Thursday, April 25, 2013

Really Random Thursday, 4/25/13

Let's get right to it. Mark and I were at the coast over the weekend. We had a little adventure Friday morning. I wanted to deliver a couple of quilt tops to Krista, who was visiting her family in Los Osos. She gave us great instructions on how to drive from Pismo Beach to Los Osos. The adventure became actually getting to the house. The city was doing a lot of sewer work on that street. We decided to park on the next street and hike behind all the houses, then walk around all the heavy equipment. We made it, and the quilt tops are safely in her hands.
That afternoon we saw "42." We highly recommend it.
An interesting sculpture in San Luis Obispo:
Seen in the local quilt shop in Pismo Beach:
Mark happened to take a fairly good picture of me. That is really rare. So I have changed my profile picture.
We had really lovely weather all weekend. We woke up on Monday morning to a grey sky. Which meant, as suspected, that the weather was going to be hot in Fresno. And it's only April!

But I came home to some amazing mail!

Stephanie   sent some orangey goodness for a little pick-me-up. It totally worked.
The quilt that will be in the Modern Bee book arrived back home, along with some goodies from Lindsay.
A cool pouch I ordered from Terri arrived,
along with something totally unexpected from her as well.

Seen in the parking lot by the local Barnes and Noble:
Speaking of Barnes and Noble, I had a great play date with these two the other morning. Nothing better than boys, books and baseball.
And later in the afternoon, time with this little ballerina.
I have an opportunity to contribute to a collaborative project. I'm a little nervous about coming up with something good enough to contribute.
Yep, that sounds about right...

Your turn.


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Lucy | Charm About You said... #

Your always having fun! Great pictures and lovely goodies. I want that spotty sewing machine! Xxx

Mama Pea said... #

Great post! Glad you liked the orangey goodness. I ordered a pouch from Terri, too! :-) I love the comic. I'm doing a bit of panic-inspired sewing today for a project that has a deadline coming up! Can't wait to see what you do. I love the sewing machine! I'm jealous of your weather. Our heater is still going this morning. It's in the 30's with a forecast of rain mixed with snow. :-( Have a wonderful day!

Needled Mom said... #

I'll bet it was gorgeous in Pismo last weekend.

That red polka dot machine is fabulous. Very clever.

The best times are always with the grandbabies. What a sweet little ballerina with that lovely smile!!

Panic works for me too.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said... #

How fun to be able to go to the beach for the weekend! I'm at the beach but the ice is still about two feet thick. What sweet times with the grands - enjoy.

jan said... #

Oh how I miss Pismo Beach and SanLuis Obispo. My daughter was born in SLO.. I REALLY NEED THAT RED POLKA DOT SEWING MACHINE!!!lol!! Thank you for sharing and that is a great photo of you!:)

Anne said... #

I grew up in SLO, and it's so fun seeing pictures of it! I'm headed there in May for my niece's birthday, and I can't wait! I'm gonna have to track down that polka dot sewing machine...

Susan at said... #

Yo! I'm Susan, just stopped by today. It's nice to "meet" you and I'm looking forward to stopping back by and seeing what else you have to say. :)

Stephanie said... #

That polka dot sewing machine is to DIE for!! So cute! I love Random Thursdays :)

Susan said... #

I agree with Lucy- you have such fun times! Love you new profile photo- your sunny yellow self! Happy days! S

Katy Cameron said... #

I want that polka dot sewing machine! Oh and your mail, I really want your mail :oD

Vicki said... #
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Vicki said... #

Sorry about the delete. Love the mail! What an exciting homecoming. Missed you on Wednesday. Lunch was a total gab fest!! I finally got pictures onto my blog! Check it out.

ChristaQuilts said... #

That's exciting about your collaborative project. I'm sure anything you think of will be fantastic. And I love the Calvin & Hobbes :-)

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

Hi Cindy, Wish I was on the beach. We've had snow here every Monday for the past 3 weeks. But after a couple of days in the 60's, it all melts then the cycle starts over again. Gotta love springtime on the Rockies. The collaboration project is intriguing. Look forward to hearing more.

Nancy@owensolivia said... #

Looks like you had a good week. Your weather report is scaring me! I dread the hot summers here, so I am freaking out to see it in the 90s in CA!! lol! We MUST meet up!

Pieced Brain Quilt Designs said... #

Sounds like you've been having some fun. Lovely picture of you! Love Calvin and Hobbes... thanks for sharing it!

Trudy Eikenberry said... #
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Trudy Eikenberry said... #

Please bring the redhead, beach, palm trees, and red dot sewing machine to Kansas. Retirement started a few hours ago and I am ready for some good times with the cleverest gal I know. Let the good times roll!

OPQuilt said... #

LOVE: polkadot machine, comment #20 about not marrying American Women, the fact that you are in a BOOK! and have another collaborative project coming up, your MAIL with all its goodies, the new photo (Dave did a pretty good one of me--must be our month?) and most of all, time away with your hubs on the coast.

Okey dokey, now back to the grading. . .
Elizabeth E.

Amanda Jean said... #

That red and white polka dot sewing machine is soooooo cute! Squeal-worthy!!!

Hope you are having a fantastic weekend! Miss you, friend!

Sarah said... #

LOVE Calvin and Hobbes! I also adore the red and white machine. I operate like Calvin and you too, then.