Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday's Orts--Mar 29, 2011

This week's orts are brought to you while patiently waiting for the shutters dude to come measure.  He's late!
  • At Bunco last week I brought some chicken salad spooned into toasted pita pockets.  If you have a Trader Joe's, try their Wine Country Chicken Salad from the deli section, it's delicious!
  • I also found they had restocked the Fleur de Sel Caramel Sauce that is to die for.  I bought two jars.
  • Most of the ladies at Bunco are about 10 years younger than I am and have school aged children and even babies.  We had a sub who sat in for a missing player and when she asked me the ages of my kids, the reply of 25, 23, and 21 startled her a little bit!
  • Traffic rant:  Zoomers.  These folks come in all ages and sizes but their M.O. is the same.  They speed past you, barely clearing your bumper before crossing in front of you to exit the freeway or turn the corner.  This behavior makes me want to lay on my horn, but I don't, because it only upsets ME and makes no impression on them, selfish beasts!
  • This whole wedding wagon we're riding sure is a complicated contraption.  This weekend we'll work on Save the Date cards, a modern fixture that I don't recall existing when I married 26 years ago.
  • I've been seeing some late nights with my upcoming deadlines for two quilts.  Last night the Brown Bag Quilt (Sunday Picnic) got pinned:
I used some clamps that a generous friend sent to me.  Thanks, K!  They worked great.

All ready for quilting--it will get an allover design, probably a large stipple.  Ordinary, I know, but this quilt is going to Quilts for Japan and will need to be able to stand up to lots of washing.  Only three days to finish this and Rick Rack Road.  I see some more late nights happening...


Abby and Stephanie said...

It a quilt made with love and will be so appreciate by whoever is lucky enough to receive it. This is a very generous thing you're doing.

Shay said...

I really must think about trying basting one atable but I just cant get my head around the "how" of it all.

I hear you on the shock factor thing with kids ages. Im sure people who dont know me sometimes think when Im talking about Little P that he's my son until I mention he's ny grandson. That must mean you and I both look pretty good for our age Annie.

Bah ! Zoomers. Here that's practically a national sport!

Pokey said...

I enjoy these posts, and I cannot tell you how much I identify with your "traffic rants", I think it's more magnified to me since I commute 25 miles to work. Sometimes I just choose to do the most of the commute on surface streets, with soft music.

Weddings take on a life of their own, don't they? I tried to, and mostly enjoyed the preparation, but I felt so relieved when it was over!! (Don't let Lydia hear that!)

Pokey said...

Silly me, I really like your quilt, too!You will be blessed, just as you are a blessing, Annie!
hugs, pokey

Perry said...

This is a nice thing you are doing Annie, and i admire you for it. As for drivers of cars, I have no idea where they learned to drive, but it is like that everywhere. It is really scary to get in a car these days. Good luck with wedding things, as Pokey said the seem to take on a life of their own. Like what you showed on Design Monday.

Vivian said...

We lucked out with the wedding thing--son and future DIL did all the planning 1000 miles away. I'm sure you'll enjoy the prep and planning and prep and be just as happy when it's over, left with special memories.
Those clamps look like STRONG time savers. The quilt will be appreciated. Bless your generous heart.

Kate said...

At least younger woman at Bunco expected you to have younger children. We started our family very late in life, I'm very often asked what age my granddaughter is as they look at my daughter!