Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Here are the rules:
Link to your tagger and post these rules.2. Share 7 facts with you: some random, some weird.3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.
So seven random facts:
1. Although math is my least favorite subject, I love finding number patterns and making number stuff (our family number is 17)
2. In elementary school I won a Rubik's Cube contest. I solved 2 cubes the fastest. I even taught the gym teacher how to do the cube in exchange for extra gym class
3. I believe that Lizzie Borden did not, could not have murdered her parents.
4. I have met Joan Baez .
5. I write with my left hand, but can write and do most things with my right.
6. Someday I would love to write childrens books.
7. I love silly jokes. Why does a seagull live by the sea? Scroll over for answer: If it lived by the bay, it would be a bagel (baygull!) Funny, right? And another one: Where does a general keep his armies? Scroll over: In his sleevies!
Now my turn to tag. I don't know if I have 7 people to tag to! Let's see.
3. I have 3....if I come up with more, I will amend my list.
Friday, September 21, 2007
The blanket is anti-pill fleece on both sides, a light purple. The ribbons are gros grain and satin.
It looks like the name is off center, but I promise, it isn't! The really tall 'A' makes it look that way. (I almost redid the name, but finally convinced myself that it was fine) You can kind of see the topstitching in the picture. I am pleased with it. I don't know why topstitching makes me nervous, but I am using it more.
You can visit Leia's blog to see sweet Miss Arabella testing it out! I am guessing that it is a keeper....
Thanks again Leia, for the picture!
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Well, apparently there is a lot of dramatic back history, because within the last month, the one forum has kind of blown up. People who have seemingly done nothing wrong, getting banned; moderators deleting posts for their own personal agenda, administrators just sticking their heads in the sand hoping it will all go away. It is just crazy. Like a car wreck, you just can't help but read it, and it is sad, because 1) these are all adults, acting like 8th grade girls and 2) lost sewing time! The forum has a 'weird' feel to it now.
I find it strange, too, because another completely unrelated forum I frequent is having its own drama right now.....
Thursday, September 13, 2007
MURPHY'S LAWS of SEWING
Fusible interfacings always fuse to the iron.
The serger only eats the customer's garment.
If you need 6 buttons, you will find 5 in your button box.
The seam you meant to rip out is invariably the other one.
When you are in a hurry, the needle eye is always too small.
The fabric you forgot to pre-shrink will always shrink the most.
The pattern you wanted to make again will have one key piece missing.
If you drop something out of your sewing basket, it will be your box of pins with the cover off.
Whenever the construction process is going well, the bobbin thread runs outs.
The magnitude of the goof is in direct proportion to the cost of the fabric.
Your lost needle will be found by your son, husband or brother-in-law while walking around barefoot.
Facings tend to be sewn to the wrong side. (Opposite sides attract).
Collar points don't match, and you've trimmed all the seams.
The iron never scorches the garment until its final pressing.
Pants seams always rip where they are the most noticeable.
The steam iron only burps rusty water on light silk fabric.
The sewing machine light usually burns out on Sunday.
Pinking shears get dull just by looking at them.
Gathering threads always break in the middle.
The scissors cut easiest past the buttonhole.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
The back. Notice bear is making an escape!