I hope everyone knows that when I say I will post something "tomorrow", I mean sometime after today! I did promise pictures and more randomness about myself didn't I? Thanks to all who posted and responded to my first segment. Since then, I caught up on my Baby Jane homework, received some goodies in the mail, and sat contemplating not only the meaning of life but how to begin my art swap pieces. I know what I want to do but am not sure how to start. I think I should try the technique on some scraps first so I don't mess up my good materials. I am excited though. I also need to finish up the bag I started last week. I got stuck on the top stitching. I had to rip it out 3 times (black thread on black fabric) before I gave up. It could have something to do with it being 3am and me being exhausted. Maybe some better light and rest is what that situation call for!
First order of business...Can anyone guess what this is? Anyone? Amanda, how bout you?
It is a red velvet whoopie pie of course!
And what, you ask, could warrant such a treat? My gift certificate package from the Fat Quarter Shop arrived! Whoopie! Since it came from Amanda, and she loves cake like me, I had to save this one for the big opening. You ready? I decided to go out on a limb and get myself something other than 30's repro's for my Baby Jane. I have fallen in love with 2 new fabric lines. Oh yes, you ladies have turned me. I can now speak "fabric". It is a tricky language at the start but you catch on very quickly! My first new love...You got it! Posh from Moda. I was drawn in by the colors, like entering a candy coated dream. I went for the charm pack and 2 1/2 yard cuts. There are so many things I could make with these. I think an apron for myself may be due soon though, since I don't actually have one. Oh before we continue, We better dig in to Amanda's whoopie pie! We want her to have as much happiness with her mouth as with her eyes. How is it Amanda? That cream cheese filling does look tasty.So on my way to sink my teeth into the Posh collection I was taken on a detour by some inticing colors and shapes; Daydream also from Moda. It drew me in. It looks like what it says, a daydream! After much lusting, I settled on 2 more 1/2 yards. They are in a few of my favorite colors and would look great in any room in the house! The last charm pack is a flannel version of Monkeyin' Around! At some point during the holiday shopping fairs and bazaars I went to I acquired 1 yard of a flannel from that collection. Of course I didn't know about any collection at the time, I just thought it was cute. So for 4.99$ I got the charms for the whole set and am now baby quilt ready when ever the occasion may call! My sincerest thanks to you again Amanda for this wonderful gift. I will love these fabrics for many years to come.
Now for the nutragrain stash, though I have taken a few off the top since the shipment arrived! He's always looking out for me. No more hungry excuses.
On to ....
Random things About Stacy Part 2
4. I have moved over 30 times in my life, about 20 before I was14. It wasn't always far away but many times it was to a new state or country I had never been before. We lived in the Dominican Republic when I was 4-5 while my dad went to medical school. We were there for most of what would have been kindergarten for me so my cousin and I were tutored by a fellow American women. For the last couple of months of that year we moved to Wyoming where the teachers took my parents aside and told them they thought I had a learning disability because my vocabulary level was very low. When my dad asked what kind of things they asked they said things like cowboy, horse, corral, prairie etc. Things every good WY kid should know. He laughed and explained to them that not only had I spent the last 2 years in the tropics, but I was at no shortage for words. I could easily tell them pineapple, tarantula, eel, and crab, just not things a cowboy did. That always cracked me up.
5. My feet have to be cool and sticking out of the covers at night while I sleep. In the day they are freezing and I wear 2 socks and wool slippers, but if my feet are hot at night I can't sleep. What's more strange is that if I take a nap in the day time, the socks stay on! I have a pair of those heatable slippers but now I need to invent some cold slippers. Some sort of ice pack booties would be nice, just for the night though!
6. I LOVE Vespa scooters! I first saw them about 11 years ago when I moved to Phoenix after high school. I hung around a bunch of guys who all had one. They were the coolest, most beautiful things I had ever seen. Because I moved so much though, and was going through a tough time I never got one. Now the price for the old ones has trippled. Every time I see one though, my heart skips a beat. My brother got one and didn't tell me for 6 months because he was afraid I would be mad. I was! How could he get one before me? I got over it when he let me drive it though. I do have a small collection of models that I keep right by my desk. My husband says I can't get one while we live in Boston because I would die! He is probably right too...lol. So for now I just dream of the wind in my face, puttering along some mountain cliff overlooking the ocean. Kind of a James Bond on a scooter type scene. I can't wait.
Ok that is six and I believe I promised ten so there will be one more installment coming soon. Before I go I have two quick quilting questions. 1. What is the dealio with the gloves you all buy. Are those for machine quilting? What is their purpose? 2. Does anyone know where I can get the lowdown on interfacing? I notice most of you use a kind with paper on the back. When I went to buy some at the fabric store there was no paper on the back, for the one sided or the double. Is there a special kind to use for quilting and crafts? I am confused and I think it would open some creative doors if I could get the interfacing drama cleared up once and for all! Thanks everyone. Don't let the bed bugs bite! Seriously, they are the most horrible things in the world, oh no, now I am going to have nightmares about them. Uhhhh.