Saturday, January 31, 2015


Oh My Gosh what a week!

It started with such a great time with Grow Your Blog hosted by
Thank you so much for taking your time and energy, along with all that helped, to put on this big event! I was able to grow mine by 95%! Thank you for all that joined me. (It might be more because I still do not understand Bloglovin’ (sorry you guys) but I also thank you too!)
I spent all day Sunday surfing all the sites. I joined a bunch of them, some because I liked what I saw, I liked who they followed, or they needed followers.
I am participating in OPAM (One Project A Month) that I am hoping will help me to finish all the projects I have started in various stages of completion. See the button on the sidebar. The look of this button might change but the rules are still the same.
I am doing Buttermilk Basin’s BOM:
 and an ornament BOM hosted by Attic Heirlooms:
 These BOM’s will hopefully help deplete some of this wool I hand dyed last year.
Yesterday I cut out the material requirements for Aurifil’s Jan. 2015 Designer of the month: Gudrun Erla.
I finished the stained glass repair I started last week. I thought this was going to be a simple fix because there was a crack through 2 pieces. When I started repairing it I noticed the glass the customer brought me for the repair was a different texture so I had to take the whole panel apart and rebuild it with that glass.
I had my 90 day evaluation this week. I think I’ve been out of the work force way too long as I found it to be a how can I say…waste of my time?!? Other then my boss writing words on paper as to my job performance and saying I’m doing a good job, there was no raise! What, no compensation for slave labor??? Oh well, at least it gives me something to do…
I have not bought fabric softener for quite some time. Instead, I wad up about 2 feet of tin foil (I have 3 balls) and throw it in the dryer. I don’t know how it works but it softens the fabric without chemicals and helps to relieve some of the static. When they start to wear out  (you can tell because you will start getting pieces of foil that come off the ball) I just replace it with new ones.
D.G. L


Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Lindi! I enjoyed the GYB party too and I am so glad that your blog grew! Your BOM projects look great fun! Looking forward to seeing your progress! :) x

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Love your little wool projects! I've never heard of the foil balls in the dryer--I will have to give it a try--thanks for the tip!

Threadpainter said... was quite a party !
Glad to see you are back at it ... and am fascinated by the tinfoil balls !!! ;) have to try that !

CatieAn said...

I loved the GYB party too. have et so many wonderful people. I started using the foil balls about a year ago and they are so cheap and easy.

Carrie P. said...

the ornament is so cute. I am going to check out that link.
Sorry you didn't get a raise.
I had heard the same thing about using wool balls in the dryer. I still use the sheets but I cut them in half and it works fine.

Wendy Sylvestre said...

Yay, I'm so happy for you that you grew your blog so much! And you've been so busy, wow. Your BOM projects look wonderful, I love that sweet snow man. And great tip about the tin foil, thank you!

Cat said...

Good for you on finishing so many projects! I have so many that I need to either finish or take apart to re-use the beads, but I never get around to it. It's so much more fun starting new projects! :)

Neat trick with the foil boils. I've never heard that before.