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So, tomorrow is U-ren! It should be fun and not nearly as wet as the past two years. My sewing has been finished for two weeks and I really just want to go home and start packing up our food in our brand new Tiffin from Fifth Ave Gallery and Framing. It will be nice to just play and watch the performances without worrying about how things are going. We helped out with a crisis already this week, retrieving new shields when a purchased one proved to be unworthy.

Next on the sewing project list are two relatively small projects.

My homemade quilt from my great-grandma Granny has seen quite a few years, having recieved it for Christmas 1992, I believe. Yes, it had to be, Bud got one as well and he was just a baby. All of us cousins recieved them that year. Well, there is a particular cotton flannel plaid that she used that deteriorated faster than the others and now I have gaping holes in my favorite couch throw. I have a flannel to replace the panels that have torn. It requires taking apart the entire quilt, putting in the new panels, adding new batting and ties and then stitching it all up again. For as easy as it ishould be, it's still quite scary to go ahead and rip into my quilt. I'll have pictures of the before and after up when I've actually worked up the nerve to do so, maybe next Saturday.

My littlest brother (he'll be 10!) declared he wanted a black cloak with red stripes the first year he came to faire. That was four years ago. I've bought the black twill and skull flannel lining and red trim (bias tape for the edges) and I even have relatively recent measurements- though judging from new photos, he's gotten taller Again!.  This, again, should be easypeasy. I just haven't had time to work on it until now. I should have it ready for his birthday in June, which means I need it ready for Bud's graduation party, which is the end of May and will probably be the next time I'm going home other than next Monday.

After those are finished, I currently have 3 more in-depth projects.

Late 18th century zone front polonaise. It's blue linen with printed flowers, not really period but it's beautiful, with cream petticoats. I need stays for it, as the new Effigy styled ones aren't round enough to fake the shape. I ordered <i> Corsets and Crinolines</i> for $35 off of the used books at Amazon, so that should show up on Monday or Tuesday and I can start figuring out what is really different between the two shapes. I can't see the difference in photos so I'm going to have to take the flat pattens for both and compare them. Also, I'm currently working on a pocket embroidery in crewel. It's my design based in Art Nouveau, terribly period I know but it's been so much fun and I'm not even done with all the greens in it.!

Jeff and I would like to go to Bristol Renaissance Festival this year. It's a beautiful faire and we've wanted to go for years. Of course, I want to wear Penelope's garb. Unfortunately, I am not the same shape I was three years ago. So the blue velvet is getting a remake. I'll have pictures of the redesign up when I can connect my phone to the computer.  It's going to suck to pull it apart but hopefully I wil be much happier with it in the end.

The third project is currently very nebulous. I'm thinking bustle era, but haven't done much more than look at pretty pictures. This will be a from scratch project as I don't have any Victorian undergarments or anything. So yay! I'm rather excited about it as well.

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I wasn't accepted to UNC. I need to write an email asking what improvements I could use or something similar.

I did receive the packet from Savannah detailing what I needed to do should I accept their offer.  Their offer includes no scholarships, $45,000 in Federal Loans, and 6 extra classes before I can even start the graduate classes. It kinda sucks, but is better than nothing.

The scholarships could change depending on how well I do next year. With 45,000 dollars of government money I can pay off the $11,000 private loan that has a higher interest rate and can't be consolidated with the $28, 000 I've accumulated from OSU. Plus, I wouldn't have to take quite as much the following years depending on scholarships and grants. I need to call financial aid and find out who my advisor is on Monday. 

SCAD is on the quarter system, just like OSU. I can get the extra classes done in 2 quarters, and possibly even keep my schedule for graduation the same depending on if I want to take summer classes and what's available. I can take up to 4 classes a time, or stick to 3 and hopefully have enough spare time for a part-time job.

There's also a $500 acceptance fee which needs to be paid by May 1st.....stupid private schools. It'll make for another tight month. Though, David's may finally be picking up enough that I can get some hours there in the evenings and weekends. That extra income will help sooooo much. I can probably work there and Mascot up to the week we will need to move....

The fall  quarter starts September 14th. I'm not sure when our lease is up here, I think the 1st of sept. We will also need to find time in either July or August to go back down and find a place to live there. It looks like housing prices hae gone down some since we looked back in October, but jobs are going to be harder to find. Or at least decent paying ones.

