Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Help Colette Patterns win the Martha Stewart American Made contest :)

I am a fan of Colette Patterns, and would like to see these terrific folks win Martha Stewrt's contest. You need to register to vote, and the winners are announced September 24th 2013. For some strange reason, you can vote 6 times a day - so get in there, take a look around at all of the companies that have been nominated and choose who you'd like to vote for (of course my personal preference is Colette *lol*)!

On another note - sorry folks, no pictures yet...but as soon as I can thrash around and find some (a couple of completed projects, plus a couple of projects in the works), I'll be sure to post them A.S.A.P. My blog has gotten rather boring with no pictures posted yet.

Have a terrific Tuesday!

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Back again!

Thank you to Kay for my very first comment - makes me feel all warm and squishy...oh, wait, that's just been the effect of the humid weather lately! *lol*

Been pondering what to write next...a little more about myself, I guess. Ugh, so self-centered *winks*

Hmmm, let's see... After high school I tried a brief stint in college. Unfortunately I found out after the first year that I made a bad future-career choice, and dropped out. Since then I've been bouncing around trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. But as I refuse to grow up completely, that could be a problematic issue!

Right now the job I have is a means to an end (read: make money), but I've been plagued by thoughts of possibly going back to school. As this would be a total change in career, I've been quite hesitant - it's the fact that it would be a total money and time drain that I'm not sure I'm ready for right now. I live at home (which is a terrific money-saver, even though I pay rent) with my ever-suffering parents *lol* - for which I feel extremely fortunate that I even had that opportunity and option. I'm stuck in a bit of a conundrum, though - save money for a place of my own, or go back to school for a career I'm not totally sure I want to challenge myself with for the rest of my working life? Throw in the fact that I'm over 40, and perhaps you can see the pickle I'm in. More research and pondering is needed...

What else to bore you with?

I'm single, and happy - bet you don't hear that very often, eh? *lol* The dating scene is just... Well, let's just leave it at that, shall we? Hell, it'll happen when it happens, I'm certainly not worried about it.

Ok, I think that's enough for now. I'm thinking this might be a weekly posting thing, or perhaps more often if anything of note comes up. Really can't say for sure, but I do know that I do not want to be posting daily - just far too much effort for me to say anything of any sort of use that often. Oh, sorry, didn't you know? I'm an average, lazy-assed caucasian North American, I'm supposed to be lazy! *lmao* But if I can say this : I totally agree with the late, great, George Carlin. Calling myself "Caucasian" really does sound like a shoe style, doesn't it??

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

First post to say Hello!

Well, hello there! While this is not my first blog, this is my first public blog. Posting may be sporadic until I can get into a proper schedule, so for now I'll try and let y'all get to know me a little. I'm a little shy, so no real names just yet ;)

I live and work in the great metropolis of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I'm 40+, I have Celiac disease, and have a serious crush on almost all things vintage, especially fashions from the 1920's to the early 1940's. I like cooking, reading, writing, knitting, crocheting, and general learning, and my goal is to become a pretty good "sewista" (my term for a person who's great at sewing) - at least good enough that I can sew most of my own wardrobe. Goodness knows I certainly have enough patterns! :D

That's about all for now. Oh, one caveat about reading this blog - I do curse (and I say more than just "poopy!"). I can sometimes put a sailor to shame. I'm just as human as the next person, so I thought you all should be warned about this ahead of time... *lol*