Ergonomics Part 1: (This post ended up far longer than I’d intended (yeah, shocking, I know!), so I will split it into 2, and offer you part 2 tomorrow.)
Lately, I’ve noticed that I hunch a lot when I sew. This is on the longarm or at the domestic machines. The result of this is that I “hurt” and I can’t sew for long periods of time. So I thought I’d talk today a little about ergonomics, both at the stand up and sit down types of machines and your cutting table. Continue reading Back in the Saddle – Take care of your back→
Note: I’ve noticed lately that the photos in the posts look blurry and low quality. This is not true if you click on them to look at them. Until I figure out what it is that’s doing this, please click on the images to see them the way I intended for them to look for you.
I loved this idea because I knew that she’d be set up, level and running perfectly with her leadergrips sewn in (and straight) before he left. Sure I can probably service Lucey, maybe even with one eye closed, but it doesn’t mean I want to tinker like that all the time and certainly not right out of the box. This was great peace of mind, and permission to be in creative mode, not techie mode right off the bat.
The wait was slightly agonizing. Yes, I know those of you who have known me for years are thinking “Wow, that’s the understatement of the century!” After all, I’m not known for my patience. 😉
That said, it was mostly “easy” to wait. She arrived Friday, then Saturday and Sunday I had classes at Sparrow Studioz. Monday, I had a white featherweight to service, a sewing circle (sometimes referred to as a “Stitch n B*tch”) to attend and a very well deserved chiropractor appointment. Realistically, I wasn’t going to be able to set her up before Tuesday myself anyway.
I’ve been meaning to do this post for a bit. In fact, you may have seen me accidentally post it a month or so ago in its unfinished form. A few times, I’ve alluded to the fact that many of my posts have a pop culture reference in the titles. This is a list of those posts and links to their references on youtube.
And no, I don’t expect this to be one of my most popular posts at all. 😉
This one is more of a “Get to know me” post than a “let’s get greasy with Tammi” post.
Uh. That sounded less weird and less vaguely creepy in my head….
This marks a real milestone for me. A quilt I planned from the beginning. One that needed to be a particular dimension, and had a destination from the outset.
Probably 9 months ago I said I wouldn’t make another quilt “as big” as the out of control lap quilt I did around Christmas last year. Looking back, I think it’s because I didn’t love the quilt. I don’t think I even liked it to be honest. I found the piecing tedious and fiddly. I found the repetition “offensive” to my eyes and mind.
I still don’t love it, but it is true when “they” say that quilting makes it a different quilt. I do enjoy the “homeyness” of the FMQ that I did on it, now that it’s washed.
My cousin, Jo said that we’d have to get me piecing, but I was happy just quilting on the frame. I just kept thinking back to my “first quilt” and couldn’t get interested in that experience again. Of course eventually it happened – I ran out of things to quilt. Now what? Continue reading Into the Labyrinth – quilt top is complete→
My dad’s a personal trainer. He’s looked at most of the diets, and typically has the same thing to say about all of them
Here’s what I’ve grown up having drilled into my head:
Your brain needs carbs to function. It cannot digest protein for food. This does not mean all carbs all the time. This does not mean white flour and empty carbs. Those are not proper nutrition for your brain or body. But you cannot unilaterally cut carbs out of your diet.
I wanted to just take a quick moment out to say thank you to everyone who reads this blog. I’ve been seeing things being pinned on Pinterest from my posts on the Quilting Board and from Archaic Arcane directly over the last few days.
I post about the things I do to hopefully benefit the community as a whole. Seeing people pinning and linking to the QB and to Archaic Arcane so that others can come visit and hopefully I can help them out shows me that you find what I’m doing to be of value.
From the bottom of my heart: THANK YOU! It’s so great to know that I’m not just talking to myself. 🙂
I know that I mentioned in a previous post that I was planning some time to post, but life got in the way. Last weekend, we were watching a movie on the couch, when I noticed one of our kitties squatting in the corner. Uh oh. I picked her up and dropped her into her litter box, but she came out and squatted again.