Womp, womp, womp...still no projects to show.
I was actually knee deep in a project that I'm really excited to share with you when this happened:
Yep that's my pedal broken in two. I was rearranging it behind the desk and somehow dropped in just the wrong way. Because I'm using such an old machine it's tough to find spare parts. I tried duct taping it back together but figured that wasn't such a good idea when I smelt smoke and saw sparks inside the pedal....I'd rather not be electrocuted. I did find a pedal on Ebay that *cross my fingers* hopefully works for my machine. I'm hoping to get that in a couple of days so I can work on some projects this weekend. It's funny how much I want to sew when I know I can't. Lately I've been getting a real itch to quilt, especially after perusing this blog. I'm usually more of an instant gratification sewer, but the idea of working long and hard on a quilt sounds really appealing. Maybe it's that the weather seems to finally be cooling down. In Texas, we get really excited for that.
But here's some of what I've been up to lately. I got my Aggie ring this past weekend! Getting your ring at Texas A&M is a really big deal. I'm a first generation Aggie so I am so proud to be the first in my family to wear the sacred gold ring. Next stop, graduation.
A close up, but not so well-focused shot of the ring:
Brandon made it in town to see me get the ring. Man they weren't kidding, this long distance relationship thing is not easy. I miss this guy so much! Of course there is a certain amount of excitement that comes with being apart for so long. We've never really had the chance to truly miss one another before.
Also, I made my first batch of Pumpkin Muffins for the season. I took everybody's suggestion and used spice cake and chocolate chips this time. WOW they're good. Y'all were right, the spice cake really brings out the pumpkin flavor in a different way.
And let's just end this post with a cute picture of my dog, you know just for good measure. (;