Monday, February 20, 2006

I can deal with this

You Are Kermit

Hi, ho! Lovable and friendly, you get along well with everyone you know.
You're a big thinker, and sometimes you over think life's problems.
Don't worry - everyone know's it's not easy being green.
Just remember, time's fun when you're having flies!

Sunday, February 19, 2006

African Violet-Take 2

So it took me over two years but I finally did it. I killed the African Violet Amy, my boss at SCR, gave me for Christmas 2004. I'm really rather pleased with myself that it lasted as long as it did. I give all the credit to the self watering pot I put it in after almost killing it a half dozen times. But early last week I decided it needed more light so I put it on the patio. Then came the unseasonably 85+ weather, I forgot about it & that's that.

Pictured here is my new little violet. Perhaps she'd do better with a name. The last one was a boy but never got a name. Maybe he got sick of being nameless. Gotta think on a name for my new one. No her name ISN'T Violet, Rose or Hyacinth, all far too obvious. She looks sorta like an Alice. Hmmmm...I found her at the 99 cent store so I'm not holding my breath on her to much.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006


I'm taking a patterning class. Our first project is for a knit garment. So for our PATTERN DRAFTING class we've got to first design a knit garment, then pattern it & then build it. After designing my piece (why am I designing in a patterning class?) she decides it's got to be something cute & flashy to put in the school's fashion show (why am I, a student enrolled in a pattern drafting class, building stuff for your stupid fashion show? ) So now I've got to make some changes to my design as it wasn't a whole outfit (she never said it had to be 'til after the fact). AND after looking through my bins & bins & bins of fabric...I don't have any knits!!!!! I'M GOING TO HAVE TO BUY SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!! ARRRGGGGGHHHHH!

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Good Eats

Man I love food! Darn it! Kaisara & I tried a couple new restaurants this week. Avila's El Ranchito. Tasty! It's a little Mexican food place (ok, so that was obvious) that's not far from out house. We've driven by it tons of times & always comment that it looks like a place we'd like to try. Not a big franchise or chain but not a scary hole in the wall. Walking up to the place we couldn't really tell where the entrance was. After being seated, we couldn't tell if we were in an enclosed patio or part of the actual building. So it was a little bizarre. The food was great, the servers were friendly & the whole joint was super clean. They had all this stuff all over the place, knick-knacks, house plants, dried blow fish, etc. We didn't see a speck of dust on any of it.

Yesterday we had a realtor flyer on our porch. "I can sell your house, blah, blah, blah..." But wait, what's this? I flyer from a new pizza joint with news of a free small cheese pizza? Count us in! After taking a kickboxing class we went for our free pizza (great timing, I know.) The flyer was signed by "Allan" so when a friendly guy welcomes us to his empty restaurant, we ask, & yes, he's Allan. We gave him our flyer & also ordered a spinach salad to split (hey man, we're working out!) The salad was great, the home made dressing was great & the pizza was awesome. He came out & chatted with us & bit. We chatted about New York (he's from Brooklyn). No wonder his pizza's so good. Looks like we got a new pizza place!

Sunday, February 05, 2006

It's a beaut!

So we started fittings on this piece at work, "The Marriage License" by the amazing Norman Rockwell. I just love his stuff. They're so real & full of character. The hardest part about this piece for Mary & I has been, amazingly enough, the woman's shoes. You'd think light colored round-toe pumps with a slim heel would be everywhere. Nope. We've been all over cyberspace & tons of stores. We finally settled on a shoe from Target. What gets me is that a month from now, those stupid shoes are gonna be everywhere. Oh well.

We've also been working on three Ragini prints. Here is an example of a Ragini. I don't much care for them but they're giving me practice at what Pageant calls "skirt bags". (I know you miss them already don't you Marcy?)

This week I start a patterning class at Santa Ana College. I'm looking forward to having some official patterning instruction under my belt. I'm not, however, looking forward to homework. Hey! maybe I'll be so good I'll finish all of my work in class! Here's hoping!