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Bronze Thongs

I bought these thongs in Singapore for S$19 in 2009 on a stopover from our trip to Cyprus and Greece. They were quite comfy but I didn't wear them much. They were cheap in both ways and the slight plastic wedge heel cracked on one and I had to throw them out. Before I threw them out I looked closely at the beads(ok, I didn't look, I bit them) and they were glass! I think there was 18 on each thong and I figured even at .50c ea that still makes it $18 worth of beads.  Ages ago I saw a blogger whom I cannot remember (but wish I could) make a peasant style knock off blouse and it had glass beads down the front and she had a terrible time to get them and they were expensive (also a bit bigger than these too. So in the interests of needing bronze glass beads at some time in the future I cut them off and have them in my notions stash. A couple of weeks ago, I went to a little shoe shop that is piled up with shoes of every kind - you know the sort - 2 for $29 and then they get

The atomic number of tin - the fifth magic number in physics - or 50.

Take your pick. Either way that's what my birth date declares it is today. "How did I get here?" as David Byrne from Talking Heads once asked.  I'm not one to over celebrate birthdays for myself.I'm not even that fussed with presents but I love a surprise. It's fun but I've had a lot. At 40 I had a huge party in a fabulous setting (my cousin's house on a hill overseeing the lights of Brisbane from way up high)with 60 people and self catered, but I didn't feel like  I have a full day at uni on Wednesdays and my son is normally at his dad's every Wednesday but that did not stop me having one of the best birthdays ever and certainly since my 40th. I had a nice coffee with a uni friend between 2 tutorials and who gave me some lovely tiny glitter bird magnets. (a surprise to get a gift)Then between a tutorial and a late lecture I had lunch with my 2nd longest known friend. He booked Sono Japanese restaurant for lunch and we had bubbly (only

Put the sewing machines away.

Yes, I've had to. I started uni again a few weeks ago and my sewing room has morphed into the computer room again.  That took a while I must say. I still think about sewing things and dream that I can fit a little dress making between study, uni, mowing (will it ever stop raining here??)and looking after an 8 yo boy.  I have so much that I want to blog about and from so long ago too. The Australian Sewing Guild (I can't even remember if that is the name) and that was from November last year, I have got a lot of patterns lately that were bargains and $1 each, some great fabric when I went (only once) to The Fabric Store, and the new Ottobre came last Friday. That is a great issue I have to say and a little pattern is trying to mate with the Fabric Store purchase and become a little dress... but I think that relationship may be doomed. (for now) I also signed up for My Image magazine too I think. I know I thought about it but can't remember if I did ..I'll let you kno