Sunday, December 28, 2008

New Projects


Goal #1: Learn new camera. I am loving my new Sony a350. It is easy to use but I have a lot to learn. I need to practice on NON-moving objects. It is so hard to shoot Alexa sometimes. I really need to take a couple of hours to myself and just take a ton of pictures and get really comfortable with it. The Chief took this photo of me taking a photo of Alexa.


Goal #2: Get sewing! I finally took out my sewing machine after a long time. Don't you just love my pink vintage sewing box? My mom found that for me at an antique store. I actually got my sewing machine for Christmas last year and have not used it much. I took a couple of classes and made a tote bag but oddly enough I really didn't learn much. I was teaching myself and then ran into some snags ( literally), got frustrated and stuck it under the table. Today I took it out, successfully fixed the problem and made a cute tissue cover and a little pillow for Alexa. It wasn't much but I felt good about moving forward.

Goal#3: See that laundry basket on the floor? It is full of Ebay stuff! I have two baskets full of items I want to sell on Ebay. Mostly it is clothes that Alexa wore ( or didn't even get a chance to wear). My plan is to sell it all in a few weeks then use all the money to buy her new clothes that I am lusting over on Etsy!

6 comments:

Kate said...

Ohh....we'e had the best Christmas and are enjoying our visit at my parents...but like you, I llok forward to getting organzied and completing a lot of projects that have been hanging over my head. I am really siezing the idea of a new year, new start this year...and I am very excited to get started!!! Love the new camera...how much fun are you going to have with that???

Happy New Year!!

Kate

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Ringing in a new year always comes with the new list of things that must be done or resolutions as they like to call them!! Looks like you have your list all ready!! I am so glad you are having fun with the new camera....you will quickly find out how addicting it is!!

Happy New Year!!

Lisa

Melissa the Careful Wisher said...

I apologize for the "shopping list!" I was just excited to have found new places to shop for impending adoption!

Headmeister said...

"Be Careful What You Wish For" blog is a fake... here are the comments I just left that she deleted only moments ago. Feel free to delete my comment after you've read, just wanted to keep real adoptive parents informed to be wary of this individual.

Here's her page of comments for the latest post.... mine are at the bottom:

"Dearest Anonymous;"
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Blogger Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Come see the pictures I just posted on my blog :) Happy New Year 2009! ♥ Hugs :) Shauna

December 30, 2008 10:58 AM
Blogger Jenn said...

Some people just like to cause trouble, funny how most of the ones that do it tend to hide who they really are . Just forget anything nasty someone said .

December 30, 2008 11:10 AM
Blogger Rachel said...

It's always Anonymous isn't it...cowardly...and apparantly not so smart.

December 30, 2008 11:27 AM
Blogger amelia bedelia said...

I'm sorry people cannot be more sympathetic, and spare their immature comments. You've got to know that you do have honest blog friends who really do care about the fate of the little one you are trying to adopt and are praying for you. I agree with Jenn, just ignore those comments.

December 30, 2008 11:30 AM
Blogger Sue said...

Thanks for the apology. Water under the bridge. Good luck with your plans. : )

December 30, 2008 11:44 AM
Blogger Headmeister said...

I don't know what the other anon's said but it must have been along the lines of what a few of us out here have been thinking... which is, why are 99% of your pics you post here from Google Images?

Here's one from someone else's family blog of the Hummer:
http://mypardy.com/photo6.html

Here's the pic of the nursery you say is yours on the HGTV site. Funny thing is that I recognized it immediately because I saw it over a YEAR ago there when I decided to do our nursery the same color:
http://www.roomzaar.com/rate-my-space/Nurseries/Baby-Chic/detail.esi?oid=472452

That pic of the bruise when you supposedly got hit with a Christmas tree? Here's where you got that pic from: http://www.holidaygolightly.com/tags/bride%20gift%20ideas

Now the baby pic... I guess someone called you out on it? And your profile pic is changed too...

There are a bunch of us out here who were able to find these pics in Google images in seconds.

Who has the time to make up a fake blog??? And why would you want to????

December 30, 2008 12:09 PM
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Blogger Headmeister said...

and another....

That handbag cake you say your hubby had made for you? This one literally took me about 10 seconds to find: http://www.blogiseverything.com/interesting/can-you-believe-these-are-cakes/

December 30, 2008 12:17 PM

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and family,

Happy New Year, I want your Chocolate, peanut butter, rice krispy recipe. Good luck with the picture taking and sewing, I did manage to sew a few outfits for Madison last year-can you believe it is 2009!!!! Hopefully this will be a much better year in many respects!!!! I hope to make some more outfits for Madison this year-I already have fabric:). Can you email me your seller id on ebay when you list your stuff-I love some of Alexa's outfits, I might need a couple of them for DD#2. Tell Alexa Madison says hi:).

Erika

Jennifer said...

Love the goals!!! Mine are similair. Wish we lived close. We could have sewing circle.

Jen