Monday, March 30, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Tonight we are headed to Philadelphia to see a new musical based on the tv show "Happy Days". Can't wait- it was one of my very favorite shows when I was a kid, and I'm looking forward to seeing The Fonz dance and sing, along with Richie, Joanie, Potsie, Ralph Mouth... (post note- I just found out his name is actually Ralph Malph- all of these years I thought it was Mouth- cause he had a big mouth- ha ha) I hope my daughter enjoys it- she has seen the show just once or twice on Nick at Night. I also used to ADORE Laverne and Shirley- remember Lenny and Squiggy? So funny. And I remember my friends and I used to do the opening little number from the show on the school playground- 5,6,7,8, Schlameel.... something, something incorporated... Maybe someday they will make a Laverne and Shirley musical, I would love that.
What are some of your favorite TV memories?
Friday, March 20, 2009
And since I am gushing, I wanted to share this book with you that I got a couple of months ago- it is simply gorgeous. I love the projects and the photography- such a feast for the eyes. It is called With These Hands and it is by Maggie Bonanomi. I highly recommend this one, especially if you like primitives. Even if prims aren't your thing, you could certainly work up these lovely projects with pastels for spring.We will be going to Dave and Buster's tomorrow with our daughter and a couple of her friends to celebrate her 14th birthday (which was actually way back in February, but we are little behind around here....). We'll have lunch and then set the kids loose in the game arcade. I don't consider myself to be a violent person, don't even like violent movies, but.... I do enjoy shooting zombies at the arcade. There, I've said it. Please don't hold it against me. I'm really a very nice person....
Have a wonderful weekend...
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Met Marisa from Purplelicious, she makes super cute and uber cool accessories like headbands, belts, keychains.... AND she will do custom orders for special colors (like for cheerleading or sports teams) and Greek letters for sororities. Check out her blog here and her Etsy store here.
In the studio today I am working on some embroidery and making pins (see giant pile of wool below- Kim, I will probably need to order some more soon!) By the way, we are now up to 53 sheep that we have donated through the sale of our wool pins! Wahoo!!!
Well that's my Wednesday in a nutshell. So much to do, so little time... Hope yours is going well.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Now that I have seen, I am responsible.... Faith without deeds is dead.....
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
The pattern is available here on my website. It has detailed instructions for both the wall hanging and quilt.
And, of course, I am now working on Tillie and hope to have her done in a couple of weeks (I would really love to have her done this week, but I have to be realistic here....)
Thursday, March 5, 2009
On the menu tonight is pasta with shrimp, roasted red peppers and goat cheese, and garlic bread. Younger daughter is sure to make a special dessert for her daddy when she gets home from school today. Tomorrow, older daughter will be home from college to begin Spring Break, so we will probably go out tomorrow night to celebrate.
Hubby takes a lot of the photos that I put on my blog, including the ones below. He has a photo blog if you'd like to take a look at some of his work. He is quite good!
In other news, the thaw continues. We got 10" of snow on Monday and the kids had off from school for 2 days- which means they have exceeded their limit and the days will have to be made up at some time, hopefully not too far into the summer.
At least it is sunny today- something I miss in the winter is not just the warm weather, but I really miss the LIGHT. I think this is the weekend that we set clocks ahead, which means one hour less sleep on Saturday night. Usually I look forward to Daylight Savings Time, but it has come early this year and I think I will miss the light in the morning- I have a really hard time getting up in the dark! Oh well, the days are getting longer which is a very good thing. And the birds have been chirping- it warms my heart to hear their song....
Keep thinking warm thoughts! Spring is on the way!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Look for the current issue (April 2009) of Create and Decorate Magazine on newstands now (including Barnes and Noble.)
It features tons of super cute projects for spring. And I don't know about you, but we could use a touch of spring around here!
Among the projects featured is my Spring has Sprung! wall hanging, which has simple machine applique, a little hand embroidery, and some buttons for a bit of whimsy....
This was a fun project to design and I hope it is enjoyed by many!
I did it in pale and medium toned country colors, but I think it would also be really sweet done up in pastels...
Why not make some Orange Biscotti with Toasted Walnuts and Rosemary to enjoy with a cup of tea while flipping through your favorite magazine... I just posted the recipe on my recipe page. I came up with this idea a little while back, I was trying to jazz up a plain jane biscotti recipe that I had... I don't know why it occurred to me to put rosemary in biscotti... but they are light and tasty... I could just munch them all day long (and I have..... if you were here you could find me by following my trail of crumbs...)