Friday, February 27, 2009


We drove down to Galveston yesterday to walk the beach and collect seashells and rocks.

As we were driving, Mike and I were talking about places we would like to go see...the Grand Canyon, Boston, Philadelphia...

Katie piped up in the back: I would like to see Boston Market.

Sadly, her favorite restaurant closed here recently, and apparently it must exist in the actual city of Boston...right?

Monday, February 23, 2009

Finally Finished

3 years, 2 moves, 7 hours of stitch ripping and one rotary blade injury later.

I am finally done with the quilt (except for binding) that I have been working on for my niece. Now that she is going to be 3, I guess it will have to be used for a picnic blanket, or doll's blanket or something.

But I am happy with the results.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Being Existential

Nicholas has been talking a lot about God in the car lately. Asking lots of questions and making lots of statements, such as:

God made the Earth.
Where does God live?
Where is heaven?

Today was a moment of pure revelation, as I heard this while driving...

Nicholas: Ohhhh....Workers make the houses, but God made the trees.

I think he's getting it.

Monday, February 09, 2009



Last year I finished them on Valentine's day.

This year 5 days early.

Of course I still have to send in the state one. I figured a 42 cent stamp was better on a $13 return than paying the $19.95 electronic filing fee. Who in their right mind would do that??? I am willing to bet more people than you could possibly believe.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

A New Favorite

On-line as well as nearby quilt shop that is.

For those of you nutty people out there who are as obsessed with the beauty of the new lines of fabric coming out take a look here.