Cottons, Classes, Cameras and a Crisis of Faith

It’s been a busy week, and I haven’t had much time to post. But just to bring you up to speed, here’s a rundown on what’s been happening.

First up, cottons, linens and shirtings are on sale at Gorgeous Fabrics! We have some great fabrics on sale for 15% off, just in time for warm weather. And I’ve been adding some spectacular silks to the mix too. Check it out and have a ball. The sale lasts through Sunday.

Tomorrow’s Saturday Seminar is all about designer seam finishes. We have a great crew taking classes, and it has helped reboot my sewing mojo. Now if only I had more time this week.

Cool Toy! Thank you to LindsayT for introducing me to the Eye-Fi Wireless memory card. It plugs into the camera and once it is set up, badabing! It automatically uploads pictures from your camera to your computer. I asked for it for Mother’s Day, and it arrived just in time. Alas, my camera takes a ScanDisk memory card, so we had to get an adapter. But last night DH got it all working. No more dealing with cables. Hooray! Here’s a picture of Hoover taken with it.

According to DH, you don’t have to be in close proximity of the computer to download. You can be one or two rooms over, or upstairs. Kewl!

Now for the not-so-fun part. Last June, the priest at my church, Father Lenny, left to become pastor of a church near Harvard University. We were without a permanent pastor for 6 months. I referred to us as The Island of Misfit Toys. We had a temp guy, Father John. He seemed nice and funny, and ultimately, he became the pastor.

Well, be careful what you wish for. Not to put too fine a point on it, the guy has turned out to be a psycho. He’s dismantling everything that Lenny put in place over his 14 years at the church, and he’s driving away many of the parishoners. Our choir director is leaving in June and he has told the parish council that we’re not going to replace him. And this guy is an angry, angry man. I could tell all sorts of tales about his atrocious behavior towards people who don’t “yes” him all the time. And he keeps telling people that he can’t wait to get rid of the people who come from other towns and just make this a “Burlington parish”. Alas, it is his type of priest that prompted me to give up Catholicism for 17 years. I’m not a holy-holy type of person, but I had found a home and community in this place, and now he’s destroying that for the entire parish. It’s sad and I’m really pretty upset about it. I’m going to start shopping for a new church this weekend. My DS the Eldest is going to be a confirmation candidate starting next year, and I don’t want him confirmed under the tutelage of this guy. It’s frickin’ depressing. Maybe I’ll go back to singing with the Anglicans.

Anyway, that’s what’s been keeping me occupied. I hope you all are having a good week. Oh! And my Marfys finally arrived. Yay!!! So I’m tracing off the muslin for the jacket and I’ll start on it this weekend.

Happy sewing!

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