I've sewn a short-sleeved, button-up shirt and a gray pencil skirt so far for work in the fall. You already saw the shirt. Want to know something funny? The day after I finished the shirt, I was pulling some more stuff out of my shopping bag from that particular trip. As I pulled out some navy buttons, I realized I had intended to use those for the shirt, not light blue ones in the picture. Oh well! I don't feel like changing them. The skirt is cute, and I did MUCH better on the button-hole for it once I realized my sewing machine had a different presser foot for that. Whoops.
Eric and I went to Ikea over the weekend to pick up some things. Somehow, we managed to spend over $350. Whoops. Sadly, my favorite (and most needed) item, a table/desk for my sewing machine, came out of the box broken. So, we have to take it back and exchange it. Hassle!
I let Eric pick out my new hair color. He likes redheads. I call it, "Autumn is (hopefully) just around the corner, because it's been 8,000 effing degrees here for months." PS. Ignore the mess on the bed. I made the colossally short-sighted mistake of making all of my thank-you cards for the wedding. They're really cute, but take forever. So.... I'm still working on that.
I started the online course that I'm facilitating yesterday. So far, so good, although there are still five out of 20 students who haven't checked in, yet. And some of them aren't very good about following directions. But, no problemo. There is a huge range of ages and experiences, and I think I'm really going to enjoy facilitating the course!
We got an ADT security system installed yesterday. I'm happy. I was actually surprised at how relatively inexpensive it is. They were running an Internet special when I called. We only paid $99 for the install, all of the equipment came for free, they have a wireless system (so we didn't need to get a landline), and the monitoring fee is just $45/month. Plus, they'll be sending me a $100 Visa gift card! Nice. They're still running the deal at the link above.
So. That's what I've been up to.