Sunday, September 28, 2008

Another Birthday



14. And so much taller than me.




Fun day spent at Dave & Busters and then dinner with the family.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Balloons and Cupcakes

Turning 11. What could be easier?

We spent a beautiful day in the park watching hot air balloons race (sort of) along with 3 friends who spent the night.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Garden Party Zippered Pouches

I received some new Garden Party fabrics by Anna Maria Horner. They are so pretty. I whipped up some new zippered pouches and listed them in my Etsy shop.

I'm waiting for some of my Farmer's Market fabric to arrive to make a couple of baby quilts that I have planned.

And I am also waiting on my Ginger Blossom flannel to arrive to use as backing on a baby quilt that I have laid out. The top is Ginger Blossom - which is why I want coordinating fabric for the backing.

I'm feeling the need to make a crazy quilt - I haven't made one since my early (early) days of quilting. Over the years I switched to making purses. I got a little burned out on the whole quilt making thing, but now that I'm not under pressure to make everyone who is pregnant a baby quilt as a shower present, I'm getting back into it. I enjoy the creative process and freedom to do my own thing without worrying if the recipient will like it.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Twilight Obsession...


I don't know why, but I've got a slight obsession going with Twilight. My husband is SO over it already. LOL. I'm a tad bit late to the party, but now that I'm here, I'm so into it. I saw the movie promos a couple of times, and decided I wanted to see it when it comes out (11-21-08 in case you didn't already know...). But I wanted to know what I was getting myself into, so I borrowed Twilight (the book)from the library. Oh wow. So now I am trying my hardest not to read any more of the books until after I see the movie. I've even requested Twilight items for my upcoming birthday - poster, calendar, pre-order of the hardback boxed set of books. I'm sure I'll get the soundtrack also when it comes out.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Amy Butler Quilt...Finally Finished!!


I managed to finish sewing the binding on the Amy Butler baby quilt I was working on. I'm not really fond of sewing by hand. But you can't sew binding on a quilt properly with a sewing machine.


My husband gave this quilt away. For FREE. *sigh* All that work...


I've got ideas rattling around for more baby quilts. I just need more hours in my day to work on them.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Autumn Love















I made 2 purses over the weekend. Autumn is my favorite time of year, so when I felt the need to create, I chose some really nice pumpkin, orange, and brown fabrics. I think they turned out really nice.


Saturday, September 6, 2008

Re-Bourne

A few weeks ago I decided to have myself a 'Bourne' marathon. I had planned on watching all 3 movies on back to back (to back) nights. I watched The Bourne Identity and thought it was great. I am not a fan of action movies, but I thought this was really done well, and I was thoroughly engrossed in Jason Bourne and his attempts to find out who he really was.

The next night I popped in The Bourne Supremacy and it literally bored me to sleep. I tried watching it again the next night but fell asleep again. It just did not have the same vibe as the first. So I just waited a few days and tried again (when I wasn't tired). I managed to get through, but just barely. It lacked a lot of qualities that I liked in the original, and it didn't have the same pacing and overall feel of the first.

I was reluctant to watch The Bourne Ultimatum because I didn't want to be disappointed again. I finally watched it the other night, and I must say that I really enjoyed it. It wasn't until after I watched all 3 movies that I realized that the 2nd installment had a different director. That made all the difference in the world.

Is there any chance for a fourth movie? I'd definitely watch it if it had the same director as the first and third.