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January 25th, 2007


Well, Emily’s doll is no longer NSFW. I firmed up the neck some, too. Upon seeing her clothed doll, Emily quickly reminded me that she still needs a red shirt and green pants, so clearly she’s still very interested in it. She loves the hair in particular. The pattern calls for worsted weight yarn for the pants and shirt. I’ve only got much thinner yarn, but it looks like it will double up to the correct size. I’ll outfit her as as time allows – I don’t want to fall behind on the Jayne hats. Mid-December orders are in production now.

We had Brownies last night. This was a good meeting for me because I didn’t have to do anything. Well, that’s not really true. The girls were making name tags, and I spent the afternoon cutting large sheets of foam into appropriately sized rectangles. By the way, a cutting mat and rotary blade meant for fabric work GREAT for this. Goes through the foam easier than cutting a pizza.

I also brought the leftover glitter from last meeting’s hand-washing activity. We used most of it up. Well, when I say “we used most of it up” I mean that we used some of it, and an equal amount got spilled on the table and floor. Note the glue sticks. The one at far right of the pic is how they normally look. The ones at left have been to used to make name tags, then they apparently visited Mardi Gras. Girl Scouts always leave a place cleaner than they found it, but it was only through Herculean effort that we got most of the glitter cleaned up. It was like a grisly crime scene where Tinkerbell was the victim. I almost got much neater glitter glue (glue with the glitter already embedded in it that rolls on rather than pouring) at Michael’s, but decided it was too expensive. When you factor in cleanup time, though, it would have worked out about even.

Because I had to stay until we were all cleaned up, we didn’t leave until after 7:30. Emily’s normal bedtime is around 7, and she’s got math testing today. Let’s hope that all works out okay. I also didn’t get to the stitch-in at Books-A-Million until well after 9pm, so I’m running a little low on energy myself today. Fortunately, I saved last night’s coffee. It’s about to go in the microwave, then I’m ready to face the day!

Also, Girl Scout cookie sales are now on. Time to get a little Thin Mint action! Woo!

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  1. January 25th, 2007 at 14:37 | #1

    omg, it’s cookie time already?

    *goes huntnig for girlscouts in seattle*

    I NEED MEH THIN MINTS!!!

  2. January 25th, 2007 at 14:37 | #2

    omg, it’s cookie time already?

    *goes huntnig for girlscouts in seattle*

    I NEED MEH THIN MINTS!!!

  3. January 25th, 2007 at 20:55 | #3

    I’m sure you know all about the ability of a rotary cutter to cut straight to the bone, but I’ll repeat the safety warning anyhow. They are so cool but scary!

    • January 26th, 2007 at 16:28 | #4

      I actually didn’t know that, so thanks! I keep it in the back storage room, which is latched far above the ability of little hands to reach.

      Of course, as a child, I was a tool-using monkey who lifted that lock with a giant tinkertoy, but I’m still feeling pretty safe about it being stashed away safely. 🙂

      • January 27th, 2007 at 09:20 | #5

        I took a beginning quilting class and the first story the teacher told us as we started to cut was about a student who had one finger hanging over the edge of the ruler when she went to make a strip with the rotary cutter — and the trip to the E.R. that followed. It got me to always make sure all of my fingers are well on the ruler!

  4. January 25th, 2007 at 20:55 | #6

    I’m sure you know all about the ability of a rotary cutter to cut straight to the bone, but I’ll repeat the safety warning anyhow. They are so cool but scary!

    • January 26th, 2007 at 16:28 | #7

      I actually didn’t know that, so thanks! I keep it in the back storage room, which is latched far above the ability of little hands to reach.

      Of course, as a child, I was a tool-using monkey who lifted that lock with a giant tinkertoy, but I’m still feeling pretty safe about it being stashed away safely. 🙂

      • January 27th, 2007 at 09:20 | #8

        I took a beginning quilting class and the first story the teacher told us as we started to cut was about a student who had one finger hanging over the edge of the ruler when she went to make a strip with the rotary cutter — and the trip to the E.R. that followed. It got me to always make sure all of my fingers are well on the ruler!

  5. January 26th, 2007 at 03:20 | #9

    Very cute dolly! Does she have a name? I can’t remember.

    We had Cub Scouts tonight. We learned flag protocol and played the “telephone” game, and then we talked about a song or skit to do at the awards banquet next month. The leader is a long-time scout leader, and he was telling some of his favorite skit/song ideas, and encouraging the rest of us parents to offer up some ideas. We all just sat there like dumb lumps, and said “Uhhhhhh … it’s been 25+ years since I’ve done a skit or song like this, buddy!” 🙂

    • January 26th, 2007 at 16:31 | #10

      Hee hee! Yeah, when scrounging up ideas, I have to make liberal use of the internet. Of course, I’m a liberal, so that’s how I do everything. Badum *ching!*

      The doll doesn’t have a name yet, she’s just “my doll.” I’ll ask her later what she wants the name to be, and she’ll string together random syllables. Something like “Ki… an… sha… la… fer.” “Kianshalafer?” “Yes!” So it’ll be interesting to see. I’ll report when I know. 🙂

  6. January 26th, 2007 at 03:20 | #11

    Very cute dolly! Does she have a name? I can’t remember.

    We had Cub Scouts tonight. We learned flag protocol and played the “telephone” game, and then we talked about a song or skit to do at the awards banquet next month. The leader is a long-time scout leader, and he was telling some of his favorite skit/song ideas, and encouraging the rest of us parents to offer up some ideas. We all just sat there like dumb lumps, and said “Uhhhhhh … it’s been 25+ years since I’ve done a skit or song like this, buddy!” 🙂

    • January 26th, 2007 at 16:31 | #12

      Hee hee! Yeah, when scrounging up ideas, I have to make liberal use of the internet. Of course, I’m a liberal, so that’s how I do everything. Badum *ching!*

      The doll doesn’t have a name yet, she’s just “my doll.” I’ll ask her later what she wants the name to be, and she’ll string together random syllables. Something like “Ki… an… sha… la… fer.” “Kianshalafer?” “Yes!” So it’ll be interesting to see. I’ll report when I know. 🙂

  7. January 26th, 2007 at 16:25 | #13

    Dude. It’s cookie time and you failed to tell me on Wednesday? I NEEEEEEEEEED THIN MINTS!

    • January 26th, 2007 at 16:31 | #14

      I’ll bring the order sheet on Wednesday. Bring $3.50 a box!

  8. January 26th, 2007 at 16:25 | #15

    Dude. It’s cookie time and you failed to tell me on Wednesday? I NEEEEEEEEEED THIN MINTS!

    • January 26th, 2007 at 16:31 | #16

      I’ll bring the order sheet on Wednesday. Bring $3.50 a box!

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