On T and OT: My absolutely wonderful day off!!

On T and OT: My absolutely wonderful day off!!

Post by NightMi » Sun, 10 Oct 1999 04:00:00



Today I took that day off I have been promiseing myself all week!
After putting in some 60 hours this week (I don't get paid either,
except for the odd workshop commision and such), with incidents like
"Cindy has the sniffles and can't teach the applique workshop, can you
find someone to take over?" ( 2 hours before the workshop was
scheduled!), I figured I _deserved_ some time for myself!

First stop, the department store my husband works at.  Employee
appreciation days!  20 percent off everything not on sale, an
additional 10 on what is, and  fabric was on sale!!!  Mostly flannel,
fleece and calico and 30% off on remnants.  Lots of future clothes
went into the cart, with of course the addition of an extra half yard
here and there, just to be sure I had enough you understand!  <G>
When I got to the checkout I found I was paying $1.37 a yard for the
calicos and I got 6 yards of bleached muslin for $1.48 a yard (I can't
even begin to figure the math on that one, not on sale, marked $3.50 a
yard)!!  All in all I didn't pay more than $3.50 a yard for anything!
(fleece for some warm winter fuzzies)  I did splurge on a yard of
Debbie Mum button fabric that was allegedly not on sale, (thoughts of
jar quilts and such in my head)  but it rang up as a remnant! so I got
it at 40% off!!  Woo Hoo!!

Then back home to ***,wash and iron....mmmmm

I then decided, what the hey! Put aside the embroidery, and knitting,
most of it isn't for me (winter needs and pay projects) so do
something that is!  I put Type O Negative on the cd player and got out
the IUQT. Got it sandwiched in no time flat, (the cat-desecrated queen
size bats came in useful after all, scrapped em together with a whole
king size one to make one that fit the IUQT) and started machine
quilting the ***.  This did take a lot of rollin rollin rollin, to
get it through the machine, but with straight line stitching it was
not as difficult a process as I thought it would be.  Usually I do
something that big by hand, but with this monster I figured what the
heck, it's far from a masterpiece anyway.  <G> So I'm finished with
the longest runs in the center, had to go to head phones for the
music, (my SMs have frequently been mistaken for a fine tuned Harley)
but that's no big deal.

An then the finest thing of all, the thing that made me leave my
sewing machine and Snoopy dance through the whole house!  (a most
interesting experience to Type O Negative)  MY ELDEST DAUGHTER IS
MOVING OUT!!!!!  Woo Hoo!!! Yeeeee Haaaaaa!!!!!!
(break for more danceing)
The thing that makes this so exciting is we have been living with NINE
people in a 3 bedroom apartment!  She is moving to the apartment
upstairs from us, so my granddaughter will be readily available for
spoiling as well!  <G>  She and her boyfriend (who has also been
living with us) and her boyfriends brother, are going to be shareing
the apartment. So that is three less people (daughter, grandaughter
and daughters boyfriend), we will have some breathing space, I may
even get my studio back!!!

A positively giddy

NightMist
to reply via e-mail add 156 to my initials

(singing along with the music)
she dyed it bla-ack
she dyed it black
black, black, black, black number one
whoa-oh

 
 
 

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Post by Ktjoy » Mon, 11 Oct 1999 04:00:00


NightMist,

You must have been on cloud nine all day.
I don't know who Type O Negative is, I am a Beatle fan.  So I am Shakin,
Twistin and Shoutin for you in Texas.

kelly

 
 
 

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Post by Linda Campbel » Mon, 11 Oct 1999 04:00:00


That is truely worth singin' and dancin' in the ruins for you,
NightMist!!  I remember that day well when the last one jumped over the
side of the nest.

Linda in SF

Quote:

> Today I took that day off I have been promiseing myself all week!
> After putting in some 60 hours this week (I don't get paid either,
> except for the odd workshop commision and such), with incidents like
> "Cindy has the sniffles and can't teach the applique workshop, can you
> find someone to take over?" ( 2 hours before the workshop was
> scheduled!), I figured I _deserved_ some time for myself!

