Welcome to my blog - Enjoy!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Wonderful Day

I have to start out this blog post by saying a HUGE thank you to my dear wonderful friend/sage/surrogate parent/quilt partner Linda ~ I am both lucky and blessed to have her in my life. She makes leaving here even that much more difficult. I will miss you terribly!
With that said I have to tell you about my WONDERFUL weekend. It has been such a great couple of days that I have not even really noticed that it is also FREEZING!!!!
Yesterday, after a "fun" filled day of packing/yelling (sometimes being a control freak has a downside) Jay took me out for some Starbucks and cheesecake. This was my reward for packing up my fabric. Knowing how hard it is for me to pack away any fabric (I took my Bernina on vacation to Hawaii with us. I swear) and knowing how happy it makes me, we went to the Starbucks in the Barnes and Nobel. This is also the one that serves the Cheesecake Factory Cheesecakes! I'm telling you whoever came up with that combination should win some sort of Nobel Peace Prize! (apparently they give them away nowadays!) Because of the trauma, I was not able to post a picture yesterday, so here it is.... some, a VERY little bit of my fabric stash....

Quilters are massive horders of fabric and I am no exception.... Knowing that I was starting to pack away some of my stash my good friend Linda took me out to lunch today. This is secret code for hey Nonnie, lets get in the car drive to Virgina Beach (next town over) and hit what has to be the best quilt store across the water, Whats your stitch N stuff to get more fabric!!!! Funny how that works! I think Linda knows it is my personal goal to try and hit EVERY quilt store in America (at least the ones in driving range) and this one was wonderful! It was full of fun and whimsical fabric, even the stuff from my favorite digi scrap artist Zoe Pearn.
so here we are in the picture of the day~



After filling our carts full of fun fabrics .... I so Love new fabric!!!!!.... we headed back across the water for mani and pedis. I have to tell you I love my feet and it was sheer heaven sitting in a massage chair having a man rub my feet. Jay will NOT touch them. If only they nail guy looked more like Matt Damon. I know how much you want to see it and so yes I documented it for you (and so I can scrap it later) ~ and before you ask yes those are my fingers and toes, NOT little Jimmy Dean sausages.

Karma and God being what they are, all good things have a price. My price - an evening at Chucky Cheese!!! Yes... that dreaded parent hell where as god as my witness I watched the people next to me change their child's dirty diaper ..... AT THE TABLE!!!!!! This was my payment for such a great day! The gods have been appeased and I did get some great pictures out of it!



Tomorrow as part of a challenge at the Sweet Shoppe I have agreed to let Dylan have the camera and take as many pictures as he wants. Kinda a day in the life from his perspective. This should be interesting. For now I am going to bed! My husband is calling me ... apparently this is the night of the season premier of Chuck - Lots of chucks in my life today!! To many for me - Goodnight all!

15 comments:

Rachael said...

Thanks for not posting a picture of the diaper changing!! We do not need that much detail.
Your toes look great!!

Laura said...

You're so cute! LOVE the photo of the fabrics

Lena said...

I love your love of fabric...I am a quilter but not a die-hard one. I've made maybe 3 lap quilts/baby quilts in my day and that's all...seeing your fabric stash kind of makes me want to make one though. Bad, bad! It's an expensive hobby! And I'm the worst about finishing projects!

Good luck with the move!

Vanessa said...

Great photos! I need a pedi!! Jealous!

Traci Reed said...

oooh I need a mani/pedi...can I come next time?

Melissa said...

Sounds like you have been busy. I am in awe of all the fabric and your ability to actually make something out of them - I am completely talentless in that area. And YAY for getting a mani/pedi. Now I really want one!

Jessica said...

love the photos and my yarn collection looks alot like your fabric collection LOL. I have tons and tons of skiens, balls, loose yarn, crochet thread. I dont really ever crochet anymore.

Crystal said...

awwww! I love all your fabrics! That's amazing! And I am glad you survived chuck e cheese. My hubby refuses to take out kids there! LOL

Monique said...

Sounds like some wonderful days!

Col said...

I am SO interested in quilting, but I CANNOT take on another hobby! LOL! I have 843902 skeins of yarn sitting in my closet from when I tried to take that up. My house is not big enough for a fabric hoarding obsession too, lol.

DawnMarch said...

I am jealous of your stash! I am only a fitful quilter so I go through phases of fabric hoarding. Right now not, but I still love to see a huge file of beautifully sorted/folded quilting fabric!

It'z A Neet Design said...

Oh girl, I feel your pain. I had to pack up all of my fabric/quilting stuff when we put our house on the market. It sat in boxes for 3 months and it just about killed me. I may not use it as much as I want but, I want to be able to see and touch it whenever I want! LOL
So envious of your mani/pedi!

~Angie said...

I am glad you had a good day qand bot do I relate to Chuck E Cheese!

Nathalie, eNKay Design said...

You know what, I have a Bernina and never used it but once... *whisper in shame* Please visit me and teach me!

Lilach Oren said...

I so love your fabrics!!!! Its remind me to get mine organize. great photos