Sewing Machine Blues

Frau verzweifelt an Schnittmuster

As I mentioned in another post, I had bought a sewing machine (Singer 3342 FashionMate) last summer and had been taking sewing classes. I was enjoying making different items and recently started making small tote bags. About a week ago, I started working on a tote bag and noticed that my white thread had run out, so I decided to use another spool of white thread that I purchased from Walmart. I noticed that the thread was a little thicker (the label said it was craft and sewing thread) and hoped it wouldn’t cause a problem with my machine, but I decided to try it anyway.

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Random Thoughts/Updates–What I’ve Been Up To

My favorite show is Death in Paradise on channel 11. It’s a mystery/whodunnit type show in the Caribbean where the detective figures out who killed who by the end of the show. I like the characters and the scenery reminds me of when I went to Jamaica years ago.   My hair has grown quite a bit since I chopped my locs off last year. I can’t believe that next month will make 1 year! Caring for my hair at this length has been waaaaay less time consuming. I’ve been longing to get back to creative activities and to find … Continue reading Random Thoughts/Updates–What I’ve Been Up To

Can God Really Help Me With THAT?

She got it

I spent this weekend trying to figure out how I could install an operating system on my Macbook. I had initially installed El Capitan in May after using Snow Leopard for a while but erased El Capitan from my hard drive because I wasn’t satisfied with its performance (plus I thought it caused my CD/DVD drive to stop working but the drive probably died; after all, I’ve had this computer since 2011); also, I’d read negative reviews about El Capitan and thought, “Oh no, I don’t wanna deal with that.”

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How I Start My Mornings

Sunbeams Trough the Clouds

When I lost my full-time job a couple of years ago, I got two part-time jobs to maintain my income. My day job is on the northwest side of Chicago and my evening job is on the south side. I was always tired and I dreaded getting up at 4am so I could be out the door at 6am in order to deal with my long commute four days a week. When I came home in the afternoon, I would take a nap or run errands and work the evening shift at my second job. I was frustrated and angry because I felt that I wasn’t making enough money and despite several places I’d applied to, I still hadn’t found a full-time job yet.

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