so some baby in my life will get it one day….

(I am blocking it now so that wavy bottom edge is gone.)

I like the pattern. The cabling was easy but makes it look like I worked like a dog on it! I also like the three little bone buttons at the shoulder. Is bone morbid for a baby? I liked the color best of my button options.

I basically knit it in the time it took me to binge watch all the Pirates of the Caribbean movies and a few YouTube videos.

Not dead. Just idle

I didn’t die. I’ve just had nothing Victorian to write about. COVID has put a strangle hold everything. Sure I have more time to make things but without a dead line or goal I’m doing very little sewing or crafting in general. The flea markets are open again. And I bought the above umbrella. More vintage than Victorian but it is close enough to add to the asthetic of an outfit.

Lucky find!

Before all the stores shut down (again) for COVID I decided to get in a thrifting fix. I lucked out and found a pristine table cloth for $4! That is about 3 US dollars.

I think it is beautiful (even though it is quite old school!) and the amount of work makes me feel a tad guilty that I got it for only $4!

A Woody Woodpecker story

I forgot to tell you the story of the a yellowhammer woodpecker who crashed into a window last September when I was at the old jail.

Three of us were standing and chatting when suddenly we heard a thud. One of my companions saw that it was a bird that crashed into a window and it was laying on the ground after a 3 story fall.

I don’t know how he survived. But there he lay, panting and stunned.

We offered him some water in the little bottle cap but he wasn’t interested.

As he perked up and looked like he’d make it, we all started taking photos. Then we got a stick to see if he’d perch. We knew his wings were fine because he was moving them but we were not sure about his legs. If he could perch, he’d be fine. Surprisingly, he was very willing to perch on the stick.

We wanted to get him off the ground and away from any beasts that would do him harm, so we moved him to a tree.

He never did jump onto the tree. He just flew away. And we gave a cheer.

The end.

New family photos!

I bought myself some new photos for my collection. Hope you enjoy.

Looks like a nice little family photo!

Any thoughts on what that ball on a post thing is between the two reclining men?

Here is another nice family photo.

I like the ruffles on the skirt.

Here is the back of this photo.

Hope you enjoyed.

A little costume alteration

I don’t sew for others. I have too much anxiety about botching the job in terms of fit or the other person’s vision or the other person’s vision goes against my taste. Example: I want this gown and I want it in hot pink with neon green trim. Eww…

But I did go outside my comfort zone and altered an already existing costume. It was the uniform in this photo…

It no longer fit and so she wanted it enlarged. She had a pair of pants (that also no longer fit) so I was able to use those to enlarge the jacket.

Almost can’t see it!

It turned out well!