So, besides being sick [almost all better now, thank you!] and quilting, we've had a little excitement around here. Thursday, my son Sam turned 17. Not a GREAT birthday, since family couldn't come for a party or anything, but he did get to go target shooting with dad. And he got some cash, which is what he wanted. Oh how hard it is to buy for teenagers.
Normally, my aunt takes us all out to dinner on our birthdays. We couldn't do it Thursday, so we did it today. Where did Sam want to go? To a BAR. But not just any bar....I grew up in this one, my grandfather and I went all the time, they have THE best pizza and THE best Italian subs you've ever tasted. If you're in the metro Detroit area, go have lunch or dinner at the Green Lantern in Madison Heights. The pics I took inside didn't turn out, too dark, so here's Sam and Mum after we ate.
Yesterday, I had some errands to run, so I got them done and while on the way home, saw that a thrift shop was open - I can never catch this one open, they keep odd hours - so I stopped. The first thing I saw when I got inside was a red chair, just like Cathy had gotten me a bit ago. The guy had TWO, for almost the same price as Cathy had paid, so I snapped them up. They are making me very happy, in my sewing room.
Come on over, we'll have a pot of tea. That WAS my sewing table - I moved my machine to the other table, and this is my drawing and laptop table now. I love it.
Here's where I moved my sewing machine.
I still have more to do in here, I need to put my mini-quilts back up on the wall, but this space is cheering me up no end. My retro table will also serve as my cutting table.
Remember when I went to Mackinac? Well, Liz brought me a gift that I hadn't taken pics of til today. These are market bags, and I'm telling you I'm the most stylish shopper around now. Thank you Liz, I really love them and how much they hold!
And then, Jenny did something so very sweet - she sent me this fat quarter bundle. It's Tea Garden by Dena Fishbein - I'd never heard of her before, but I am totally in love with these fabrics.
Thank you darling Jenny - you are such a blessing!
Well, now I have to run - Sam told me that John just spilled an entire bottle of water on his [Sam's] laptop. It's completely dead, not sure if we can bring it back. I'm going to set up my old computer for him while we wait for his to dry up. Egads. I hope you're all having a better weekend than Sam is, lol.