Monday, May 2, 2011

Monday Meanderings: I'm back...

It's a little disconcerting to start the week with a security guard walking up to you to question what it is you are doing.

I drive by a cardiology office at least five days a week to pick up my medical transcription for my "real job." Only last week did I notice what a great quilt design the grillwork on their parking garage would make. This morning I stopped to take a picture. A couple minutes later the security guard came up to ask what I was doing. "Oh, I'm a quilter and I think that (pointing across the street) would make a great quilt design." His eyes glazed over somewhat. "You're not taking pictures of patients or cars are you?" he asked suspiciously. "Oh, no. Just that great grillwork on their parking garage." He did walk away at that point but I'm not sure whether he believed me or not.

So after all that, don't expect any kind of a decent picture. This was snapped on my iPhone, too much sun, etc., and has already been edited.

But it would make a great quilt, don't you think?

We have been gone since Thursday night, and spent all day Friday, Saturday, and until about 4 p.m. yesterday at the Happiest Place on Earth. "Princess" pictures to follow.

We had such a great time and even though Mark and I have been there many, many times, it was different being there with a 3-year-old and almost 5-year-old. We saw so many things we didn't know were there and it was wonderful seeing them through different eyes.

While we were there, my guest post went up at Chasing Cottons. I had sent the post to Rebecca at the beginning of last week, and after it went up on Friday, one of the commenters mentioned that I had given some incorrect information on sewing needles. I happened to be reading the comments on my iPhone while waiting in line for a ride, so there was absolutely nothing I could do about it other than to email Rebecca and ask her to edit the post for me. Frustration on a couple of levels. First of all, the commenter was correct, and secondly, I couldn't correct the information myself. Ah, the joys of technology...

However, I then reminded myself that I was standing in line at Disneyland, while my friend Anne was living in her RV because she had no phone or electricity due to all the tornadoes in Alabama. Sometimes it's good to put things into perspective.


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Jennifer said... #

That's a great pic for a future quilt! I've stopped and taken pictures before but I haven't been questioned by a security guard... yet.

I'm so glad you had fun at Disneyland! If we could take the same vacation every year, that would be where I would go.

Jennifer :)

JHNickodemus said... #

Oooooh! That IS a great quilt design. Is that why you were asking questions about the ap? I don't think I gave you the information you wanted! Sorry I misunderstood!

Amy Friend said... #

That would be a great quilt design! I thought your guest post was great, and who doesn't make a mistake once in awhile? Don't sweat it! I've never been to Disney but with three kids, I am guessing we might go sometime in the future!

Carla said... #

"It's a small world, after all!" especially with the internet! So glad that you had a fun time with your grandies. We hope to do that someday. We went years ago when our children were young.

Needled Mom said... #

Wow!!! That would make awesome quilting designs! What quilters won't do to get their images!!!!! lol

Glad you had a great trip.

Anne at Film and Thread said... #

Are you going to show Disneyland pictures? Pretty please? It might be called the Happiest Place on Earth, but home really is because we FINALLY have power, telephone, internet!!!!! Hooray! Now, lots of cleanup and help to do in the community since there are so many destroyed homes. I've pulled out some quilts to donate to a devastated family.

I love the quilt design idea.

Poppyprint said... #

Love the button mickey magnet!! Don't worry about the post - non of us are perfect and everyone understands.

Glad you had fun with your grandchildren! Do you know how hip you sound: waiting in line for a ride, on my iPhone. I WISH I will be such a cool Grandma!

go Canucks go!

Anonymous said... #

That is a great design! You have a great creative eye. I enjoy that the guard gave you an idea about how to be creepy while he was at it...

I'm Soso jelly that y'all went to dland!!


Letterpress said... #

Oh, those guys with their badges! I had a security guard stop me in DC, saying I couldn't take pictures of government buildings. Right. Every building in DC is a gov. building. Found out later they were completely wrong--and so is your security guard. Public places have to allow photographs. I do the same thing--collecting photos for my quilt ideas. I love the Disneyland photos as well (later post) and that table with the thread is fabulous. Fun to see those pictures!