Posted on: Jan 3, 2011 06:23 PM, edited Jul 28, 2011 12:03 PM by bluedahlia
Thought I'd add mrmojorisin in there somewhere.
Let's try this again.
Life is made up of differences. Let's explore these differences, learn from them and accept them.
Now "Don't stop till you get enough"! I love Michael Jackson too!
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Jun 13, 2012 11:34 PM 1Athena1 wrote:
I hope so too....If only she would log back on. I am really worried about her.
Jun 14, 2012 04:18 AM gardengumby wrote:
Jun 14, 2012 06:07 AM, edited Jun 14, 2012 06:08 AM by suzieq60
Strange occurrence today - started to feel dizzy at work. We were moving desks yet again so I thought it might be the smell of the spray cleaner. My little chinese sidekick helped me move again - he is such a sweet boy. He found me on the floor under my desk unplugging my computer and he goes "Sue ,Sue - I'll do that". Absolutely crazy - we are now back in the same desks where we were 3 weeks ago.
I ended up going home sick. I don't seem to notice the dizziness anymore but I don't feel 100% well - might be over tired. We went out last night to a football match dinner and the battered fish made me feel awful - like they needed to change their oil or something. Or it might be all of those pschyotropic drugs I'm taking - you know I heard Super Krill Oil can really affect your behaviour.
Jun 14, 2012 07:48 AM 1Athena1 wrote:
Hope you feel better, susie.
Jun 14, 2012 01:32 PM BinVA wrote:
I've been busy mowing. And wishing I lived in a condo instead of having all these acres to mow.
Mary .. I am so happy for you. What great news. I know waiting on the results is so stressful.
Susie .. Hope you feel better soon.
Jun 14, 2012 01:43 PM 3monstmama wrote:
HURRAH FOR MARY THE DULL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
that is most excellent news!
No brussel sprouts yet but a veggie heavy dinner --sauteed carrots and asparagus tossed with bok choy & radish leaves and fresh pasta. . . .oh yes a wee bit of lardons because well you need some oil so why not make it bacon?
Jun 14, 2012 02:19 PM SunflowersMA wrote:
Oh, the JOY JOY JOY of boring...we should make up a Drinking Song about it?
Anybody here sew? I just bought my first Sewing Machine! So excited - Janome S500, mechanical, easy, 25 stitches kind of thing.
I need ADVICE on good books - believe it or not, I DO HAVE the 1981 Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Sewing whihc I bought in 1981. It's very techy - several book suggested on Amazon, but was wondering what somebody who SEWS would suggest?
My main plan at the moment, is to sew Flax Linen Flood pants. Which were about $25 when I started buying them years ago, and are now about $70. Silly. They're baggy like pj's with side pockets on seam, elastic waist. Gotta be able to "master" that - in many fabrics. As mine wear out in the inner thigh ( yes, rubbing, fat, whatever) I 'patch' them, and some of my patches now have patches, but they do for gardening pants.
Speaking of gardening, I don't want to say this toooooo loudly, but the sun has been out most of today...shhhhh...alll my tomatoe plants are now planted...
Jun 14, 2012 03:21 PM 1Athena1 wrote:
Glad that we've all been so boooooring lately!
Jun 14, 2012 03:26 PM, edited Jun 14, 2012 03:27 PM by suzieq60
Mary - great news!!!!
I do feel better now, can't really have today off as it's my last day of work - we go to see the new baby on Monday. I'm looking forward to having 9 days away. Can't wait to go to a few wineries and send some home. The city where our DD lives is Australia's premium wine growing region :)
Jun 14, 2012 03:29 PM 1Athena1 wrote:
Yum - I've had some good Aussie wines in my time.
Jun 14, 2012 03:42 PM suzieq60 wrote:
Athena - I'm going to meet up with ChrissyB and Steve and I are taking her for lunch to a small winery that has a fab restaurant. Their wines are really nice and not available in outlets, so we will probably buy some while we're there. Of course we wil have to spend some time with the baby :) Really looking forward to meeting Chrissy and giving her a big hug.
Jun 14, 2012 03:53 PM 1Athena1 wrote:
Glad that you are meeting with Chrissy - she seems like such a great person!
Jun 14, 2012 05:01 PM gardengumby wrote:
Congratulations on boring, Mary. May all future tests be equally without excitement. :)
Jun 14, 2012 05:21 PM Momine wrote:
Sunflowers, congrats and to happy sewing. I sew, quite a bit and my daughter has picked up the habot from me, although she is much better at it than I am.
My latest creation, my first "mastectomy dress"
If you need anything that can be done web-wise, I would be happy to help. I think my daughter also picked up good tricks from youtube videos.
Jun 14, 2012 05:43 PM suzieq60 wrote:
Momine - you look great - love the dress. My mother was a professional dressmaker, so I learned to sew at a very early age. When I didn't work, I made a lot of the kids stuff, but no time for that now. I have a Bernina but it doesn't see the light of day very often. I was working on a quilt while I was off work but it's been abandoned again.
Jun 14, 2012 05:53 PM Momine wrote:
Thanks, but that means you really know how to do this. I mostly improvise, and only make it work because I am dogged (and have a slight perfectionist streak). I made TONS of dresses for my kid when she was little. I didn't like those big, poufy polyester jobs they had in the shops, so I would buy some cute calico and a bit of cotton lace and set to work. It was way cheaper too, and the things I made myself could go in the wash and had stuff lke covered seams.
Jun 14, 2012 06:07 PM, edited Jun 14, 2012 06:08 PM by bluedahlia
YAY for boring Mary!
Momine, lovely. I used to sew a LOT. LOved it and miss it but my limitations are what they are.
Athena and Sunflowers.........I smell something, and it really stinks!
Susie, Enjoy the new grandchild. I live for mine!!!!!!!!!
Jun 14, 2012 06:07 PM SunflowersMA wrote:
WOW, momine, YOU and your dress are fantastic! Look at those perfect details, the way the straps fit, that is so much more than I'm even imagining right now! I'd be afraid to touch fabric that looks as much like silk as your dress does. WOW. Just WOW!
I'm playing with muslin, the cheapest plainest fabric I could find - even using different colors on the bobbin, and thread holder, so I can keep checking the tension....baby steps...
Jun 14, 2012 06:09 PM suzieq60 wrote:
Your dress looks absolutely beautiful - good job. I used to do lovely appliques for the kids. I was just thinking - I made our son a lovely appliqued fleecy top when he was little. I'm sure I kept it - I should look for it and send it to him for Alexander or better still maybe give it to Annie for Nicholas seeing I don't trust my DIL.