Sew's Spot

"Sit up, join up, stir it up, get online, get in touch, find out who's raising hell and join them." Molly Ivins

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Just for ZW



Or...

How I lost my alarm clock.


Actually, I didn't really LOSE my alarm clock. It's still around, just not functioning as previously.

See...
I met this guy online in a video game (UO) we got to be kind of friends but... we never really talked much.

Then one day he changed his signature picture in his forum account to something that.. in my sick and twisted mind... resembled a big blue and silver penis.

It wasn't. But I'm pervy that way - so I sent him a quickie e-mail that just said "Love your new sig - bit phallic tho, huh?"... and from that point forward, we have been talking non-stop for years.

At 3:30 in the morning. On " ICQ " - a instant message program. I have his "alert" sound set to be this utterly obnoxious and annoying diesel truck air-horn sound.. BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP

Well, due to a change in job, he's no longer workin' at 3:30 a.m., so he's not sending me BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPPPP "wake up, lazy" messages anymore. We still talk, just not at 0 dark thirty.

Simple, really, ZW - to lose one's alarm clock. *grin*

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Considerable Progress

Ok, as long as Vio says nothing, I'm ok here...

The latest project is called "Iroc's Puzzle" - a bachelor's puzzle quilt in scrappy fabrics on an incredibly black background. For those of you who play(ed) UO - think "true-black-dye-tub" black. For those who understand the reference, think "Heart of Gold" Black.

The fabrics aren't really scraps. They were very carefully selected, each one having something to do with our online friend "Iroc" - Vintage airplanes, Muscle cars, tropical birds, computer chips, police cars, the flames of hell, and... cowboy boots.

I have all but finished the quilt top I am finishing for Lea, but I just can't get myself to do that last lil' bit - my brain is stuck on Iroc's, so I've been working on it. The thing is made of 25 large squares - or... 100 small ones. I've been making small ones, which I will then play around with to see where they look best, and then I'll make the larger ones once the colors are balanced and the small ones are all done.

Somehow, however, I think this one isnt quite going to look the way I had exactly planned it. It will be nice, but just not.... what I thought. That's ok. Sometimes they decide to take on a life of their own. *chuckle*

If it wasn't so darn hot again, I could get this done really fast - but as it is, it looks like I can only work on it in the very very early mornings before the sun comes up. At night it's still too hot, even after sundown, to work in that room.

So I have finished 27 of the "small squares" and will have another 27 done tomorrow or Wednesday. I'd call that considerable progress!!

Today I feel productive.