Friday, May 17, 2013

FINALLY summer break!! New Patterns and Fabric... Time to Sew

Hi everyone!!
Yesterday was my last day of the Spring semester
So far I have seen 2 out of 3 grades:
Coding: A
Speech: A
Clinical Tech: pending grade
And officicially I am in the senior class, 3 semesters away from graduation. One year from now I will be in cap and gown....
Wow! Okay, back to reality... one semester at a time.
So I have only one week of summer break. so depressing. And to top it off, one of my teachers gave us homework... wth!?!? Why even bother taking a break. Oh well, I suppose we all have to pay our dues.
So I may only have one week until Summer semester starts
and I may need to read 2 chapters in this week
and I may have an assignment and 2 quizzes due first day of school
but, as my Bempa said, at least I don;t have to drive to school for a week
hahahah! sweet old man!
Today I went to WalMart for a few things and fell off the wagon buying $20 worth of fabric and 3 new patterns. I know I am not supposed to be buying anything since I have so much to work with... I couldn't help it. I simply went crazy knowing I have some time to sew.
I have grabbed a few other cuts of fabric and patterns since school started.
Here's some pix of my latest additions:

New Look A6000
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New Look A6208
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Simplicity A2884
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New Look A6184
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New Look 6699

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Simplicity Sew Simple A1636
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I will be going through all my patterns to figure which to try out for a grad dress
(maybe tonight since my sister should be dropping by to sew with me)
It may be a year away but I realized I only have like 8 weeks throughout the year where I will actually be out of school and free to sew. That is limited time to decide and perfect my plans... I am definitey starting now. I just can't grow haha
Off I go to clean off my sewing table and get to it
Let's see what I can knock out between now and May 28th!! Can't wait to have actual sewing to post about haha!
Lily Bean
(here with my Bempa <3)
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Coming Up For Air...

Holy Cow! How have you been? I have been DROWNING in my schedule.
Good news is the semester is almost over
Bad news is I only have 1 week before summer semester starts
Here I am on my first day of clinicals
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I did get to go to the VA. It has been a great experience! Friday is my last day there and then it is all about completing my clinicals binder project which is my final grade.
I am very proud to say once I complete this semester, I will have NO MORE PREREQS
I will only have program classes left until graduation.
I am only 1 year away from graduation
Here I am with what's left of my paper chain countdown
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So I have realized I don't have much free time between now and graduation. Made me think about how many sewing hours actually exist there. I better start narrowing down what pattern I want to use for graduation. I should also think about fabric. So I plan on getting all the patterns I currently own to start getting ideas andsorting my thoughts. I just know this year will fly!!
I have only done 1 craft since I was last here. It was short and sweet but a completed craft nonetheless. In an effort to follow my New Year's Resolution of actually wearing my accessories, I made a bandana holder. It was super cheap and very functional.
I bought a dowel rod from Michaels for around $2 and the hanging hooks at the Dollar Store
I already had the clothespins, but you can get them at the Dollar Store
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Now my banadana's are all in plain sight and easy to grab when I am getting ready.
No more forgetting what I own or digging through a drawer.
I also like how they add a splash of color to my wall
Well, I better get back to my homework. I am too close to being finished with the semester to start slacking. I have held my As this far and would hate to lose them because of end of semester drag.
Miss you tons!
Lily Bean
(and the EPCC RHIT Class of 2014)
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