However, no matter which party you are voting for, please vote! Vote early if you can or make sure that you vote on Tuesday if that's your only option! And also note, your employer MUST provide you with time to vote on Tuesday if your company is not closed AND they can't set time limits on how long it takes you to accomplish this!
Okay back to it being November 1st - do you realize that there are only 60 more days to 2008! It is mindboggling how fast time is flying by...I haven't had an opportunity to sit at my sewing machine today because this morning I had to go to DMV (Division of Motor Vehicles) where I spent 2.5 lovely hours renewing my drivers license...yeah I know and I don't even own a car!!!! But without a federal ID you are now a non-person! I remember when I traveled to the islands (Bahamas/Barbados), Canada and Mexico and all I needed was my birth certificate to cross borders! When my oldest daughter had her son, I flew to North Carolina using my work ID as identification...times they have changed!
Since my girlfriend took me to the DMV - well no car, no way to get there - *LOL* We had a lovely lunch and I got home around 4 pm. Then I needed a nap! So after I read a few more blogs, I will fire up the sewing machine and finally finish up the Brocade Blue Wool Crepe Dress and Jacket.
I had a few random thoughts...
1. Pattern Acquisition
It's been 10 days and no new patterns! I'm proud of myself because Butterick.com did have a $5.99 2 day sale and I managed not to succumb and purchase some of the new winter patterns. Also Hot Patterns introduced new patterns and I have to tell you that 2 or 3 look promising but nope I didn't buy any! 60 days and counting....
2. Fabric Acquisition
Earlier in the month, I was doing much better at not accumulating fabric but I blew it out the water this week...my total for the month of October is 28.5 yards...now yes, some of it was therapeutic but really I can say the same for some of the other hundreds of yards that now reside in my apartment. I need to work on this some more for November! As usual the culprits were Metro Textiles and Fabric Mart...I have got to stay off FM's site when I'm stressed! *LOL*
3. What do you think?
Tell me, if I didn't finish my brocade blue wool crepe pieces in October but plan on finishing up this evening can I count them towards October's totals or toward's November's? Cause if I count them in November I didn't finish ANYTHING in October (How can that be?) and my November totals are going to be off the chain cause the vacationing sewing mojo is BAAAACCCKKK!!!
4. Sawyer Brook
I have become fascinated with the buttons from Sawyer Brook - not the fabrics, but the buttons! See I told y'all I have problems! *LOL* SB sends out a weekly email on Thursday evenings. I can see it on my blackberry on the way home but have to wait (okay I make myself wait!) until I get to the office on Friday mornings to see the "real" email on my PC. Lately they have been featuring some awesome buttons! Again this is something that I am well-stocked in...working for 2.5 years at a button company will do that for you! But the quality of their buttons is superior...since I know a little about how buttons are made...I can tell the plastic from the natural ones and the ones made overseas and imported, etc. Just last week I bought these beauties in peridot (lt. green) and ice tea (brown):
I had to force myself from the site yesterday because they had some buttons with a design lasered onto them that were calling my name! Man, they were singing my name so soft and sweet and in the prettiest harmony, but I didn't give in...well not yet! The other thing that I have to mention is that when you order buttons from Sawyer Brook, they are shipped right away! Fast is a good thing for instant gratification! *smile*
5. Ideas and Inspiration
Finally, I have soooo many ideas floating around in my head for things I want to make that sometimes it depresses me that I'm not able to get the ideas from imagination into actual garments fast enough. Does this happen to anyone else? Do you know what I'm talking about?
Well I'm off...going to do some midnight sewing especially since I gain an hour tonight! Hopefully I will model some things for you tomorrow!