Not in real life - I am very happy to stay in our own home LOL. But I am moving my blog to blogger. There are many reasons, one of them that it will be much easier to post (one click from picasa). I will leave this blog here with all the archives, but may move some of the posts later. Here is the new address: talyq.blogspot.com
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
For some reason, as the weather got warmer, sickness has hit our home and somehow we can't get rid of it. Nothing serious, just a series of colds, swollen tonsils, sneezing, coughing and somehow it goes round and round without anybody really getting completely healthy. These days it's my turn. A few days I have kept on my feet by using flu medicine, but today being Saturday my family let me rest most of the day. I think that is helping and I am feeling a bit better. But another daughter seems to be worse. On top of that our youngest is getting 4 (!) teeth and most of her mouth is swollen and keeps her up at night and makes her miserable. Poor thing! I hope those teeth come out soon, so she can return to her usual sweet self.
I have been sewing a bit though. First a made another version of Vogue 8151. I did some adjustments and it's better, but I am still not so sure about it. It is a good pattern for a darted top for moderatly stretchy fabric. But for some reason the sleeves feel strange. Almost like the armhole is too big, but then they feel constricting. Also I have a feel they should be moved more forward. I might give this pattern another chance later. For now I am not loving it yet =). Still it looks very nice with denim skirts. Changes I did to the pattern are: square shoulder adjustment, shortening above waist, scooping out neckline. I also finished the neckline with a decorative elastic instead with a binding. I will wear it a while and give my final judgment then.
Thanks for a wonderful friend, I am now a proud subscriber of the Ottobre magazine. As a gift I got to choose and old issue and today I tried the first pattern from issue 02/2007. I used the bodice of model 4 and borrow the 3/4 sleeves from model 2. The shirt has a few fitting and sizing issues, but I hope to fix them next time. I love the color and fabric. It was pretty easy to sew and I hoping so sew several more of these and similar tops from this issue.
There also maybe a change ahead - an blog address change. I have been debating this on and off. This blog has lately been mainly about my sewing and less about anything else. So, I am thinking about making my blog mainly a sewing blog. I also have several reasons to believe that I will be able to blog faster and easier at the new location. So, I might just leave all the archives here and continue blogging at the new place. I am still thinking about this, but I will let you know as soon as the change occurs.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Linda from Remote Treechanger has honored me with this award. Thank you. She said she is givinng me this award for:
"Fun background and consistent lovely content"
I haven't spent much time on her blog, but I loved peeking into A Day in My Life and read some of the interesting recipes.
The rules for this award are:
1. Put the logo on your blog
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you
3. Nominate 10 other blogs for this award
4. Add links to those blogs
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs
6. Give a reason why you consider their blogs cool.
I am nominating these ten cool blogs:
Simple Mom for her fresh content and simple design
Rostitchery for her sewing creations and advice
Sew Mama Sew for lots of great ideas
Pins and Needles for showing lots of her sewing in details
Little House in the Suburbs for a very interesting content and lots of advice
The Sprague Lab for really cool ideas
Large Family Logistics for cool advice for managing large families
Keeping the Home for lots of practical homemaking advice
Anna Maria Horner for constant inspiration and cool designs
Hello My Name is Heather for cool designs and tutorials
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Somehow since I had our last baby and we moved to this house, I have not been able to organize myself. Summer was easy since we didn't such a tight schedule. But as the new school year is approaching, I am trying to get prepared for it. Simple Mom is doing a fun and helpful series on Secrets to being Disorganized and Unproductive. Yesterday she mentioned using Google Calendar as a tool for menu planning and also managing appointments and a simple routine. I took a look at it and since I am already using Gmail and the Google Reader, it made sense to me to to use also it's calendar. But I was still missing a way to manage to-do lists. I remembered that I had once signed up for an account on Remember the Milk , but was not using it, since I forgot I had it ~smile~. I checked it out, but decided that I would not be using several different sites. It was just too complicated to manage.
Yet, I kept reading on and found out that Remember the Milk actually had some new (to me) services that worked together with BOTH Gmail and Google Calendar! I tried it and I think I really like it. You can even just star an email and it will automatically put it in your todo list. It works with the gmail adress book and the lists are automatically updated whether you create them or check them off in either Gmail, Calender or the original Remember the Milk site. Of course, you can make several Calendars to manage different parts of your life. So, if you are already using Firefox (love it!) and Gmail, check it out. I will try using it for a while and put up a post then to see if I still like it, but so far it looks promising.
Edit: There seems to even be a plug-in to use the lists off-line, but I have not tried it yet.
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Since I decided to stick around at this address for a while, I thought it was time for a fresh "coat of paint". I am usually not a very bold person and stick to classic subdued colors, LOL. So, I was brave and chose some "wild" colors. Well, at least for me that feel that way. But I do like it. Maybe it's time to get some colors in my life. I am not completely sure I will keep it this way, but I am trying it out ~smile~. What do you think?