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Good weekend is good. 

Spent all of yesterday sewing a Christmas dress - a green satin thing - and finished JUST in time to get to my work Christmas party.  Got lots of compliments on it, and then people were surprised when I mentioned that I'd sewn it...that day.  :D  The dinner was nice, we were at a fondu place that I've always wanted to go to.  Plus drinks were free!  

Then one of my co-workers, her fiance, and I took off to go to my best friend's brother's Christmas/Birthday party.  Turns out my coworker is friends with the crew.  It was a good party, even if I was a little overdressed.  lol!  I got called 'Silky' all night because my dress was apparently silky feeling.  I got groped often as people wanted to touch my dress, but it was all in fun.  :)  The round of 'spin the bottle' was hilarious and felt like we were back in junior high!  

Today, I cleaned my apartment in anticipation of my Grandma and Uncle coming over to visit.  Then tonight, I'm off to a show at the local theatre down the street.  Figured it was about time I went to something there, and bought a ticket to whatever was on this weekend.  I have no idea what I'm going to see.  Actually, hold on, let me look it up on the theatre website.

The Bert Johnson Quartet, featuring free-word poet T'ai Pu

Oh god.

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I've been procrastinating all morning.  I have a work Christmas Party to go to tonight, and I want to wear the dress that's been cut out and sitting on my sewing table for weeks now.  Started to put it together last night, and the bodice is looking lovely.  Have a ways to go yet, though, and I'm balking at working on it.

Think I'm going to run to the cafe down the street and pick up a cup of coffee.  Hopefully that'll clear my head enough to get back to work on this dress. 

Plus, coffee!  :D
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With how busy we've been at work this week, I nearly forgot it was PR Day 2011 today!  PR Day is where a bunch of members from patternreview.com get together and celebrate PR's 10th anniversary.  For the PR Day in Winnipeg, we're meeting up at one ladies sewing studio (omg her own studio!!) to do some proper measurements and get to know eachother.  Then we're going for lunch before hitting ALL THE FABRIC STORES, including one I'd never heard of, right here in Winnipeg! 

I'm a little excited.  Think I need to go pull some cash out to buy ALL THE FABRIC EVER!  :D

Have a great Saturday all!  I know I will.  lol
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Am going to bed right away, but I thought I'd point out my stupidity for the entertainment of the masses.

I think I've mentioned a couple time on here about a sewing contest I joined, where we have to sew up something pink in honour of October being breast cancer awareness month.  The deadline to submit was today, and I was determined to finish the blouse I was working on.  

So determined that I stayed up all night last night, finishing it up.  Then I spent an hour or so this morning writing up my entry for the contest and a blog post over on Sewing on Pins, before running out the door to catch my bus to work.  Of course, today would happen to be one of the few days I need to be at work by 7 am. 

Luckily, we were in the field all day, and we were busy enough and cold enough that I was able to maintain relative coherency.  But boy was that dumb.  I'm going to bed now, because I can barely move.

Mmm...comfy chair is comfy.  Don't wanna move...

bare_bear: Heart-shaped sugar cube on spoon above tea cup (Tea Love)
Well, I got my painting mostly finished this weekend.  Need to paint the back and bottom of my desk, but the visible parts are all painted and looking great.  So too are the book shelves.  If you're interested in seeing before and after pictures, I posted some over at my sewing blog.

I managed to wrangle myself a new hobby too.  I also posted about it at my blog, but the gist of it is that I've rediscovered cross stitching.  It's totally my friend Heather's fault, too.  She's a cross-stitcher, and she got me considering it.  Oh, I fought it for months and months and months, but I do like hand-stitching, and combined with the discovery of a cute little needlepoint shop down the street from my place, I was doomed to fail.  Check out the cute patterns I picked up!

Still need to finish my Think Pink blouse, because the contest ends tomorrow.  EEP!  Looks like I'm going to be busy the next couple hours.  Have to be out the door by 6 am tomorrow, so it won't be too late of a night.  Okay, time for a cuppa tea, then back to work I go!
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Am leaving to do my first bit of real work tomorrow, and will potentially be gone all week doing sampling.  As in, pack-your-bag-and-be-prepared-to-be-gone-all-week.  Granted, I don't really know for sure, since the two people who were in charge of our training and our scheduling were inconveniently gone all day Friday, so who knows where we're going and for how long.  But at least if we pack for a week away, we're prepared for anything.

I will say I'm a little annoyed by how unorganized they appear to be with new employees.  That said, they're also incredibly busy right now, so I'm going to cut them a little slack and go with the flow for now.  After all, we were basically just reading manual after manual and doing scads of online courses.  This week is when the fun really begins.

I'm excited to do field work again, even if I'm a little concerned about the logistics.  But whatever.  It's going to be good regardless, and I can't wait to actually do something!

Anywho, I should get off the computer, since it's 11:30 pm (my bedtime) and I still have to pack.  Hehehe oops!  I always leave packing to the last minute.  BUT AT LEAST I'M NOT DOING IT IN THE MORNING.  :D

Also, look what I did this weekend!  YAY SEWING!

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I’d planned to reward myself for finishing the report due last week, as well as celebrating my birthday on Wednesday, by treating myself to a couple days off filled with sewing. Well, the days were filled with sewing, but it was a little bit more than a couple days.

However, in the end, I wound up with a beautiful dress that I plan to wear to my thesis defense. WOO! See, that’s sort of like productivity related to the thesis, right?

Man, I’ve missed sewing.
bare_bear: Caution sign showing a monster leaning over a cliff to eat a car (Default)
Oh man, I haven't posted on here in a while. I blame my thesis. And sewing. Both of which I've been decently productive on lately. If you're interested in some of the projects I've been tackling lately, check out my blog, Sewing on Pins. Or you know, not. :)

My thesis, on the other hand, has been both frustrating and illuminating the last week or so. I've been so bogged down in the details, the other day I gave up and did an art project.

Markers on poster and thesis babble behind the cut. :) )

bare_bear: Caution sign showing a monster leaning over a cliff to eat a car (Sewing)
So I know that lately I've been posting more about my sewing projects. While I like having them here, since this is my personal journal and sewing is becoming a large part of my life, I've been wanting a dedicated place to post about sewing. And while I love LJ and DW, it seems that the majority of the sewing community is over on blogspot. So to blogspot I go. For sewing, at least.

I'll probably still post about them here for prosperity and those who are interested, but it'll likely be just a link and a picture or two.

The new site is called Sewing on Pins, and will focus on sewing projects and other sewing related things and thinky.

For a sneak peak, I'll be posting soon about this cute little flower pin I made using a crocheted doily and some hot glue. The purse it's attached to is the one I made here.

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