Back to January...I decided to participate in Project 365. Every day there is a prompt to use for taking a picture. Here are the prompts.
Here are my pics for the month:
First madamecupcake sent me a comment. Then queenbee965.
The other night, our book club met. I was kind of a flaky member last year, reading the books and not attending many of the meetings. Resolution: to be a faithful member in 2012. There. I actually put that in print. Hold me accountable. Anyway... We had just finished reading Little Bee, about a Nigerian girl who ends up in a refugee detention center in England.
The regular attendees try to tie the bookclub meal to the book in some way. We ate at a local Ethiopian restaurant (I don't think there is a Nigerian restaurant in Fresno). The food was really good. It is served family style. You order several items off the menu, it arrives on a platter, you break off pieces of the burrito-looking thing and scoop it up. No utensils. No plates, just a napkin. Think of all the time you could save by not having to wash dishes at home if you ate like this at home.
Come on. I normally drink $2.49 Foxbrook chardonnay. So I don't care if I'm drinking white with a hearty beef stew and a red with chicken. But this is good information to tuck away somewhere: "not just for the weekend warrior, relish during the week with a juicy ostrich burger, zesty buffalo back ribs, venison steaks, or wild boar sausage." Um... I don't think I have EVER had any of those things during the week. OR on the weekend.
Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway of Jeni's cool pattern, which has practically gone "viral," as far as patterns go. The winner is Kathy, who said:
I sort my fabric by type first: Christmas, Halloween, etc. then type such as 1930s and then colors that go together within that set so I can pick up a group without too much thought. I tie a bit of selvage around it to keep it together. I do organize my clothes in the closet by color too. Type and then color within the type.
Congratulations, Kathy. I'll be emailing you with Jeni's contact information.
Thanks for all your comments about how you organize fabric and other things in your life. A couple of you mentioned Fiestaware, so I thought I would show you my collection. It does NOT look this normally. I organized it "in color order" just for this picture.
During all the years we had college kids over for dinner during Monday Night Football it was always very interesting to me that some people always chose the same color, week after week. Some would change it up, depending on what they were wearing that night. Of course, in both instances those were always the girls. The boys didn't care what color the plate was as long as it was heaped with food.
These are my three favorites, so they are usually near the top of the stack on the shelf.
Occasional Piece and I have been corresponding back and forth for probably a year. She is an excellent writer and quilter. We realized that it would be possible for us to meet when I went to the Road2California quilt show a couple of weeks ago. I'm not even going to attempt a review of the show. Elizabeth did a most excellent job and I highly recommend reading her thoughts and enjoying all her pictures.
Have you ever met one of your blogging friends in real life? I highly recommend it. I felt instantly bonded with Elizabeth and have already invited myself down to her house for a weekend of sewing.
Anyway, here we are:
And then we got a cool picture with Sandy Klop of American Jane fame.