Friday, June 24, 2011

Freebie Friday (On A Friday) is GONE

Friday Freebie is this little zippered pouch with a swivel clip. I used Lantern Bloom fabrics by Laura Gunn. Size is 3.5 inches x 4.75 inches.

I carry one of these all of the time. It's usually all I carry. My ID and bank card are in it, and I can fit my phone in if needed. When I go shopping I clip my keys to it and then clip it to my belt loop so I am hands free. And I toss it in my leather backpack/satchel if we are going somewhere that I need to carry more stuff.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Summer!! I Found MORE New Fabrics...

Because everyone knows how badly I need more fabric. Not.

I don't know where I've been, but I just discovered this. Joel Dewberry Heirloom collection in cotton, cotton sateen, voile and laminates. I can't say that I absolutely love every single piece, and it would cost a fortune to get the entire line. Maybe I'll pick up a few focal prints and do a little mix and match with coordinating prints.

Ruby Collection:

Sapphire Collection:

Citrine Collection:

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Freebie Sunday is GONE

Freebie (NOT) Friday. Freebie Sunday it is. Scattered Buds in Yellow Zipper Pouch with Swivel Clip, fabric is Laura Gunn's Magnolia Lane. Dimensions: Width - 6.25 inches, Height - 4.25 inches.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Been Busy...

I recently purchased some prints from Tula Pink's new line called Prince Charming. So cute!

I also purchased a few prints from Anna Maria Horner's new line called louLOUthi. I am really loving this line. Especially the Totem fabric. The scale is huge, but so pretty!

These are the 2 lines I have been cutting and sewing all week. I have tons of photos to edit and items to list. The longer I wait, the more daunting it becomes. I need to carve out a block of time and just DO IT.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Review: What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

What Happened to GoodbyeWhat Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I just finished reading What Happened to Goodbye, and I must say it's typical Sarah Dessen. Only this time it's a little boring. Nothing exciting happened at all. It just sort of rolls along.

The protagonist, Mclean, while likable, wasn't very deep. Since her parent's divorce, she has lived with her father, which means moving to a new town every 6 months due to his work. Mclean manages to reinvent herself in every new town. She can be whatever and whoever she chooses - she even has a different name with every move. It seems like it would take a lot of work to pull off a new persona with every new town. Her dad doesn't even notice that Mclean is a different person in each new place. And she doesn't get along with her mother, and feels that she doesn't fit in with her mother's life since the divorce (she remarried and has a set of twins). Mclean seems to have no problem packing up and leaving everything behind - she doesn't even make a point of telling her current set of friends goodbye.

In the latest move, Mclean becomes known as Mclean before she has a chance to become a new persona. So she finally decides to just be herself. Dave, the boy next door (literally) was flat and uninteresting. Even though everyone told us how different he was, he didn't display any qualities that would make him likable as boyfriend material. Sadly, Dave and Mclean didn't have chemistry, and there were no 'wow' moments between them.

I liked the new friends that Mclean made. They were an interesting lot, even if they weren't fleshed out at all.

Towards the end of the book, Mclean's lifestyle catches up with her and she is forced to realize why she has been hiding behind the varied versions of herself. It's all resolved quite quickly and with only the very slightest amount of teenage angst.

Another reviewer, Joy Kim, summed this up perfectly: "The good thing about Sarah Dessen is that you always know exactly what you're getting when you pick up one of her books. The bad thing is that you always know exactly what you're getting when you pick up one of her books."

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Freebie Friday IS GONE

Freebie Friday is this little snap wallet/card case. It's really cute and perfect for either your credit cards or business cards.

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Finally! The Last Day of The School Year...

The snow days this past winter really did a great job in ruining the beginning of 'summer'. The kids last day of school was supposed to be May 20, but it's today instead. It will be a short summer this year. The next school year starts on August 15. Crazy.

And don't get me started on the 9 month school schedule (or 9 1/2 month school schedule in our case.) In this day and age there is absolutely no need for a school schedule that revolves around farming. My kids have never planted in the spring, worked the farm all summer, and then started school after the last harvest. Sorry, but year round school seems to make more sense to me.

We don't really have any plans for a vacation this summer. It's always so darn hot when we go anywhere, we spend most of our time at the hotel pool... And gas is expensive again. I remember 3 summers ago when gas was so high, we spent more money on gas than we did on hotels. That's pretty sad.

I don't know if my daughter will be up for too much activity/excitement. She has mono (mononucleosis) which is just the funnest thing ever for a 13 year old! Not. She's doing pretty good now. She still sleeps 13 hours a day. The not feeling good and running a slight fever comes and goes depending on how much sleep she gets. And she missed the last month of school. The teachers sent all of her work home, so I had the joy of basically home-schooling her. More fun. She didn't have to do any finals, so her grades aren't as good as they could have been.