“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair...”

isn't it a lovely day

Monday, July 30, 2007

I don't have any pictures for this post. I would have, but they're no good. So you will just have to be contented with text. If you feel you need some picture loving, scroll down to the previous post. :) [Edit: I've added pictures after all!]

Today was a very happy mail day. I got my business cards that I designed and had printed and they turned out PERFECT! I was afraid they would be fuzzy or something, because I wasn't quite sure how to upload the image on their site. But it worked out and I'm very very happy with them. Now I just have to start handing them out. No more will I feel bad because all I had to hand out were crappy home-made business cards. I now have some professionally printed cards that I designed all myself. Yeah, I'm happy!

Also got the new Built-By-Wendy book in the mail, which I'm giving to my friend Meg. I hope you're not reading this Meg, but if you are, you know what I got you for your birthday (that is about two months too late!) I had it sent to me instead of directly to her, because I wanted to take a look through it first! I purchased several more Built-By-Wendy patterns last week when Simplicity was having their 1.99 sale at JoAnn's. I know I've said I don't like some of her patterns and how un-fitted and pregnant-like they are, but she also has a lot of cute patterns. And I think some of the pregnant styles can be made more fitted if I like. She also has a new pattern out for a hoodie (pattern # 3694)! I'm going to make it and the plan is to embroider some sort of design. I think maybe a cloud that is raining and then under it the words, "isn't it a lovely day to be caught in the rain?" Thanks to Irving Berlin for coming up with that. I was inspired after watching Ginger Rogers & Fred Astaire sing and dance to this song in Top Hat. Perhaps embroidering at the coffee shop will become a new past-time, besides the occasional knitting and sewing I do already. Embroidering on a hoodie...what fun! Now I just need to figure out how to do it so it doesn't look tacky or too childish looking. Also need to decide on what colors to use. Did I mention I need to find the time first??

I went for a walk this afternoon and decided to bring my camera along.

:: iowa cornfields ::
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:: old shed - that would make the perfect little sewing shop :) ::
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:: reminds me of one of Jane Austen's novels - if they were set in iowa, that is ::
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:: i like the fence ::
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:: flowers by the roadside ::
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4 comments :

  1. Ohhh, I was just eying her book yesterday at Barnes and Noble and thinking of getting it. Let me know what you think of it. I have a couple of her patterns too but I haven't tried them yet. They remind of some patterns from the 70s that I have. I like the simple lines.

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  2. I'll let you know how it looks. I've heard that even if you're an expert seamstress, it's still great to have. But I'd like to look through it more closely before I break down and get one for myself. :)

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  4. I'm already getting spammed. awesome.

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