Sunday, September 25, 2011

September 25, 2011:

My friend Mary and her husband Rod are moving away next Tuesday. I met Mary at a Red Hat event at her house. She was quilting and I told her that she might enjoy the American Sewing Guild. She joined our neighborhood group, became the leader of the group for 3 years and also volunteered to be the treasurer of the Houston ASG chapter.

Before I met Mary I thought that all native Texans were ignorant republicans. She is the nicest native Houstonian that I've ever met. I will miss you Mary. And you too, Rod.

My $10,000 Pillow

Last month I took a free class/demo on a Bernina Embroidery machine at Sew Contempo in Clear Lake. I went to get me out of the house and do something that I could enjoy all by myself.

I learned that the Bernina machine was too complicated. The instructor told us exactly which buttons to push. The pathways made no sense to me but I did end up with a pretty pillow. I'd like a matching pillow. But the embroidery machine costs over $10,000 plus you need to buy other equipment along with it.

Maybe I'll buy one if I win the lotto.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

September 18, 2011: I deleted some posts.

Sometimes reporting my feelings hurts other people in my life. I think of this blog as a journal but it's not. It's public.

So, I've deleted some posts and will probably go on to delete more.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

September 17, 2011: another Saturday

I've got a sore back today. It's probably from moving stuff at the office on Thursday. I don't feel like doing anything because it hurts. Hopefully my 2 invalids will behave today so I won't have to work too much.

I got to work in my studio for a couple hours yesterday. Currently, I'm in to using paint sticks on t-shirts. It is quick to do so I can actually complete a shirt before being summoned by Jim or Mom.

I've got so many ideas of things I want to make. That's good and bad. It's good because I can work at home. It's bad because I get frustrated when I can't spend much time in my studio.

I have to keep my studio doors closed so cats don't get in it. There's too many things that can hurt them in there - pins, threads, beads, etc. Plus, they like to jump all over and knock stuff down. It's messy enough in there already.

I'm thinking of letting go of one of my hobbies. - dollhouses. I've got all these cute things waiting to be put in a little house. I have a big bookcase type house in the kitchen and a big bamboo cage in my room. I hate to do it in case I get a granddaughter. But, then I'd have an excuse to go out and buy more stuff.

So many hobbies, so little time.....

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

September 6, 2011: locked out

I was just leaving the office but first I went down the hall to get some water. I heard my door close behind me. I immediately remembered that I had put my office key into my purse. My purse was in my now locked office. I am sitting in the conference room waiting for a Rice policeman to let me in.

I've been doing lots of stupid little stuff lately. I'm always misplacing my glasses and my camera.

Cop is here!