Saturday, April 18, 2009

Up n' Atom

I am excited that it is Saturday, and I did get up n' atom, went to work and got some stuff accomplished, but tonight, I am going to watch the UFC fights, Brian Stann is fighting - love that guy's style (my trainer says I box like he does. Plant and wreck.) Then after the fights, I am going to see my friend's husband's band, Replica, perform 80s rock covers.

I love old crate labels like this, and someday I want to do some artsy thing with them. For now, I will just share with you this one which fits my day today. Hmm, this bunny's big feet remind me, I need a pedicure today too. Better hop to . . .

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I love stripes

This is what I started working on tonight at my drop in quilt group. This is for a class I am going to teach in July. Here's an extreme close up

It's going to get even cooler when I add the squiggles so stay tuned!

Did ya notice all the nice stripes? You think I got a thing for stripes, huh? Well, I love stripes so much I even put them in my hair:

Here is a nice relaxing photo from our wine tasting day, this is Chateau Montelena, there's a swan in there, flexing his wings dramatically:

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Things that make me smile

For my friend's birthday we went wine tasting Saturday. First stop, Larkmead in Calistoga. I parked my sweet ride and then was met with this inviting view:

Although I am usually a very active person, and my kids tease me that I can't sit still through one tv show or movie, the idea of sitting in a rocking chair on a crisp evening watching the sun set, with a quilt around my shoulders and my man at my side holds a very very very charming appeal. Maybe I still believe in fairy tales, but I hold out hope that this will be me someday.
This also makes me smile, my two adorable nieces playing in the grass at Easter. The little one's new phrase is "I got it!!" everytime she runs for a ball. Adorable.

Planning quilts also makes me smile, and I just started dreaming up one that looks really good so far. In my head. I found this drawing a while back (from a United Airlines ad, if you can believe that!) and it is going to be the basis for the coloration and feel of this quilt. Hmm, with all the ufos I have, this may be completed in oh, 2012. But it's fun to plan.
ok, gratuitous sexy man photo. I think we all can agree that I have an overabundance of mad love for this man, Jason Statham, and his new movie, Crank 2 comes out on Friday, which will probably not be an Oscar contender, but if it delivers this kind of action, I should be able to sit through it. . .No popcorn, please, just pass the Statham.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Quilt related post! I know, go figure

Here is a quilt I made my in-laws for Christmas, modeled on Easter by my cute nephew:
Made from swell fabric line (except the sashing) and sewn on my Hello Kitty machine. Lulu

I hope you all had a festive Easter. Kids are off this week, so they are looking forward to r&r. I will be working though. poor me

B. . . P. . .

I cannot stop saying a certain phrase from Saturday night live. Angie Tempura, celebrity blogger. Check out the link in my side bar. . .

How can I think this is funny? Don't I need to grow up? Nah. I am just gonna roll with it.

Hope you all had a Happy Easter, Peeps:

Friday, April 10, 2009

I need to sell my car!

Help me sell my car! I already bought a replacement, so it's time to sell the wagon, as much as I would LOVE to keep both. It's a 2005 Dodge Magnum R/T, hemi engine, 300 hp. In addition to being a fabric-a-holic, I am a car fanatic too, but it is much easier to store yardage than it is to maintain a fleet, so I am afraid this beauty must be going. I have it listed here, or if you know anyone who is interested (say, YOU would look great driving this down your street!), let me know!!