Five Years


Friday, January 27, 2012

So no one told you life was gonna be this way... *clap*clap*clap*clap

Best show of all time?  FRIENDS

No joke

Hands DOWN

It's a show I can watch over and over and NOT get sick of (although, my poor husband can).  A show where you can start to talk about an episode and I'll know exactly which one.  Say a quote?  I could tell you the scenario where that quote is from.  It's to the point where I compare real life situations to things that happened on Friends.  Pathetic, I know...  But I love it!  Anyway, whenever I'm at home folding laundry, cooking dinner, cleaning, or just being lazy, I flip on Friends.  And since Darren and I both have come to despise commercials, we had our DVR set to record 3 hours of Friends a day.  (TBS)  And after a day or two, because we don't watch 3 hours of Friends daily, our DVR ends up FULL of Friends episodes.  It's not easy to catch up.

So...last week, I came home to Darren wrapping Christmas wrapping paper, mind you.  And wrote on it "Happy Birthday".  My birthday is Feb 9th, so a few weeks away.  Darren smiled and said "There's your gift.  You don't HAVE to open it, but I'm just going to set it on the counter right here...for your birthday."  So of COURSE I opened it.  And inside...
The ENTIRE series of Friends.  He was going to by each season individually but found this, where they're all organized all awesome in this case.  It also comes with a little book with pictures and Friends facts.  And there's also 19 hours of special features, including a bunch of trivia questions.

My husband is awesome =).  But once I opened it, I learned the REAL reason he was giving it to me 3 weeks early.  The minute I opened it, he went and deleted ALL the Friends in the DVR and cancelled the recording.  He was sick of them taking over the DVR.  Silly man...  Love him =)

Wanna watch some friends?  Come on over!  I'm currently in the middle of Season 1.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

First Attempt

Back in high school, I took a sewing class with my two best friends.  It was a one night a week for a month kind of class.  We made multiple things, but the only two I seem to remember are a tote bag and a table runner, which my mom still uses.  It was fun, but that's about all the experience I have when it comes to sewing.  And I was 17.  Fast forward 6 years...I now have my own sewing machine!
As mentioned above, I am no seamstress.  I don't really know much when it comes to sewing.  Darren bought me this machine for Christmas for a few reasons.  First, I'd love to be able to sew.  I'm always seeing little projects I'd love to try, and in order to do that, I'd need a sewing machine.  Second, he's always needing random pieces of clothing fixed.  I could hand stitch those...but lets be honest, who would want to do that?  And third, in the long run, it's cheaper for us to buy a machine that can embroider his work shirts than to pay someone else.  So...there's the history behind sewing and my machine.
A few weeks ago, I decided to attempt to make something.  All by myself.  Dun dun dun...  Here are some pictures of the process:
Cutting out the pattern
Sewing fabric together with my beautiful sewing machine
The finished product!  Far from perfect, but it's recognizable as a skirt, no?

So here's the funny part.  I swear on my LIFE that the pattern was WRONG.  I did everything it said, cut out all the pieces, and it just DIDN'T fit together.  It made absolutely no sense.  And I swear it wasn't me, it was the pattern.  I followed directions to the T!  So...I did my own thing.  I ended up making my OWN pattern.  That being said, I think I did a pretty good job.  But hopefully my next pattern will make sense.

What should I make next?

P.S. Fabric is not cheap!