Monday, June 29, 2009
DD Elaine and her boyfriend of 3+ years are planning to get a place together and she has asked me to look out for some "kitchen things" they need when I shop over the next couple of months. I began to think of what I can't live without in my cooking and serving needs: serving bowls and platters, slotted spoons and spatulas, prep bowls and baking sheets. It sure adds up when you consider prices of ordinary items! I have one special thing I am going to order for her. Elaine can't stand gift secrets and tries to get people to tell her what the gift is, she's done this since she was little and is the main reason I never put out Christmas presents under the tree very early! I'd always tease and tell her "I forgot" what I bought her. She says she uses this line on her boyfriend now too!
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Tomorrow the plan is to get the backings sewn together. I had a good day playing with fabric and getting all my projects organized and ready to go under the needle. Cutting takes sooo much time but I stretched it out by stopping to do 25 things in between all the different quilts I was cutting for! I was also interrupted by Grant calling me to come and get Mini, as she had a lizard in the garage. I swear, she had only been outside for ten minutes and already caught something. She had it on the neighbor's driveway at first and there was a section of lizard tail that popped off that was still wriggling, grossing out our pregnant neighbor. The lizard disappeared in the garage and Grant made me keep the door closed so it couldn't get in the house. That Darn Cat!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tonight is another exciting evening brought to you by Laundry and Mail. I'm off to get to it!
- Cat litter?
- Toilet paper?
- Sports drinks?
- Air freshener?
Those are just five off the top of my head, but I could easily come up with about a dozen more! OK, rant over.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Here's a closer view and it is clickable to see larger. I used an ecru Perle cotton size 8 for all the handquilting. I think it adds a nice touch to the quilt; it is certainly primitive and not perfectly straight! Grant is so happy it is finished. I put the last stitches in just before he got home from an afternoon of golf.
I have lots of leftovers from this quilt and may end up making a coordinating pillow as well. I have so many favorite fabrics in this quilt I am happy to be able to enjoy them forever! Today while my nephew is installing a new faucet for us, I hope to get my words project finished since yesterday I ended up working on Grant's quilt instead. Tomorrow is supposed to be the deadline for getting them in but obviously mine will be late. Sorry, Tonya!
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
We have another cat but she is the twitchiest thing ever and I have no pics of her, a full tortoiseshell named Amelie, about 5 years old. She spends all her time in DD Erica's room even though she was DD Elaine's cat originally, and Mini was Erica's but spends all her indoor time on my side of the bed or with me. Anyway, I seem to have digressed a lot from the title of this post, but Tuesday still is my favorite weekday. When we were first married, Grant had split days off in his work as a bread delivery driver (Weds and Sun) and our date night used to be Tuesdays. I have a date with my sewing machine tonight and he has one with the Lakers!
Sunday, June 7, 2009
And on to the very pricey dress (Jones, New York, bought at Macy's). It fits perfectly and I love the sheer 100% silk fabric. It is knee length and very comfortable. The straps are sewn securely where they leave the neckline casing, so do not ever have to be messed with and it is fully lined. You cannot really tell in this pic, but there is an overskirt of the same material that is split down the middle and goes all the way around the dress, very lovely and floaty. I will definitely wear it again.
The back of the tablerunner is this great modern print, so it is two-sided.
Monday, June 1, 2009
I made little progress on my ongoing projects over the weekend; did some handstitching and also pinned together the table runner that must be completed by next weekend for the wedding gift. Sunday I dragged my mom with me to the outlet mall to try to find something to wear to said wedding. I must have tried on 10 dresses and looked at a lot more, but found nothing that inspired me to part with my money. Summer dresses mostly do not appeal to me because they are generally sleeveless and, ahem, my arms are not ready to be exposed. So that means buying some kind of jacket or shrug. Mom did part with some money on some slacks and some shoes, but I came home empty handed. It's off to the big mall on Tuesday night, where I hope to find SOMETHING suitable to wear and to give the betrothed couple to go along with the table runner. Nothing like waiting until the last few days before an event to find something "perfect"!