Friday, August 31, 2012

Ode to "anonymous"...


"Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data, ability to repeat discredited memes, and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Also, be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor even implied. Any irrelevancies you can mention will also be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous."

I found this here http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/07/som-sabadell-orchestral-flashmob/ not that I have had any anonymous comments but I know some out there have. Made me laugh. Oh the video on there is worth the 5 minutes too...  tell me what you think ... even if you want to be anonymous!


Edit: I don't know why this has highlighted the above text... any ideas?? It looks like I'm making a real point and I'm not. I just thought it was funny.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

No time...but more fabric.

Wow.. I've been so busy with uni (with extra sessions), catching up with appointments for me and my son that I am so behind in my assignments and household duties (yawn). I'm not hyper tidy or neurotic about it but I can't relax or concentrate on stuff if the house is messy so I need to get it sorted before I set out to work.

This weekend I have my son with his two nephews over. Lots of WII playing and trampolining. Mostly they play great together and I try and stay out of it...they are 7,8 and 9 and they need to work things out for themselves at times.

Onto more interesting things:

I bought this at The Fabric Store a couple of months ago at their sale. It is a merino wool knit with some texture - I really love the colour and it feels like it will be super easy to sew. I might make another of the Burda top I made a few weeks back out of it. Unfortunately (well fortunately for me because I love the heat), it has become very spring like in Brisbane (reaching 27deg celsius) it may be too warm for this top now. However wool is nice to wear (they came out with "summer wool" years ago as it's a great natural fibre) so it might be fine with no jacket.


In more fabric news (because I needed more!) my girlfriend/neighbour went to Vietnam recently and brought me back some beautiful silk, of colours I just adore, and 2 1/2 metres. I will make a test dress first because I don't want to ruin this, rather I want the dress to fit and be flattering. Isn't it beautiful. I've included a photo of the bag as you can buy the silk online (not this one, tho) and it looks fantastically good value. So now off to do my uni work and finish the washing!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

On it's way...

I was a winner of one of the parcels full of the Pattern Pyramid at Did You Make That? and I drew a winner - Funnygrrl at Falling Through Your Clothes. A blog I didn't know before but am glad to know now. Anyway, finally on Monday I sent the pattern pyramid parcel on to her in Canada!! 

Sorry I don't have photos as I was so excited I wrapped it up and sent it before I realised I didn't take a photo! I did manage to put in a special extra surprise for Funnygrrl as she waited patiently for about 10 days before I had time to go to the post office. Lucky I got there then as since, I haven't had a minute. Come on end of semester. Sorry I don't have any photos but I have taken photos of some fabric a friend brought back from overseas to show when I get a chance to download photos. Back to my presentation I'm working on for tomorrow.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Test it yourself!

I know there has been some talk about the "prove you are not a robot" entries when making comments on blogs. It's very annoying and I have turned mine off (not that I get many comments..). I have been testing a theory when I make comments, that it doesn't really need to be accurate. I came to this theory because I know sometimes when I have typed an error and hit the 'publish' key too quickly, the comment still gets accepted. But I was never sure I had made the mistake... so I have made an effort to enter something incorrectly to test my theory and it transpires that indeed you do not need to be accurate. I only changed the number but I will do further 'testing' in the interests of sanity! Try it yourself and see if I'm right.

In sewing talk.. not much happening. I started uni again last week and (why? why?) signed up for two weeks of two extra sessions (my only free time) and now I am behind in my work all round... however I have a free weekend and so many things will be organised so I can have the smoothest semester. Hopefully...