Friday, October 30, 2009

I'm pretty sure I've seen it all, now.

This morning I was minding my own business surfing the web, when I stumbled across this fabric by Alexander Henry. Isn't it a riot? What exactly do you make from fabric that has foot tall Ken dolls on it?

Here's a close-up of the pirate:

And, it comes in blue! Wow. I'm very nearly speechless.

I think I'll go get ready for work. I'm dressing as Betty Suarez, by the way. Pictures to come!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

We've got some catching up to do!

The highlights: I had a birthday and I finally took the PE exam! But rather than bore you with long stories about what I did/did not do during October, I've decided to bore you with pictures!

First up, I made some cards. This was the cutest (in my opinion):

October was notable for the number of sweets I ate (and the tight jeans I have to prove it). Here's a particularly beautiful cupcake, even after I dropped it!

I encountered this surprise on my way to work one morning. Come to think of it, I didn't have any celebratory ice cream, and this guy is worth a sundae, at least!

I cultivated a healthy appreciation of bedhead as well - saves time on grooming. Just kidding, but I did wake up with the best hair I've EVER had:

I decided to eat up food before buying more, so here's a delicious little something I whipped up with baby potatoes, sour cream, broth, chipotle puree and cheese. Yes, it was good.

The cutest part about my birthday? My cupcakes, custom made by Firefly herself! So cute.

The first post-test celebration involved quilt shops and my mom. Very good combination. Here are the patterns and fat eighths I got:

I got a bit of fabric for my stash while I was at it... A couple fat quarters, a couple quarter yard cuts and a couple half yards. All in all, very successful.

So, that was October, as told by 8 photos. Hope you enjoyed!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New 'Puter!

I am the proud owner of a new HP mini. It's cute. It has a substantial hard drive and it's got pearly white little keys. Very fun.

So, one week from now I'll be quietly worrying about my test, because it's one week from tomorrow. It's the final push - and I think I'll work on environmental tonight. It's going to be fine, and I'm just really excited to be done with it! Would you like to hear what I'm going to do when I'm done? Here goes:
  • The quilt of Mary Heatherness
  • Fix my Monterrey Sweatshirt
  • Cover Madeleine (my KitchenAid)
  • Learn to play Joplin Rags
  • Exercise
  • Use up food in my cupboards
  • Finish my French quilt
  • Keep in touch with friends
  • Sew knit clothing
  • Make an apron
  • Acheive major things on Beatles Rock Band
  • The cutest ever PJ Pants
  • Boozy Cheesecake (Grand Marnier - it bakes out...)
  • Walk my Dog
  • Ride my bike
  • Catch up on House, M.D.
  • And more!!!
I'm pretty sure this list will take me quite a while to accomplish, but I will be happy to be trying! But, I suppose I ought to study now so I don't have to do this again in 6 months. So, signing off... MH