Baking and sewing, aka indoor projects.

Baking and sewing, aka indoor projects.

Hey y’all, Lindy here with my first blog post. While Zach has been focusing on boat projects, I have been working on a few new skills of my own that will be useful once we move onto the boat. First up, bread baking. Being able to make fresh bread on the boat will help keep us from having to shop so often.  I did a little google search and found a few recipes that seemed simple enough. The sandwich bread was really bland, but the other loaf was delicious! I even made a batch of hamburger rolls.  I’ve been baking about a loaf a week.  It’s pretty cool having fresh bread that I know exactly what the ingredients are and can modify as needed.
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I’ve also been doing some sewing. I’ve had a sewing machine for several years, but I’ve never used it. When I got the machine, I bought a dress pattern and material, which I obviously never made. So I thought I would give the dress a try first. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be, and the dress turned out pretty cute.












Next I made a cover for our new propane tank. The cover will help protect the tank from damage caused by the sun and salt water. I didn’t have a pattern to go by on this one, so I just guessed at what I thought would be a good design. I took a few measurements and got started. It turned out pretty good, especially if you don’t look to closely. The most challenging part was sewing the round top onto the piece that covers the sides.


Once that project was finished I was feeling pretty good about my sewing skills, so I thought I would tackle sheets for the V-berth. The v-berth is in the forward cabin and is where Zach and I sleep on the boat. Due to the odd shape of the bed, you can’t just run out and get sheets, and ordering a custom set costs over $100. So, I bought a set of king size sheets with a plan to modify them to fit our bed.


Honestly, this project gave me the most trouble. I came to the conclusion that modifying something is harder that making something from scratch, especially when it has elastic along the edge. It took a while, but I finally got something that I thought looked pretty good and will stay on the bed.


I modified a second set of sheets, and it went much smoother. Next on my agenda is making new covers for the v-berth cushions, that’s sure to be a challenge!


  • Margaret Goodman

    September 20, 2016 at 7:49 pm Reply

    Good for you, Lindy Lou, for jumping in there and deciding you can do it! Baking and sewing skills come in handy! I like your cooling rack!

  • Stefone Nelson

    September 20, 2016 at 7:49 pm Reply

    LD…I am so impressed! Your sewing work looks great! And from personal experience – I know your fresh baked bread rocks!!!

  • Shauna

    September 20, 2016 at 8:19 pm Reply

    Again, I’m impressed. Nice work, Lindy.

  • carole smith

    September 20, 2016 at 9:57 pm Reply

    Very impressed – with the baking and especially the sewing! Good Job!

  • Rita Wiggins

    September 20, 2016 at 10:29 pm Reply

    Not surprised by your talent, you have always been able to do whatever you wanted too. Great job on all of it. I think that bread needs a trial run next time you come to Georgia. So proud of you and Zach.

  • Ashley Bracken

    September 21, 2016 at 7:18 am Reply

    Well done, Lindy! I was wondering when we would hear from the captain. 😝

  • Mary Wey Duncan

    September 26, 2016 at 1:32 am Reply

    Lindy, I think the cover for the propane tank looks great. I’ve tried making similar shaped pillows and I can appreciate the difficulty with the circular part. Your dress turned out cute and the bread and buns make me hungry just looking at them. Way to go!

  • Craig Starns

    October 6, 2016 at 7:56 pm Reply

    Wow! Those rolls look good! I always tried but could never get baked bread or rolls to come out like “real ones”! Close but no cigar. Good for you! You’ll eat good!

  • Craig Starns

    October 6, 2016 at 7:56 pm Reply

    Wow! Those rolls look good! I always tried but could never get baked bread or rolls to come out like “real ones”! Close but no cigar. Good for you! You’ll eat good!

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