Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Space Junkies Take Note

I don't normally post these things, but I've been a space junkie my whole life.  Haven't been to KSC in a few years, but one of the highlights of our family vacations when the kids were small was getting a pass to a launch.  I don't know how it is done currently, but at that time it was like a giant tailgate party, lots of fun and friendly folks.

I still tell people the thing I found most impressive was how bright the plume of flame from the engine is.  The shuttle is an amazing thing...and that program is nearly ended.  What will come next?  Why haven't we walked on the moon since 1972?

Win a visit to Kennedy Space Center.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

My Blog is Carbon Neutral

While I don't go for gimmicks that ease people's guilt over their wasteful ways, I can't see anything wrong with signing up to have a tree planted. The logic behind this program is that the tree offsets the carbon generated by blog use. I just like the idea of the tree. :)

So please have a look here and consider signing up so another tree will be planted.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My Most Cringe-Worthy Sewing Moment

As a method of entry into another blogger's giveaway the question was asked "What is your most cringe-worthy sewing moment?" I smiled while writing my response and decided to share it here with you.

But first I have to mention that I love the blog's title - I
AM CREATING THE LIFE I LOVE. It is definitely what I try to do every day. I hope you do too. We can't depend on others to make us happy. Make yourself happy and share the joy with those you meet.

Now on to my sewing cringe -

My most cringe worthy moment has to do with one of my favorite things to sew - curtains. I really enjoy the long pieces of fabric and the straight seams, but not too long ago I decided it would be less expensive to purchase ready-made curtains from IKEA than to buy the yardage, so that was what I did. IKEA curtains are very long and not pre-hemmed, although they do come with hem tape which I do not use.

I get really frustrated with bathrooms as it seems you can't really buy matching window and shower curtains anymore and IKEA's long curtains work for a shower curtain rod so it seemed to be a good solution...until I tried to work with them. The fabric was so slippery it was an aggravation just to do this simple hemming. When I finally finished, wiped the sweat of frustration from my brow and hung them, I noticed that I'd hemmed one of the shower curtains backwards. But I guess I can't have been too ashamed since it hangs there to this day, several years later. No one notices until I point it out because of the way they're tied back and I have no desire to wrestle with that fabric again.