Monday, July 13, 2009

Another weekend, come and gone.

Mondays just don't seem as bad after a really great weekend. My dear friend Taryn flew in from Seattle Wednesday and spent all weekend with us.

Here's the quick and dirty of the trip (unfortunately no pics -- I am currently in a no-photos-of-me phase): Wednesday night, we met up with Jackie and PJ at Salsa & Beer -- an amazing hole-in-the-wall Mexican food restaurant in the Valley. Thursday, she hung out by the pool while I was at work, and then we made dinner, drank some wine, and caught up. Friday brought Happy Hour after work and then some awesomely bad junk food. Saturday, we took a walk, went to see The Proposal (which was very cute), and then had a bbq at our house (of course) with margaritas and mojitos galore. Sadly, Taryn left for Seattle bright and early Sunday morning.

Sunday, my grandma helped me pick out a spot for Bug's bridal shower and then we had a delicious brunch at Marston's (my favorite grandma-and-me lunch spot). Sunday night, Josh and I saw Bruno. It was, in a word, "eh."

So far, I am still on the sewing kick, too. I have been working on a quilt for my mom using Moda's Gypsy Rose by Fig Tree Quilts.

I am so in love with this fabric, I ordered extra to make myself a quilt of my very own from it.

I also enrolled in this Mystery Block of the Month from Fat Quarter Shop. This is ideal since the limited commitment of one block a month may jive with my (sometimes unpredictably hectic) work schedule. Here is my first, completed block.

It's funny how much satisfaction I got from making this little guy. It's nice to feel like I made something, completed a project, did something creative even. Turns out arts and crafts make for excellent stress relief.


weezermonkey said...

Public Enemies -- also meh.

I wanted to see Bruno. Our friend didn't. Bah.

dapotato said...

so crafty! yay for OOT friends and stress relief.

weatherboy said...

make me a quilt, too!!! WOO!!!!

California Girl said...

I heard Bruno was "eh." We went to see the Hangover and I didn't get what was so great about it. Funny, entertaining, yes, but not incredible.

I am so impressed with the sewing skills!!

amber said...

That quilt block looks fabulous!

Winnie said...

You did a terrific job on that block! Everything so perfectly flat and lined up. I wish I could sew.

Corey, Ashley and Ben said...

Yeah for quilting!!! I love your block! I need to get my sewing machine back out. I think I've got about 3 unfinished quilts and 2 or 3 unfinished handbags.

wan-nabe said...

ah, how i wish i had the patience for sewing. and knitting! i hear it's a great stress reliever.