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Archive for November, 2008

Sunday November 30, 2008

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

There’s the shirt, completed and being worn by #1 son, who made a goofy face for the occasion. He didn’t button the sleeve cuffs, but he rolled them down at least. This is a KwikSew pattern, and would have been no great effort for you skilled seamstresses, but it was an accomplishment for me, I’ll […]

Saturday November 29, 2008

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

I fixed the shirt, responded to the business emails that came in on Wednesday and Thursday, washed a few things… But basically I took yesterday off, too. The grading of papers is beginning to loom. The Empress came over and we congratulated ourselves for not being in retail any more. “Black Friday” has that name, […]

Butterscotch Cut Outs

Friday, November 28th, 2008

Yesterday was Thanksgiving. My parents, an aunt and uncle, and 75% of the kids were there, along with me and my husband and an assortment of dogs. We had a good time, with plenty of interesting conversation and good food. After the others left, the kids and I had Family Game Night. We played Encore, Apples […]

Thursday November 27, 2008

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Squash Casserole and Cracker Ads

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving! I know it’s not Thanksgiving, but #2 daughter is home and has a job, and we’re going to cook and bake and go out to the mill for grains and generally start celebrating now. One thing we’ll make, though not till tomorrow, is Squash Casserole: Yellow Squash Casserole “Tender squash, gooey cheese and […]

Tuesday November 25, 2008

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

I’m getting up at 4:19 these days. Compared with having my husband out of work, this is good, but compared with, say, sleeping till 5:30, it’s not good. The big question becomes, do I try to go back to sleep, and possibly waste an hour or more lying in bed trying to sleep, or do […]

Monday November 24, 2008

Monday, November 24th, 2008

Yesterday I hemmed the shirt and marked the buttonholes. I didn’t actually do the buttonholes, because right now it’s a really nice shirt, and it is easy to destroy that by making bad buttonholes. I have an old-fashioned machine, not the modern kind where you just tell it to make buttonholes and then it does. […]

Sunday November 23, 2008

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Here’s where I got to on the shirt yesterday. You can see from the picture below that I did in fact get some sense of how the sleeve plackets should be. This is not going to be a perfect shirt, by any means, but I think it’ll be wearable. The first thing I did yesterday […]

Saturday November 22, 2008

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

In the past two weeks, I’ve either worked on the websites of, or met with or gotten an assignment to work on the websites of, a steampunk jeweler, a big game hunter, a web designer, a choral group, a legal videographer, a health records firm, a parent resource center, an educational store, a writer, a […]

Friday November 21, 2008

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Today will be linkbuilding all day. The relatives never did arrive, but I guess they still might, so after work will be housework and decorating for Thanksgiving. There are plenty of Christmas decorations up — there was a giant Christmas tree at the college — but I don’t think we should skip Thanksgiving. Part of […]

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