Friday, April 27, 2007

On the block

I joined a Quilt Block Swap a month ago. Yesterday I got my first swap blocks and how exciting! The cute little origami flowers are so intricate and beautiful. Su has some obvious talent, thanks for using it on me! I completely forgot to snap pics of the ones I sent her. I'll have to remember to do that this month.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

A Day in the Sun

How much do I love that first day at the beach each year when the weather gets warm. A whole lot! My sister and my nephew came for a visit this past weekend and it was pretty much 84 degrees all weekend. Monday we packed up some sammies and hit the beach. It was beautiful and breezy! Of course, this week, I'm sporting a fab farmer's tan because of it.
They came down from PA on Friday because we had tickets to a serious rock concert. The Doodlebops! As you can see, my nephew is a bit of a crazed fan! He's only 2, but man, that kid knows how to rock!
The rest of the weekend was spent at The Virginia Aquarium and Virginia Zoo. It was generally a fun-filled animal, sun, rock'n weekend. I hate that my sis and I live apart from each other. It kills me to not see my nephew growing up every day. Sigh.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Thrifty goodness

Stopped by a local thrift store this morning just to browse and I found a great little Bermuda bag and a vintagy pillow case that I may have to think of something fun to do with. hmmm.

The outer part of the bag is attached to the wooden handles with small buttons. So I am now on a mission to figure out how it was made so I can make as many covers as I want for the same purse! Anyone know a pattern for this? Heck, I could even use the pillow case for a cute summery purse. I got both things for only $3!

Of course, I feel a little guilty being so excited over something today with such a tragedy only a couple hours away. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone at Virginia Tech and all the families affected by this horrific thing. I truly don't understand what would make a person want to do something like that to his college peers. Really, what is wrong with people?

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Aprony Fun

I've been promising the hubby I'd make him a grilling apron for just about forever now. He picked out the fabric months ago and I finally got to making it today with the Nor'easter keeping us indoors and in pj's all day long. I can't argue with that!

And yes, that is a half naked woman on a motorcycle there on the pocket. Here's a close-up in case you really need more. Hey, he likes it, and that's what really matters. But of course, I've got some hot girl on bikes fabric left over if anyone is interested. I simply cannot think of a single thing I would ever use the rest of it for. I also finished my log cabin quilt top this past week, just in time for class on Saturday. I'd show it to you, but then I might ruin a certain wedding surprise for someone, so, we'll keep that one under wraps for now.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. The past two weeks have been crazy for me. I decided that I had time for a part-time holiday job. I was the Easter Bunny at a local mall for two weeks. Do not ask me why I did this as I am still questioning my sanity. Although interestingly, I did learn a few things:

1. It is HOT in that suit!

2. I learned the wrong way to treat my future children by watching horrible parents toss their screaming and scared child on the bunny's lap so they could have one measley $18 photo.

3. It is HOT in that suit!

4. Some kids will do anything for a lollipop.

5. It is VERY HOT in that suit!

Regardless of the sweat and the fact that my face is now severely broken out, I have a few extra bucks and it's over now so...

This past weekend the hubby, the pooch and I hauled it up to Pennsylvania to my parent's house for the holiday. It was a nice time and we even got to see some snow. As my sister is the only person with a child under the age of 16, my nephew made a serious egg hunt hauling. We hid 65 eggs in the back yard. He was over it once he had found about 15.
A weekend away means laundry today. So I've got to go check on my next load. Later taters.