> First stop, the department store my husband works at.  Employee
> appreciation days!  20 percent off everything not on sale, an
> additional 10 on what is, and  fabric was on sale!!!  Mostly flannel,
> fleece and calico and 30% off on remnants.  Lots of future clothes
> went into the cart, with of course the addition of an extra half yard
> here and there, just to be sure I had enough you understand!  <G>
> When I got to the checkout I found I was paying $1.37 a yard for the
> calicos and I got 6 yards of bleached muslin for $1.48 a yard (I can't
> even begin to figure the math on that one, not on sale, marked $3.50 a
> yard)!!  All in all I didn't pay more than $3.50 a yard for anything!
> (fleece for some warm winter fuzzies)  I did splurge on a yard of
> Debbie Mum button fabric that was allegedly not on sale, (thoughts of
> jar quilts and such in my head)  but it rang up as a remnant! so I got
> it at 40% off!!  Woo Hoo!!

> Then back home to ***,wash and iron....mmmmm

> I then decided, what the hey! Put aside the embroidery, and knitting,
> most of it isn't for me (winter needs and pay projects) so do
> something that is!  I put Type O Negative on the cd player and got out
> the IUQT. Got it sandwiched in no time flat, (the cat-desecrated queen
> size bats came in useful after all, scrapped em together with a whole
> king size one to make one that fit the IUQT) and started machine
> quilting the ***.  This did take a lot of rollin rollin rollin, to
> get it through the machine, but with straight line stitching it was
> not as difficult a process as I thought it would be.  Usually I do
> something that big by hand, but with this monster I figured what the
> heck, it's far from a masterpiece anyway.  <G> So I'm finished with
> the longest runs in the center, had to go to head phones for the
> music, (my SMs have frequently been mistaken for a fine tuned Harley)
> but that's no big deal.

> An then the finest thing of all, the thing that made me leave my
> sewing machine and Snoopy dance through the whole house!  (a most
> interesting experience to Type O Negative)  MY ELDEST DAUGHTER IS
> MOVING OUT!!!!!  Woo Hoo!!! Yeeeee Haaaaaa!!!!!!
> (break for more danceing)
> The thing that makes this so exciting is we have been living with NINE
> people in a 3 bedroom apartment!  She is moving to the apartment
> upstairs from us, so my granddaughter will be readily available for
> spoiling as well!  <G>  She and her boyfriend (who has also been
> living with us) and her boyfriends brother, are going to be shareing
> the apartment. So that is three less people (daughter, grandaughter
> and daughters boyfriend), we will have some breathing space, I may
> even get my studio back!!!

> A positively giddy

> NightMist
> to reply via e-mail add 156 to my initials

> (singing along with the music)
> she dyed it bla-ack
> she dyed it black
> black, black, black, black number one
> whoa-oh

 
 
 

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Post by sarah curr » Mon, 11 Oct 1999 04:00:00


This one, NightMist, deserves so MANY versions of happy-dancing, I'm
hard-pressed to do it justice.  So, just
        YEEEEEE-HAH!
        Happy Trails,
        Sairey
Quote:
> Today I took that day off I have been promiseing myself all week!
> After putting in some 60 hours this week (I don't get paid either,
> except for the odd workshop commision and such), with incidents like
> "Cindy has the sniffles and can't teach the applique workshop, can you
> find someone to take over?" ( 2 hours before the workshop was
> scheduled!), I figured I _deserved_ some time for myself!

