Thursday, May 31, 2012

Really Random, 5/31/12

It's the end of May? Already?

I forgot a few random pictures from my trip to Kansas City.

Seen in the Denver airport. But not the Kansas City airport. Which seemed kind of odd to me.
After all the hair pulling I did to make my infamous Weekender bag last year, it has spent its entire life on a shelf in my closet. Until quilt market. I actually took it along. It came in handy after I checked in my hotel room, and immediately left to spend the night at Carla's. I guess Weekender and I are finally friends...
I always think of my two precious black Featherweights when I see this new model by Singer. Computerized. Plastic. Nice try...

I missed this while I was gone. So sad. Charlotte had her first piano recital. My mother is her teacher. I love the cross-generational bonding they are having together.
Speaking of cross-generational bonding. My mother now has an iPad. She got it from my brother and sister-in-law. Here she is--getting some lessons from grandson Aaron.
Speaking of my brother, Jeff, here is his dog. Jeff is having a hard time getting the dog to go for a walk--he would rather watch TV.
Speaking of my brother, who lives in Texas (wow, this post is really tying together nicely, don't you think??), our friend, Valerie was here from Texas. Whenever we have the opportunity, we like to get a pedicure together. Although I hesitate to post this picture, here we are: my white toes and her tanned toes.
And she brought me this cool Starbucks card, y'all.
Speaking of....Never mind. I ran out of snappy tie-ins.

This arrived in the mail. Maybe it came from Texas...Anyway, it says on the package that it "makes getting in shape as addictive as checking Facebook and Twitter." Seriously? I'll keep you posted on that.

Levi and I had a beginning sewing lesson yesterday. He chose fabric, I cut it into squares and he laid them all out on the floor. We talked about the right side and the wrong side of the fabric. Then we had a little lesson on how my machine works. He was fascinated by the automatic thread cutter and the needle up/needle down. He sat on my lap and  we talked about sewing safety, and then together we started sewing his squares together. We completed eight pairs of squares (Does anyone remember the Seinfeld episode where Elaine needed some toilet paper and the person in the stall next to her said she "didn't have a square to spare." Wow, that was a random thought...) and the next lesson will be more sewing until we have a pillow top.
It was such a fun time to share with him.

Even though he said, "Grandma, your sewing room is really messy...."


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Susan said... #

Next time, invite Levi around for some tidying! Do you think he'd be up to it? Lovely photo of your mother and Charlotte! I bet you'll be at the next recital!

Elizabeth Dackson said... #

Awww, that is so sweet! Makes me want to give my munchkin his first sewing lesson right away :) Did you see the tornado shelters in the KC airport? I think they were under the parking structure. I've been in the Denver airport several times and never noticed the tornado shelter signs! And what the heck is that little gadget you got? Details please!

Cindy Sharp said... #

Levi, messy is fun!

Archie The Wonder Dog said... #

I love the look of intense concentration on Levi's face - so cute!!

Carla said... #

You are soooo hip...Blue toenails and everything! Another great Thursday post, my friend. Love 'em!

The Luedtke Family said... #

My sewing room is so messy!

Love all of the pics!

If I went to get a pedicure with you, our white toes would match.

Sara said... #

Oh I need to get that fitness thing you got from TX---interesting!

Grandma G said... #

Aww... I love the sewing lesson! I hope your mom loves her iPad as much as I love mine. Maybe Charlotte can give you a private concert? Although the video is good, too. ;) Glad you're finally friends with your Weekender!!

Kris from Duke Says Sew What said... #

Great pics, I have blue toenails, too! Go Levi! The next Ralph Lauren?

Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

All good fun as always xxx

Terriaw said... #

Yowza, that's some serious randomness. (I feel a little dizzy ;) I can't imagine a plastic Singer Featherweight. How wonderful that must be for your mother to teach Charlotte how to play piano, and for you to teach Levi how to sew. Those are some of my favorite childhood memories with my grandma (we were never very close), and with my mom (still very close).

Katy Cameron said... #

Yay, reassuringly random, as ever lol Plastic singer though? Nooooo!

FlourishingPalms said... #

Cindy, I thoroughly enjoy your random posts, whether you manage to tie the thoughts together or not! Hmm, did you know that a Florida homeowner has to buy sinkhole insurance? And did you know there's no state sales tax charge in Florida for home improvements? A customized master bedroom closet is considered a home improvement. Are those thoughts random or what?

Carla said... #

Your toes look like mine---but not for long : ) Summer is a comin!

Pieced Brain Quilt Designs said... #

Toenails... For the first time in years, I switched from pink to... TEAL! My sister was visiting from Brazil for my son's wedding, and upon seeing my toes she thought I had gone insane! But it was fun while it lasted (they are pink again!). I am now following your blog!

Letterpress said... #

Yay for using the Weekender Bag!! And hurrah for pretty toes--I went to hot pink for this last go round.

CitricSugar said... #

What a great random collection! I think it's pretty cool how your grandchildren are learning things from the other generations in their family. Definitely special time. We were talking just yesterday of how my nephew likes pasta and I have a pasta machine so I'm sure we'll do that once he's old enough to knead dough and turn the crank.

Hope your mum likes her iPad. My dad just got one and you can't get it away from him. He's never been much of a tech person but so far, he hasn't needed me to bail him out on much, though he did ask me how to "organize his youtube"...

Mama Pea said... #

I love everything about this post..your Starbuck's card, Levi, your toes, your sarcasm at Singer...Just love it all.

Elaine said... #

I love that comment from your grandson! Im sure your area is just as you need it but his comment reminded me of the time my toddler started picking up some stray scraps and putting them in the garbage for me!