Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I'm trying...

OK...I am trying to help my Mom set up a blog on blogger, for her Ruby Lane shop.


She plans on giving more information on the things she posts that would be information overload if placed in the item posting itself. Sometimes it will be more about the company who made the piece or a little about the stones that are being used, or just an explanation of terms that she has used, that maybe some of us may not know.

However...My Dad is floating around the background (I'm doing this long distance by phone) driving me nuts! He made her get off the phone to help him with something else.

She so far has it started but still needs to start to understand how to navigate the site.


I guess it will have to wait until another day.

That's okay...now I can go to the gym. :-)

Monday, November 16, 2009

You have to buy a project table!

I love, love, love my new table (even though it is currently missing a leg, waiting for a part). It makes working on my pieces tons easier. I've been having problems with pain in my neck and jaw the past week and a half and this made everything, just so easy. No more bending, leaning over or stuggling to reach. so far I've only used one of the flip up sides and it's done everything I want it to do. The best part is that it only takes up 17" X 36" of floor space when folded up.

Love it! Everyone who ever works on the floor for a project should invest in one.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

What happened to quality control?

I finally had the chance to set up my sewing table. Guess what? One of the eight wheels has a bad screw in it so I can't even finish putting it up. Bummer!

You see the leg laying on the ground? That's the one minus the wheel. I'm going to see if I can finish it with out the wheel. I will only use the one flip up side of the table (instead of both) until I get the replacement. Hey...at least I finally have my table. Even without any sides, I still have more space than I had before. And I love that it is counter height, not just regular table height. This will help me save my back and maybe will make me more productive.

I'm also planning on using it for other things like wrapping presents for the holidays. I know I'm always putting off the wrapping because it kills my back to wrap on the floor. That is where we have always done it in the past....no more. Now maybe the wrapping will be done shortly after the presents are bought instead of waiting until the last few days.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Win a Kindle

I just entered a contest to win a free Kindle from Noobie (worth $259!) and I wanted you to have a chance to win one too!

All you need to do to enter is to click the link below or copy and paste it into your favorite Internet browser:


I know that my 12 year old son would absolutely love to win one. He is an avid reader. We cannot possibly buy all of the books that he goes through, so we don't even try. We are regular visitors at the public library.

Monday, November 9, 2009

I can see the floor!

I have finally gotten some of my things sorted out, enough to get my jean supply and my "in shop" box off of the floor and into the closet. It's not super neat at the moment...but it is off of the floor. Do you see the empty floor in front of the closet door? I will be able to close it if I want to now. There is also empty floor next to (and in front of) the plastic drawer unit. I wonder if my husband will even notice the difference. He probably will, but who knows if he'll actually say something. Last time I started to clean this up, he asked me, "So what were you up to today?" He very rarely asks me that question.

I'm not done with my purge but at least I can set up my work table without any guilt of taking up too much space.

I have also made the decision to send a handful of great clothing, not used in forever, to consignment. Now I need to go through the rest of my things to see if I should sell anything else, and also make it easier for me to put away the rest of my laundry. Only two small piles (nothing like on any of those organization shows on TV).

I have also decided to keep any money I get from my clothing for Jeans and a Sweater. Is that selfish?

The purge begins today

I know I said a few months ago that I was going to purge my stuff and make everything fit into my closets (including all of my crafting and sewing things). Well, I kind of started on it, on friday. I am going to continue with it today. I really want the space to set up my work table in my sewing/computer room. After working in the yard and squatting much more than I should have yesterday...I need my table set up! I need to do a lot of organizing and sewing (to get ready for the craft show) which will be tons easier on my back if I could work while fully standing up.

I just need to get off the computer and promise myself to stay off the computer all day. I must resist the urge to check Twitter and Facebook for a 2nd and 3rd time today...

And I wonder why my 10 year old is so bad. I hate to say it but I think I was just like him as a kid (only not quite as bad, I hope).