Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Hey Patrick, that was an awesome movie. I'm going to post a link to it later in the sidebar. Glad to see you made your way here! :D

Life is crazy busy. I dropped Art History because it was an insane workload that was affecting my class work in my required classes (it was an elective). I'm still working doing Database Entry. Did well (I'm pretty sure) in my Plagues and People class, and have yet to write my other two midterms. I finished knitting cabled fingerless mittens in the brown alpaca Angela gave me Summer 2005, and am working on my corset in hopes to have it done for Hallowe'en. I think I will be doing the rest on the machine though. I'll still use the pure linen thread.

I just finished making Carrot Dill Soup and Oatmeal-Banana muffins. THen I have to study Archaeology.

Till later...

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Q is for...et.al.

Sorry I haven't been writing. I'm just soooooooo tired. I'm working two jobs (altogether 15 hours a week) and trying to do 5 classes. I think I may have to drop one. However, I'll be picking up another - knitting instructor! Yes, as long as enough people sign up, U of M Campus Rec is holding a 7 week (2 hrs/wk) knitting course starting in November, and again at the end of January. I need ideas for how to plan out classes. I'm expecting to get total beginners.

And "Q" is for quilts. I've made two so far:

The first one is a twin-sized quilt, strip pieced and with colours picked from Monet paintings. The second is my Dad's, a lap quilt that was also partially strip pieced.

I'm working on two more at the moment, a snowflake quilt (with paper pieced snowflakes) and a simple Indian Puzzle quilt in black and batik.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Aw thanks Marcia! We haven't set a date yet, because we're not sure when exactly since Sean is going to Penn State next year. Probably in two years or so. I don't yet have a pic of the ring, although I have lots of pics of us together. Like

There you go! :D

The first is from last spring, at Cascades Park in Thunder Bay. The middle one is this spring, at my Grad. And the last is from Fort William Historical Park, end of August this summer. Cute huh? ;)

Sunday, October 01, 2006


Pictures of stuff I've finished. Minus the panta I just made (don't you wanna, wanna panta), since it's buried in my backpack and I don't feel like digging it out.

The pencil case I made to hold all my structural geology gear: a navigational protractor, erasable pencil crayons, TI-83+ graphing calculator, 0.5mm mechanical pencil and leads, Staedtler MARS eraser, and geometery set. It's made from fabric I got at Value Village which is quite heavy (like upholstery weight canvas) and lined with scarlet stretch twill. The button is also from Value Village.

My finished Scandi mitts. Unfortunately you can see that the second/third right (since I screwed up the first) is smaller than the left. I think thought that some blocking will help take care of that. Nonetheless, I love them.

Oh, and to the anonymous poster who said "What wedding dress?" you see, wedding dresses are a special gown typically worn by the bride when she's getting married. Since Sean and I are getting married in the somewhat near future, I have started keeping a tentative eye out for styles I like.