Here are some happy things going on right now:
- I finished grad school, which evokes a feeling I can sum up in one simple word: ThankTheGoodLordINeverThoughtThisDayWouldCome. This means many things, but most immediately that I will have an extra 15-20 hours/week of my life back and nary another subtle undercurrent of that “I-should-stop-doing-this-fun-thing-because-I-have-to-write-a-paper / finish-a-project / meet-with-my-group / construct-a-Powerpoint” feeling I am thrilled. Yay for me. Pomp and circumstance on Saturday!
- On Sunday, I leave for a two and a half week trip to India. It’ll be my first time and I am really excited. Any tips? Going to Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, and Pondecherry. I need fabric store recommendations, so chime in on the comments if you know where I can go! I plan to leave plenty of room in my suitcase for interesting findings over there.
- I have been crafting up a storm. I suppose this won’t be that impressive relative to you prolific crafters out there. But in the last week I have constructed 2 skirts, enhanced my zipper installation technique to avoid that pesky skirt-zipper-bump problem, planned for a new bag for the upcoming trip, and procured fabric for said bag. Skirt pics forthcoming.
- I went to the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Fest. It was fun, and we saw sheep, alpacas, and a very impressive and adorable border collie sheep herding demonstration. I didn’t buy anything, demonstrating restraint I never imagined I had. I think I might want an alpaca at some point. They are practically irresistible, with their black liquidy adorable eyes. Sigh.
- New albums! Two of my favorite artists, who teamed up and call themselves The Weepies, have released a phenomenal album called Hideaway. Get thee to a DRM-free artist-supporting music store and get listening. It is addictive and wonderful and I want them to be really, really famous someday. You can help with this! I also purchased this gem of a CD recently by Mark Erelli. I’m also not sure why he’s not famous yet, since he’s one of the most thoughtful and talented songwriters I know.
- New blogs! Finally, have you discovered the True Up blog yet? It’s all about fabric and has lots of pictures of cute patterns.
So if you have any tips about going to India, where to buy fabric, how to bargain for it, and what price range I’m looking at, chime in. I’d love to know!Posted by robyn on May 11th, 2008 under crafts, random
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