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As stated on the envelope, New Look 6816 is both fast and easy.  I first made the 3/4 sleeve model with the sleeve cuffs.  It took me longer than 2 hours, but not much more.  I threw a sash around it and it looks really good.  I’ll wear it this fall.

The neckline does stand up just a bit, but I’m blaming the very firm doubleknit material.  The effect isn’t bad, so I don’t mind it.  It’s a very slouchy blouse and fits the material to a T.

I used an old tie I had lying around for the sash. The colors of it are perfect.  I may disassemble it and make it less tie like, still deciding. 

For my second shirt, I used the short sleeve version of this pattern.  It fetures a slightly lower neckline.  After seeing the width of the 3/4 sleeve neck, it shoulda sent off warning bells….

I feel like I’m in an 80’s dance studio or something.   She’s a maaaaniac, maaaaniac oh no no!  And she’s dancin like she’s never danced before!

I’ll hem it and find it a good home with someone possessing broader shulders than me.  If I can’t do that, it’s something to wear around the house…or maybe to the gym  O.O


I suck at updating.  Anyway, In recent news…..

Northrend Beasts have been crushed under Repentance’s boot….twice now!  We killed goremokk during his enrage the first time.   We all started DPSing him like mad while he started one shotting us.  You shoulda heard the screaming when he went down!  Nerdhowl ftw!


Better yet, we got down Lord J and faction champs as well.  We have caught up to realm progression…go us.  We got our first taste of twin valkyrs last night.   Darn, theres some intense healing in that fight! 

Our ten man group meets up again tonight.  Were struggling, but, I think, if we consistantly work on it, we’ll get it, and be a much stronger group for it.  That said, we all need to show up!  We had to reschedule from fri because we had missing peoples and we couldnt round up replacements.  Replacements defeat the purpose anyway, were trying to mesh as a group   😛

On a RL note, I  enrolled in college and will start at the end of the month.  Im gonna have to cut back on the raiding, but thats ok.  Im subject to burnout after a couple months anyway when it comes to raiding.  I just can’t say no to a good raid and it gets me in trouble.   Anyway, Im goin for a degree in buisness with a concentration in accounting.  I start general ed courses on the 30th…in about a year and a half I shoud have an associates and in about 3 years Ill have a Bachellors.  Forward Ho!

Continued beating our heads on H NB.  Either the tanks go down during Goremock, or we lose it to worms.   Distance boss kills us there.   We got Icehowl out a few times, but still had a worm up…..thats a good way to die quick


On a side note, got my headless horseman helm….why does he even need a helm?  Anyway, Ive been tearing around Dalaran laughing like a maniac.


The guild decided to set up 10 man TOGCs,  since theyre not very easy to pug and we need the gear from that to help us in 25.  My group is on Tues, so we’ll see how far we get.  It’s supposed to be way easier than 25 man.


My apt lease is coming up….gotta decide to stay or go.  I want to stay, but it depends on whether my RM is staying too, otherwise we need to find a cheaper, smaller place.  I really, really dont wanna do that.  Even moving to a smaller place, moving is expensive and I love this area.  It’s so darn convenient.

Ive decided to go back to college, assuming I can get in and not starve while doing so.  I decided on Thomas Edison State College because they have a really good distance learning program.   I just need to scrape together 75 bucks for the app fee and start filling out student aid forms   😛


Its become obvious lately that, to be any help supporting my family, I need more education.  After a bit of thought, Ive decided on pursuing a bachelors in Buisness- Accounting.   Im gonna see if I can talk to a few people in the field before enrolling though, see what the business is like from a practical point of view.


Kiddo, came home from playing yesterday coated in axle grease.  I dunno what Im gonna do with him.  Im not even sure where he found it.  


On a gaming note, Ren has a shiny new Chest and cloak from TOC 25 and the triumph badge helm.  Hedwann has an Ony 10 helm.  New gear is fun. 


We tried Heroic Northrend Beasts again….did better.  Kept losing it about the time the first worm died.  We saw the yeti guy come out once, 2nd worm was almost dead….too many DPS dead I think.  Before long we’ll have it,and I hear Jaraxxmas is a bit easier.

Instance servers down on misha….NOOOOO

So, I fiddled with my UI.  you can see in my other post, its pretty standard, so I went a lil crazy with bartender.


Were runnin Uld hard modes tonight.  Hopefully we’ll get a good ways in.  The only ones that really worry me are firefighter and one light.  The lootgods have been nice to me lately and I got new boots, belt and gloves.  Now if I can just win a token for the T-9….and a cloak….and a shield.  Tryin to get rid of Naxx gear.   Updates and maybe pics incoming.



 bad bad men

FYI…hard modes are hard!  Iron Council is proving to be a pain in our collective rear ends.  We’re good till 3rd phase then we lose it    😛
Its a mana intensive fight and I had to really manage my cooldowns carefully.  I was talking to Baaelle and his regen numbers arent too far off of mine.  He, however has a decent bit more SP and about 5% more crit than me, so he holds out much longer.  It’ll come with gear though.  Hes got a lot nicer gear.   I hope we will continue trying on this boss.  we were very close.

I hate hate hate ony trash.  Healing it goes like this:

Lil Heal

Lil Heal

Lil Heal

Cleanse annoying fire debuff

Lil Heal



Lil Heal

Cleanse, Cleanse Cleanse.