Saturday, January 31, 2009

I am a Marilyn

What are you? Do you feel that this test is a true representation of you? Take the test and see.

You Are a Marilyn!


You are a Marilyn -- "I am affectionate and skeptical."

Marilyns are responsible, trustworthy, and value loyalty to family, friends, groups, and causes. Their personalities range broadly from reserved and timid to outspoken and confrontative.

How to Get Along with Me
  • * Be direct and clear
  • * Listen to me carefully
  • * Don't judge me for my anxiety
  • * Work things through with me
  • * Reassure me that everything is OK between us
  • * Laugh and make jokes with me
  • * Gently push me toward new experiences
  • * Try not to overreact to my overreacting.

What I Like About Being a Marilyn
  • * being committed and faithful to family and friends
  • * being responsible and hardworking
  • * being compassionate toward others
  • * having intellect and wit
  • * being a nonconformist
  • * confronting danger bravely
  • * being direct and assertive

What's Hard About Being a Marilyn
  • * the constant push and pull involved in trying to make up my mind
  • * procrastinating because of fear of failure; having little confidence in myself
  • * fearing being abandoned or taken advantage of
  • * exhausting myself by worrying and scanning for danger
  • * wishing I had a rule book at work so I could do everything right
  • * being too critical of myself when I haven't lived up to my expectations

Marilyns as Children Often
  • * are friendly, likable, and dependable, and/or sarcastic, bossy, and stubborn
  • * are anxious and hypervigilant; anticipate danger
  • * form a team of "us against them" with a best friend or parent
  • * look to groups or authorities to protect them and/or question authority and rebel
  • * are neglected or abused, come from unpredictable or alcoholic families, and/or take on the fearfulness of an overly anxious parent

Marilyns as Parents
  • * are often loving, nurturing, and have a strong sense of duty
  • * are sometimes reluctant to give their children independence
  • * worry more than most that their children will get hurt
  • * sometimes have trouble saying no and setting boundaries

Take Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Still no sewing

Hi there fellow bloggers. I have not done any sewing this month, so I feel that I need to express what it is that I am doing. I have been too busy to sew(I am a special education teacher- with 18 children on my caseload, also I have my own 3 children). I think that I need to set up my sewing area again to facilitate immediate results to get my sewing schedule together. My sewing table is in the family room, my cutting table is in the guestroom, and my other machines are in the guest room on various tables. Nothing is in it's proper place and I feel that I am scattered about. Everything that I have read on various sewing blogs is that I need to set up my sewing area in one small spot. I would like to sew up my sewing space in my bedroom as this is the place I spend most of my time because it is warm in my bedroom. I hate being cold and I am always cold outside of the bedroom. The guest room has no more space in the room because of the bed in the room and the cutting table that cannot be extended. So I am looking for a better place to set up. The family room is not an option because it has vaulted ceilings and is cold this winter. Can someone help me figure out how to set up a cozy area to get my mojo back? I like hearing your opinions.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Sewing :Backstory

I began sewing in high school with my Sewing Teacher(Home Ec). Her name was Mrs. Riechle. She wore the most beautiful Pendelton Wool Suits. I was into the Prep Look at that time(80's), so I was well aware of the materials associated with fine clothing. We took sewing every other day for one school year. We had a fashion show mid-year using the clothing that we had made in this class. Each person had to make their own wardrobe and model the clothing made. Mrs. Riechle encouraged me to make my own graduation dress for High School. She believed in my talents even when I did not. I told her that I could not make my dress look pretty enough to wear for graduation, but I did because of her faith in my abilities. I did not sew while in college, during my military years on active duty. I began to quilt when my oldest daughter turned 9 and I enjoyed that. I have moved away from my quilting circle and decided that I want to sew garments as I have always wanted to make my own wardrobe. I found PR and the rest is history.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My Birthday

January 6th is my birthday. I am a little older and wiser(I hope).

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Good Afternoon

Fellow Bloggers I have a problem that I need help with. I spend too much time on the net reviewing the posts of others to sew. I have had S3627 pinned down since before Christmas and I have yet to cut it out. As I mentioned on another post that I went and purchased a cardboard to cut on, but I've become obsessed with reading blogs. I need help!!! Can someone give me ideas on how to check the blogs and move on? I need to get started on this item now.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Years Day

This has been a great New Years Day. I went to Hancock Fabrics today to purchase a cutting mat with a friend, but they did not have the large mat so I just picked up one of the corrugated boards to place on my cutting table. The board was half-priced so I was elated. My friend was anxious to go, because she checked out before I had time to look at the pattern book. The simplicity patterns were $1.99 today.
I really have to get some sewing buddies. My friends do other types of needlework, but they do not get the enjoyment I receive when I sit in a store for hours, touching the fabric, looking at patterns and dreaming. This is an experience that only a sewer would
Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to get started on an item to post. I know that a girlfriend wants to hang out tomorrow, so this will probably stall my efforts. Let me know how your New Years Day was spent.

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