Friday, 29 February 2008
Tuesday, 26 February 2008
Amy Butler's In Stitches: More Than 25 Simple and Stylish Sewing Projects
By Amy Butler
Ok, this sewing thing is getting more fun everyday! I find new patterns and great fabric across every bend. Inspired by Etsy (everything handmade ebay-esque), I figured I could make whatever I see that I want to purchase myself. So with the help of a few fabric suppliers on Etsy, I have started making some new style bags. Here are the creations!
All the fabrics used are Amy Butler fabrics. She is a great designer and I love ALL her designs. Check her out and Etsy! They are great, I can't get enough.
Friday, 22 February 2008
By Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters, James Cromwell, Maggie Smith
Heather tagged me to create a post MeMe. Within this post I am supposed to address five rules, as follows:
Post about the meme and link back to the person who tagged you...ie Heather for me - and link to your five favorite posts.
*Link One: must be about family.
*Link Two: must be about friends
*Link Three: must be about yourself
*Link Four: must be about something you love
*Link Five: can be anything you choose.
Tag 5 other people (2 being people you would like to get to know better)
Family - well we all know I tried to start my blog in order to capture my family stories. I would have to say my favorite is probably Gum Drop! That moment in my life will never be forgotten.
What I love - Well I love Josh and here is the post where I give mention to our engagement.
Finally, anything I want - I will go back to my first post, answering, What's with the Silent Q? It is what brought me here!
A Place to Bark - Lets find homes for the pups of the world.
Amalah - she can really give some good advice on anything from a good moisturizer to where to go for some great advice for Moms of all ages!
Friday, 15 February 2008
Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife
By Linda Berdoll
This is your friendly,
faithful, neighborhood blogger. I admit I have been gone a long time and you are waiting on baited-breath to hear of the latest update in my life. I guess we can start back in December...
I quit my job, sort-of. I told the group I was working with that I have "a better opportunity", (Majic Eight Ball says - YES TAKE IT!). To be honest, I don't think they cared. I was just One of Five working in the borg. I hated it, really really hated it. Needless to say this better opportunity was a no-brainer. What was this better opportunity? Well I will explain when we get to January. So I closed that chapter of my life and was so excited to move on.
Move-on, speaking of moving on, on the 17th of Dec, standing over my ironing board attempting to get the stockings sewn before Santa slide down the chimney, Josh asked me to marry him. Wow, that was a shock. Plans are in the works, but simple and fun is the theme. No 20lb dress, no aisle, and no rice. More like barefeet, sand, BBQ, and Booze :). More fun right? Tomorrow we go to http://www.sugarplumbakery.org/ to find a fun and "non-wedding-like" cake. Yummy, I can't wait to taste. We are getting married at the Cape Henry Lighthouse http://www.apva.org/capehenry/ with just our families and then later on in the day, the festivities will begin. Details, of course have not been sorted out. Location and Cake, thats the most important. MMMM
January- NEW JOB!!!
WOW how awesome is my job. It is like a breath of fresh air. I feel like I am making a difference again and people respect others' opinions. Imagine that! I am one of 5 women in an organization of 62 people. Odd ratio, but it works, and works well. Either way, this is awesome! I would tell you more, but you are probably already sleeping.
I just spent the last 3 weeks as an instructor in a training course with my colleagues. It was great, but boy was it trying. It reminded me of my teaching days, remembering people all learn differently. It wasn't only a professional test, but a personal one as well. I worked long days, which meant the dinner and dishes department was lacking on my end, THANKS JOSH! and I was just totally zonked when I got home. Either way, today all the students left around 1:00 pm and we are back to steady state, giving me the chance to catch up on the blog.
I think I have a next topic for family story....Oregon Trail on the Apple 2E. I am sure many will be able to relate. Can't wait to get it down in words.
Thanks for sticking around!
Monday, 28 January 2008
Wide Open Spaces
By Dixie Chicks
see relatedSo I thought I would find out what type of fruit I was on my lunch break, while eating a pear, I found out I am....
You Are a Banana You are mellow, easy going, and a total softie on the inside.
People find it really easy to get along with you. You suit most tastes.
And while you're very sweet, you're not boring or ordinary.
You have an attraction to the exotic, and you could show up anywhere... doing almost anything!
You are spirited, energetic, and a total kick to be around.
You're also quite funny. Your sense of humor is on the goofy side, and it fits you well.Is this true??? I love bananas. Grandma Estes used to call me when I was in college to report Food Lion was seeling bananas for $.19, what a deal. YAY!! I am happy to be a banana.