Thursday, December 31, 2009

My New Year Wish for You...

Have Fun, but be Safe.
Be Merry, but be Smart (Designated Drivers!!!).
Remember those you Love, and Love the Ones you're with!

May this night end just the way you'd hoped,
and may this New Year begin just as it should.
The past is done;
The future is still fluid;
But the present is meant to be lived to the fullest!

Thanks for reading.
We're going out tonight with friends to the wine bar we frequent (too frequently!).
Back soon!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

More Good News!!!

My husband, that dear, sweet man who I DON'T DESERVE, has given me the


present I could ever ask for!!!

::drum roll::

I have only two more days of torture...

I have only two more days of listening to disrespectful children...

I have only two more days of biting my tongue and being ever-so-patient...

I can stop driving the school bus when the Winter break begins!!!

Yay yay yippee yay!

::happy dance::

::happy song::

I am thrilled beyond...

Well, I *was* going to say "beyond words", but I obviously haven't stopped talking yet. =-)

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In other news, I *really* need to
It's supposed to start snowing some time this afternoon, so hopefully I'll be able to quilt once I'm off the bus. They're letting school out *early* because it *might* snow. ::rolling eyes:: Whatever. That should give me extra time this evening...
I hope you are having a great day as well!

Drink Me!

Ohmygod, ohmygod, ohmygod!
Did you know?!?
I *just* found out!
Tim Burton has done 'Alice in Wonderland'!!!

And Johnny Depp is in it!

(And lots of other people, of course...
Helena Bonham Carter,

Alan Rickman, Mia Wosikowska [who I don't know, but I'm sure I'll love once I get acquainted with her in this movie that's sure to delight me!], Crispin Glover, Ann Hathaway [who has me wondering if she can ever shake her Good Girl type-casting and become a Bad Girl soon...?], and many others... Go have a look for yourself!)
And a trailer for your enjoyment!
I am so tickled and excited about this (if you couldn't tell)!
Bunny just told me about it. We'll have to go see it as soon as it's out.
...Well... Actually, I don't like to go to a movie on THE day it comes out... or the weekend of its premiere, for that matter. Too crowded!
But I *may* make an exception for this one! =-)
Would you like to go with us?!?
You're welcome to, you know.

Friday, December 4, 2009


I finished the top for the Blue WaveRunner quilt yesterday!
I'm so happy with it!

(When I get it put together, I'll post pix.)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Bunny!

I am Finally Finally Finally able to post pictures of Bunny's quilt.


First I must say:

This quilt is NOTHING like what it originally looked like in my imagination!

That, however, must be followed up with this:


It measures 83" x 75". (Yes, it's h-u-g-e! But it's just more to love. =-) )

The fabric is various stuff I already had, various fat quarters I bought for parts, the main fabrics I bought specifically for the front & the back (but I didn't write down that information, so I don't remember...), and the binding is
"Fizz" by P&B Textiles.

I had NO idea how to quilt it, and it was such a HUGE job that I took it to a lady in town who has a Long Arm business. (That's a sewing machine with a "long arm" where the material can all fit while you quilt.)

She quilted it with Superior Threads' clear (monofilament, maybe?) thread in an all-over swirl pattern. She has a computer hooked up to her sewing machine and puts the quilt on a huge "fabric holder" thingy, and the computer & sewing machine do all the work!

(I'm sure it's not quite that simple, but... it works for me!) =-)

Without further ado...

The front:

(The sun finally came out!)

(Note how my helper wants to be in the picture! She's so funny!)

(My helper is *still* there, posing for the camera like Tyra's around...

She stayed there the whole time Bunny was taking the pictures. lol!)

Close-up of the Robin & nest (the right wing is 1 piece of fabric, the left wing is 1 piece of fabric, the tail is 1 piece of fabric, all very carefully folded...) :

Close-up of the Flutter-by (which was VERY difficult! It's 2 pieces of fabric; the polka dot "base" and the orange on top that's zig-zagged onto the polka dot):

Close-up of the Bee & Sunflower (the bee isn't what I envisioned either, but... at least it's *there*! lol ) :

Close-up of the Dragonfly:

Close-up of the little Pink Flowers and of the Binding (Kitty helped me pick out that binding, and it's just perfect! Thanks Kitty!!) :

I wanted to put a lizard and a lady bug and a frog and some other stuff on there, but maybe I'll get to all that "one of these days"... when I have "nothing to do"...!

And the back...

Again, it is nothing like I first envisioned, but...


I love it!!!

(See? Even though we made her move so we could turn it around, there's my Helper once again, posing for Tyra Banks! haha!)

The Luna moth was really difficult to do, but *TOTALLY* worth it!

I think she's *Perfect*! (I've always loved Luna moths, ever since my older brother found a cocoon for a Luna moth and put it between his window & screen and let it "hatch"! That was the first time I remember seeing a Luna moth [they only come out at night, you know], and I've loved them ever since!)

Her body is made of fleece and the wings are batik fabric. The antennae are painted on... I couldn't make them look right with thread, embroidery floss or yarn, so I just painted 'em! The rest of her is machine-sewn thread. Lots of work, but totally worth it (*I* think!).

Various scattered leaves (Again, this was different in my head; I wanted it to look like you were laying down under the tree, looking up at the night sky through a branch, but... I couldn't make it look right, so I just "scattered" the leaves... It looks okay, right...? Does it...? Whatever.) :

And the "Impressionistic flower garden" (which is smaller than I made it, but it had to get chopped off at the Long-Arm Lady's. She didn't have enough to work with, so in the doing, it had to go.) :

So there's Bunny's quilt

just like I've been promising you for a month or MORE! =-)

She loves it! She did NOT want to wait until her birthday to get it, and it had been so looooong since she had last seen it that she forgot what it looked like before, when it only had a tree and a few flowers.

I hope you like it too! =-)

Feel free to comment to let me know what you think!