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Saturday, August 30, 2008

If you can't sew, buy

I managed to get to Spotlight this week and picked up a few patterns to add to my (mumble mumble) 500+ stash. Vogues were on sale so I picked up a couple I've had my eye on -

Vogue 1034 Because one day I will make a pair of jeans for myself




Vogue 1036 I like the details on this jacket.



Vogue 2967 I'm not sure about this in a woven but I like the details for a knit top/t-shirt.


Plus I picked up Simplicity 3514 for my two daughters for summer.

I won't get to making any of these for a couple of months. This weekend's plans involve overlocking the edges of a bundle of hug rugs for school, a nightie for me and hopefully I'll get a start on a jacket.

This will all be around looking after my youngest daughter who ended up in the Emergency Dept last night. Friday night is not a time you want to have to go to ED unless you're prepared for a looonng wait. But if you do, a child with blood all over her face who goes really whoozy gets you through faster..... only to be told you have to sit there for 4 hours observation to check for concussion. Let's just say it was a long evening. The result being a diagnosis of mild concussion, broken nose and a minor fracture requiring a cast on her arm. It was a hard lesson to learn that when Mum says you can't rollerblade without helmet, wrist guards and pads, she might know what she's talking about.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

The New Ottobre

The new Ottobre Woman Magazine is up on the website - here. A few designs I like straight off. Although I usually find that I like more when I have the magazine in hand and can pour over it.

Life has been hectic the last month with uni, kids and associated chaos. To top it all off, DD2 was kind enough to give me the flu. She had it and bounced back in 3 days but it's taken me out for a week. Luckily the Olympics has been on because I've spent a lot of time just sitting dozing in front of the tv.

Back to somnolence and the Olympics....

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Sitemeter Code Causing Problems

If you've been getting the "IE cannot open the page. Operation aborted" message while trying to read blogs and some websites then the problem is the sitemeter code.
This is why my blog, among others, has been unaccessible today. Grrr. Once the problem is known it's not hard to fix - just login, go to dashboard and remove the sitemeter code. (I saved mine in a text file in case I want to put it back on later.

Good luck!