Thursday, April 03, 2008

Odds and Ends

This is a quickie little post mainly for me so I can find these tutorials again.

Very Cool Flower Pin Tutorial - I gotta come back to that later.

Binding the top of a purse Tutorial

I've got 3 projects going on at once right now. One is a new bag pattern for my pattern collection and 2 will be tutorials. Sit tight and they'll be up soon.

I finally found my camera cord so I can upload pics to this computer, so I will be putting more pics up soon. But finally Fry's called and my other computer is ready. It has been missing since January, and it has all the cool bells and whistles and the memory stick slot on it. I figured they lost it and I was going to join that woman suing Best Buy for $3 million for losing her computer, but alas, they returned it to me. Yippee!! It had all my drawings for my patterns and my artwork. I was starting to worrying I was going to have to redo them all.

And to update on my YMCA debacle with the wrong swimming class as I know everyone has been waiting on the edge of their seat. I went there after I dropped the kids off yesterday and amazingly the same clerk was working and recognized me and told me she had just called my house to let me know everything was fixed and he is now in the right class. So Yay for the YMCA!! Everybody now...."it's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A" times at the skating rink in 1988 dancing to that song.

I just finished another book. It's called The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta. It's about a small town sex ed teacher who is forced to teach abstinence. Mainly it is about the bullying by a church in the community who wants to force their christian ways on everyone, and one member of the church's struggle with this and how it involves this sex ed teacher. I looked long and hard for a used copy of this book, but could never find one so I ended up paying $25 bucks for it because I wanted to read it badly. It was strangely compelling to read, but after I read it, I was disappointed and I was like "huh". The book is called The Abstinence Teacher yet she is only in about half the book. It was a good book with suspense, but in the end I was disappointed because it just didn't climax very well. It could also be because I live in the Bible Belt and hate when christians frequently force their religion on everyone and was rooting for the abstience teacher to tell them to screw off but in the end she just didn't care anymore.

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