Sunday, May 27, 2012

I need a vacation!

Luckily, I'm only hours away from flying off to London! 

Here's how the last 10 days have gone...

Last weekend: drove to NJ to give my grandmother my old car, take her to DMV to do lots of fun DMV stuff, and eat dinner (at 2:00, of course) before turning around and driving home. 

(side note: we're having work done on our house while we're away...so we're living in a "studio house" right now...it is 100% chaos...you have to crawl over our bed to get to the couch...it makes me insane!  So after a crazy day with my crazy family, we came home to a crazy house...SERENITY NOW!)

Last week:  work plus errands, plus working on the single girl, plus trying to get ready for vacation

Friday: leave work early, but not early enough to avoid holiday traffic.  Took about 1 bazillion hours to get to NJ.  Then late dinner with mom, super late visit with friends, return to mom's house to find ourselves locked out...put a lot of effort into not being snarky with mom.  Drove to hotel.  Got denied!  (Seriously?)...put a lot of effort into not throwing myself onto the floor and having a temper tantrum.  Drove to other hotel and finally fell asleep way past my bedtime.  Slept for 2 hours.  Woken up by freight train...no wait, it was just my mom snoring...started to make loud noises like slamming a glass down on the end table to wake her up...failed but by then I was wide awake from all my efforts.  (Seriously?)

Saturday: Breakfast with BFF, bridal shower for other BFF, fueled up with Chick-Fil-A, drove back to CT

Today: packed suitcase, put a lot of effort into staying awake

Somewhere in the middle of all that: pieced my dGS quilt top (may still need borders to fatten it up...)

So I'm off for a week of visiting friends, raiding Liberty, and generally acting very British.  (That's code for "I'll be drinking lots of tea and using words like brilliant!")  Hopefully by the time I return, I'll be able to type in full sentences again!  Cheerio!!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Halfway there

Got the piecing done!  Woot!
Now lets see a show of hands.  How many people think I can get this quilted and bound in the next month.  Oh, wait...did I mention that I'll be out of town next weekend and then out of the country for a week after that?  Hey!  Why is everyone putting their hands down?!?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Drumroll please!

The winner of my first-ever-super-duper-giveaway is Kirsten N.!  Congratulations!!  I'll get that out to you tout suite! (Well, you know...after I email you and you email me back with your address and all that...)

Thanks so much to everyone who played along!  It was so fun hearing from y'all! We should do this again!

Monday, May 14, 2012

I'm one!

Today is my first blogiversary!!  WOOHOO!  I made it!

One year ago today I hit "publish" on my first post...It scared the pants off of me.  I thought I was going to vomit.  (But I didn't.)  And to be honest, I still get nervous when I hit the little publish button.  But I'm getting there and it has totally been worth it!  I just adore being part of this modern-quilty-fabric-addicted-blogaliscious community!  I love hearing from y'all and I can't thank you enough for hanging out here and seeing what I'm up to!  And to show you the love, I'm having my first ever giveaway!  WHAT!?!  That's right!  Your odds of winning are pretty good right now too since this is still a little baby blog!

And now for the goodies.  First, I snatched up a green Flea Market Fancy fat quarter bundle just for you from Marmalade Fabrics.  (Because I love all things green and I love FMF.  Love.) 
I'm also sending along a package of Thangles.  If you haven't used them before, Thangles are the most delightful invention ever.  I'm not exaggerating.  (I used them to make the HSTs for my Swoon blocks and I totally fell in love.)  All you have to do is cut two strips of fabric, lay them right sides together, pin the Thangle in place, and sew on the lines.  They even have lines for you to cut on.  These papery bits of magic give you the world's more perfect HSTs with only 0.0000001 parts per million effort.  I'm pretty sure you're dying to try them, even if you don't know it yet. 
All you have to do is leave me a comment. Any comment.  Tell me something good that happened today.  Or tell me how the weather's been.  Or just say hello.  Just make sure you do it before 5pm EDT on Wednesday, yo!  (Hey, maybe you can tell me if I'm the only person to use "EDT" and "yo" in the same sentence?)  And if you're a no-reply blogger (or you're not sure), leave me an email address so I can get in touch with you when you hit it big!  Thanks again for all the love!!  Kisses!