I've been feeling "not right" ever since Saturday, a little bit queasy, but not queasy enough to stop eating (of course). That's my excuse for being a Project 365 slacker. You heard me. Honestly? I'm amazed it took 10 days. I'm going to keep going (even though I'm TOTALLY tempted to quit). I know it's such a great thing and most days it's fun, so I'm going to hang in there.
Speaking of queasiness. Here's a funny story. Last week I realized I had a TON of Sony points on my Sony Mastercard. I looked online at what I could buy with them and I thought a PSP (Playstation Portable) would be a fun toy. So I ordered it. I bought a couple of cheap games on the weekend so when it arrived I'd have something to play. The PSP came yesterday. Joe and I set it up (I'm dumb when it comes to those things) and I popped in my new game, Practical Intelligence Quotient.
I went through the tutorial and I wasn't feeling so great so I put it down. It's a 3D puzzle/maze kind of game and at this point I was still really excited about it. So...a while later (when I was feeling better) I picked up the PSP and loaded up the game. After about 15 minutes I felt SOOO SICK!!!! I felt like I had the worse case of car sickness I've ever had! It was too bad too, because the game was really fun.
I turned off the PSP (without even closing the game) and ran to the bedroom and tucked myself into bed. The room was spinning and I wanted to die! (I'm laughing at this now). Joe had run across the street to the convenience store when I initially wanted to die. He came in the bedroom looking for me and I asked him if it was possible to get sick from playing a video game. He said it certainly was and it had happened to him before.
I feel better today, but I'll be selling that game, you can count on that!
Next up, my computer issues. I have no idea what happened but every time I opened Internet Explorer I was getting error messages that it had to shut down. I have anti-spyware software and anti-virus software on my computer so I am pretty sure (but not positive) that it wasn't a virus. Joe suggested bailing on IE and installing Firefox (that's what he uses) so that's what I did. I really do NOT like change and I was missing my IE so after trying several more things, I did a system restore, backdating my computer a couple of weeks and all seems to be (seems is the key word there) good again. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!!!
And lastly, some sewing.
I bought a set (actually 2) of bamboo double pointed needles from eBay during the holidays. I was tired of spending $10.00 a set on them every time I needed a different size. I needed to find some way to store them. Traditional DPN rolls never work for me, I always end up losing needles.
I stumbled upon this great tutorial for DPN pouches and knew that's exactly what I needed.
So today I started on them. In typical Karyn style, the first few I made didn't really work out. I had stamped the needle sizes on some twill tape and I just didn't like the way it looked when I stitched it to the needle pouch so I ended up just folding them in half and stitching them into the seam. I like this solution much better than my first few attempts.
I really like the fact that even when working on a project I can stick unused needles in the pouch. Perhaps now I won't find them hidden in the couch!
Do you recognize the fabric Lera?