Friday, September 12, 2008

I love Austin

Sorry guys. I have been meaning to post, but the batteries are dead in my camera and posts without pictures are boring. But I had to share this tidbit.

I had an "I'm not in LA anymore" moment this morning. I went through the Tuscany coffee drive through (in the Tuscany Shell station on the 360). I ordered a large sugar-free non-fat latte and a blueberry bran muffin. I got to the window to discover that my wallet was not in my bag. It must have slipped out somewhere yesterday. I apologized to the man at the window. Do you know what happened next? He gave me the coffee and muffin anyway! He told me he'd ring it up as cash, and to bring the $6.44 by sometime today. That would NEVER happen in LA. People actually trust strangers to do the right thing here. I love Austin.

By the way. I found my wallet. I left it in my gym bag yesterday. I will pay back the nice man on my way home from work today.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

I hate mosquitos!

I have 36 bug bites. I am sad and itchy. Waldryl and Caladryl aren't working. Does anyone know a good remedy? I look like I have chicken pox. (*sigh*)

Monday, September 01, 2008

Happy Labor Day!

My parents left today after a four-day visit from California. It was really good to see them. As usual they helped out on several household and garden projects. Photos to come soon.

I finished several things while they were here. The first is a blouse from Sheila Brennan's One Piece Wearables. She is a big fan of avant garde design and creative draping and has created a book of clothing patterns made from one pattern piece each. The piece I chose was fun to make, but not the most flattering on me. It has a cute pouch pocket in front and I do love the material. Here are a few photos of the blouse on my new dress form and on my mom. It looks better on her. The bust dart fold up making the front look wrinkled in my opinion. Oh well. I'll try something different next time.

I also made my mom a patchwork bag like the one I made in the class at Craft-O-Rama. I took her to JoAnn and had her choose fat quarters. I was going to make her one for Christmas, but thought if would be fun to do together while she was here. Roni thought either the batting was comfy, or that I should stop sewing and pay more attention to her, or both.

That's all for now. Good night.