Thursday, March 05, 2009

The Aliens are Coming!!

They're (the mysterious they) are testing a new siren out here on campus, and they keep playing the notes from "Close Encounters". I didn't know it was a test at first, and my first thought was, "Man, they saw the movie, too". You know, the aliens.

Sorry, that was lame. And unfortunately, true. Another true thing - I was reading a student paper this morning, a descriptive paper. It was very good, and then I got to the part where she mentioned "scrape" pins. It wasn't until I read it aloud that I figured out she meant "straight" pins. You know, like scrape pins go skrate down the skreet. :) We both giggled, because she didn't know that they were called straight pins, and I'm always correcting her about the skrate and skreet thing. I have a feeling that everytime I see her, she'll ask me if I need a scrape pin.

On to sewing. This is from last month, but it came out so well I thought I'd finally get around to sharing it with you. The pattern is a freebie from Terry Ann, called the Fat Sack. I love her sight, (and her site - ha-ha!) and when you're there, check out her patterns for sale. sigh.
I made this using a yard of fabric I bought up in SC, at one of the few textile stores. It's a decorator fabric, so it's heavier than regular cotton.

It's an easy sew, took me all of an afternoon. It would have gone faster if I had read the directions. I dare you to try it. Double dog dare you.

4 comments:

Marie said...

This is not especially clever of me, but I like the fabric of your Fat Bag. The sewing is good too. If I didn't already have about a squillion tote bags, I would ask you to sew me one, too. M

MichelleB said...

It's a really cute bag. Maybe, just maybe, I'll make one.

Leslie said...

"Scrape" pins - I LOVE IT! Don't forget to drink through the skraw :)

Anonymous said...

"They're (the mysterious they) are testing a new siren out here on campus, and they keep playing the notes from 'Close Encounters'. I didn't know it was a test at first, and my first thought was, "Man, they saw the movie, too". You know, the aliens."

I'm jealous I didn't get to hear that on my side of campus.

BD