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Archive for April, 2008

Val Walks – I Frog – And Start on a Prom Dress

Posted by thedarwinexception on April 28, 2008

 So – nothing new here – how about with all of you?

Malone Leslie finally got her car fixed and is back on the road – enough so that she has utterly abandoned me and gone and got herself a JOB. Because, you know, carting my ass around isn’t ENOUGH of a job for her. Some stupid crap about “Oh – I’ll actually make enough money to, like, feed my kids….” So now she’s all excited about working, and using her intelligence and superb skills to make *other* people money, and she’s all into getting dressed in suits and skirts and being back in the corporate world – and I really wish her the best – she’s awesome at what she does, I mean, if she can sell Malone – hell, she can sell anything, right?

We did get to go to a Rummage Sale they had at one of the Church’s this weekend – and I also got my very first sweater to frog and rip apart for the yarn. It was an awesome little knitted top in a cotton/silk blend that is absolutely beautiful and marvelous yarn. I love, love, love the yarn I got from it.



Woo Hoo. I’m so excited about finding MORE stuff to rip apart. And I just love church sales – much better than that re-sale shop we have that wants $20 for a sweater. I found this sweater and threw it on the pile of other stuff I was buying and the church lady took one look at the pile and said “Oh – give me a couple dollars for the lot of it.” I had three ones on me – so I gave her that. So in all actuality, I got the sweater for nothing – and ultimately, the awesome yarn cost me nothing.

Val and her team had their March of Dimes walk this weekend. They raised well over $5,000!! That’s AWESOME!! And a huge thanks to everyone here who contributed – you helped Val reach her goal of over $500 in donations and you helped all the little babies who rely on the March of Dimes. Val sends big appreciative hugs and high fives to everyone. As does her team.


So I finally am starting the first prom dress – the one for Karissa. I went and got the material this weekend – because Joann’s was having their “50% off all Special Occasion fabrics” thing, and all I had to hear was “50% off” to know that it was time. We went with the blue – but not such a “baby blue” as she wanted – the posters here who said “It will wash her out” were absolutely right. I mean, this is the frozen tundra here – and we’ve just come off of winter – everyone looks like plucked chickens with their white skin. She needed something with a little more depth to the color – so we went with this darker shade of blue. I think it’s very pretty. The lighter color will be the main dress – the sparkly tulle like material will overlay the bodice.


And the lot of it cost less than $10.00. And $10.00 for a prom dress isn’t a bad thing. I already have the lining material and the boning, the only thing I’d really like to find is a really nice big brooch or pin or something to put on the top of the bodice. I’m keeping my eyes open at garage sales and flea markets. I’m sure I’ll find something.

Which reminds me – who here lives near an “Ollie’s” or a “Hobby Lobby”? We don’t have one anywhere near me – and they have some *awesome* yarn sales. I really need to move to some place closer to civilization. I really do. I want a Hobby Lobby. Or a bookstore – or maybe even a movie theater. Oh – don’t get me started…….



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