Meet Rebekah Warner Elliot (AKA Red). This is the two of us at my wedding (I like this picture, I was skinny then). She is my best friend, and TODAY IS HER BIRTHDAY!!!!! Happy birthday Red! I miss you like crazy, but I'm happy you are having fun in Hawaii!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Wow. 12 days. I'm not a very good blogger, am I? I had TONS of great blog ideas last week, but I just never got around to sitting down with the computer. I guess I'll consolidate some of them, and save the rest. First, I want to introduce you to someone very special to me. Meet Maurice.
Maurice (or Mo, as we call him) is a Singer. We met my junior year in college, and I scrimped and saved for 6 months to come up with the $100 to buy him. I loved him immediately. But Mo is a grumpy old man (hence the name). He gives me fits, and I often abandon a project for several weeks just so I don't have to see him anymore. He will be featured a lot in my blog . . . probably he will be mostly associated with curse words, as he is in the house, but that's ok. He's practically a curse word himself.
Next, I wanted to show you a few blocks that I have pieced. (Have I mentioned I'm a quilter? A bad one, but on none-the-less.) I joined a group called Project Improv, and part of the group is to make improvisational blocks on your own (more about those later) and then make one Log-Cabin inspired Improv block for charity. See my two below.
Both pieced in the log cabin style, one just wonky, and one to look like a log cabin. I thought it was cute. In the next few days, I should have a button up to take you to the flicker group, I'm just working on the logistics (told you I wasn't a good computer person).
I have another few projects I'm working on, and I hope to show you those soon, if Mo cooperates.
See ya soon!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Today is my first post! Today is also my 25th birthday. Wow . . . 25. I started thinking today, there were so many things I was going to do before I was "all grown up", and I haven't done that many. But there are a lot of things that I have done that weren't in my "plan" when I was 10. For example . . . I am married (10 year old me keeps going "yuck!") and I go to work every day (10 year old, and 25 year old me says "boo") and I am basically a normal, everyday person. That was DEFINITELY not in my plan. But I love my life just the same. In spite of a regular 9-5 job, I have several passions. I love to quilt and sew (I'm not that good at it, but I love it anyway. That's why they call it a hobby, right?) and I am learning to knit and embroider. I also have a fat cat name Ralphie
(she's a girl . . . don't ask) that you will probably see a lot of pictures, because she is incredibly entertaining. Here she is eating my birthday flowers. I never had an inside pet before, and she is hilarious! I've decided to blog because . . . well . . . everyone's doing it! (I'm totally a sucker for peer pressure!) I hope this blog will help me to work on my writing skills, as well as organize my crafting. I'm pretty good at starting projects, but finishing them takes years! Maybe you guys will help me stay on task! Also, you will have to be patient with me, I'm a little technology impaired, so this may be slow going.