Sunday, May 30, 2010

They Are at It Again!

Yes, let's just say, the town of Modesto was not prepared for Lucy and Ethel! I picked Colleen up at 9:20, first stop, liquid fuel at McDonald's, $1.00 for large ice teas/soda, (I know Starbucks is good, but why spend more when you can save and spend at a quilt store?!!). Them, off to The Elegant Stitch. I have been talking about this store to Colleen, and she has been wanting to see it, so we went. It is a Counted Stitch store, but they gave a wonderful selection of floss, wool and buttons that I cannot resist! They just started carrying the wool, Moda and Weeks, but a pretty good selection. They also carry a VERY large selection of Gentle Art and Week's floss, which I love Gentle Arts, but the selection of Week's is addicting, the muted variegated colors are so pretty and the possibilities are endless. The owner was so-o-o-o nice and so willing to help! She is also starting to carry Bird Brain Designs and is also planning stitching retreats. Next stop, Yesterday Books, a very large and clean used book store. Only problem, they were a little pricey! Next door to them was Joann's, Colleen need some fleece to make liners for her Guinea Pigs, who are so adorable! And I bought 3 patterns! They were $1.00, normally $15.95, but I am having a hard time finding cool tops for work in my size, so I thought I would make some simple ones. By this time we were famished, so we went to Fuddruckers for lunch, a do it yourself hamburger place, and they were delicious! We both waddled out and walked it off at Wal-Mart, Colleen needed cleaning stuff, and I looks at some summer tops, came out with 3! Next top was Hospice Thrift Store. I had seen this place, but never stop, it was very clean and nice, a little small, but fun to look through, but we were getting tired, or at least I was, so we stopped at Beverly's, all fabric 25% off, and looked around, well, I had a bit of a melt down there, so poor Colleen and I left. They would not accept a Joann's coupon, so I left the cut fabric in the basket and walked out! I think I was just getting really tired and hot by this time, so home we came, 4:30 pm. I also forgot to bring my camera! I hope you all have a wonderful week-end. Hubby and I are attended the Sammy Hager/Heart Concert tonight at Raley Field, for Walk/Rock for Kids. My job has a suite, and we have invited clients to attend with us, so it should be fun. Hugs!!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Lucy and Ethel Ride Again!

Saturday, Lucy and Ethel will be hitting the road. Ya'll in Modesto and cities near and far beware, we are out and about! We have been giddy like school girls in anticipation of our escapades! I will take the camera and lots of notes. Please tune in later this week-end for a full report, until then, enjoy your week-end!

Monday, May 24, 2010

A Jenny Give-Away

My favorite Aussie, (next to Keith Urban!), Jenny of Elefantz is having a wonderful giveaway. Check it out!! Also, if you do leave her a comment, please mention my name, we can share the prize!! As for me, when its Monday, its report day and today was no exception. Let's just say, it was a very l-l-l-o-o-o-o-o-n-n-n-n-n-n-g day! I finished all of my reports at 6:45 pm. To make things worse, this is quilt camp week at So Lake Tahoe, and this is the first year I was not able to go! ;-( I do wish all of my friends a wonderful time, and can't wait to see all they completed there. One thing made today bearable, this Friday is Gran's Tea and Stitch at BP&HH. I am not sure if I will be able to make it, but I am going to try. I may only be able to make it for a quick cup of tea, but it will be so worth it. I will have to see how the week goes. It's a long week-end for us here in the state, Memorial Day, and Saturday, Colleen, her daughter Kylie and I will be heading down to Modesto to check out The Elegant Stitch, that is if she is open. I need to find out tomorrow. I have much to do tomorrow, so I better go and get some much needed sleep. Sweet dreams to all!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Quilt Market Blues

I have not been feeling well for the past few days, and I finally figured out why, I have a bad case of Quilt Market Blues! Oh, how I wish I could have gone! I have been reading all of blogs and looking at all of the pictures that my blogging pals have posted, and it is just getting worse! I may have to make plans for fall or next Spring, we will see, I will need to talk to Lindy. I can't wait for Gran to get home, so Kim and I can hear all of the inside scoop and also hear about all of the wonderful stuff there she got to see. For now, I think the only way of feeling better is to go play at BP&HH for the day and come home and sew. Yep, I think that is just what the doctor ordered! Have a wonderful week-end everyone!

PS-Can you tell any difference in my blog? I got a new laptop!! I love it, it is SO much faster that my old one! Life is good!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Ta Dah!

