Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sunday Stash #4

You may or may not know that I recently received a giant box of sample fabrics. Well, there are so many wonderful fabrics that it makes my head swim. These are probably my very favorite though. I love food/fruit/vegetable themed fabrics and these are just great! And I love all the different colors too. I think these will make a really great pieced tote bag.

This tangerine color is probably my favorite. And these pears just add to my polka dot obsession. I love the pears that are outlines with dots inside. Wonderful! 

Happy Sunday Stashing!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Time for some new bags...

I finally got the bags finished for a client in Oklahoma. I love how they all came out. I hope she enjoys them as much as I do. 

I've never been a big polka dot person, but lately, I've been a tiny bit obsessed. I've made a couple of different bags (in different combos) of the red, black, and white dots. The lining is giant red dots. I love it. And the clothes and pattern pieces fabric, I adore. I wish I had yards and yards of it. I would make everything out of it. I would recover all my furniture in it. But fortunately for Bobby and Tim, I don't have much more.

I still have a bit of the great great zig zag fabric so I made a pouch out of it. The button on it is one of my faves. The floral and orange fabrics look so great together. I love this combination. And the button...tiny little flower clusters. Heaven. 

I finally finished Donna's second bag that she requested and I'm in love. It is lots of scraps and an old feed sack that mom sent. I have no idea what a bathing beauty has to do with chick feed, but it is super cute. 

Here is the back. "Big C" is the name of the feed I suppose. The sack was in great shape and I'm happy that it turned out so well.

I think I'm going to do a giveaway soon of a tote or pouch or both. Doesn't that sound fun?
I haven't been sewing too much at home because I am right in the thick of sewing a sheep costume for "Charlotte's Web" at the Rep. It is super fun in that costume shop. I made them listen to "Gypsy" today. Or really, I made them listen to me sing along to the show. Sue me.
Take Care,

Beginning Simply...

So, I began my first quilt. It is very simple. Batik blocks with white stripes. It is baby blanket size and I think it is going to be for my nephew. I'm really happy so far.  The back is going to be white with another row of blocks. 
I just received a whole box of fabric samples from the costume shop where I work. These blocks came from it. There are some other fun blocks in the stash that I can't wait to use. 

In other news, my fabulous camera that went missing and then was found has now decided to not work. I'm so frustrated. Oh well. I found my old camera so we'll see how it does. 

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunday Stash #3

Well, I forgot to do Sunday Stash last week...mostly because I couldn't find my camera. Well, after I did find my camera, it isn't working!! What??? I know. I'm devastated. So here, is an old pic that I've posted before, but not for Sunday Stash. So it doesn't count. Right?

I love this fabric. Of course, you know, I never write down who the designer is and what the fabric is called. So if you know who it is, let me know! Have a great Sunday.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


I've lost my camera. Have you seen it? I have so many great things to take pictures of. But where is it? Where are you, camera?

UPDATE!!!! I found it. We can all sleep a little more soundly tonight. What? You haven't lost sleep over my lost camera? Oh.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Blog About Bobby...

Or a Bobby Blog. Or a Blobby. Let's call this a Blobby. 
So, Bobby is in New York this week with Donna and Jason visiting family. Am I jealous? Yes. Do I want to go? Yes. Does Bobby sends tons of pics from his phone to ensure said jealousy? Yes. Has Donna been complaining that I haven't updated my blog in some time? Yes. (At least someone complains and wants to know about every minor detail in my life.)
So, in honor of my family being in New York, I present pictures from Bobby's travels.
Here they are: Very out of order, but this blog isn't about me, so I don't really care.

I believe this is at Sunset Rock or Mountain or something of the like in upstate New York. It isn't too far from where Jason's mom and dad live. Hi Ellen and Mike! But this is a pretty waterfall.

The family attended mass at this church on Sunday. How beautiful is it? I honestly can't tell you anything about it except it is old and there was birthday cake that day made my want birthday cake made by nuns. I want anything made by nuns! I love nuns. But really, I love the nuns from "The Sound of Music," "The Flying Nun," and "Sister Act." 

Here is a view of Manhattan from the ship Intrepid. Bobby's grandpa was on a ship similar to this one during the war. Or this is the information I have. But this is basically all Bobby saw of NYC on his first visit ever. He was pretty steamed about that, but come on, I'll take him one day and we won't get on any ships.

Here's the food section. Bobby and I were eating baby carrots one day and I noticed that the bag said "baby shaped carrots." So I really wasn't eating baby carrots at all. Just adult carrots that were whittled down to look like babies. I don't like that. So, Bobby had some real baby carrots the other night and took a pic for evidence. That really got me steamed. He gets to have all the fun.

