I had the idea back when I saw a woman in an video on LJ in patchwork pants. But my initial forays proved my technique for joining the squares was too tedious. I needed a better plan. So I put the squares away. Then, the other day I got them out and started playing with them on the serger. BINGO! Now I can easily make all the patchwork fabric I want. I'm thinking a jacket to match the pants. And/or t-shirt, hoodie... don't even think of trying to stop me.
Then I got a notice that I had a package downstairs. I was expecting nothing. No outstanding order was slated for delivery today... So I went down to get the mystery box. My friend, Tija, was down there and she said it looked like an umbrella 'but you live in Seattle, you don't need no stinkin' umbrella!*' It was too heavy for an umbrella anyway.
I got it upstairs and opened it up to find a card. Merry Christmas from my Mariners Diamond Club guy... A regulation Louisville Slugger! With my name on it. And a very classy lucite mounting thingie.
I have several good ideas about where it will be mounted. And I have a brother coming who can handle said mounting. So cool.
*'They' say that real Seattle-ittes don't 'do' umbrellas. And, in truth, I have about 5 and never ever use any of them. Who has enough hands for that silliness.
Ahhhh Tavis Smiley just got suspended for sexual harassment. He's the one I've been waiting for. I have always thought he was probably a snake IRL.
I also got more database work done but I am now terrorizing myownself. I used to work for a guy who was great. Smart, funny, sharp... but, when he was also a project lead, I always wanted to rip his teeth out. He'd design a website and then turn it over to us to build and then a week later, when we were 75% done, he'd change the rules that affected all the pages/queries/coding we'd already finished. Over and over and over again.
I'm doing the same thing to the data bases. I keep adding shit and then having to go back and retrofit the entries I have already done. I'm not going to rip my teeth out, tho.
And just now I remembered something else I dreamed up while swimming this morning. I want to make a little wallet out of clear plastic that I can use to carry around snippets of the fabric in my stash. I'll slip it into my purse. Then if I find myself in a fabric selection situation, I'll have all the info I need. Maybe I'll remember to make that wallet tomorrow. I also need to remember where I put that plastic I saved from the sheets I bought recently.
Still coughing. The only time I've talked to anyone today, it triggered a coughing fit. Good thing I don't spend my days chatting people up. Also I keep forgetting to do my albuterol inhaler. I need to set an alarm on my phone maybe.
I just put a potato into the oven for baking. Yum. Plus warm oven! It's kind of chilly in here tonight.