Wednesday, July 21, 2010

What I've been up to...

In my blogging absence I've been keeping busy with lots of things.  Most notably I've been training for triathlons (the short, try-a-tri version!) and have competed in two!  I've joined a training group that meets at a local lake.  The weather has been great and going swimming at the lake has just seemed more appealing then sitting inside at a sewing machine or craft desk.  This is me in action, getting ready to head out on the bike during a race.

Back in June I had the opportunity to attend a celebration for Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.  It was a great way to continue the Olympic high I rode in February. The highlight for me was getting to hold one of their gold medals!  Tessa and Scott have been so generous in sharing them with Canada.  Wherever they go the medals come along for people to touch and hold.  They also signed autographs and chatted with the many fans who turned out for the event.  As well as being brilliant skaters they are just awesome nice people.

Right now I'm in my last couple weeks of my ECE distance ed program.  After three years of taking courses I am less then two weeks from being done!!  Yipee!!!  Less school work = more time for crafting.  Speaking of which, I attended a talk on Japanese paper yesterday.  Very interesting and inspiring, I'll be back to share.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Exciting News!

This morning I read some exciting news that finally dragged me over to the "new post" button.  Yes, I've been MIA for... well, much longer then I intended.  And somehow once one week turned into two and then it was a month it became harder to get the motivation to blog.  But anyways I'll fill you in on what I've been up to later.  For now the exciting news is that LiEr over at ikatbag is co-hosting a how to draft series!  If you've never been over to ikatbag you should run over now!  LiEr does incredible things with fabric (without commercial patterns!), cardboard and occasionally electronics.  All done with extreme modesty and a great sense of humour. 

Oh, and when I say there's a how to draft series starting soon I mean how to draft patterns - clothes - starting from scratch!  I can't wait to begin!