Saturday, April 10, 2010
She is losing her battle with cancer here on earth, and she is preparing to meet our Lord, while saying goodbye to her best friend (husband Mike) and her wonderful family and friends. Cancer is trying to win and diminish her bright and shining light, but the cancer will never truly win. A light and warmth such as the one Shannon shares with the world, cannot ever truly be diminished.
This is the blog she and Mike started to show how they are actually conquering cancer, and have not allowed the cancer to conquer them or their love for each other. http://www.acoupleconquerscancer.com/ There is a clickable link in my "other sites of interest" area at the bottom right side of the blogroll.
Reading about Shannon's journey makes me feel ashamed for my whining about work. There are many aggravating changes going on there which none of us have any control over. Many make me very angry, but I have a job (for now) and a wonderful, warm and loving husband. Losing my mother last year just about broke my heart. But her warmth and shining light, just like Shannon's, will never leave. Although, I felt abandoned for awhile, I do know that she would never, ever actually abandon her only child. She is with me always.
Now, onto happier subjects. ;o)
Saturday, December 19, 2009
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Saturday, June 14, 2008
Back to my JCC, which I've hardly started.
I did change the pattern for the cherries fabric. I realized the gathered skirt, combined with no longer having a small waist and not wearing a crinoline would just make me look BIG. I've now chosen Vogue 2267, which is a remake of a 1954 design. I will still have the vintage 50's dress, which I feel my cherry fabric was screaming for, without the added weight-gain of the gathered skirt. I also think the little jacket included is darn cute.
I need to go to the post office again this Saturday. Last Saturday my Knipmode magazine was waiting for me. This Saturday I should find the much sought after and coveted May Patrones issue waiting for me. (YEAH!!!)
I also purchased 2 knit sewing books last week from Amazon. The first was recommended by Ann (Gorgeous Things blog) Sew U Home Stretch and the second by Gigi (Behind the Seams blog) Designing and Patternmaking for Stretch Fabrics.
I am not a fan of Built by Wendy patterns from Simplicity as they are not my style, BUT this is a fantastic book for anyone wanting more information on sewing with knits. The book is intended for beginners and I feel it does a good job helping a beginner get their feet wet in the knit sewing arena. The one caveat is the author zeros in on using a serger. If you don't own a serger you may want to after reading this book. But (again with the "but") you can sew knits easily on your sewing maching using a stretch stitch. I've done it and lived to tell the tale. Just don't ask me about the "fun" I had ripping out every single seam in those pants since I was sewing challenged the day I made them. The book also comes with t-shirt and dress/skirt patterns to get you started, and I think the patterns are rather cute. I will probably try the t-shirt and maybe the dress, with the sleeves (lengthened).
This is my new favorite book. No, I do not intend to create patterns at this time in my life, but if you want invaluable information on stretch fabrics, pattern layout and beyond, grab this book. I learned a lot last night when I started reading. Basically, this is a textbook (and the price reflects that it's a texbook...OUCH!!). The material is well layed out and organized. I think the author, Keith Richardson, is a perfectionist and this is reflected in his writing style and explanations. He is not boring, but factual, and you will learn just about everything you need to know about knits from him.
Both of these books are available at http://www.amazon.com/. I know the textbook was in the FIT bookstore when I went to NYC, but I wasn't carrying it around with me through the city.
Hmmmm..... I'm not so sure I completely agree with the analogy. Maybe this is directed at my younger days...but we won't go there. ;o)
|What Your Taste in Chocolate Says About You|
Your taste is refined, but you are not picky.
You are often the first to try something new.
You are passionate and full of life.
You fall in love easily, and you tend to have whirlwind relationships.
Your passion sometimes does get the better of you. You have a crazy temper!
You love to be in love. You crave romance, whether you're single or not.
You feel lost when you don't feel passion... you need someone to adore.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
- The bottle is smaller. BUT, once I get to the color I want (2 days vs several with other tanners) I can maintain with the other Jergens or L'Oreal which both are in bigger bottles and are better values.
- The smell is not great, but it is an improvement over the original Jergens. (which I hate) I just use it at night and by morning the smell is gone, even before my shower.
- I give this a 5-star rating...................