Monday, November 17, 2008

Vote Now

It has been a long time since I posted on this topic... but after tonight's show I feel the call.

I encourage all my Dancing with the Stars fanatical friends and family to vote now. Before it is too late. Forget presidents, vice-presidents, bonds, and bills.
Vote for Burke!!! Brooke Burke that is!! She and Derek are cute and fun, and just plain enjoyable to watch. They did so fabulous all season, and then had one bad dance tonight. Everybody has their off day, and hers was just an off moment. I just want to see them dance again, so vote, vote, vote.

Yes, I am a bit obsessed. But how many TV shows these days can actually make you smile??

Friday, November 07, 2008

Quilt Show

I was invited to go with a friend to the Houston Quilt Show last Saturday, so I happily accepted the offer and had a wonderful time. We spent about 7 hours browsing up and down aisles of creativity. I find it absolutely astonishing how many people are so talented.

I ended up purchasing a few things.

First was a set of 5 coordinated flannel prints that I intend to turn into 2 baby rag quilts.

Then there were 2 fabrics that I found to make library bags for my kids. They have both been begging for their own library bags, and I thought these would suit them perfectly.

Then I found this cute quilt pattern that looks very simple. Katie is currently sleeping in a butterfly room with a princess comforter. I have been looking for a cute quilt to make for her room, and this seemed perfect. I am just going to do a little modifying with colors and get rid of the cat.

Then there was the elusive quilt. I saw a quilt that I fell in love with. It was absolutely beautiful and they sold a kit there with the fabrics already in with the pattern, but I wanted to finish walking the aisles to see if there was something I liked more. Not having remembered the aisle that it was in, we wandered up and down all 20 aisles a second and third time looking for the quilt, and couldn't find it. Essentially I went home a little disappointed, until while looking up a design I had liked that I knew the name of, I stumbled upon this. How lucky!!! The quilt I had seen at the show, and the kit at the same price. Of course, I ordered it at once, and can't wait until it arrives.

It was an exhausting but fun day! Now lots of projects to keep me busy.

Better Late Than Never

Seems to be the theme lately. I have been so busy with this, that and the other thing, that I am going to do a catch-all post.

First was Nicholas' birthday. He wanted a letter cake, so this was the final product. It didn't look that great, but tasted delicious. And what 4 year old really cares about the looks of a cake anyway?

Then came Halloween, and my camera must not have had the flash on, since all the cute shots I got were fuzzy. So here is one fuzzy one with Katie as Dorothy and Nicholas as her dog.

And a bonus picture of Katie, since she is so darn cute with all that candy in front of her. Nick couldn't sit still long enough for an after shot.