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Amy Lee
08 January 2018 @ 01:45 am
 I was able to finish the mock ups for the new gown, thanks to Katherine.  I unfortunately didn't get much else done on it. Yesterday I hung out with Katherine until she left. Putzed around the house till we went out to dinner with friends.  Had a few drinks, edited a few photos, and fell asleep on the couch. Woke up  and went to bed. Today I stayed in bed late snuggling kitties.I finished up a bunch of school related chores. Signed up to take Advanced Cardiac LIfe support and Pediatic Advance life support classes and ordered books.  Did chores around the house and finished editing photos. I didn't finish until after midnight though, because I did the one's Katherine and I took and the ones I took at my sister-in-laws wedding. I know myself enough to know that if I start to cut out anything after midnight, it'll take me 3x as long as it normally would. So I'm calling it an 'early' night. After Katherine gets a chance to see the photos I'll share a couple of my favorites. :)
Amy Lee
05 January 2018 @ 12:27 pm
Its all Katherine's fault. Well only partially. Its because we are up talking and working on projects that I forget to post right before bed. When we decided to roll up and go to bed I am falling asleep. Not complaining. Its been nice to have someone to talk to. And it has to be helping my anxiety some. I've slept in longer spurts then I have in 3 weeks.
Past two nights I have been working out an embroidery piece. I think I got it to a good place last night to actually start on the real thing. Now for mock ups, which is where I am dragging my feet a little. Just don't want to get into the corset that I know is a tad small. If I can get over this hump, I know the gown should go together pretty quickly. I am super excited about this gown guys. LIKE CRAZY excited. Just have to get mock ups done...... Tonight... goals for tonight.... and maybe with Katherine here she can keep me focused. (Maybe I should let her know the plan.)
I'm also a horrible copy cat of Katherine's. I had been humming and hawing about the lack of proper dress diaries in blogging anymore and if there was a way to still do it. And yes DW is a journal style that you can follow tags, but I don't have that kind of time with school. She mentioned her Instagram dress diary idea, and it was the missing piece to what I had already been thinking about. So I asked her if she minded if I be a total and utter copycat. She said it was fine so...... Here is my new instagram account.
In case you wanted to follow but are not already. My completed costume, pushing my cosplay more, and a little bit of my day to day account is this one
New dress diary account is above, and my photography account is this one

I get to go and take some photos of Katherine now. So hopefully next update will have some pretties to show.
Amy Lee
03 January 2018 @ 01:57 am
Not a whole lot done today. Cleaned up around the house and ran errands. Then went into town to see if I have strep. Rapid strep says no. So more rest and push the liquids.
I pulled out the crazy quilt bear UFO. But didn’t make any progress on it. I needed scissors and got lost in my sewing room putting things away for a hour or 2. Never did find my scisssors, and it’s like the “Where’s Waldo” of cleaning/sorting. Not sure what all I did but it was solid work. So that felt good. Just wish I had found my scissors.
Amy Lee
02 January 2018 @ 01:28 am
Small goal to try and post everyday of January. Can’t say it’ll be interesting but it’s something I want to try and do.
The plague is still lingering. I ventured out to get my husband more medicine, but not much else happened. We watched tv and managed landry finished my First completed UFO, for this month. Went from a vegas show girl back piece that I haven’t worn in years, to 15 20-24” feathers I can use to embellish hats and my hair with. Yay!!!
Amy Lee
01 January 2018 @ 02:19 am
This is going to be very short list...
Bad selfie but it shows off the little sleeveless over jacket I made to spruce up my white regency gown in January. Blackwork for a smock, a guild wide project

Embroidery on a friends' graduation sash.

Embroidery, seed pearls, and rhinestones on a friends' veil, Fluttershy, and a little friend's frist time at SDCC and her first cosplays

60s Pokeball, and a wreath for my newlywed sister-in-law and her husband

yea.... not a lot of sewing.... But I did get in a few photoshoots
Besides the ones with koshka_the_cat and from CoCo I did:
A fallen angel look

Another where I was still playing with the fallen angel idea

An end of the world theme. Seems fitting in a lot of way for 2017. But I wanted to capture an image that shows she's fighting back.

