Monthly Archives: November 2006

on the mend

My eye, henceforth known as “stupideye”, is somewhat on the mend. So back to regular life I go! My eye dr. says that he’s never heard of someone my age having shingles in the eye. I always was the trend setter!

Rumer has it I’m not sewing much lately. At least that’s what I’ve heard. I did decide to “do a little straitening up” in my studio before I get started with all the camo. Didn’t want the camo to have little bits of dupioni and beads, etc. stuck to it. Well, “a little bit of straitening up” turned into… I decided to re-arrange the entire room. I would attach pictures, but it would make you wince! It’s not pretty.

In the interest of sewing vicariously, here’s some of the blogs I seem to keep going back to:

Behind the seams I have serious machine envy of Gigi!
Hooks and needles Love her sense of personal style, makes me think about wearing something other than jeans!
KayBee’s unique blog
Pins and needles
The sewing divas

and then, really who’s day wouldn’t be complete without The fashion incubator?

I’ve probably got about 25 other blogs in my folder, but don’t visit them as often. These are the ones that make me wish I’d have thought seriously about having children in my teenage years instead of waiting until my late 20’s. Really, if I didn’t spend so much time wiping butts, I might could sew like these gals, too!


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My house exploded, and other interesting ‘tails

That’s the theory I’m going with. (that the house exploded)

This is a current picture of my “dining” room. We don’t “dine”. So it’s really a catch-all room: computer, bookshelves, piano, etc. …Except right now it’s holding mounds and stacks and piles of all the stuff I’m trying to sell on ebay. Want some fleece? go on over to Ebay my user id is alisabenay. This is all that remains of my line of fleece art-t0-wear that I tried my hand at last year. Cute stuff, but I just couldn’t go to the trade shows to sell it with 3 little kids and I missed working on my bridal wear.

Anyway, there won’t be much to blog about sewing wise in the coming weeks. December and January will be devoted to working on the hunting wear project and b/c it’s propietary, I won’t be posting any public pictures. Also, I’ll be selling off all things not nailed down on Ebay!

This is the other ‘tails of interest. Ponytails that is. It was for “crazy hair day” at my daughter’s school.

Oh, and one last thing. DH (on the right) just interviewed Afif Safieh, the Palestinian Ambassador a few weeks ago. You can read about it here.

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That’s what I’ve been doing for the past couple of weeks.

No…not shingling my roof.

I’ve had shingles.


Have you ever heard of that? How seriously dumb.

I did get lots of vicodin, however. Oh, and I’ve lost 10 pounds in the last 2 weeks. I’ve pretty much just been laying around on the couch letting everybody wait on my hand and foot due to the nausea, dizziness, and general extreme pain my eye. One day, I even had to have Zoe (6 years old) tuck in Quentin (4 years old) for his nap because I just couldn’t make it up the stairs. It was pretty sweet, actually.

No, I did not take pictures. Sorry, you’ll just have to imagine. I’m still a little sensitive to light and tired as all get out, but otherwise on the mend.

Back to the hunting project. Maybe I’ll actually get that done one of these days.


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