Monday, September 14, 2009

Absentee Posting

I wish I had more time. Time to sew, time to get a decent night's sleep.

Unfortunately, lately I have been drowning in the chemistry of biology. Ask me whatever you'd like about how atoms combine or what DNA is made up of -- I can tell you. Even tonight as I sat in the library studying with my friend Maxine, I noticed we were right next to books whose spines read "Flat Pattern Design" and the like.

I did get my two new patterns from Hot Patterns, which are the Three Graces tops and the Jeanius jeans. I will try them out as soon as I get some time.

The Babydoll needs a backpack for her laptop. I have toyed with the idea of ironing plastic shopping bags to fabric for this, but honestly -- backpacks aren't all that terribly expensive, and I'd rather make clothing. So as much as I like to recycle, we'll see how far I get on that project. Probably I'll just give up and buy her a backpack.

Rose also would like a laptop case. Same thing. We'll see.

In the meantime, I have a fall wardrobe that is sorely lacking. I have a class in study skills - one of those classes every freshman has to take -- and it has required me to answer several questions relating to personal success. I have actually had to write some goals and plans down, and one of them (duh!) was to take time each week for myself. I think sewing should be at the top of THAT list.

BY THE WAY . . . the Mac is here, and I LOVE IT. I have always been a Mac, just never knew it. This thing is fabulous. I use it for everything. I am bilingual now; I speak both Mac and PC! What a hoot!



  1. I tried that ironing plastic bags thing once, and it didn't go over too well. I think it was still too hot and I wasn't inspired to try again. Have you sorted out the setting that works for you? Any advice? I went Mac about 6 years ago and am sooooo glad! I am not sure my PC skills are very strong anymore but I can get around when I need to. Glad you are enjoying the simplicity, ease of use, and beautiful design. ;)

  2. Antoinette, you clever girl! I'm glad to know the plastic bag thing is noble -- if you can do it! As for Macs, well, going back to my desktop PC feels clunky now, even if it is easier to print things there. Now just to figure out my iPod Touch!


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