Thursday, September 29, 2011

So, yeah, I was going to try to post weekly, but THEN, I went to California to get the boys all set at their respective colleges, and THEN Sweetie and I both got really really really sick with a sinus infection that lasted three weeks and THEN I had a big backlog of stuff to do, including working  -by that I mean quilting on some awesome quilts made by my friends.

We had a great time in Santa Barbara,GO GAUCHOS!!

 met Kim down there and got the younger one all set for school.  We got him the coolest orange beach cruiser and checked out some great restaurants and stuff.  We took a side trip to Ventura and ventured into "Superbuzzy" headquarters!!  Kelly was soooo nice, and let us wander the warehouse of her online store that specializes in Japanese fabric and other Japan-abilia like HELLO KITTY. We shopped, shopped, left for lunch, came back and shopped more.  Sweetie was very patient.  We got some luscious loot.
I'll take him, please!
Part of my haul

Happy Mochi Yum Yum by Monica Solorio-Snow
Even the scraps are yummy
Mystery Bakery set!
Is it weird that I am a grown woman, with a law degree no less, and I still love Hello Kitty???  I think this guy would stick up for me:
Antonio Garay: The nose tackle who drives a Hello Kitty smart car
Antonio Garay, NFL football player, Hello Kitty lover. Picture snagged from Yahoo!

L.A. was our last stop, where we met up with older son, had some delicious food and went to the mall for some apartment and college essentials.  His apartment is perfect for him, little kitchen, balcony, close to the bars (WHAT??) well, he is 21. . .

 Go Bruins!!

OK, so here is what has been on and off the machine since the last post:

Wedding quilt, half quilted
A beautiful log cabin quilt made by some of my quilting buddies in California, for one of their daughter's wedding.  I chose a grapevine and grapes panto for this queen size beauty.
Close up of quilting

"Modern Baby" by Gina:
With Minkee on the back!  SOOO cute!

Here is Kim's blue and orange quilt, very bright and happy.

And, Jeannie's SF Giants quilt, with fleece on the back:

and . . . 

Dr. Suess quilt by Gina

I also did an ABC's quilt for Gina, but forgot to snap a pic.

And, here is what I have been working on, on the design wall - a memory quilt made from calendar year tea towels, a commissioned quilt from my Aunt for her mother.  It will be two sided when done.  A great way to preserve the towels and see them all out at the same time.

OH, and we went to the New Mexico State Fair, yes to check out the fried foods, but also to check out my quilts that I entered.  I entered 6 items and won 4 ribbons - a first, a second and two thirds.  My table-runner and a wall-hanging did not place.  Here is Spiked Melon proudly wearing its third place ribbon:

Cooking has been kept to a minimum, given the sinus infections, but when we did feel better, we made cookies.  Princess cookies with our little princess.

Everyone say "sprinkles!"
Well that about does it to catch up.  Chat at ya soon, and until then, I will be going to a quilt show and vendor fair on Saturday, watching football on Sunday, and quilting every chance I get. Oh, and in case I don't get back here before then, Happy Birthday to me on the 13th.  Cheers.

1 comment:

happy zombie said...

SQUEALING!! You KNOW what my favorite part about you being in Superbuzzy HQ is! More squealing!

Happy Pre-Birthday, Kristin!