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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Goodbye My Friends .....

At least until Saturday, July 11, 12:00 AM.

My professor assigned a term paper tonight. That's right, TWO weeks before the end of summer term!!!!! On top of a group project that can only be done on a campus computer!!!!!!! My laptop using campus wireless is not sufficient. So unless you are an expert on Web Engineering, this is your notice. You will not be seeing me.

Thank you, and have a good two weeks and a day.


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Look who I have this weekend!

Isn't he cute?

His mommy and daddy and big brother are camping. So he's camping out in Ga-Ga's living room.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

rant ....

I know not everyone has the same dress standards I do, but come on people, at least dress respectable. I was at the statehouse the other day and a lady a few feet away from me was wearing daisy duke shorts and a halter top (or it might have been a tube top showing bra straps - I really didn't pay attention.) When I first noticed her I honestly thought she was inconvenienced on her way to the pool or something. Please people, your dress says a lot. When you're standing before State Senators & State Representatives dress to show respect! Even if you don't think the particular Senator or Representative deserves it, at the very least give respect to the position.


Monday, June 15, 2009

Woo Hoo!

Got my midterm back from last week. Got a 98 :-D

The other class did not have a midterm.
Now I just have to survive another 4 weeks :-).


Saturday, June 13, 2009

Waun-a-Finish Start-to-Finish

I got this beautiful dress off Denim & Co (QVC). It didn't even dawn on me until I tried it on that it had slits! It was too nice to return, so I set it aside a few weeks until I had time to sew the slits. Well, that time was this evening, and in less than 30 minutes I ripped & stitched and presto - a beautiful white dress with NO slits. The second photo shows one of the slits sewn up.

I planted!

This is my second summer at this townhouse. I decided to actually plant something this year. It's not the best - considering I haven't done any planting since I was just a kid with my mom watching over my shoulder. Oh well, at least it should add some color. I get orange, red, and yellow Celosia's. I didn't want Petunias or Impatiens and these drew my attention at the store.


Friday, June 12, 2009

SBS blocks in mail

EDIT: I forgot, these count as a Waun-a-Finish :-D. Woo hoo, finish #2. Not bad for slow me.

Here are my long awaited SBS blocks.
I'm in my group meeting for
school right now, but will be done (or leave early) to make it to the PO before noon. I had my friend give me directions to the one here in University City since I didn't have a clue where one was located.
They'll be over-nighted to C, who's running the swap and she'll begin the swap process. I think I'm the last one :-(.

Irish Chain (B9)

Bowtie (F3)

Old Maid's Puzzle (F4)

Sarah's Choice (H3)

Weathervane (H9)
never got done :-(

Anvil (I4)

Dutchman's Puzzle (I3)

Right Hand of Friendship (I7)

Pinwheel (J7)



I need to go away more often ....

Today I took a short break from work and ran to the nearby fire station for a car seat installation/inspection. Bubba, the younger nephew, is 18+ pounds and about out of the carrier. Since I don't have a base and would have to install the carrier itself each car trip next weekend when I have him, I thought it would make much more sense to install the RF convertible car seat. Even though I needed the FD to do it for me, it is a lot easier to do b/c it has LATCH, unlike the carrier. No matter how many times I've tried, I can't get the locking clip to lock in the right place :-(.

Well, back to why I need to go away more often. I wasn't gone 30 minutes and came back and my monitors were gone! In their place were 2 flat screens! I'm the last person in the office to get flat screens, though the 3 computers in the print room don't have them yet, but those computers are only used for printing reports, not assigned to an individual, and so are unlikely to be upgraded unless something breaks.

I wonder what else could be upgraded if I leave again?

UPDATE: I was informed shortly before leaving that my flat screens will be upgraded. The ones they gave me are actually smaller than my old monitors, lol. They have some larger ones around that they will give me sometime next week. I'm moving up in the world :-D.


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Need help - any ideas?

Okay, so my sewing desk is a basic singer sewing table and my chair is a basic desk chair - not a nice cushy chair on wheels. If I had thought about it this morning and if my camera had working batteries, I would have taken a picture for you.

If I'm ever going to sew again I need to improve situation!

I am in so much back pain today after sewing every night/morning this week that I can barely move. It hurts to shuffle down the hall. I've been having back spasms for a couple of days now and stupid me, knowing it's the sewing desk/chair, keeps sewing!

So what suggestions does everyone have for making it more ergonomic?


Saturday, June 06, 2009

gui, gui, gui

Anyone want a gui? Gui's for sale!!!! Come get them before they're gone!

Can you tell that I'm just a gui-crazy today? We're working on the Gui's for our group project for Web Engineering.

No bouncing balls though :-(.


Wednesday, June 03, 2009

1st finish!

For those peeps in the know, this is "the quilt" that generated my big discussion/comment seeking. It is the one I worked on at retreat with the pinks & greens that everyone loved the colors on . I told the mom about it on Sunday and checked to make sure I was spelling the name correctly on the label. I let her know that I would drop it off for tonight since I've got class on Wed and am not at church.

I asked my friend J check to make sure the mom got it, so J called and checked for me (I don't have a number). J told me she loved it and wants to hang it up in the living room!!!! I told J to let her know I would add a hanging sleeve after pictures are taken.

So my question is, what do I need to do to make a hanging sleeve on an already completed baby quilt?

Okay, okay, what you all are waiting for - the details!
Label said:
Stitched with love for
Wynter Dunn
Beloved daughter of
Mike & Rhonda
Forever Loved
June 2009

Quilting - done in a cream thread, "in the ditch" around the flowers and meandered in the center/cream border.
Backing - real pretty soft pink flower print (with some green/yellow) on a cream. I'm in love with this print. I've used it at least 3 times now.
Pics are below. Sorry for the poor quality - I realized in the car on the way to drop it off that I hadn't taken pictures. If she wants me to add the hanging sleeve, I'll get better ones then.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

New contest

Hey - for anyone who's been to the Sew, Mama, Sew blog, she's having a new contest that runs through the end of June. Grand prize is a sewing machine!


Waun-a-Finish UFO list

Here goes ... I may have to add later. School's been kicking my butt so I haven't been able to do much of anything since retreat :-(

1. Dino quilt - bind/label (for Bubby)
2. Football quilt - applique/quilt/etc. (for Bubba)
3. RD baby girl - label & gift
4. AD baby boy - cut, needs sewng
5. Zoo Parade - bind/label (when returned from my Aunt)
6. Thangles 2009 ketchup
7. Thangles 2008 ketchup
8. Big C's Denim/Flannel rag quilt - partially cut
9. Bind - pink baby quilt
10. Bind - scrappy pastels baby quilt
11. label - Rachel's sunshine
12. frog/bind - bright sea life
13. Sleepytime baby quilt - ready to baste/quilt
14. Jan Stash Pot Pie Quilt - needs applique/baste/quilt

Who knows what else I've got half started????

I'm in the midst of organizing my sewing room and I can't believe all the fabric I've accumulated, including fabric for skirts. I'm amazed at everything I kept pulling out of the spare room closet. I have a roomie moving on Friday so I have to have everything out of storage from in there. I can't believe all the stuff I've accumulated. Apparently I suffer from the out of sight, out of mind, let's buy more syndrome.


It's Y2k all over again

Head against wall, head against wall, head against wall.

Only in the car business can 2010 become 1980 or 1910. How are 1910 car models still on the road? When they're really 2010's!

Oh well, it was good for a laugh when I first heard the story.