Saturday, April 12, 2008

I was a little bad

I am here in Texas (north of Houston) and I decide to go to a scrapbook store in the area. The store is called The Lone Star Scrapbook Company and is very nice. I really liked the store. They had a really nice selection of scrapbook merchandise and a decent size crop room. I was able to find the papers I have been searching for in my area. Which was a good thing and I found some inspiration for my "pay it forward" gifts (no I haven't sent those out yet! SORRY!). Hopefully I can get to those soon. I like a store with good examples and page kits. This place had enough for me. If you are ever in The Woodlands, Texas stop by and check it out. It will be worth it!

But after I left the scrapbook store I went to JoAnn's where I slipped a bit. I don't know if I posted it here but I wasn't supposed to purchase any sewing patterns or material until I use what I already have at home. Well, to make a long story short I bought four! JoAnn's had a sale on Butterick patterns (two for three bucks) and I couldn't resist. I bought all very easy patterns for myself. I felt this would be the best way to start myself out. I don't want to push myself too much! So here are the patterns. I say look for at least one of these to be completed by the end of May. I don't want to make too big of a promise. We will see! My first sewing project will be a duct tape dress form. That's if I can get someone to help!

Check this out!

Also I tried a new restaurant. I went to Pappas Bar-B-Q restaurant for lunch. I was pretty hungry and I unfortunately did not take a picture. But I had a delicious meal of Sliced Barbecue Beef, Pork Ribs, Ranch Beans and Cucumber salad. VERY DELICIOUS! I highly recommend this place. I am still smacking my lips! This restaurant is owned by the Pappas family which owns Pappadeux and many other types of restaurants (Mexican, Seafood, Italian, Steak, etc) in the Houston area. One of my brokers told me to try any of them because they are all good. She was totally right! It was awesome!
Nothing else exciting happened today. I went to the mall and walked around. A very calm day.
Later yall!

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Well I am back in Texas for another ten days on work. I am in the Houston area doing the job and enjoying some good cajun cuisine! I had a chance to dine at Razzos & Pappadeux this week and I am mighty satisfied! I think I gained about ten pounds! I must find something to do which requires lots of sweating to work some of it off!

Right now I am in Hempstead, TX in a hotel basically in the middle of nowhere! LMAO! This actually could be a good thing. It keeps me from spending too much money at the stores! I need some help in that department. I bought myself a blouse yesterday while I was in the Houston area. I don't want to start shopping while here. I almost have my credit card paid off!

Anyway I bought the latest issue of Sew Stylish. What a wonderful issue! I am feeling inspired as I read each article. They discuss basic draping, handstitching, dress forms and much more. I can't wait until I get home so I can make my own dressform. The duct tape has already been purchased I just need someone to help me with the taping process. I know I have talked a good game about sewing but nothing has been started or completed. My plans keep changing and things happen but at sometime there will be a completed project! Just you wait!

As for my crocheting I am at a stand still. I didn't bring any of it with me. I like to crochet on the road but sometimes it can be a bit much to bring. My last project the chenille cowl was easy but the yarn was bulky and took up a lot of luggage space. I did start another chenille cowl but I have yet to finish it. It can wait until I return of course. I still have two other unfinished crochet projects. Hopefully they will be completed soon.

The only thing I will be working on during this trip will be my Photoshop elements tutorial book. I can't wait to learn how to correct my photos. Look out for some digital layouts soon!

Well I think this update should be sufficient for now.

Holler at ya later!