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I'm a quilting, knitting, sewing, cooking,reading, gardening nut who can never find enough hours in the day to get it all done. Then again, getting it all done is out-of-the question. I'm too easily distracted.

Friday, June 19, 2009


"Elle" is home from NYC for a wedding that is taking place this weekend, so a visit with sister Coco for a reunion and some hair-do'ing was in order.
We went to lunch, which we topped off with strawberry shortcake and conversation with a very attentive waiter who wondered what the girls plans were for the afternoon.
After lunch we headed to the salon where Coco got right to work on Elle....
Nice work, Coco.

Friday, June 12, 2009

A finish or two......

This is from a Miss Rosie pattern, in pink and brown reproduction fabrics. I used a Moda sampler fabric for the majority of the lights.....I like it well enough, but it's one of those that I'm just glad to have finished. I'm looking forward to moving on to something new.
Here is Nancy's pink and brown, made from leftovers from a previous pink and brown quilt. That's Karen The Quilter peeking out from the right, Nancy from the left.
And here is a close up of the quilting.....Karen does such nice work!

As seen on the Armada Rock

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

This one is for you, Coco!

Today my youngest, the cosmetology student, had to do a cut, color, style and make up on a model... My friend C, who is a real gamer, was willing and available so she and I got up at the Butt-Crack of Dawn and drove through morning traffic and construction for 90 minutes to get to the salon. Of course, our little hairdresser was sure I'd be late, and was actually waiting outside the door for us, texting and calling. I cant blame her for being anxious. Years of racing across town for early morning volleyball tournaments and afternoon softball games taught her that I would certainly be late and most likely get lost on the way to any destination that required promptness.... But this isn't about me.

Anyway, we got there, with minutes to spare, and C (who you might recognize from the garden structure post) and Nik dissapeared into the salon. I was left to park and find a seat in Barnes and Noble where I read all the knitting and quilting mags while sipping coffees...and awaiting the "We're Done" call. When I got the call,
I packed up my knitting (ok, I was kniting and reading, and sipping coffee. I multi-task) and went into the salon.
I was greated by these lovely girls:

Nice work, Coco. Thanks so much, C, for volunteering. I think you look great!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

What do you get.....

When you have two girls with power tools.....

And a pile of wood?
It a little something we'd like to call A Perfectly Imperfect, Totally (Non)Symetrical Garden Obliesk....
Still in need of a coat of paint, and best when viewed from a distance.
Will it pass the all-important Husband Inspection?
Hmmmmm. Not sure........