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Goings On.

May 26, 2009

So, for starters, the bag that I posted last week sold in a matter of hours, so that is exciting.  I hope that it pleases.  Sales are always exciting.  Maybe it wears off once it becomes a regular thing, but that someone wants to buy something we made just thrills me.  Stranger or not!

We went to the beach this weekend, for Memorial Day, and honestly, it was a bust.  It had it’s good parts.  But among the bad parts: broken water pump which meant no water when we arrived Friday night, and no water until Saturday afternoon–No water as in no sinks, no toilets, no showers were working (this also meant that after our lovely day at the beach, we showered at the state park–a less than satisfying experience); horrible traffic on Sunday which prevented us from really enjoying our time at the outlets before having to be home for dinner; and the 7 hour trip home.  Yes.  7, SEVEN, hours to drive 130 miles.  I expected traffic.  But, 7 hours is more than double the time it takes with moderate traffic.  Among the highlights: not having to look at my mess of a house and feel guilty about ignoring it; delicious hot crabs at a picnic table; a beautiful Saturday at the beach; news that the mister is 100% for sure graduated(!); a bathing suit for $12.50; and time for my new hexagon project.  So what if it might take me 14 years to finish a quilt top.  I like the English paper piecing!  Here is a mobile phone picture, including my badly-in-need-of-a-manicure thumb.  I’ve actually finished three of these so far.

epp hex 

This week will be busy (of course) with the party planning.  Here is my list, in no particular order:

  1. Store tonight for phase one of party cooking
  2. List making for party specifics
  3. Finish Buttercup bag number 1 for the shop
  4. Finish dots quilt top
  5. Clean the sewing room so as to be presentable for guests
  6. General other cleaning

We’ll see how many of these things I accomplish.  I like making lists, even if I don’t ever complete a single one.  At least they give me something to aspire to.

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Key West.

May 5, 2009

A summary of a fabulous time, in photos.  Thanks again, K.

 

wing

 

beach

 

from under the umbrella

 

foam

 

flops

 

highest point

 

po boy

 

rooster

 

6 Toes

 

sunset celebration

 

sunset celebration 2

 

(Though I feel that these pictures should explain themselves, I want comment on two.  First, the rooster: roosters, and chickens, are all over Key West.  From what I understand, they were originally brought for cock fighting, but were eventually released and left to roam free, and supposedly help with the bugs.  Second, the cat: if you look closely, you might be able to see an extra toe.  He is one of the many cats who still live at the Hemingway house.)