Apr. 11th, 2017

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Hello, peeps! I'm jennil from LJ, and have had this Dreamwidth account for a while, but only just now posting for the first time, because apparently many of my LJ peeps have moved over here. I'll be cross-posting to my LJ/here for a bit, and seeing how that goes. . . And, to begin, here's my catch-up post that I just posted over on my LJ. . .

I've been a HORRIBLE blogger, and honestly, not all that much sewing has been going on for oh, I don't know, like four years, thanks to school. . . But guess what? I'm graduating!!!!! There are only five weeks left of classes! I'm so excited, I can't even! I can now program in Java, C++, and Python! Also I did an independent study on building Android Apps but I didn't learn as much as I'd like to have, thanks to having been forced to use a horrible book, but at some point I'll noodle around with some on classes and give that a go. But my focus after school - and actually, now, since I'm at a point where the Apps work is done and the Python work nearly so - will be to fill in the gaps in my knowledge such that I can build amazing web sites. To that end, I'm learning to use Python on the Django framework, and simultaneously learning JavaScript and PHP. I already know HTML/CSS, so at least there's that. I am a total coding junkie now, you guys!!! How did this even happen to me? I know it started out with an idea for a web site I want to build (which I am starting to build, at last, woo!!!!!) and I thought "I'll just take a class or two at the local community college" and somehow that turned into "I'm graduating in less than two months." BANANAS.

Anyhow. Sewing! Yay! As mentioned, most of my life for the past four years has been about school (and work, as usual), but I have managed to squeak some sewing in, too! And now that I'm done with the bulk of my school work, I'm getting to devote more time to fun things, and that fun time is getting split between programming for fun, and making things. I've been project hopping between making some BJD clothing (for a gentleman friend for Charlotte!), assorted little things for my dollhouse that I'm finally doing up properly now that I'm a "grown up" (HA), and then as far as costumes go, I've been totally focused on the 18th century, and have several projects I'm super excited to share about, but want them to get to a slightly more finished state before I do! But also, I'm shortly to at least partially shift my focus to Regency, because I'm going to Jane Austen Fest in Kentucky this year! Hooray! So I've been having a look through my Regency costume items, figuring out what fits and what doesn't (I'm in the process of losing a bunch of weight so some old favorites are beginning to be wearable again!) and where I'd like to add a new item or two. Fun stuff!

So, with school winding down, I feel like everything is becoming sane again. I'm remembering what life used to be like, when, after work, I could do whatever I wanted, and not have to worry about due dates and exams! As part of this reminiscing, I've been so missing the good old days of doing lots of chattering with you all here on LJ, and have been trying to figure out how I can bring that back into my life. I think what I'm going to try is popping in now and then with updates on my works-in-progress, and reserve my Blogspot for finished items (which it kind of already is, anyhow!) I even added a link to LJ right in the main bookmarks bar of my browser, so I'll see it every morning. Here's to hoping I can do a better job of keeping in touch, because I've missed you guys!


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