Sunday, March 22, 2009


You know i was trying to find a way to operate this web cam. By gosh....when i caught a glimpse of myself. I wondered how the hell my nose grew and why it's spread half way across my face. I know your nose and your feet grow but this is ridiculous. The feet i can get used to, but my nose is another thing. I touched my nose and of course a tablespoon full of oil came out of it. The darndest thing is that the rest of my body is like the gobi desert. It's so dry that my skin can literally make a nice flake cereal....ok I know that's disgusting but that's what's going on in my neck of the woods. Face in tact and body drying out. My feet need sandpapering. Of course i am going to get my feet done...hope they don't charge me extra. Dry dry dry dry ciao for now

my computer

ok i was on the phone this morning for two and half hours with hp and them adding a few more things on my computer. I am so high tech now that I don't know how to operate jack crap. so now I have to train myself on the new things that they added. I have a photo of the lady wearing the bag i liked most but I can't figure out a way to post it. so sue me. I don't think i'll ever have a famous blog. ellen degenerous needs to help me out with a new serger. Not to mention a car so that I can go to the fabric places. But of cours that's a dream. Ellen that's my girl.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

same jacket part 2

okay this is part of my face. I lined just the inside of this fleece with flannel. I know you don't have to line it, but for me it keeps the static down and it wears better. I have another jacket that I made with a flannel lining. It doesn't get too hot, nor do you get cold in it. I haven't found a way to load all of the pictures on this post yet. I would like to thumbnail them. But don't know how yet. still learning.

my jacket

okay this is my boxy jacket. The material looks better in person, it's an light olive green. you'd never no it, and monday I tested wearing it. It's a little too warm, but that's alright. I would like my sewing to look more refined. I look like I am a retired greenbay packer in this photo. So next time I won't show my face.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


I have been on the phone with "Brewers" the quilting and notion people. I have been waiting for my "Stitches" magazine since December of 2008. Ok now they tell me that they have been having trouble with the distributers and they need of quota of 300 subcribers. Well "Brewers" only has 100 people. This just sucks! sucks! and more sucking that I could just scream. Of course this tells you what my life is all about doesn't it?
I even emailed australia for christs sake. So now I am going to have to go back to Erica in Indiana to get my back orders. Right now I have to do first things first and that's get those mags. I'm addicted to that magazine like crack! now it's gonna take forever to get it.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Since i was not sleepy I decided to watch youtube howto's. I was looking at the wordpress blog and trying to figure out if I want to go there or stay here. There seems to be a lot more on the sight in which to choose from. So I am in the thinking process right now.
I am also waiting on a friend to take a picture of the purse that I made for his wife a few weeks back. I wanted to post that picture. so I will come back with more on the possible switch as soon as I ask my internet guru friend about it. ciao for now

Monday, March 9, 2009


I am still working on this jacket. Really procrastinating with the zipper. I should have it done this week. I only worked on the zipper all a mere 10 minutes, and then just stopped. You really have to be in the mood to do this. Some days are better. I will attempt to put this together again tomorrow. I think I am going to force myself every day at the same time. Which is 11:00.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Thursday I went to Hancock fabric. It seemed like I was going to another country took just that long to get there. Anyway I was so surprised to find the Bernina people there. This has got to be the cleanest and neatest Hancock fabric I've ever seen.

I spoke to one of the ladies....and I mentioned that I'd spoken to her on the phone about possibly working with Bernina. I really love the sewing machine. Even though I have my Brothers Ult2003 I will always end up using the Bernina for hard core stuff. It might be on the noisy side but I like it none the less. Anyway if the lady can't hire me I emailed and told her that I would be more than glad to volunteer working there. What more could a person ask for? I get to learn a lot and play with the machines. That would be the ulitimate job for me, because I would be doing something I love.

I don't know if I will hear from the lady but who knows what might happen? If she doesn't take me someone else will take me up on that offer. I am also going to try and see if I could go further up north. Of course the ultimate would be working in Canada at a sewing place. Those women have sewing, fabric and machines coming out of their noses. Towards the end of the month I hope to go up to Mill end fabric and see what deals I can come up with. I would also like to check out their tapestry.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Stitches magazine

Well I've been awaiting my "Stitches" magazine since December of 2008. I renewed also in the latter part of the month. I have contacted Brewers quilting it had another name and I can't think of it at the moment. Anyway I spoke to them today for the second time regarding my subscription. They claim that they've not heard anything from the Australian publications regarding distribution.

The representative told me that there is a posibility that it is no longer in publication. If that is so I am going to be so disappointed. I love that magazine more than "Threads" primarily because they are more into styles and coutour. I like the pictures that are in the magazine and also the way the articles are done. I've written Lynn cook who is the editor at large i guess. I'm starting to get really worried on whether or not they have gone under.

Right now there are more knitting magazines than anything else, and I am not into knitting. Just like there are more knitting books than there are sewing books. There are just as many things to do regarding sewing. So if this is the case that there are not going to be any more magazines then I am going to cherish the old ones that I have.

I am making a jacket today.....and as usual I don't have something I need. I need a zipper for this jacket. I'm afraid to ruin it with buttons. I love the material. I will take a picture of it as soon as I'm done. ciao for now