In other news, I had two cavities filled on Thursday and found out that I will need a root canal. It seems to be the year for dental work. That will be done on the 15th. Hopefully, the dentist had no issues with insurance. I don't want another set of payments on top of everything else.
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Prop 8- the Musical( by the guy who wrote Hairspray  and Jesus played by Jack Black)

The new knitting shop at the end of my street

It's cute and carries yarn brands that I've not heard of before and will soon have classes and such.

They finally are cleaning up the huge brush pile that was caused by the windstorm and consequent trimming of the tree in our front yard. I can see the street again! I  was beginning to wonder how the snow plow was going to be able to get around it when it snows.

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This weekend was pretty nice...minus the weather and things that make peope feel icky. I've a midterm on Wednesday and one on Thursday as well...Whee! Plus, have to start working on a research paper. Something to do with gender roles or something similar in one of the plays I've read for the class. Shouldn't be too difficult as it's only four pages and well, it's not a hard subject really. So far, I've not had many issues with Math 104 but Psych...am going to need to study before the midterm on Wed cause the quiz on Friday was not as good as I had thought. Stupid phrasing.

Work tomorrow and gilmore girls! That always makes things better, hanging out with friends and discussing a show that I've watched since my freshman year of high school. Plus the clothes on that show are just yummy....could I have Rory's designer for Christmas? Please?

Have to get a chemise done and a bodice repaired for Sunday as we are headed to ORen. I might get done before Saturday...
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Things for mom to bring on Wed, and reminder for me to email said list.

Window Fan- 43" wide and preferably the type that has two fans with options on in/out motion

Farscape videos and DVDs- need to find my Chiana again

Buttonholer -as there is a Singer person now close to where I am and they can show me how to work it on my machine which it SWEARS it can be used on, plus I've found several other people who've said the same thing.

Sewing Machine manual

Shelves or something if she found them....she hasn't said anything about them so I'm going to think she didn't

Other sewing machine if the Singer person can't fix my machine quickly...it runs but loses the needle thread on the run around the bobbin part and usually makes for a very irritating moment because it isn't terribly predictable. Will probably require a new part and ordering part as the machine is forty five years old. But I love it and would rather it work than give up on it.

Talk to her about Iggy....need to be able to set him up properly as he would be a wonderfully content iguana if we could do that. Requires $$. Slowly work up to tropical conditions in his cage once moved...first step- climbing room.

Measure said iguana cage...to design climbing things

Rent and bills....as I've not had any income in a month and a half and my next paycheck isn't until the end of the month...

Ok...now going back to working on garb as I want to wear it tomorrow for the Involvement fair.
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Let's see...not much really to say, but felt I should say something. Hate it when that happens. Room is hot and I can't really wait until it gets cold enough in here to actually use blankets...

Hopefully will have a job soon, people at Marketplace finally got back to me and said I could work a shift on Friday for someone...joy. Now if only I could remember where I put that damned shirt and hat, as it seems my nametag made it here with me.

School starts in a week...a wedding to attend the weekend following, Guild starts back up again with two relatively major events going on during Welcome Week, and keeping myself from going too crazy from everything going on but hopefully once all that is done then things will settle down again.
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yay for new keyboards!! It's a little thing and shaped differently enough that I'm still getting used to it.

Let's see....not much has changed since yesterday...but for a few glitches in things that really don't need to be mentioned.

Room is still a mess but now I can clean in the next couple of evenings with distractions that include Milliways and pretty dresses.

Need to drop off an app to Panera tomorrow and see if some of the shops on High are still hiring....getting tired of not making any money and still spending it.

Ummm...that's it I think...just letting people know that I am actually online now most of the time even if I may not actually be in front of the computer.

EDIT: I can't believe I didn't post this right after I talked to you pio...

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Ok, been busy lately with lots of packing and moving, pyr's things and my own. The renhouse opens on Friday and I've been packing little things today and getting them ready to haul over there this weekend. Large things are going on Tuesday it looks like: bed, dresser, some rolling chairs, a bench and a few other things like pots and pans. Oh and a few lamps.

Let see...what else has happened...no one around campus is hiring until school starts, I have a reasonably free car, tuition is being completely covered by loans and scholarships this quarter and it looks like I can pay for books with what is left over.

I have a set of garb almost completely finished and getting a better idea of who I am supposed to be for this year's faire. I need a larger hoopskirt but what I have will work for middle class, yay. Also have found things today that will work for jewelry, very cool stuff.

Sorry I'm scatterbrained but I'm trying to get things down while I have a computer as I don't know when we'll have internet at the new house.


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