Saturday, May 7, 2011

Stuff, junk & things.

 That's one of our favorite lines.  Buttercup picked it up from somewhere..... probably a tv show.  That kid's a funny one.  Once her teacher, maybe her 4th grade teacher, told me a story of this amazingly inspirational phrase she'd written on a sign to hang on her desk.  The teacher was just gushing with awe at how smart she was.  I, on the other hand, was holding my breath.  It came from Sponge Bob.  The teacher's only child was still in kindergarten.  It was only a matter of time before time froze in place when she heard that exact same phrase come out of her tv. 

Anyhow, back to business.  Thanks for all the birthday wishes for The Scholar.  That picture just gets me.  Back in the day when we put babies to bed on their tummies all cozy in their bumper padded, drop side cribs.  You don't see that pose anymore...the one where they pull their knees up and stick their butts in the air.  I don't think I have pictures of The Boy Wonder doing that and Buttercup was born after we worried about sleep positions.

 Spring is MIA in western NY.  We did have a teaser day last weekend.  My husband and I took a drive down to a cute little town at the south end of one of our Finger Lakes.  We walked around, shopped a little, (there's a quilt shop in town) and had lunch at a cute ice cream parlor.  One of those places with all the pretty wood trim and a tin ceiling. 

At an antique store we bought a wooden flower box.  Since I don't want to ruin it by putting it outside and the cat will eat any flowers, I filled it with the next best thing.  And, since the only thing that crops up around here like flowers are quilts.....

and I've managed to finish another Crazy January Challenge piece.... Fresh Watermelon by Little House Needleworks.  It certainly took me long enough. 

Aren't those little ants cute?


Last but not least, there is work happening in my sewing room.  I'm not ready to show anything quite yet.  Soon.  This is what my cutting table looked like this morning.  Funky looking scraps.

Ok.... back to waiting for the dishwasher repair man... for the 3rd time since we bought the thing 2 months ago.  (Much eye rolling and head shaking.  What can we do?  The price of modern technology.  It came out of the factory dysfunctional and they assure us that if they can just replace enough parts it will work.)


  1. Those quilts look great in the flower box. Nice Watermelon finish too - those ants are definitely cuter than the live ones that are invading our hallway at the minute - eek!

  2. What a wonderful story! It sure gave me a smile. And you are WAY too productive Miss Pam. You are definitely a fast-lane stitcher. Lately I feel like I'm in the bus lane...

  3. Wow, a great Challenge finish! Congratulations.