To see entries for 2006 through 2015, see Weblog 2006 — 2015

This is a list of changes to the site.

If you are disappointed that I didn't mean the newer sense of "blog", see laetitia_apis — I rarely post on Live Journal, but any comments you leave there are forwarded to an address that isn't unusably infested with spam, at least not yet.  [checked on 2 January 2018 that it works.]   [Live Journal is dying, but I don't plan to bother to delete my account.]

I'm on Facebook too.  I don't try to keep up with the convulsions of the site, but I do check my inbox now and again.

and I read alt.sewing nearly every day.

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5 June 2019

Not too long ago, PC-Write informed that it couldn't load WORDS.MAS into memory, so I created 2019SEW2.HTM and moved the to-do list into it.

Today, I got the out-of-memory message again.  I need to move the entry for 3 June and down into 2019SEW2.HTM and close out January- May.


9 May 2019

2019SEW1.HTM takes a detectable time to upload now.  Perhaps I have been more verbose than I was last year.


29 April 2019

I validated 2019SEW1.HTM and found a bunch of typos.

Before that, I scaled about half a dozen photographs and put them in their proper places in the file.  Two pictures were also cropped.

And before that, I went to the server and deleted a bunch of trash, most of it Jaypegs, with a few GIFs and some hypertext.

I occupy more of Dave's web site than he does.  He uploads pictures every five minutes, but each over-writes a previous one; mine accumulate.


20 March 2019

Validated 2019SEW.HTM.  It took only two passes; all mistakes were stray </p>s.


27 February 2019

This morning I searched RUFFTEXT for "comcast" and didn't find anything but references to my e-mail address.  Might be links to the site that isn't there any more in the PAGESEW folder, but there isn't an easy way to search non-consecutive files.

It's a pity that I didn't name my diary files "1SEW2019" instead of "2019SEW1".


26 February 2019

Reformatted ROUGH045.HTM:  Designing & Assembling Broadfall Pants


15 February 2019

I am de-messing LINJERSY.HTM.


14 February 2019

I scaled two photos and added them to BLOG1XIX


31 January 2019

Added a link under "Needlework Compendiums" in OUTLINK.HTM.

Searched site for "comcast" and revised ROUGH36.HTM a bit.  Still needs work.  Also found "comcast" on ROUGH45, but felt too tired to repair it.


12 January 2019

Made a start on closing out 2018SEW2.HTM.


15 November 2018

Corrected a spaced hyphen in 2016SEW1.HTM.  Found the spot -- or *a* spot -- saying that wool felt is no more, and added a paragraph saying that Gohn Brothers have it.  I think that was ROUGH007.TXT.


26 October 2018

Added a word to rufftext/rough039.txt.


21 August 2018

Made a small edit to a book review.


1 August 2018

This morning I tried to add content to a file in the folder where I keep my training medical-problems log.  Found many, many things wrong with the index to that folder and never did get around to adding the content.  I must delete the link to "ride reports" on my personal-page TOC; it's no longer of any concievable interest to anybody, and was of very little before.


14 July 2018

What do you know! I searched RUFFTEXT for Comcast, found that "ROUGH925.HTM:  Knots" needed a lot of work, did the work, fed it into the validator, and it passed on the first try!

The page could be improved a lot, but it's good enough to make refining it wasted effort.  I might could change the header to "List of Knots" -- I think that that is all that actually needs to be done.  How fancy does a list need to be?


10 July 2018

Created ED.DIR for POCK011.

Searched RUFFTEXT for "comcast", which revealed that Bags & Pillows (ROUGH023.HTM) needed a *lot* of work, stayed up late.


3 July 2018

I cleaned up, closed out, and validated 2018SEW.HTM.


13 June 2018

I created a subfolder of RUFFTEXT named POCK011, and added two photographs to ROUGH011.HTM:  Pockets.  Haven't created ED.DIR yet.

Also took a picture of the slop pants I'm planning to alter, but haven't added it to my sewing diary yet.

