Tuesday, July 24, 2007

A Coupla Things

First of all, I have to mention that it is HUMID here today, and I'm not particularly happy about it. Now, it's only 69 degrees outside. Nice, you say. But there's 80% humidity! So, I sit and type and sweat....ewwww. Oh well.
On to the pleasant stuff! :) I told you I'd post pics of the fabrics I bought at Fabric Depot. Oh, I just love saying that....Fabric Depot, Fabric Depot, Fabric Depot....

These aquas and tans/browns are going to be the Happy Hour quilt. I've had my eyes on this pattern book for a while, and finally got it. It's an Atkinson's Design pattern and I love their patterns. They go together pretty easy and the patterns are easy to read. :)

The rest of the fabrics are just random fabrics that I liked or thought the chicks would like to play with. The guitars and fried eggs are for the girls to do whatever they want with...shorts, bags, pillows, whatever. The asian prints will probably be some type of quilty thing for Anisa's room. Fun, fun, fun!

Sara played her violin at church this past Sunday. There was a pretty big group. Jana N also played violin. The two chicks did really well together. Sara was a little nervous at first, but after she practiced with the group, she felt ok about it. I think she'll play again when the group is there. Sometimes we have Randall and Olivia playing guitar and leading worship, but sometimes Jana H comes up from Green Bay to lead. It's all good. :)

And last, but not least, here is the quilt that I made for Miss Aubrey, some friends' new baby Chick. It's a version of a Split Nine Patch. I found out while I was in Astoria, that there are different versions of it....Thanks M!! :) But this is one of my favorite blocks right now. Depending on which way you arrange your blocks it can look like stars (like this one) or like the WSU Cougar quilt I made for Sara. And it goes together pretty fast...which I REALLY like. :)
And that about wraps up my post today...Have a super fantastic day my peeps! :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

SOME Highlights Of Our Trip Out West

This post will mostly be pictures. I'll add some little blurbs about each pic, but I hope you enjoy seeing some of what we did in CA/WA/OR.
We had an excellent time. The trip started with a mechanical cancellation of our flight from Pheonix to Ontario. Lucky for us, Michelle, Lauren and Morgan saved us from our 7 hour delay. We went to lunch, Starbucks, the mall and their house for a while.

We arrived safely in CA that evening and got our cool car...a Charger.....too bad it didn't have a Hemi, but we had fun in it anyway. :)

We got to see all of our family. It was nice since we only go to California every other year (yea, so we can actually take a VACATION in the other years!). :)

We got to meet Michelle and her very cool little chicks. We met at a really neat fabric store, then went to lunch. It was a nice visit and it's nice to be able to say she's an "IRL" friend :).

What's a trip to CA without a trip to Disneyland?! We went to Disneyland with the Evil Queen herself! My sis, Wendy and her wonderful kid Kelsey. We had a total blast riding rides, taking pictures of freaky people and each other, and just spending time with each other.

When we were at Disneyland, we ran into Sara's 1st grade teacher! It SOUNDS pretty random, but her teacher is a DISNEY FREAK!!! :) So, she goes quite often, and it was a treat to see her.

More visiting friends....we went swimming with Sonja and Wes and Lacey. We also got to go out to dinner that night with them and Mom, Bee, Jean and Steen.

Here are the cute cousins. :) I wish they could see each other more, since they all get along really well. We're hoping they get to come out soon to visit us.

After our 2 weeks visiting friends and family in California, we headed north to the Great Pacific Northwest. I had reserved a 4 door midsize car. We got a Ticket Red 2-door Mustang. It was very fun to drive. V-8s are cool! :)

The 4th of July was spent at our friend's house. There were TONS of people.....we spent the day eating and swimming and visiting. That evening we did fireworks and had a great time!

On Friday, Kirsten, Sara and I went to Daiso in Federal Way. It's a Japanese dollar store. I got a little chick plate, a Chicken timer, some cute foil, and some little japanese handtowels.

That evening we went out to sushi at Sushi Hana with the Hisatomi family. Good times! :)

Saturday morning Sara played violin in the park with Kirsten and 2 high school violin students. She had a great time and made $7.00.

Saturday, I made a trip to my favoritest store...Fabric Depot. I will post pics of my fabric later, but I spent 3.5 hours and only $136.00! I was hoping to meet up with quilty blog buddies, but things just didn't work out. Maybe next year! :)

Sara and I spent a night in HEAVEN...Cannon Beach, Oregon. It's the bestest place in the whole Universe!

We had lunch at Bill's Tavern and I had some of my favorite beer, Blackberry Beauty. It's a wheat beer with 60 pounds of fresh berries! :) I had the FRESH halibut fish and chips. YUMMY!!!!!

I made a quickie trip to see Monica and her new place. I was hoping to meet Wende, but my trip was just too fast....darn it! Hopefully next year! :)

Ok, you all know I love my van....Baby is the most beautiful van in the world, and I'm not even biased. :) But this made us laugh a lot. It's a pimped out Aerostar. This will never happen to Baby!

Those are some of the highlights from our trip. It was fun to see everyone, but it was nice to get back to my own bed after 3 weeks of running! :)

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Back in WI

Hello everyone!
Well, we had a SUPER, EXTREMELY, CRAZY Busy 3 weeks trip to the West Coast. Our first 2 weeks were spent in Southern California visiting friends and family. I got to meet Michelle and her chicks! That was fun. A trip to Disneyland with my sis and neice, lots and lots of running around to visit. It was nice to see everyone, but tiring! :) Then we headed north to WA/OR to see friends and MY BEACH! :) We got to see a few friends, but not everyone we wanted to see. A week just isn't enough time. Sara and I made a trip to Cannon Beach, and that really was great. We got back to WI last night at about 9:15 and went straight to bed. But I got scared awake by my kids who were saying something about somebody banging on the door. It was a guy delivering out luggage at midnight! All our flights yesterday were delayed/late for some reason or another, and none of our 3 bags arrived with us, but we have them now. I'll be posting LOTS of pictures later, but for now I am going through mail, paying bills, doing some laundry, unpacking, feeding my squirrels and bunnies and just relaxing! Even tho I didn't want to come back to WI, it's nice to be home with my own stuff! :)

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Fabric Depot ~ the last post :)

Ok, I've heard that some of you can't make it...bummer, but I am still going! :) I'll be there around noonish, wearing a green Green Bay Packers shirt and shorts. I know, I'm not selling out or anything, but when you live in Wisconsin you have to cheer for the Packers or you might get beat up! tee hee Ok, not beat up, but you get weird looks of unbelief. So, I'll see WHOEVER at Fabric Depot, or nobody, but I hope you all are having a great day anyway. I will be having a FABRICTASTIC day. M and W (and whoever else is out on the coast), I'll be out tomorrow thru Monday. We've got reservations at the Hallmark Inn right above my rock for Sunday night. :) I'll call! :)

Friday, July 06, 2007

Fabric Depot Trip

Hey chicks,
Well, my little Happy Zombie friend is out, but I'll see her on Sunday since I have reservations at Hallmark for Sunday night. But for those of you who are still able to go to Fabric Depot, let's meet at noon. We can decide if we need food before or after fabric fondling!! :) Let me know here how that is for you, I am pretty flexible. :)