Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Color in my car

First of all, I screwed up my courage and called the longarm quilter about my missing quilt. No answer, but I left a message. Keep your fingers crossed. I mentioned being concerned that it was taking so long to get back to me and being left with no choice but to take further action to recover my quilt. Vague, I know, but hopefully she will realize that I REALLY want my quilt back.

Yesterday, I was clearing everything out of my car in preparation for getting it detailed today. (YAY!!! Right now it is icky. It is my fault for letting the kiddos eat and drink in the car, but we spend so much time in the car, it seems unfair to not allow it.) Anyway, I noticed that my Sun Visor CD Holder straps were all stretched out and that it just hung from the visor, probably partially impeding my vision. I need a new one. I know they are only about $1 to buy, but where is the fun in that? So I made one.

It took me much longer than it probably should have - perhaps I should have looked online for a pattern. But I like figuring things out on my own. If I were to make another one, I would
  • make more CD slots (mine only has 9, but that is because of how I wanted the pattern repeat of the fabric on the pockets),
  • use one pieces of bias binding all the way around instead of binding each side separately (and make curved edges to help facilitate that),
  • use wider elastic straps on the back (I just used what I had at home),
  • and use a slightly firmer base inside (the cardboard I used is about cereal box thickness and it feels a tad bit flimsy to me).
But all in all, I like it! When the kids got in the car this morning, it was the first thing they noticed - "Hey! Where did you get that? It's pretty!"

Does anyone else even still use CDs? I know I'm a dinosaur. I don't use my dishwasher. I prefer to hang my clothes on the line instead of putting them in the dryer. And I don't have an Ipod or music on my phone. Instead, I rotate my CDs every so often. Right now, it is heavy on the country:
  • 2 Sugarland CDs (the 2nd & 3rd, don't really like the 1st)
  • 2 Joe Nichols CSs (the 1st & 2nd, don't really like the 3rd - and isn't he CUTE!)
  • 1 Sara Evans Greatest hits
  • Norah Jones (the debut album)
  • Darius Rucker (the debut country album - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!)
  • The Dixie Chicks - Wide Open Spaces (one of my favorite albums of all time)
  • Bobby Brown - (my kids love him - I did, too, until we listened to him for the 4 millionth time!)
What's in your car?


Judi said...

I read this and think I can't hang my wash on the line. I tried a time or two, but I'd have to keep the dog inside as she's attracted to laundry and tries to get it off the line or barks at it. If it's nice enough to hang laundry she needs to be outside. Yes, I did try it with her inside and she barks at it from the back porch.

I have a bunch of CDs with choir music to practice different songs. I have a few Christian music CDs I haven't packed yet.

Hey I still like to read books as in printed paperback or hard cover and magazine.

Cheryl Willis said...

when did CD's become the staple diet of dinosaures?
does that make my cassets dessert?

Rhoda said...

When my kids were all home I loved hanging the clothes on the line. When the kids had done something special and had a good time I could be thankful for that as I hung that outfit up. Now I no longer have a lot of stamina, so that is one thing I can do without. I listen to CDs. In the car I listen to the radio, but I'm not there much. I have a 200 CD player in my house that I can set on random and it goes all day. I love it! Your CD holder is bright and cheery and lots of fun!

quiltfool said...

Hi, Erin. I love the Darius Rucker CD as well. We all have mp3 players and mine is filled with a variety of songs from the tv show Glee and smoochy lovey stuff...and a little country to round it all out. Lane oh, and some Cher. Everybody needs a little Cher. But a little goes a long way.

Kim said...

Like Cheryl I only have a tape player in my not an 8 track......a cassette player :0).
Okay Erin,,,, do you know what an 8 track is?
I used to hit my knee on my boyfriends all the time in his 1969.

An even older dinosaur than you :0) the CD holder :0)

Happy Sewing

Becky said...

You know what I listen to from fb!! lol I love the fabric you used!!

Janet said...

I hang my laundry on the clothesline and in winter I hang it on a rack inside. I never even owned a dryer until about a year ago. I use it to dry fabric :), towels when I can't hang them outside and the odd time when we need something in a hurry. I own a Zune that my brother who works for Microsoft gave me for Christmas, but I don't use it often (I have to admit I'm not sure where it is right now whoops). Otherwise I listen to CDs on my portable CD player that I plug into the lighter in my car. Tells you something about the age of my car! Right now I have 3 CDs in my car - Claire Lynch - Watcha Gonna Do (absolutely fabulous!) Dixie Chicks - Taking the Long Way Home, and Laura Smith - Between the Earth and my Soul. She's a Canadian. Often I listen to CBC radio.