And a Winter Nymph or Ice queen.
Amy Lee
01 January 2018 @ 01:51 am
I had been meaning to post a ton so far over the break but life always catches up with you. All the things that were put off over the semester sort of imploded on me. The holidays always have their own drama and my family had extra stored up still from Thanksgiving. I said I wouldn't be all vague booky about it once it had settled some but I feel weird putting it all out there also. Summed up, my brother has a problem with alcohol, him and his wife are having problems, he's stupid, and ended up in jail for a few weeks. Now its seeing where all the pieces fall and if he's got it in him to put them back together.
Had to do a "Thank you for the house"/Christmas Dinner, with my Father-in-law. That went as well as it could of. He made a few passive aggressive comments, I bit my tongue. And then I got sick. Not just sort of icky but exhausted and napping several times a day sick. I still have sinus pressure, a sore throat, and tire easily. My husband started catching it yesterday and is sick enough today to cancel going down to his Dad's to go on our yearly temple trip. Can't really say I'm disappointed. :)
I finished taking down all the Christmas decorations today and plan to work on my sewing room and study/studio tomorrow. I count it as a win to get ahead on these chores. The state of my sewing room currently:

 There is even a floor. You can see it!!!! My fabric bins are all in the garage though. I don't think even if I down size them like I want to, they will ever make it into the house, without the room becoming to cluttered. I'm excited to get in there and make some progress on stuff. The window near the feathers gets lots of morning sunlight so its warm in there when its not in the rest of the house. And the kitties like it. I think it might be a very happy little place over the break.
I am jumping on [personal profile] bauhausfrau 's UFO completion challenge for January. I have these two bins full of stuff, and a Regency gown I want to complete before I go back to school:

A good place to be to start out the year. No clue how much I'll get done in the year but a positive place to be at the start of it.
I wanted to thank everyone who sent me cards and little gifts. They were a bright spots to me.
Amy Lee
03 December 2017 @ 10:15 pm
 Trying to read and comment. I got to some tonight. Hoping to catch up 100% by tomorrow. Two test tomorrow. Then my final Friday. Tuesday we are suppose to know more about what is going to happen with my brother, (the family drama). I'm just trying to get to next week already.
I ordered my Christmas cards today. So I had a question for everyone who put on their list they wanted X-mas cards. Do you want my family ones or Cosplay ones.  I kind of assume the cosplay ones because most of you don't know the Hubby but figure I could be wrong also. 
We also go some of our X-mas lights up. Babystepping into X-Mas.
Amy Lee
29 November 2017 @ 03:39 pm
Its kind of cool to see everyone posting. I am still not a fan of dreamwidth. I hate having to log onto my computer to get anything done. But if this is where all the cool kids are, then I will have to get use to it. The main problem is if I have to log onto the computer and my life is sucking or I am to busy there is less and less chance of me logging in at all.  And life has been pretty damn sucky. Sad thing is it doesn't have anything to do with my last life is sucky post. Over Thanksgiving I had some serious family drama go down. I can't say more than that yet, Yes I now its vague booking and annoying but until we come to some conclusion, which it hasn't yet, I just can't. Would love any good vibes or prayers you want to put into the universe for my family and myself. For me its more to be able to focus and sleep. I still have 2 test and a final next week that I need to hunker down and study for!
Amy Lee
26 November 2017 @ 08:12 pm
Step One

- Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

- If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.

- Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ, or link to this post (it'll be public) so that the holiday joy will spread.

Step Two

- Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list.

And now here's the important part:
- If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.

You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out; it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish and it might come true. Give and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

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 The other lists I have seen, people have been ticking off request which is awesome! Hoping I can to. Some of the ones I would be able to do people have gotten to before me but holding out that I'll be able to get to some. I have a few more Christmas cards to add to my list!
Amy Lee
31 August 2017 @ 11:45 pm
Some of you guys know, I graduate from nursing school this year. I know, it's about time!
Overachiever me is also apart of the committee in charge of fund raising for our pinning ceremony. We finally chose the theme "origins of nursing".
Here comes the part where I let you all know why I'm telling you the backstory. 😝 we'd like to set up dress dummies attired in nursing uniforms from different eras. I'm reaching out to you guys to ask if any of you have a nursing outfit you've made (or original) that I could borrow, June 2, 2018. It'd be in my care until I put it on the mannequin that day and return to me that night where I would put it back into the mail the following week. I am aware that nurses often times wore the clothing of the time with an apron, arm guards and maybe a Red Cross, (I plan to do more research). I can make the extras if you're able and willing to provide the base dress. I just don't have time to make multiple eras of clothing, during school. If interested in helping my class out, or know someone who might be, please leave a comment. Thank you in advance!