Friday, October 18, 2013

First Craft Fair

I just signed up for my first craft fair! Pretty excited about it. Just not sure I can get ready in time with all the things I have to do.

In other news, I finished a round of VE.

The theatre opened Jackie and Me, and it's going well

The costume shop has begun work on Rudolph!


If anyone needs a customized pillowcase, come talk to me. ;)

Monday, October 7, 2013

Going to Strike

Today the costume and I striked.  

A set, that is. :) 

We took down Ivy and Bean's costumes and washed and put them away. We did most of them, but some of them will have to be done tomorrow.

Ivy and Bean the musical was the first production I did with the theatre, and I think it went well. While it was running we've been working  on costuming for our next production - Jackie and Me.  It's about Jackie Robinson and what segregation was like during his time.  The theatre does almost all kids shows, since it is a family theatre.


I've also been doing some editing on VE (though not enough. I was just working on it before I started typing this post).

And lots and lots of sewing at home.  I've made cockades, hats, pillowcases, and purses!


I still have 3 purses and 6 pillowcases to make as well as a quilt to finish embroidering.


Oh, and I joined a rowing team! It seems like it will be alot of fun. Today was my first day, so we only got to sit in the boat in the shallows and practice technique, but it should get to go out next week =)

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Time To Sell

My Hair, that is.

I found out my hair is worth quite a bit of money, so I'm selling it.

Or, trying to.

I hope it sells quickly! :D





Thursday, September 19, 2013

Lonely But Fine

So things have been going well, I think.

I go to work every day and sew all day then come home, play rummikub with my grandmother, sew some more, and go to bed.

All in all. It's pretty lonely.  I have to admit I miss my people quite a lot. Makes me want to move back home.

But I will persevere. I have to move out eventually. :)

Monday, September 9, 2013

Busy, Busy

So, I  don't remember if I told you all about my job.

4 weeks ago or so I moved to Florida and got a car and a job. :)

I looked for sewing jobs online while I was still in Tennessee. I wanted to move to Florida to help take care of my grandmother and to keep her company (Which I've actually been to busy to do lately! Oops). One advertisement was for a costuming internship with the Orlando Repertory Theatre (www.orlandorep.com), it looked like something I wanted to do.I had been looking for an internship for a while.

So I applied, they interviewed me on the phone, and I got the job. :)


My parents were kind enough to drive me down to Florida with all my junk and such and help me find a car to buy.

So I bought a car on a Friday and started work on the next Monday and my parents left on Thursday, and I've been working ever since.

We started and finished a show called Ivy and Bean. It's still playing, but we (the costume shop ) are done working on it until it closes (then we wash everything and put it away). I wish I could show you pictures, but I can't until it closes. :)


Next we're working on Jackie and Me    ... and Rudolph.  We'll also be working on Aladdin Jr (It's a Kid's Academy show, which is a teaching show. So all the actors will be kids who are paying to learn how to act, etc)  There are others we'll be working on this year, too.

Anyways. It's been fun and I'll be working there until April, when my internship is done.

I also found a clogging group (Dancing)  I get to dance with every Thursday night after work.  Clogging was something I did in Tennessee - I don't remember if I told you all about it.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Alive and Well

Just so you know, I am alive, and I am well. Just very, very busy. :)

Just finished filling an order for 220 les Miserables cockades, also finished my 4th week of work. :)

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Answered Prayers

God's been doing some pretty amazing stuff around here. :)

The move is back on! I'm going to Florida on the 8th!


We had a Dr's appointment scheduled for the 20th, but we were praying (July 30th) there would be a cancellation and I could go sooner.  The very next day (July 31st) the Dr's office called and offered me a new appointment for the day after (August 1st)!  How cool is that?

We had the appointment and I liked the Dr quite a lot - which is surprising 'cause I normally don't like Drs. :P They seem condescending to me, but she wasn't at all.  We were also able to rule some things out and get a diagnosis and medication.  She also ordered some more tests to cover all the bases, but we're pretty sure it is Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).   I can't even remember how to say it most of the time.  

Of course we're hoping and praying I will eventually get over it, 'cause I can tell you it is a pain to live with. We're going on 8 weeks now. It's manageable, however.


So why am I going to FL on the 8th specifically? 

I got a job!

Sort of.  

Post about that to come.