Here is my quilt top that I finished last night. The pattern Ballet Slippers, fabric is Aster Manor by Moda. As you can see, I need to practice my triangles, but that will come with practice. I also am finishing the binding on a Kay England quilt I did. The binding is taking forever!!! But I will get it done. I talked to hubby and he said I could go ahead and have Lindy order me a sewing table. Not really sure where it will go, but that is a BIG step for me getting my own sewing space. Work is really busy, and for that, I am grateful, but tired, not much energy to do any stitching when I am through with work, but C'est la vie! Tomorrow night is Knot-y Ladies, can't wait! I get to see my BFF-Colleen, not to mention Gran and Kim. I need to get back to sewing the binding, so good night, have a great week! Leta, I haven't forgotten you, just real busy. It will be sent this week, I promise, with an extra surprise for your trouble!!

Schnibbled to the Bone!

Yes, today was another day in Kim history! It was the day of her Schnibble's class, and to true Kim style, it was a blast! I just finished my quilt top from class, but my camera is out in my car, and I am really too tired to go outside to get it, so I will post a picture tomorrow. I will also post a picture of what Kim made us, a prize I won in class, and a couple of other goodies I received from some really good friends of mine who also attended class. Until then, I am going to BED, and SLEEP!! Kim, you really outdid yourself today, thank you , thank you, thank you for your creativeness and friendship! Until tomorrow!!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Thelma & Louise Plus 1..............

No, it's not the Duggars, but Thelma and Louise and I! Off to the wild blue yonder, for adventures galore! I picked up Shirley first, and let me tell you, what a lovely yard and house she has! She truly has a peaceful and lovely view of beautiful flowers, trees and birds to enjoy with her cup of tea! Then off to pick up Kim, who had Soccer Son decorating her front yard for us when we got there! Her landscaping is doing real fine, and pictures just do not do it justice! Well, then we headed off to Rocklin to the Flower Farm. My GPS was acting up, but we found it without any issues or problems, and what an adorable place it was! It's hard to believe that a place like this is so close to us in Sacramento! Carol W. had told Kim and Shirley about it, and I will have to thank her at our next Knot-y Ladies class! Well, we promptly sat down on the patio and got a yummy lunch. What a sight we must have been, because all at once, all 3 of us took our camera's out to take a picture of our lunch! I could only imagine what the other customers must have thought! After we ate our delicious sandwiches and salads, we sat off to explore the property. There was a lake, water wheel, several places to sit and relax, pathways through their garden, a potting shed with gifts, (pictures to follow tomorrow of my treasures!), Bed & Breakfast on the back side of the property. Kim bought some plants for her yard, Shirley bought some potatoes to plant. Then, off to the Tin Thimble, where I purchases some wool and fabric, and we also walked around the nursery there, where we all came away with tomato plants! I purchased a Cherokee Purple and also a Christmas Basil plant. I can't wait for the basil-fresh pesto, tomato, basil, cheese salads, fresh basil in angel hair pasta, the choices are endless!! Then to the Quilter's Stash. I was kind of disappointed with their selection of fabric, but then again, every store has their own nitch, and this just wasn't my nitch. Then home. I am sure Kim and Shirley were tired. I hope I didn't scare them with my driving! ;-) I ran by BP&HH to pick up my wool kit for my wool penny class this Saturday, because I will not be able to attend. My hubby and I are heading over to Half Moon Bay for the day. I think our son may join us, we shall see. Well, my water is boiling for my tea, so off I go to stitch and drink since I can not sleep. And yes, its decaf tea! Hugs to all!!

PS-I just wanted to thank Kim and Shirley again for their friendship and kindness. God has really blessed me with wonderful friends who I can laugh and cry with and you two are the BEST!! I can always "Depend" on you two for a good time!!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Big Day Before....

Yep, I am taking double vitamins, 2 extra naps and going to bed early. Why? I had a date with Thelma and Louise tomorrow, AKA-Kim and Shirley. Since I am on vacation, and it has been awhile since we have done anything together, we thought it might be a good idea. Only downfall, Colleen-AKA-Lucy, isn't off work, so she won't be able to hang out with us, but I am sure she will be with us in spirit! All I know is that I am picking Shirley up first, then Kim, and then off to the Flower Farm in Rocklin for lunch. After that, who knows where we will end up! I am looking forward to a fun filled, relaxing lunch with good friends! I will take my camera for pictures to let you know how it turns out. I checked it out on their website and I cannot wait! As for my own quilting camp, I have been working outside in the yard mostly, fighting my allergies, and a lot of laundry. I have been washing comforters and quilts that we use, since we have been having such beautiful spring weather for them to dry outside. Hope you all enjoy the beautiful Spring weather where ever you may live! Hugs!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Envelope Please..........................

So I had hubby pick 2 names before he left this morning, and he let them in my tea cup. The winners are Lesthook and Colleen. Lesthook, please email me you address so I can mail you your prize, the Paper Piecing Book which you mentioned. Colleen, you and I will hook up so I can give you your prize. I am hoping to hang out with Gran and Kim this week, so I will take my camera. I also hope to get some sewing done, I have NUMEROUS UFO's out, and ready to get finished. Have a great week!!