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11 am progress report (at noon)


Urgh. This day is annoyingly full of laundry and grown-up tasks. Yet I am still working in between loads.

As of 9 am:

Mmmmmm, Iced coffee.

The glass looks a little schmutzy because this one’s my third of the day.

As of 11 am:

I don't even.

When in danger, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout


So it’s Sunday. I haven’t really worked on anything this week due to a giant to-do list and some all-day socializing with a friend yesterday. I have some half-finished projects in my pocket, but I actually need a Kindle cozy. A Kindle cozy is, in fact, what started my whole felting craze.

So, even though I have a kajillion more things I should be doing today, I’m going to make the Kindle cozy. No, not the half-finished one I have floating around the craft room. A whole new one, based on an idea that I had sometime last week.

It is currently 8:58 a.m.

Let’s do this thing.

Dye dye DYE!!!


Paying attention to wash cycles is NOT my strong suit, people! But I have some items in the wash machine to dye, and I have to keep it from going into rinse and keep the wash cycle going for 50 minutes to an hour or so. Which is why I’m sitting in my hallway (the washer/dryer are at the garage end of the hall) with the timer set every three minutes so I can track how long a wash cycle takes.

This isn’t a project at this point, but it’s a little prep work for one that will happen later. And also just rescuing (I hope!) a pair of jeans that are a little too weatherbeaten to wear to work on the days when we’re allowed to.

I’m using iDye, which I’ve never used before. In fact, this is the first time I’ve ever dyed anything with dye that is supposed to be used for that purpose. Never dyed anything in the wash machine before. I hope it’s as easy as the packet claims! Though I do generally trust Dharma Trading.

ACK! Good thing I was paying attention. It started to drain way before I would have thought based on what the dial setting looked like. Pays to be neurotic sometimes…