isn't it a lovely day


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 ::

:: old shed - that would make the perfect little sewing shop :) ::

:: reminds me of one of Jane Austen's novels - if they were set in iowa, that is ::

:: i like the fence ::

:: flowers by the roadside ::


  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.

  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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