Thursday, September 20, 2012

Really Random, 9/20/12

Sunday was interesting. I'm still trying to get used to the fact that the musicians have all their music on iPads. See it on his microphone stand?
And it's nice that we take food allergies (which seem to be rampant) into account for communion.
I enjoy looking at all these organimi birds in our sanctuary.
Outgoing mail:
Incoming mail (this postcard just made my day--thanks, Elizabeth!)
 This beautiful girl is 6 years old!
For birthdays and Christmas, Mark and I give the grandchildren: something to play with--a Pillow Pet blanket, nice and soft.
Something to wear: I deconstructed a dress I won't ever wear again.
The bottom of the dress is so fun--scallops piped in hot pink. I cut that part off and made a skirt for Charlotte:

 I think her favorite part was the Hello Kitty fabric I used for the elastic casing:
Then I made a pillow case, which also served as a gift bag:

And something to read: Jamie Lee Curtis was in town as the keynote speaker for a women's conference. In the afternoon she did a book signing at the local Barnes and Noble. Her latest book is perfect for a little girl in first grade.

She was funny and gracious, standing up repeatedly for photo ops. When I told her our favorite move (EVER) is Trading Places, and that I had the DVD with me and asked if she sign it as well... just as her publicist, who was sitting next to her, said "No," Jamie Lee said, "Of course! It's a funny movie."
We dipped our toes in the stock market awhile back and bought shares of Apple stock when it was going for $195, but only bought 25 because we have a history of stocks tanking as soon as we buy them. I wonder how high it can possibly go...

Do you ever go out on a limb? Or do you like to play it safe?

It's your turn (don't be afraid to post past today--the linky is open until Sunday).


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Lucy | Charm About You said... #

great randomness!! I love origami birds - My Granny gave me a book called 'Sadako and the thousand paper cranes' it's so sad but beautiful.
I love all your makes and that skirt is just adorable!!
How fun meeting Jamie Lee Curtis too, she's so cool :)

Mama Pea said... #

I love so many things in this post....the origami birds, the fact that you take photos in church (ha!), the recycled skirt, the Hello Kitty casing, that you met Jamie Lee Curtis, that you own Apple stock....(wish I did!), both your incoming and outgoing mail. What a great post. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Archie The Wonder Dog said... #

Lovely randomness!

Carla said... #

Great skirt. You get the 'Best Grandma"award for this week! We had gluton free communion this week too...must be in the new communion rule book!! LOL!

Unknown said... #

What a beautiful day, congrats to your grandaughter ! and I love Jamie Lee Curtis :)

Marit said... #

Your communion wafers have garlic flavor? Well, that´s an upgrade from those thin paper ones that stick to your tongue! And I just realized your Ruby is the same age as my little girl. She just turned 8 months on Monday. Sooo big!

Carla said... #

I wanted to buy stocks, but my hubby plays it pretty safe. My son worked for Apple, but is now in school. He hopes to work for them again ; )

Needled Mom said... #

Happy birthday to the sweet girl!!! I love your gift ideas. I think I have the same dress...was it a Coldwater Creek one? I love what you did with it. Very cute idea.

Terriaw said... #

That is a cool origami bird chandelier. And I love the idea of making a pillowcase for a gift bag. How fun to repurpose one of your dresses into such an adorable skirt for Charlotte. And what a thrill to meet Jamie Lee Curtis. You've had quite a great week!

M-R Charbonneau said... #

Way to go on the Apple stock. Sell, sell, sell! ;) LOVE that pillowcase. Where did you find that Happy Birthday fabric?

OPQuilt said... #

Glad you liked my postcard! This is a fun post filled with all sorts of stuff to think about: jealousy over your Apple stock and getting to meet Jamie Lee Curtis, fun birthdays with grandkids, and the noticing things during church (which is what I do too).

Always fun to read your Random Thursday posts!

Katy Cameron said... #

I love the allergy concious wafers :oD

Happy birthday to the birthday girl, and yay for rubbing shoulders with the celebs :oD

Kris from Duke Says Sew What said... #

You are THE BEST Grandma!!

felicity said... #

I'm a banker. Need I say more about going out on a limb? ;)

felicity said... #

p.s. Jamie Lee Curtis is my 'older lady' hair model. Basically, I'm just going to stick with my current style and wait for it to be more salt than pepper.

Rene' said... #

So much to love about this post Cindy! Happy birthday to your sweet granddaughter!!! Very cool gifts you gave and made and brilliant to make a pillowcase as the gift wrapping. My daughter's school has gone to using iPads in the middle and upper grades. Her orchestra is using ipads for their music as well and she even does her violin homework by playing, recording/videoing on an app and sends it in that way! I am envious of your Apple stock and meeting Jamie Lee Curtis. Trading Places is a favorite of mine too.

FlourishingPalms said... #

That's so danged cool that you met Jamie Lee Curtis! Guess that's what happens when one lives in California where the stars do. Our favorite Jamie Lee Curtis movie is "True Lies," and she's really great is NCIS. Darling skirt. What a great upcycle project. And good for you with the Apple stock! Good for you!