Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Current Events

Yesterday my parent's and I went to the 32nd Annual Sauder Village Quilt Show in Archbold, Ohio. It was definately worth the drive to see some fine looking quilts. I'll have pictures posted on flickr on Friday. My digital camera is completely worthless- the flash refuses to work for me. So I took tons of pictures with my dad's camera. When I go over to his house to go garage saling on Friday I'll upload them for all the world to see.

Speaking of Friday....remember that Native American funeral I went to a few months ago? Well, this weekend is going to be the 3 day ghost fire for the deceased. Friday night is the memorial potluck and starting of the fire. Anybody got any ideas for a passing dish?

Thursday, April 24, 2008

6 Blocks Down, 14 To Go....

I hope I can get to done before the baby is due....

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Employment is a Good Thing

I really like my new job. I say that now because who knows how I'll feel in a few months. I did the math today and so far I've made more money per hour than I have at any other job I've ever had. And that's a good thing. In case you're wondering, I'm a waitress at a very touristy, high-priced theme-type restaurant. Everyone I've told about my job seems to know that I should make a lot in tips. We are only allowed to work 38 hours per week. With that being said, one of my fellow waitresses made $100,000 last year, and she's not the only one who did. Needless to say I aspire to be her.

Leave me a comment if you're dying to know exactly where I work. I'll tell you, I just don't want to mention it here.

Any tips, tricks or suggestions are greatly appreciated. My brother has already given me a list of things that servers do to drive him nuts. Give me your list, too.

Monday, April 14, 2008

My Stars

I started my new job today. I think I'm going to like it. Ask me again in a couple of weeks and I'll have a better answer. In fact, in 3 weeks my training period will be over so I will write a big old post about it then. Promise.

Here are some pics of a couple of trial squares for a quilt I'm working on. I originally found this and havn't been able to find a pattern for it anywhere. So I'm winging it. Here's my first try, notice the black lines don't really match up-
Bad Star

My crappy sewing machine feels like it needs a wheel alignment (it keeps sewing to the left) and since you could tell just by looking at this square I switched the machine out for a newer, cheaper model I had. (I need to just save my money and buy a really nice, plush model.) The new machine is slower and extremely quiet. But it sews in a straight line which is all I'm asking for.

Here's my second attempt with a bigger square-
Better Star

This one went much better. (Not perfect, but better.) My goal is to make 20 freehand stars just like this one with bright vibrant colors. The border and back will be black. I have a name for the quilt all ready, but I'm afraid I'll curse myself by naming it too soon.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Thursday Update

I was actually offered a job this week. I start Monday. I'm kind of torn about the whole thing. I'll be working in the service industry in a very touristy town. On one hand I'm not thrilled about going back to the service industry but on the other hand I'm kind of intrigued about hustling people for their money. We'll see how it goes. (I recently read Candy Girl and am currently reading Hotel Babylon. Try reading either one of those books and not be intrigued by working in the service industry.) It will be a change of pace but I think that might be exactly what I need.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

A Weekend Treasure Hunting

I honestly thought we would have a nice, quiet weekend at home but that wasn't the case. A good friend of mine called last week saying he and his family would be in town for the weekend and that we should make plans. Boy, did we ever. Saturday my friend and his family picked me up and we went to two local museums- one to see a pirate and treasures exhibit and another one because it was extremely kid friendly. After the museum visits the kids were dying to try a Flint Style Coney Island. Apparently my friend had done loads of research on the difference between Flint Coney's and all others and now his kids were way pumped up to try them. So we went to a local coney place to eat.

The following day my husband and I went to my friend's parent's house where he was staying and hooked up with all kinds of friends I hadn't seen in a while. It was a fabulous day with go cart rides, rocket launching, fort building, food, friends and family. Good times.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

No News Should Be Good News I Would Think...

Not much going on in the lilac household. I'm looking for a job and actually had an interview this week. Gawd, I hate interviewing. I've been through enough that I don't get nervous anymore, it's just that every single one of them is completely different and I never know what to expect. This interview was basically a litany of reasons why I wouldn't want to work for them. (Crappy hours, low pay, etc.) Err....I'm here, right? I wouldn't have applied if I didn't want the job.

I'm trying to get started on a friend's baby quilt. It's going slow because I can't find the exact pattern I want so I'm trying to wing it. Everytime I think I have it figured out I run into a problem. I'll post more about it when I have something to show.