And...this is Baba Louie's in Hudson. My blog buddy Jean Martha has talked about this place a few times and I said go there if you get a chance, Bobby!!! Well, they went today and apparently it was like walking into heaven and then eating heaven. Am I steamed? You bet I am. 
So there you go. A Blobby for Bobby. I do it out of love though. Tomorrow marks our ONE year anniversary of bliss. Bliss that is living in sin bliss. Bliss that probably won't be allowed to make it legal for some time. But he is wonderful. I wish I could put a ring on his finger, strap on a big white dress, walk down the aisle, and then unwrap the thousands of gifts that I register for. But that's not happening anytime soon. Someday.
Have a good day!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I'm a bit of a pill...

I have a bit of an ego. There I said it. Some might say my ego is a bit more than a bit, but don't listen to them, please. So, as some of you may know, Thomas Thorspecken spent an amazing amount of time visiting "WOTW" rehearsals and doing amazing water colors of the process. At the closing night party I bitched to Thomas that I wasn't featured enough on his blog. Well, he did good! He wrote a whole post about me! And my ego is a bit bigger than I might have led you to believe. But Thomas, that stinker, wrote lovely things about me while at the same time managing to be a bit snarky. This is why I love, love, love him. He truly made my day.

That's me knitting.

In other news, I started work today at the costume shop. I'm super happy.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bargain Books...

I went to a used book store yesterday to just pick around and I found a couple of bargains. Since I am now obsessed with quilts and quilting, I found some cool books. 
The book in the back is "America's Glorious Quilts" and is really fabulous. It was published in the 80s and was originally priced at $75. I got it for 7 dollars. Steal! "The Ultimate Quilting Book" is similar but has instructions and techniques in it. It cost me $6. Happy day.

I'm obsessed with tumbling blocks. Just obsessed. How amazing is this?

Sunday, August 9, 2009


"War of the Worlds" closed today. It is always a little sad to close a show...any show. I ended up having a great time on this one. It was a collaborative effort and a good one at that. The process was a challenge, but I feel like I've learned. And that is always good.
I begin work at a costume shop tomorrow helping make costumes for "Charlotte's Web." 
And more good news...all those callbacks I've been going to??? I booked all three shows! Contracts are signed and I begin rehearsing in September.  I'm thrilled.
Below are a couple of shots of me from "WOTW." Enjoy the moodiness of it all.


Sunday Stash #2

I love these two fabrics together...they are my next bag.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

At the Springs...

A big giant group of us went to Wekiva Springs yesterday for some canoeing and swimming. Um, we canoed forever and ever. and I bitched and bitched...I was cranky. To the big giant group, I apologize. But after lunch I was much happier and ready to jump in the freezing cold spring. It was so much fun. Watching people dive down deep into the boil of the spring was fascinating. Did I go down? Of course not. I'm not crazy.

The Bobs and me after a full (or fool) day at the can see the clear water behind us.

This butterfly stopped by to say hi.

This is where we spent the day. The water was so cold and felt so nice! Especially on my sun burn.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Well I love Annie Lennox

And I think this mashup is pretty friend David played it last night at his semi-famous Musical Mondays and I just loved it. So I wanted to share today.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Finished tote...

I finished this bag a couple of weeks ago...just now taking pics...on a cloudy day. I had no choice, it is cloudy every afternoon here. I can here the thunder rumbling now. 
This bag is made of Mary Engelbreit fabric and a vintage dish towel my mom sent home with me. The colors match perfectly! I love when that happens.
The towel is off center and I really love how it turned out. And I did do that on purpose! For once.

Here is a closeup of the towel section. It says silver and it has a fun family trying to hit each other with the precious family silver. Maybe Bobby and I will hit each other with my flatware tonight. The yellow is so vibrant and I top stitched about the towel with yellow thread. I'm pretty proud of that one. 
ps...that big callback is today. The play is called Dear Santa. I don't think I'm called back for Santa...or at least I  hope I'm not.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Finally some finished bags...

Here they are! I've had them done for a while but was lazy in getting them photographed.

Great fabrics, vintage buttons.

I love love love this fabric!

Well, if you like dots, you'll love this one. the lining is another red and black polka dot. Even smaller. So you start big, get smaller, and then find the smallest inside. I couldn't help myself.
ps. I have another callback tomorrow! Wish me luck.

Sunday Stash #1...

This is love birds by Jay McCarroll.
I just joined Sunday Stash! If you would like to as well, go here
Happy Sunday!