At the end of May, I found pictures intended for BLG1XIIX in 2018BANN.  Moved them, haven't linked them yet.


5 June 2018

Validated the diary.

Tried to correct the link complained of in previous post.  Discovered that I already had.  I don't remember what the problem was.

Found a "see" that could be made into a link, did so.


7 May 2018

Corrected some overlooked "up to TOC" links in ROUGH010.HTM.  The link above "Shirt-tail Hems Meet Facings" adamantly refuses to correct even though I copy-and-pasted a link that does undiv.  Nothing above or below it seems different.  Validating didn't turn up any errors except the inexplicable objection to <ul>.


4 May 2018

Put the missing pictures in their proper places, refined the text in the tutorialoid documentary.


2 May 2018

Took "may" out of "Pictures which may have been omitted".


29 April 2018

Edited and linked the photgraphs I took yesterday for the tutorialoid documentation of the third cat quilt.  While cleaning up ED.DIR for BLG1XIIX afterward, I found some files that might be the "?? I was sure I photographed this" spots.  Checking now to see whether they have been linked.

Found 'em, edited them, made the links.  Will put the links into their proper places and re-write tomorrow.


21 April 2018

Added some general remarks to ROUGH011.HTM:  Pockets


19 April 2018

Validated "ROUGH011:  Pockets" this evening.  I found a few things to add to my to-do list in the process.  Two or three comments used the PC-Write comment code — which doesn't do anything if you don't print the file, and I wore out all the printers that I have PC-Write printer files for.  Not to mention that I never intended that file to be printed. ???

The validator doesn't like the table of contents.  No surprise, since it's the same code as ROUGH010.HTM.


18 April 2018

I didn't have an icon for 010, so I clicked on an icon for 011, intending to F5 to 010.  011 is now ready to feed to the validator, but I'm too sleepy to do it tonight.  Besides, I want to read the funnies.

all the files that 011 links to are worse messes than it was.


18 April 2018

I couldn't sleep last night, so I worked on 009 for a couple of hours.  It was a real mess


16 April 2018

A few days ago I started to search the site for "comcast",  Long story short, ROUGH010.HTM almost validates, but I need to replace the links to the Table of Contents with </div><div> links,  And I must find out why <ul> isn't allowed in the Table of Contents.  Prolonged use of DuckDuckGo in an attempt to find out told me how to get rid of the bullets, but by using embedded style codes. 

At least my three uses of "ul" are all WC3 has to complain about.

And there's a note in my to-do list that ROUGH009.HTM needs to be "revised", whatever I meant by that.  I was a little more specific with the note on 010.

I added a picture and a link, collected a few spurious end tags while replacing the TOC links — or, rather, while adding some that I'd overlooked — but I still don't know what WC3 has against my table of contents.


8 April 2018

Ran 2018 Sewing Diary, Part One through the validator.  Three errors found and corrected.


3 April 2018

Started searching RUFFTEXT for "comcast", got as far as ROUGH005.TXT, spent rest of time editing "Flat Things" and correcting the links on ROUGH048.HTM, which is where I found the correct links to paste into 005 — commented out because that file had last been edited during the change from Comcast to wlweather.

I should put a set of links in ED.DIR for ready reference.  And right now I'm going to copy WORDS.MAS, ED.DEF, and ED.HTM to RUFFTEXT.  Jobs like this are easier when I have access to my spelling checker and defined keys!


23 March 2018

Added photos and comments to the "bodkin" section of

Also added "photograph horsehair brush" to my list of things to do.

Validated this file.  Decided to ignore the twenty "character & not allowed in attribute specification list"s that start at line 439.  Perhaps I should start WEBLOG3 to put them where they don't clog the validator.


9 March 2018

Created the link from Aprons to Edge Finishes.  In the process I discovered that Elastic Casings is incoherent; the information is there, but you really have to dig for it.

I also discovered that I needed to run a search for "See" and put in some more links.


8 March 2018

ROUGH042.HTM is complete, validated, and linked.

