Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Happy Late Mother's day!

Good morning everyone! We sure have been busy around here. My mother in law came to visit and I don't think we have slowed down since we picked her up from the airport. She watched the kiddos Friday night and Stu and I took a little overnight date at a B&B in Weston, MO which I have a hilarious story about...but it is best shared one to one versus over a blog I am going to call my mom and tell her because I am pretty sure it will give her a good laugh...I may share it later when I am hard up for blog fodder. Anyway we also listened to a little Irish type band named 3 Dollar Band. They were great and we had a fabulous time. It has been a very very long time since Stu and I went out with just us. We also went to the City Market down in KC. I found myself in the midst of all the little herb seedlings and had a bunch picked out ready to bring home only to stop myself and ask what in the heck I am doing? I am moving in a couple weeks and I don't have access to the earth anyway up in my tree house apartment. I almost brought a Basset hound home from the pound on Wednesday too....but I figured my man would freak out a bit, we are already planning on a crazy cross country drive to Texas with a van, a truck, 3 kids, 2 cats, 3 plants, and a vacuum. A basset hound may have tipped the scales towards madness. But suffice it to say that we are going to find a dog to add to our tribe when we get settled in Texas.

On Mothers Day Stu roused the boys at about 0500 and they went fishing. Both little guys caught a fish and tossed it back in the lake. They were so excited about their little dawn fishing trip.

When I get some free sewing time I am going to make this quilt. It is from Anna Maria Horner's new book "Handmade Beginnings" I tried so very hard to figure out this pattern before getting the book, but now I see how totally awesome it is and I can't wait to make one. Nope, I don't have a baby in mind to make it for, I just want to make one!

Yesterday Jennifer, Deb and I made a trip to Lawrence, KS so we could visit the most awesome fabric shop ever Sarah's fabric. This is truly a shop you NEED to see in real life. Her web site needs some love, but her shop is out of this world. I think I spent an hour of my morning down on my hands and knees re-discovering Ginger Bliss (One of Any Butler's very first fabric lines) and I found a bolt of Yoshiko Jinzenji, well 3 bolts actually but this was the one print I really wanted about 2 years ago. I only got a tad so I could leave some behind for some other lucky soul. I also got the perfect fabric to finish my teacher bags before the end of the school year. I wish I had the time to make the hand print quilt for the teachers here, but there are too many awesome teachers and I just am strapped for time. Bags will have to do the trick!

So here we are on Thursday night when it was still warm. I am yapping away about something...I hope you all had a great mother's day and I wish you a wonderful week of lovely sewing and crafting!

****I am going to speak at the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild on Thursday night! I am so excited to be their guest speaker! Wish me luck....I hope I don't forget what to talk about. I am going to bring a couple treats too.


Nikki said...

Tia, I was so excited to see that you're going to talk on Thursday. Can't wait!

Melissa said...

Happy belated mothers day to you too Tia!

Basset's are sooooo darned cute! We have a Great Dane, named Brixa.. soon to be adding a Rottie, after Larry gets home.

Hey, I saw on a website hanging herb planters for the kitchen. Or wherever else, they were SUPER neat. I thought about getting one, bc the weather here is so darned finicky. There are also some that fit onto of the fridge, like if you don't have hanging space or counter space. You could look into one of those! :)

Hope your week is going well! :)

xo Melissa

Tif / Halu-Halo said...

happy belated mama"s day tia!!!!! wish we could've been able to see one another as we transitioned!

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