Thursday, May 31, 2007

Lunch and Quilting

Ok, Charisma and I did that "lunch" thing again today, except one remarkable event took place. She showed up! All kidding aside...I really love lunching with her. It's the highlight of my week. The restaurant we dined at was a nice walk from my office, so I got some exercise to boot! While we were leaving, Charisma got a call and left quickly. So, while I was there paying the bill I saw two old friends and they summoned me to their table and we had a nice "little" chat. It was great to see them. Overall, a perfect lunch! :)

Now...on to the good stuff! Quilting!! My other passion.

Today I received fabric and block patterns for The super secret Shop Hop quilt that won't be revealed until October 2007. My local quilt shop isn't sure of the exact design, but wants me to go ahead and put the blocks together. Then they will decide how to finish them off. Hint: They're thinking of a mitered border.

As you can see from my site, I've figured out how to LINK! That was fun to learn and sure is quick for me to navigate around rather than having to go to "bookmarks" on my favorites menu!

I'm sure there's more to learn off I go! Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Today...My First Blogspot

Well, today started out no differently than any other. Except...I got stood up at lunch by my best girlfriend. Oh well. So what? I had a nice mexican lunch (very low fat, btw) and a nice virgin strawberry daquiri. My girlfriend? I had a nice Shirley Temple waiting for her across the table from me. I ordered it for her because it's her favorite drink. So, there it sat while I ate my lunch. I never touched it. I thought about it, but didn't. Life does go on and I still love her. Charisma...did you hear that? You have my permission to stand me up any 'ol time!

We'll try this lunch thing again tomorrow.

Now on to something really important...SEWING!

I belong to a website called Pattern Review. As soon as I can figure out how to do links...I'll have one to take you there. It's almost 100K members strong. I have been a member since Sept. 2005. I love it. They have so inspired my sewing like nothing else. I don't really have to even interact with anyone on the message board...I just learn from being there and reading what others are doing with their sewing.

I've met some really great people there, too. New friends are always a plus in your life, right? Right!

Well, earlier this month, I saw in the classified ads on that site, someone selling Jalie patterns. I bought 3 of them and they arrived yesterday. Last night I traced all 3 patterns in all styles. Now I'm rarin' to go!

Tonight, I am in the process of Jalie 2449. It's a cross-over t shirt. I am using some fabric that I bought at Stuff Mart for a whole $1/yd. I will also have to learn how to post pictures, as well.

I started this blog because I left a comment on Charisma's blog, but you can't do so without an account. AND, I have been reading...let's see...five blogs now on my links bar.

So...I'm back to sewing and will get this blogging thing down better tomorrow.