But I found some other pages that are a real mess.  In particular, I must search all my pages for the string "comcast".


7 March 2018

Yesterday I started work on converting 042, the apron essay, into HTML.

I also added "hong kong finish" to the list of "words to know" on the index-and-scraps page.  Perhaps I should add a glossary.


6 March 2018

Began HTMLing the essay on aprons.  Found a bunch of other stuff to correct in the process, but don't remember what.


23 February 2018

Deleted "Best viewed in a narrow window" from ROUGH.HTM, and noted that at least one of the comments in the Table of Contents needs to be updated.


16 February 2018

Just finished validating after some major changes in format yesterday and today.  I also added a photograph of a bodkin.  There's another photograph I must add.  And I found two broken image links and changed "6H" to "6h".


27 January 2018

I validated OUTLINK.HTM yesterday, and the link I was trying to add still acted like a comment tag.  Finally traced the problem to a missing close quote.  Getting all the other errors out made it a bit easier to find.

Today I plan to finish adding the link and answer the fan letter that inspired it.


4 January 2018

What a struggle!  I lost count of the number of times I ran 2017 Sewing Diary, Part Two through the validator.  But now it validates — and I improved the format here and there in the process.

I'd better open my diary for March and post a reminder to validate 2018 Part One halfway through.

Also uploaded pictures of the finished bras to BLG2XVII, and, while checking that I'd uploaded all of them, found a few that I had thought had been already uploaded.


3 January 2018

The Table of Contents now validates.


1 January 2018

Added "<style type="text/css"> div {max- width: 40em; margin: 0 auto; } </style>" to the Table of Contents.  In the process, I learned that one must put "</div> before and <div> after any illustration that is more than forty ems wide.  I did that for the dividing line between the intro and entries of this file, so that it can extend the full width of the screen instead of blending in.

Of course the size of an em varies with type size, but I don't think anyone will view my files with a font so teeny that forty ems are less than six hundred pixels.  That would make an em only fifteen pixels wide.  I have tried, and can't ctl- my lines narrower than my standard illos.


30 December 2017

I corrected some links in "Get Out of Here".

That page (OUTLINK.HTM) needs a thorough revision, but isn't going to get it any time soon.


27 December 2017

I scaled some pictures to illustrate 2017SEW2.HTM.


1 December 2017

Yesterday I corrected some obsolete links in a file that can't be reached from the Table of Contents yet.  It's mentioned in the text file about mending that it *should* be linked.

Perhaps it's time to hypertext the mending file.


17 October 2017

Added two pictures of rulers to "pictures of tools".  Introduced an error someplace that keeps </center> from turning off centering.  Must validate the file Real Soon Now.


22 July 2017

While postponing a weeding session in the garden, I discovered that ROUGH007.TXT contains complete instructions for making a wallet sewing kit.  All I need to do is to copy them over and add tags and pictures.

But right now, I'm going to pull a few weeds.


21 July 2017

Found the comments, copied June 2016 into ROUGH052.HTM, deleted the irrelevant lines, there was nothing left but a remark that I meant to make a tutorial.

At least the file is no longer empty.

The links at the bottom need editing.


21 July 2017

I should validate 2017SEW2.HTM at intervals, so as not to have dozens and dozens of mistakes to correct at one sitting.  Also, someone may be reading it.


14 July 2017

Found some images missing while validating 2017SEW1.HTM.  To my great relief, each was only a matter of having substituted "H" for "h" in the link.  Nearly all the many errors the validator found were misplaced </p>s.

When falling asleep last night, I remembered that the comments I'd made about the calling-card sewing kits had been in my sewing diary.  So if I check the dates on the photographs, I should easily find the comments.

2017SEW1.HTM has validated!



13 July 2017

I began 2017SEW2.HTM a few days ago, and plan to close out 2017SEW1.HTM today.

Finding and finishing the calling-card sewing kit tutorial has moved to the top of the to-do list.  Mem:  when creating a directory to hold illos for a particular file, put the name of the file the illos are for in ED.DIR.

