Wednesday, March 28, 2007

I Want One...

Uh-oh, I should have never tried it out last night...while on my supper break at work, the new Huskystar EM10 Felting Machine was calling out to me, "Come and have fun - see what everyone in Europe (and here too) is talking about." At the Jo-Ann store that I work at, there is a Viking dealership, and they just got this little fun-master in, so it's been bugging me for a week.

I want one!!! The manager said I could bring in a project, or play with it whenever I wanted - oh no, now there's a coupon for an additional $100. off through this weekend. Hmmm.....
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Monday, March 26, 2007

It's Monday - anyone need a joke?

Irish Viagra (sent to me by a friend today)...just the joke, not the is still March, you know, that's why this is in green...

An Irish woman of advanced age visited her physician to ask his help in reviving her husband's libido

"What about trying viagra?" asks the doctor. "Not a chance, she said. He won't even take an aspirin."

"Not a problem", replied the doctor . Give him an "Irish Viagra. It's when you drop the Viagra into his coffee. He won't even taste it. Give it a try and call me in a week to let me know how things went."

It wasn't a week later that she called the doctor, who directly inquired as to progress. The poor dear exclaimed, "Oh, faith, bejaysus and begorrah! T'was horrid! Just terrible, doctor!"

"Really? What happened?" asked the doctor.

"Well, I did as you advised and slipped it in his coffee and the effect was almost immediate. He jumped straight up, with a twinkle in his ey, and with his pants a-bulging fiercely! With one swoop of his arm, he sent the cups and tablecloth flying, ripped me clothes to tatters and took me then and there, took me passionately on the tabletop! It was a nightmare, I tell you, an absolute nightmare!"

"Why so terrible, asked the doctor, do you mean the sex your husband provided wasn't good?"

"Twas the best sex I've had in 25 years! But sure as I'm sittin' here, I'll never be able to show me face in Starbucks again!"

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Quilting Arts - page 97

She's been to Chicago, Houston, Massachusetts, and now she's home again...

In the soon to be out April/May issue of Quilting Arts, there is a gallery article about the Small Wonders exhibit that the IQF has sponsored for the past 8 years, and they chose some from the 2006 exhibit for the article.

And...while showing this to someone today, I was offered a solo exhibit in 2008! Thank you, Kiki of Kiki B's !!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Happy Birthday, Johann

Ahhhhhh, Bach! Your music made my errands today so wonderful - nice weather - windows partially down - thanks to WNIU 105.7 on my car radio button...

Saturday, March 17, 2007

F words

Funky, Fun, Fabulous, Forty of them, and my Favorite: FINISHED ...

March 29th update: Wendy told me there's 350 people signed up for the Samplers, so now we have a new "F" word: FIFTY PIN CUSHIONS finished ~

My wrist pin cushions for the Friday Night Sampler at IQF coming soon to Chicago. I will demonstrating how to make these and will have them for sale, along with one of the supplies that is not readily available in local craft/Fabric stores.

Update: Felicia of Fluffy Flowers
says "Fantastic"...

I became reacquainted with embroidery Floss, and even making French knots. I Found this great website that has video tutorials on embroidery stitches - NeedleNThread - Tips, Tricks, and Great Resources for Hand Embroidery

Saturday, March 03, 2007

The Auditions

This was fun! I'm working on my demo for the
Friday Night Sampler - IQF Chicago in April...

I'm presenting my funky wrist pin cushions, and how to create them during the demos. I have heard that I'll only have about 10 minutes for each one, so I'll need to plan some "step-outs" like they do on all those crafty type television programs. What a rush it will be!!!

I enjoy the auditions - planning what fabrics go together, but...

After the red hat ladies invaded this galaxy (and others I'm sure), I have a terrible time putting red and purple together. I tried here on a few of them, but every time I look at them, I get frustrated - - -

Do you experience this too in your life, where you just can't seem to get past the fact that something so trivial has ruined it? Another case in point for me (and this is NQR, by the way): Although I tried to like the movie "Anger Management," when the men were singing I Feel Pretty, I was really ticked. That ruined the image and beauty of Natalie Wood singing the song in West Side Story.

Anyway, if you're planning on coming to Chicago for the quilt festival, sign up for the Friday Night Sampler. Lots of great presentations await you!!!