Tuesday, December 15, 2009

And She Reappears...

Hi all, once again I space out and don't update my blog. Spending way too much time looking at other people's blogs and not taking care of my own! Not to mention the fact I have been LESS than creative for a long time. My sewing room is still a disaster area, as it had turned into a storage unit for things I didn't know what to do with as my boyfriend and I clear the clutter and junk from our tiny home.

In my blog surfing I have come across several organizing blogs which I will post in a couple days, but I just signed up today for 52 Missions, which is a program that gives you a 30 minute mission a week to organize and streamline your life and stuff. And boy I could use all the help I can get.

My dear boyfriend JD has really helped me re-evaluate the stuff I've held onto for so long, like electronics and computer parts/software that are OLD as the hills, and other things like clothes I never wore and still had the tags. He helped me release these things and slowly our home is getting easier to take care of and clean, which is good for him since I am unable to do most of the housework due to my respiratory problems. Sometimes it seems like he's trying to get rid of all my stuff but I realize that I don't need it and its just taking up valuable real estate (and collecting dust...).

We are saving the sewing room for last since it is the biggest, scariest room in the house. We worked a bit in it last week but I got tired both physically and emotionally. I gave an old sewing machine and serger away to a classmate of his who also sews, and she was super-thrilled. Plus it gave me about nine cubic feet of space back!

I am too embarrassed to show pictures of the sewing room, so I won't. It is better than it was, but there's still stuff on the cutting table, stuff in a pile on the floor, and stuff spread out on the pressing area. Its STUFF STUFF and MORE STUFF! And it will be the hardest to let go of, which is why I'm putting it off.

I want so desperately though to get it in order, so I can get back to what I love, sewing. I recently bought the new Maggie pattern from Lazy Girl Designs, and I'm hoping to make one this century...lol!

Anyway, hope you all have a Merry Christmas if I don't get back on before then...Take care.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Mom's Birthday 2009

Ok so I've been gone again...sorry! And I've been looking back at my posts, and realized I never posted the Miranda bag (Lazy Girl Designs) I made Mom for Christmas! OMG I'm terrible. I used Moda's Cotton Blossoms fabric, which is absolutely GORGEOUS! Here's a couple pics of it:

I also for her birthday made a matching pouch, using instructions from a blog I stumbled across in my surfing (or blurfing as it is also known). The name of the blog is so cute, Flossie Teacakes! The tutorial for the pouch can be found here, and I modified the size a little. But other than that I followed her directions and it came out pretty nice. Here's a couple pics of the pouch, one of the outside, one of the inside:

Lastly, here is a picture of the birthday card I made. I used the Stampin' UP! Top Note Die for the Big Shot machine and the colors I used are Pink Pirouette and Kiwi Kiss (both retired boo hoo!). I love the little flowers, from Heartfelt Thanks stamp set which also retired! BUMMER! It is one of my favorite Stampin' Up sets.

Anyway, hope you enjoy! Any questions just ask!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

One Down, Three to GO!!

The Magic beat the Lakers!!! YAYAYAY!! Boyfriend and I stayed up late to watch the game and it was well worth it to see our boys give it to those silly Lakers. Oh please let the Magic get some respect now...

Oh and I joined Twitter today, in the hopes of winning tickets to tomorrow night's game. I have added Twitter updates to my blog at the right, not that I will be tweeting all the time, as my life is not as exciting as say Dwight Howard or Ashton Kutcher...But who knows, there might be something interesting that happens that I just HAVE to tweet about...lol


Friday, June 05, 2009


Ok so Boyfriend and I watched the Magic against the Lakers last night, and it started off good, but then at the half the Magic were down ten points. We got a bad feeling and I needed something to do to keep my hands busy because I was so nervous. So I got out some yard skeins I bought at Joann.com at the beginning of December and started winding them into balls so I can eventually start on another afghan. Oh and I cut my finger with scissors opening the box (OMG can't believe I hadn't even opened the package since December...sigh), ouch!

Well not to turn this blog into a sports blog, but they lost, by a lot (25 points). I'm sad today. I hope they take that beating and use it as inspiration to kick the pants off of the Lakers on Sunday...If they get swept they will never get the respect they deserve.

I only got five balls wound, man that hurts my wrists and arms...I'm such a wimp...

Sunday, May 31, 2009

They Did It!!

WOOHOO! The Magic are going to the Finals!! Last night Boyfriend and I went to Hooters (ya ya, they have good chicken fingers!) and watched the game and had so much fun yelling and screaming with all the other patrons. It is so funny, when Mom and I got into watching the Magic in 1994-1995, they went to the Finals. Then we lost interest as I started getting into major college stuff (engineering study left little time for fun *sigh*). And now that Boyfriend has got me into them again, they're going to the Finals again!! Hmmm, could I be a good luck charm??? Just kidding.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009


OMG what a tense basketball game last night. The Orlando Magic are now leading the series 3-1 against Cleveland for the Eastern Conference Finals!! Boyfriend has now made me a Orlando Magic fan like him, although my mom and I watched them in 1994-1995 when Penny Hardaway and Shaq helped the team win the Eastern Conference title and then were stomped by the Houston Rockets who swept them 4-0 for the NBA championship title.

I am hoping against hope that the Magic can beat those silly Cavaliers to win the Eastern Conference and then go on to beat whoever is going to win the Western Conference (will it be the Lakers or the Nuggets?? MMM nuggets...I want Wendy's chicken nuggets...)

The last game Boyfriend and I went to was in the first series against Philadelphia, and were heartbroken when they lost that game. But we came back and won that series! We couldnt get tickets to any of the games against Boston, and forget the home games against Cleveland! They sold out in 6 minutes!! We did get t-shirts though at the game against Philadelphia, although they are XL and I am more like an XS...I told Boyfriend if we beat Cleveland in the Eastern Conference Finals I am cutting down my shirt to make it fit, so I can wear it with PRIDE!! He laughed and said make it a tiny bikini...MEN...

Anyway, GO MAGIC!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Special Someone

Oh wow have I been gone a while or what? Well, let's just say that a special someone (hee hee)came into my life around Christmas and I have been a bit distracted for a few months. I've never had a relationship before and so I guess I've been making up for lost time spending as many spare moments with him as I can...

But...I promise to be a better blogger, and get back to being creative...he'll just have to do without all the attention he'd been getting for a little bit every day. LOL

Hope everyone out there in blog land is doing well!

P.S. Dexter likes him too, which is VERY important to me... :)