> First stop, the department store my husband works at.  Employee
> appreciation days!  20 percent off everything not on sale, an
> additional 10 on what is, and  fabric was on sale!!!  Mostly flannel,
> fleece and calico and 30% off on remnants.  Lots of future clothes
> went into the cart, with of course the addition of an extra half yard
> here and there, just to be sure I had enough you understand!  <G>
> When I got to the checkout I found I was paying $1.37 a yard for the
> calicos and I got 6 yards of bleached muslin for $1.48 a yard (I can't
> even begin to figure the math on that one, not on sale, marked $3.50 a
> yard)!!  All in all I didn't pay more than $3.50 a yard for anything!
> (fleece for some warm winter fuzzies)  I did splurge on a yard of
> Debbie Mum button fabric that was allegedly not on sale, (thoughts of
> jar quilts and such in my head)  but it rang up as a remnant! so I got
> it at 40% off!!  Woo Hoo!!

> Then back home to ***,wash and iron....mmmmm

> I then decided, what the hey! Put aside the embroidery, and knitting,
> most of it isn't for me (winter needs and pay projects) so do
> something that is!  I put Type O Negative on the cd player and got out
> the IUQT. Got it sandwiched in no time flat, (the cat-desecrated queen
> size bats came in useful after all, scrapped em together with a whole
> king size one to make one that fit the IUQT) and started machine
> quilting the ***.  This did take a lot of rollin rollin rollin, to
> get it through the machine, but with straight line stitching it was
> not as difficult a process as I thought it would be.  Usually I do
> something that big by hand, but with this monster I figured what the
> heck, it's far from a masterpiece anyway.  <G> So I'm finished with
> the longest runs in the center, had to go to head phones for the
> music, (my SMs have frequently been mistaken for a fine tuned Harley)
> but that's no big deal.

> An then the finest thing of all, the thing that made me leave my
> sewing machine and Snoopy dance through the whole house!  (a most
> interesting experience to Type O Negative)  MY ELDEST DAUGHTER IS
> MOVING OUT!!!!!  Woo Hoo!!! Yeeeee Haaaaaa!!!!!!
> (break for more danceing)
> The thing that makes this so exciting is we have been living with NINE
> people in a 3 bedroom apartment!  She is moving to the apartment
> upstairs from us, so my granddaughter will be readily available for
> spoiling as well!  <G>  She and her boyfriend (who has also been
> living with us) and her boyfriends brother, are going to be shareing
> the apartment. So that is three less people (daughter, grandaughter
> and daughters boyfriend), we will have some breathing space, I may
> even get my studio back!!!

> A positively giddy

> NightMist
> to reply via e-mail add 156 to my initials

> (singing along with the music)
> she dyed it bla-ack
> she dyed it black
> black, black, black, black number one
> whoa-oh

 
 
 

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Post by Florence Davi » Tue, 12 Oct 1999 04:00:00


I''m doing a superduper happy dance for you, Night Mist.  Just wait
until you launch the last one out of the nest!  I remember running
around the hosue *** half the morning when the last one left our house
--just because I finally could again!
         Florence
 
 
 

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Post by Niash » Wed, 13 Oct 1999 04:00:00


First, change the locks. Second, if they decide to move again and want to
stay with you for a few weeks until the new place is available, put them up
at a hotel.  Third, go through their trash to make sure they are paying the
rent and not putting the second/third eviction notices in the trash.
Fourth, start complaining about the darn leak in the bedroom they vacated;
stress that the health officials said it can't be used to sleep in because
of a possible deadly fungal infection from the dampness. Fifth, enjoy.
Niasha
Quote:
NightMist wrote...MY ELDEST DAUGHTER IS
>MOVING OUT!!!!!  Woo Hoo!!! Yeeeee Haaaaaa!!!!!!
>(break for more danceing)
>The thing that makes this so exciting is we have been living with NINE
>people in a 3 bedroom apartment!  She is moving to the apartment
>upstairs from us, so my granddaughter will be readily available for
>spoiling as well!  <G>  She and her boyfriend (who has also been
>living with us) and her boyfriends brother, are going to be shareing
>the apartment. So that is three less people (daughter, grandaughter
>and daughters boyfriend), we will have some breathing space, I may
>even get my studio back!!!