I spent over an hour on the front porch this morning talking to my youngest sister, Judy. That is the RAREST of RARE occasions, let me tell you. Another family wound being healed.
Actually, Judy and my daughter have been the longest-time best friends, and my daughter is not speaking to her right now. I'm sure that is why Judy is calling me. But whatever the reason, it is wonderful to talk with a sibling.
She has a cat named Mia who must be about 10 years old by now. She was telling me how she had to be gone all weekend, and her cat got mad at her and used the carpet as a cat box.
She said Mia is SUPER-persnickity about her paws touching any type of excrement. She said she has a towel that she puts under Mia's cat box. Instead of using her paws to kick the litter over the yukkiness, she kicks the edges of the TOWEL up over the entire cat box! I was cracking up laughing at her telling me cat stories about Mia.
I got bored yesterday afternoon, so I decided to talk to YOU via my camera video. I spend so much time alone, that I usually talk to myself, but I wanted to talk to a real, live person instead. Only problem with that is, you can't talk back to me.
Here -- if you are interested -- is my 9-minute conversation WITH YOU. I mentioned a few names in my monologue, but don't be offended if I didn't mention yours. I was thinking of those who had sent me comments recently.
The Silhouette pattern and fabric is in the trash. I HATE to waste money like that, but it just isn't worth the frustration. Sewing should be enJOYable, and the patterns should be TESTED and PROOFREAD. After all, we do have to PAY for them. It's not like they were a gift. Her patterns are $15 a piece too. I usually don't pay over $1.99 for patterns -- and the $1.99 patterns have CORRECT line drawings and CORRECT, THOROUGH instructions. What has happened to quality control in companies?
If you point out the errors to Peggy, she just admits that they really are there. No attempt at all to correct them or to notify the other trusting customers that buy them. Very sad. I suggested that she have a place on her website where people could look up a pattern number and see if there were any corrections to it. No response to that at all in her email back to me. Just "Yes, it is wrong."
I'm going to wander over to my cutting table, and attempt to make a pretty necklace or maybe bracelet and earrings to go with my new blue dress. I didn't get it done yesterday. I think I decided I better go walk my mile, clean the garage and the bathroom and then fix dinner. We had grilled chicken breasts marinated in Italian dressing all afternoon. Very moist, and very tasty.