Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Why is this so complicated?

Honestly, this should have been so simple. I called the ASU computerstore about 2 weeks ago to order the software Leigh Anne needs for her new computer. The guy told me to wait, call a week before we come & they will transfer it to the downtown bookstore for us, she can sign the license agreement, pay & pick it up then! Sounds great....

So yesterday I called again, told them "we'll be on campus in a week. Please send the software to the downtown bookstore". Oh no! She has to sign the license agreement before we can send it. I can email it to her. Great! "Can I pay you now?" Oh no, you can pay when you pick it up. No problem. Got the email, printed the document, Leigh Anne signed it, scanned it, sent it all back. Done, right?

No, no, not so quick. Today the same girl calls me back. "I can't send this to the bookstore until you pay for it". New story! So now it is paid for. Do you think it will be there when we arrive? Somehow I wonder!

I am remembering going off to college in 1980.... one suitcase (maybe 2?), 2 pair of shoes, one set of sheets..... times have changed!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

today's project!

Here it is, my latest creation..... a custom laptop case for Leigh Anne to take to school! I think it came out pretty nice & she seems happy with it... now if I could just keep motivated & create some more... but I think a nap might be nice!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Leigh Anne & I have been waiting all summer for Sisterhood of the travelling pants 2 to come out.... today was the day! We went & had a blast! Well worth the wait & all girlie girls should see it for sure!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

hot hot hot

Another 100+ degree day in Texas... perfect sewing weather I say! Leigh Anne asked me to make a quilted laptop case for her to take to school.... maybe today! I'm still deciding in my head exactly how I'll do this one...

I made 2 more purses yesterday. The hipster bags (here's one I made a while ago)
Today my baby is 12! Happy Birthday Allyson! I know G'ma & G'pa will spoil you rotten! Enjoy.

Friday, August 1, 2008

day one!

Wow, I keep reading everyone else's blogs & thought to myself "I can do that!". So here goes...

I haven't quite decided what my focus will be yet. Kids? I could talk about them (there are three... Leigh Anne, 18, Steve, 15 & Allyson who will be 12 on Tuesday!). Crafts? I like those too (mostly sewing, quilting, paper crafts). Or maybe music? Gosh.... this is hard!

Today I made 2 pillowcases for Leigh Anne to take to college (there's a whole post right there! Sending your first child off to college). They coordinate perfectly with her new bedding (which I'd show you a picture of, but alas it is all loaded in my mom & dad's car heading to Arizona!). I think she will be very happy with them. They were quick & easy to make...

I guess sewing was kind of a therapy for me today. Mom & Dad left here this morning with my baby, Allyson & all of Leigh Anne's "stuff". The rest of us will join them in Phoenix later in the month to move Leigh Anne in at ASU. I'm sure you'll be hearing more about this adventure in a later post! Meanwhile.... I am wondering how Miss Allyson is doing with G'ma & G'pa (or rather, how they are doing with her?). I'm sure they are having a wonderful time, despite a rocky, preteen hormonal start!
Happy August! (where did the summer go?)