A lovely day. Boys were gone all day, they celebrated some birthdays with their cousins by playing laser tag. I stitched, and stitched, and stitched. See?
I know, you really can't see, but you will. *G*
I have a couple of tutorials for you. Linda at Buzzing and Bumbling has done an upcycled jeans purse tutorial and is it CUTE.
I've made jeans purses before, but not that cute!
And Susan from Sew Many Things To Say has made a darling little Happy Meal bird house,
which I think would look awesome in Christmas colors too! Maybe with glitter for snow....sweet!
The mail has been coming in pretty steady. No pics of the design wall today, I had to take the blocks down. This is my sewing room, yes, but Sam also uses it for his therapy exercises and Pilates. He went to put his mat down yesterday, and kind of whooshed it, and all the blocks went flying off the wall. I THOUGHT I had my own room......
I got a few things in the mail myself. Kind of exciting when that happens, isn't it? Remember Caroll's scissors fob tutorial? Well, she sent me a fob! Front:
and back. As you can see, it's in use already! Thank you Caroll, I just love it, your stitching is so perfect!
And Lyn from Blue Bird Quilts sent me this gorgeous pattern...
She remembered that Japanese quilt I had done in January, for our first Christmas Club give-away, and thought I might like it. Yep, I like. I like a LOT. Thank you darling Lyn!
And Kathy from Quilting Along The Gorge sent me this gorgeous fat quarter:
Sooooo pretty - love the hearts on it - thank you Kathy!
Tonight I have to charge up every battery I have, tomorrow is a beach day in Port Huron. We're meeting our friends. It's supposed to be 90 here, so I'm thinking the beach will be pretty crowded!
I have a funny story to tell you. Last week, Sam and I were driving home, and I came up on a car where the guy was texting as he drove. He was going 35 in a 45. So, I used my turn signal, went around him, signaled again and got back in the lane. Didn't cut him off, didn't flip him off, just nice and easy. You know, like the mother of an impressionable soon-to-be-driver should. Somehow this outraged the guy....I saw him throw his phone on his seat, grip the steering wheel, then he floored it, went around me and cut me off. JUST as he cut me off, his hood flew up against the windshield and he couldn't see where he was going. I don't think I've ever laughed so hard, I could hardly drive myself - and I know he heard us shrieking with laughter, all of our windows were open. I've never seen justice administered so quickly, or so aptly.
Let this be a lesson to you, Detroit drivers. You don't ALL own the road!
See you Monday, hope I have some beach pictures for you! And I hope you all enjoy your day as much as I will!