Never did find the tutorial I'm *sure* I started typing.  After creating ROUGH052.HTM, I launched a serious search for the file, which SEW_KITS.HTM says is called CARD.HTM, but have concluded that I only thought the comments that I recall writing.  (You'd be amazed at how many files on my C drive contain the work "card".  But I did substantial file cleaning and organizing in the process.

I thought I'd put 2017SEW1.HTM away, but while reading Usenet, I realized that I'd forgotten to spell check it.



7 July 2017

I have split my training log, but have yet to neaten up my sewing log.



13 June 2017

Photographed a fold-bottom patch pocket to add to my essay on fold-bottom pockets, then discovered that I'd never gotten any farther with it than creating a folder to put it in.  I think I'll added it to the bottom of the page about pockets.



1 May 2017

Yesterday I converted an old mailing-list post into a new page for the site, but haven't linked to it yet.  I've also added a line to the copyright notice, but have not uploaded it yet.



9 February 2017

I've been neglecting this log, but I have not been neglecting the site.



21 November 2016

I had to split my training log into two pieces today, because the file was too long.  This has nothing to do with Rough Sewing, but PAGEJOY doesn't have a blog.



20 October 2016

The Table of Contents now links to the Pocket Wallet blog.



11 October 2016

Accidentally opened 2016SEW1.HTM by mistake for 2016SEW2.HTM (Haven't changed my bookmark yet), got to reading it, found that the link to the basted-arrow tutorial was broken.  After much sturm & drang & angst & effort, disovered that there was a suprlus "/" in the URL.

But in the process, I found that all the image links in that tutorial — which is ALL images — give "file is not on this server", and that file most definitely is on that server.  It also says the "ARROW" directory doesn't exist, but I can get at its index through the index for RUFFTEXT.  Worry and fret and pounding my head on the walls avails nothing; there is not the slightest thing wrong with any of those links.

WC3 Validator would probably help, if I could find out what doctype goes on plain old hypertext.

The link checker showed me that there was an extra dot in each image link.  Fixed those, and now the tutorial works.  But I can't make the link back to the table of contents work.


9 August 2016

Found and repaired a broken link in 2016SEW1.HTM and declared it closed out.


31 July 2016

Couldn't sleep; got up in the wee sma hours to polish January-June 2016.  Finished adding non-breaking space; only one had been missed.  Searched for hyphens with line breaks after them.  Still need to proofread before I can call it closed out.

A few days ago I found and repaired some mistakes and outdated links on various pages, including a jaypeg that had the wrong name.  I should look at my pages with Dave's computer more often.


6 July 2016

Cut the bottom off 2016SEW1.HTM and used it to start 2016SEW2.HTM.  Haven't cleaned up January-June yet.

Changed one word in ROUGH030.HTM — Notions.


1 July 2016

I shall wait until after the festivities to close out 2016SEW1.HTM and start 2016SEW2.HTM.


13 June 2016

I think I shall make a project blog out of making my new pocket wallet.


12 June 2016

Found the path E:\PAGESEW\RUFFTEXT\WARDROBE\INDEX.HTM too long to fit my semi-automatic backup on exit, and shortened the name of the subfolder to "WRDR".  Not really satisfactory.  Perhaps I should give INDEX.HTM a ROUGH0nn.HTM name such as the trapezoid-skirt file has.

Took some pictures of the fabric for the trapezoid yesterday, but haven't yet checked to see whether any are usable.


10 June 2016

Activated the trapezoid-skirt file, added (but did not link) a file to collect musings on a whole- bolt wardrobe.

I think I'll go edit the TOC file to indicate that Trapezoid Skirt is now a project blog.


12 May 2016

Added a comment to "Rotary Cutter" in TOOLS:  ROUGH007.TXT.

Inserted a missing word into the underpants section of Women's Underwear:  ROUGH039.TXT.


11 May 2016

Found a broken image link:  .gif, not .GIF.

