Friday, June 29, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
No, she surely didn't do that, look how sweet she is. Very nice. I hope she didn't get scared and will come back again.
So on my list of things to do today was kit up Follow Your Heart for Elizabeth's book signing event.
These are the two piles we came up with. I think they're both pretty. I'm making a pile at home as well, trying to use up some of the things I own. Shocker I know!!!
So it was a totally fun day! Seriously. I hope Nicole had fun as well, and a safe ride home. And Leslie my dear, have a lovely visit with darling daughter Addie and our favorite football hero Maurice this weekend!!! But come back. Because it's not Wednesday without you !!!
Hugs all around my peoples! I think you're all the greatest.
P.S. Elizabeth is having a drawing for her new book, so head on over to her blog and comment for you chance to win!
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Even though the weather has been hot (see, told you) in the late evening we are able to open the windows for some slightly cooler air. The dogs love it because they can hear every. little. thing. that goes on outside in the night. I think they take turns standing watch at the sliding door in our room to let us know, which is just an added bonus to us. If they manage somehow to sleep all night, they are up early letting us know there are squirrels running around. Thanks Peep and Rocket. I sure appreciate the warning.
Another thing bugging me is this guy. You can barely see him but he's a huge pain in my ...He's here ALL. THE. TIME. And he quacks. Like a duck. I spent two days looking for a duck he's so good at it. Because what would a duck be doing in a suburban neighborhood? And he's an early riser. Which we are not. So if he stays in the neighborhood he better watch out. I have a pocket full of rye and I'm not afraid to use it.
Monday, June 18, 2007
This, of course, is not the best picture ever, its taken on my 'design wall' which is really the backside of a flannel backed vinyl tablecloth tacked up in my hallway. No natural light making its way back here with this hot weather, everything is closed up to keep it cool. Which it is not.
Still need to layer and quilt this so it can hang down at the shop. We cut some kits out for this, but there aren't many.
Next thing to sew is a skirt for Frankie. Its cut out already, just needs putting together. But first up, work!
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
When we were kids we'd go along and pop those flowers, I LOVED doing that. It really irritated my mom. Look at that tiny pansy face... is that not so sweet?
And yes, I love me some consumerism, and we went to this historic building that housed a shop call The Nest. I really enjoyed it. Bret and I walked all around town, window shopping and enjoying the weather and relaxing.
It was such a nice time. Everyone was happy, it was relaxing. We had dessert out at the pool Saturday night. We never really do something like that around here.. relax, chat. We had time to read and look at magazines, really, really a nice time.
Anyway.. time to get to some sewing. Bret is off to see the Silver Surfer, Frankie is off with a friend and his family, so I'll get some sewing time. SEWING TIME did you hear that?
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Here it is, it's the cutest book I've seen C&T put out in ages!
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Next stop was at a nice little trattoria called the Upper Crust. Frankie had been raving about it since she went with her friend Candace. We get seated and who do we see across from us? You're right, Candace and her parents! The world is full of delightful coincidences.
Frankie and Candace went out shopping around town and had a great time. It was serendipity for sure!
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Its been quite a few years since we had lunch there. We went back and strolled through the gardens a couple of weeks ago. Lots of new things there to see. Hardscapes, topiaries.
The giant bumblebees were rolling around in the pollen of these California Poppies. Lots of them.
This wisteria was so delicate and lovely.
A girl indulging her mother.
The running path, down to the fountain.
The flower beds were wonderful, the little wander we took through the surrounding neighborhood delightful. It was a good day and I'm filled with gratitude for it.
To top it off, the second laptop that Bret picked up for me, after the first one didn't work, was also broken. What the heck? He's picking up the third laptop today, lets hope it's the charm.
Because people, I don't manage well without CONSTANT COMMUNICATION WITH THE INTERNET.
I'm such a wimp.
Monday, June 04, 2007
Here we are at the opening. The show opens at 9am for the regular folk, well people who either don't want to pay the additional money or who just can't get up. We're usually the latter. Lazy. It was cool and overcast at first, but it turned into a nice day out. And not that crowded.
This is strictly for Holly. She told me about her darling chipmunks at the LakeHouse. She mentioned the cats might be taking a little too much interest in the local wildlife. Out here my friends, the chipmunks can fend for themselves.
We ran into Joanna and her pals a couple of rows into the show. She beat me to the punch on the blogging about it, I had no internet this morning!!! Here's Elizabeth getting a photo of Joanna talking about forgetting her camera.
And here's Joanna and Diana, one of her two shopping companions. They came prepared with Starbucks. I was a little envious of that, I should have scored a cup before entering but I like my hands free for grabbing up stuff. I'm greedy like that.
Ahh so what did I buy?
Sorry about the crappy photo. Every flat surface of my house is covered with stuff, so you have to be satisfied with my stained well used ironing board. Vintage Crepe Paper from Wendy Addison (I am so the name dropper), some really cool vintage state charms. I am totally going to start a collection of those for the states I've been too. (Wisconsin, Minnesota and Connecticut shown here, I have a lot of states to go.) I love charm bracelets. Some cool cherry shelf edging. I was hemming and hawing over it and Elizabeth managed to get the price down to $5. Even I can't resist that. Oh, and my little flower frog. I loved the size of this, I'm thinking pens, but more than likely I'll pile it up somewhere and not unearth it for months.
That's the story my little shoppers! How was your weekend?
Friday, June 01, 2007
1. Wish my friend Sandy a SUPER HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I hope you'll go to her blog and wish her a Happy Birthday too. I would do this even if I didn't have a list.
2. Complete the blanket stitching on this, I knew it was going to be good. Then when I get done, Elizabeth will do the embroidery.
3. Work on the piecing for this quilt. Elizabeth did all the cutting, am I lucky or what?
4. Have a PamKittyMorning on Saturday, which means coffee coffee coffee. And then more coffee. (Did I ever mention that I love coffee?)
5. Work on those book reviews. Felicia Sullivan sent me three delightful books and I've been remiss about the reviews.
Have a super weekend my little listmakers. Happy June!