Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sew Much Fun?

I've blogged before about the old sewing machine lurking in my guest room closet. The machine is a hand-me-down from my mother-in-law and has been sitting in said closet for many months.... While my lofty dreams of creativity sparked the acquisition of the machine in the first place, my fear of the unknown kept it in hiding.

Until now.

About a month or so ago, a bit of furniture reorganization opened up a corner of our home office. It suddenly occurred to me that that corner would be the perfect place for a craft table. A short trip to Craigslist later, I now have a craft table and a place to actually put the sewing machine.


Now for the real test. Can I figure out how to use it? It would appear that the jury is still out on that question. I mean, I've used a sewing machine before. I was in Girl Scouts, and I took home ec. and tech hard could it be? Famous last words. It took a couple of Google searches and a visit to my friend Erica just to get the bobbin threaded.

I'd love to be able to show you the impressive fruits of my labor...but if you're expecting that, you're just going to have to wait longer. So far, this is all I've got.


Impressive, huh?

No worries. I'll keep at it. My grandmother, aunt, and cousin are all excellent seamstresses...some of that's got to be genetic, right? Right?!?

I'll keep you posted!

"I catnap now and then, but I think while I nap, so
it's not a waste of time." -- Martha Stewart

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Team Jeanine

This past Saturday, a handful of us from work participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Raleigh. We walked to support Jeanine, the sister-in-law of one of our co-workers. Jeanine was diagnosed with breast cancer several months ago and is currently battling through chemo treatments.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Shout-out to ladies everywhere Amanda, Diana, and Meredith John, Amanda, and Diana Favorite shirt of the day Lots of walkers

We had a lot of fun, and Team Jeanine raised several thousand dollars for breat cancer research. Go team!

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Return of Stormy

Tonight's the night you've all been waiting for -- Stormy's back in action! Click here to see Stormy's Best of 09.

Yea for Stormy!

(Oh yeah...and there might be a hockey game tonight too! :-) Go Canes!)