Discovered that I've been systematically installing picture links that say "./BLOG" — wrong on two counts:  going back is "../", and the BLOG folders are subfolders of the current folder.  Search-and-deleted 2015SEW2.HTM, have a way to go.

The lower-cased ".GIF" turned up in the process.  I'll have to page through all my files from Dave's computer to see what other mistakes don't show when I read the local copy.


26 April 2016

I added a paragraph about my leg board to ROUGH007.TXT:  Tools.

The "patience failure" photograph has been added to the contents page.

17 March 2016

Added paragraph tags to pocket essay, then changed the table of contents to point to the hypertext version.  Still needs a lot of formatting, and should be thoroughly edited for sense.

Still haven't linked the failure picture to the essay on patience.


16 March 2016

I frittered away the whole morning cropping and scaling photographs, and finding out why image links didn't work.  2016SEW1.HTM is, for the moment, up-to-date, but the punctuation is not refined.

Sometime or the other, I created BLOG2.XVI, and it, umm, contains a photo that I should have cropped, scaled, and linked to.

The photo for the essay on patience on the table- of-contents page has been cropped and scaled, but not linked and captioned.


27 February 2016

Noticed and repaired a bad link on LINKS/LINKS.HTM on my personal site.

Haven't done anything for the pockets file.


25 February 2016

A few days ago, I noticed "link to pocket discussion from forgotten forum — icon on desktop" in my to-do list.  Found the icon, moved the file into RUFFTEXT.  Looked for a place to put the link, discovered that I'm about halfway through hypertexting the Pockets file.

I've been adding photos of the red ramie bras to 2016SEW1.HTM.  Still haven't created BLOG2XVI.

I should mention, in a few places, that every directory contains a file named ED.DIR.  ED.DIR is an automatically-updated list of all the files in a directory.  Reading ED.DIR would allow you to find the file discussed in the first paragraph even though I didn't mention its name.  (I think it's "POCKETS.TXT".)

So I added a remark to INDEX.HTM, and also added a link to Dave's pages.

In the process, I discovered that the link to this file led to the closed weblog, so I added "2" to the filespec.

Changed the reference to Facebook in this file, because I've gotten a message or two in my inbox, and it was not e-mailed to me.  Might be possible to correct that if I spent a few hours learning how the site works, but it won't work the same way tomorrow, so I won't bother.


9 February 2016

It's probably time I started BLOG2XVI for the illustrations to 2016SEW.HTM.  The overjersy pretty well filled up BLOG1XVI.  But I've started recording the red-ramie bra in it, and will continue to do so.

Hmm . . . time to update the index to 2016 on the table of contents.  What's the generic term for the sort of index that appears on the spine of a magazine?


8 February 2016

On the fourth, I found and repaired broken image links in the embroidered-arrow tutorial.

Still need to link in some images.


11 January 2016

Found and corrected some defective image links in 2016SEW1.HTM.


9 January 2016

Noticed that I haven't linked to 2016SEW1.HTM from the Table of Contents yet.  Will start a spine index when I do.  I took, cropped, scaled, and installed some photographs for 2016SEW1.HTM yesterday.  Well, one picture.  I deleted more than half a dozen for hand-shake.  I think I'll bring the stepladder into the parlor the next time I take a picture, so I can brace against it.

I'm still typing 2015SEW1.HTM when I mean 2016SEW1.HTM.

Oops!  The link was there, but commented out.


4 January 2016

Took and installed the picture today.

In the process of scaling the picture, I freshened the PAGESEW backups on XP; I think I then uploaded the freshened files to wlweather, but I'm not sure.  I vaguely recall messing with Filezilla.

I try to mirror the local files onto the Web now and again in case I changed a file and forgot to upload it.

Just checked:  the table of contents now points to this file.

So all should be well with the site; e-mail me if it isn't.


2 January 2016

Began the 2016 sewing diary today.  One of the four pictures I took for it was unusable, but I can take it again tomorrow.

I have yet to clean up and put away the 2015 diary.  Hmm . . . must change the table of contents to point to this file.

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