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TV and Stuff


TV and Stuff

Jon and I watched the season finale of 24 last night. It was good. And, I think that the ending was the most predictable of any thus far. You know that things are about to fall apart for Jack the moment that he looks more happy than he looks tortured. So next season should be interesting. What a totally new angle for the show. The only question that I have about this season is this: What house/houses did the set designers use for inspiration for the Presidential Retreat? Because, I would be really interested in reading about that. I totally loved seeing the house in the scenes that were shot there.

I really hope that Taylor does well tonight. I think that AI is his to lose. Isn’t this a funny — though happy — ending? In the beginning I was hoping that he would just make the 12. Never would have predicted this.

I ordered the fabric for my bag today. I also ordered this ribbon and this ribbon to make a reversible belt with this buckle. The great thing about making things like this is that they are not undone 2 seconds later, unlike the grilled cheese that you made for lunch or the floor you swept just a minute ago. I think that is why I like to make stuff. It is nice to do something that stays finished. Don’t you agree? 🙂


  1. Annie, I can’t wait to see what looks like will be two very cool finished products. I totally agree about making things that stay made- a dress or belt that can be worn 20 times or a meal that gets eaten in 20 minutes (and it took much longer than 20 minutes to make!!!)? I always pick the dress, though I haven’t done much sewing of late. I think you are inspiring me though- that, and that I have to pack ALL of my fabric stash!

  2. Oh, that will be a very fishy cartoon eyed bag chic! Love the ribbons. Still pulling for the schmarmy dress w/ the red hair and icing on top sling backs….yummy! All this fashion talk coming from a woman in a three dollar stained Wal-Mart t-shirt and Gloria Vanderbilt capris….yes, I said Gloria Vanderbilt, do you remember the swan? It’s still there on my pocket. I am so hip!

  3. I can’t wait for the fabric/ribbon to get here. Also, those of y’all who like sewing, Hancock Fabrics is having a sale over Memorial Day that includes Butterick/McCall’s for 99 cents. The sales flyer is on their site.

    The red hair will have to happen tomorrow. I got the stuff to do it at WalMart today but didn’t know that you have to do an allergy test before coloring. Low maintenance Annie doesn’t know anything about all this stuff.

    We shall see.

  4. You are truly inspiring! Did you teach yourself to sew? I have often thought it would be great to be able to sew simple dresses or things for around the house but have never thought it would work to sew for the boys. Correct me if I’m wrong since you, too, have 4 boys. Maybe if we ever have a girl, I could rethink that way of thinking.

  5. Renee,
    I grew up watching my mom sew but never did any myself. She gave my sister and me sewing machines for Christmas about 4 years ago and I’ve been learning ever since. I haven’t made many garments — mainly I’ve made stuff for around the house like slipcovers, cushions, pillows, bags, etc. But I am going to start sewing for myself, because I’m tired of buying clothes that just don’t fit well enough. And I would never sew for my boys. My mom does, though. And even she says that clothes for boys are no fun compared to sewing for girls. 🙂

  6. Great site! I’m looking forward to having more time this summer to do more creative projects. My sewing machine is tired of doing repairs for everyone else on campus (or maybe I’m the one who is tired of that…) – time to make something fun for our family!

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