Sep 13, 2018


Today is the day.

As soon as I finish my second cup of damn good and take a hot scrubby shower, I am going to plop myself into the middle of that mess and clean it up.

I haven't been sleeping well the last few nights, so instead of dreaming away in the big girl sleigh bed I find myself dreaming away in the cube room studio instead. This involves a lot of pawing and fishing through things, and instead of putting them away in a tidy fashion, I end up making a mess.


CS2 is tarted up for Fall, and I think I managed to re-create the Big White Wall of Nothingness well enough to make it festive:

And from the opposite direction:

I'd show you the dining room table tableau, but it is decidedly askew today because SOMEBODY decided to put his crap all over the table instead of all over his office.

But I digress...

No stitching to report, but I did make two needle minders in an effort to learn how to do so. I am determined to get a Spinster Stitcher/Stewey/damn good one made and up for sale in the Kidney Shoppe, but for the life of me, I can't figure out how. Never fear, though. I am stubborn as a bull, remember?

Here's the first attempt:

Tips are always appreciated, and I promise not to share any trade secrets!

I got a call from IU yesterday. The transplant surgeon will be here in November to check in with me, so I need to get serious about these last few pounds.  I'm still pretty far down on the list and looking at another five to seven years of dialysis, but when your transplant surgeon tells you he wants you to weigh weigh X.

Goodbye, cheesesteak...hello broiled fish!

So that's it for today, Dearies! I hope your corner of the world is swell. If you are in the path of Flo (or anything else, for that matter), please be safe and well and know we are all praying for you!

Ciao, for now!


  1. Those needleminders are soooo cute! We need one in PINK! ... and in GREEN (the ribbon color for Kidney disease).

  2. Love the needle minders. I am certain that you will figure it out.

  3. Best wishes for meeting your goal weight by the time you meet up with the surgeon again.

    Sydney, Australia

  4. Hey now! those needle minders are pretty darn nifty Coni!!I never realized how practical (as well as quite decorative) an accessory they are until I recently almost without thinking(of course duh, no one would do this while thinking) swallowed my needle that had in my mouth to hold while separating my next threads. That brough me to attention real quick! I now have a pretty but rather plain needle minder button that I use faithfully. I'll be watching to see what you come up with.

  5. You might have to do a little research, but I know there is a shrink plastic out there that can be printed on with a regular printer (jet). You could print a pic of Stewey and/or your logo, shrink it, glue a magnet on it. TaDaa...personalized needle minder.

  6. The needle minders look great!

  7. Very exciting news about November...maybe by then you will be further up the list! xxoo

  8. Very cute. Did you make tham out of clay?

  9. CS2 is beautifully decorated for autumn. Stewey would be very happy.

  10. Your home is so beautiful! And those are the cutest needle minders!