Monday, June 08, 2009

Not Quilt Related, but I Couldn't Resist

This is not quilt related, but as most quilters are women, I think it's appropriate, and very funny! I read it on the Quiltsy Team thread this morning, complements of AlltheNumbers.

allthenumbers says:
Morning Quiltsy! I go this in my inbox this morning and I thought you all might enjoy a good chuckle:


(1) Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

(2) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

(3) Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.
(4) Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

(5) Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)

(6) That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

(7) Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome' . that will bring on a 'whatever').

(8) Whatever: Is a woman's way of saying F-- YOU!

(9) Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to # 3.
Have a good giggle, then go do some quilting! I'm off to finish working on those dresses.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Drowning in Dresses

Sorry for the absence, but I've been drowning in dresses. Pretty pink poly Shantung dresses made from scratch. I hope to get them all finished tomorrow and be able to work on more quilty stuff, but in the meantime must do what I have to do!

I did list my second copy of Easy Paper Pieced Miniatures by Carol Doak on E-Bay today. The listing includes a package of foundation papers that goes with the book, so if you are interested check it out! I listed this in order to pay for the new digital camera I ended up bidding on last night. My current camera is a Kodak Easy Share and the battery compartment door is broken. Won't stay closed, which causes my camera to shut off at odd moments, making it really hard to take pictures for my blog, or for my Etsy shop. It turns out that this is a common weakness with these cameras. But other than that it's been great, so I ended up buying a similar one. I justify this by the fact that I know how to operate the camera, already have the software and it will still work with my printer dock. Plus it's a good price, so if something happens to it in a year I won't cry too much!

Hopefully I can catch up with some quilt related posts later this week, and some better pictures!