Thursday, March 26, 2015

Really Random Thursday, 3/26/15

Apparently I'm still not quite back in the swing of Really Random Thursday posts. But Thursday isn't over so I guess it still counts.

I'm doing a DIY project. Right now it looks like this.
Hopefully it will look like this eventually.
Our grandson, Levi, had a birthday party at a local park the other day. It turns out that the local police department was also have something at the park, including bomb squad equipment. Charlotte and I got to side inside the big bomb squad hummer:
They were also giving free hamburger coupons to kids who sat on the police motorcycles.
"How do I turn this thing on?"
"I think I found the right button...."
A few years back I had surgery and couldn't raise my arms. Mark did my hair each morning for two weeks. I called him "Marco." I mentioned that to Charlotte one time, so the other night we were babysitting and after her shower she requested that Marco comb the tangles out of her hair. He hasn't lost his touch.
Mark's parents used to collect mugs from a pottery company called Frankoma. His mother had a complete set of dishes from them that she loved. Starting in 1968, they made collectible mugs, first only the GOP, and then about five years later added the Democrats. Every year they would use a different glaze. It was a colorful collection and I remember it being displayed on top of their china hutch. At some point, we became owners of the collection, but they were stored in our friends' barn in Minnesota. Until last week. 
There are about 45 of them. Not quite sure what we will do with them.

Following the fabulous tutorial by Crazy Mom Quilts, I did my first quilt binding by machine. I am pretty pleased with it.
This is how my design wall looks today.
When I was searching for pictures to put in this post, I came upon this one, written by Charlotte after our stay at a rented beach house in January. It makes me happy.
Anything random happening with you?


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Brenda said... #

Wow, what a colourful design wall. Love the dresdens and the octagons!

Kaelyn Angelfoot said... #

A bunch of cool happenings in your neck of the woods! Really nice projects on your design wall, they all look like fun.

The Colorful Fabriholic said... #

OMG, Frankoma pottery! Brings back memories - a friend gave us the ugliest ever coffee mugs as a joke housewarming gift 35 years ago, glazed in a charming color one usually sees only in an infant's diaper.
Your design wall is fabulous - I just love all that color! can't wait to see what you do with the octagons and the dresdens.

Terri said... #

Your machine binding looks perfect! And your design wall is so fun to look at too. Love all the randomness you have going on lately. I'm drawing a blank on randomness around here. I made key lime pie in a shotglass this week, and it turned out fabulous.

Needled Mom said... #

That is quite a collection of mugs.

You have so many fun things happening on your design wall.

I love the sweet note about the beach house.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

Your adventure with the grandkids at the park reminded me of Truck Days here at our rec center when the kids were little. They could sit in a firetruck, police stuff even a garbage truck which my son loved. Good luck with your mirror. It will be lovely.

FlourishingPalms said... #

Funny, but it seems lately that since I don't get to blogging very often, all my posts are random! Yours is very interesting... Mark doing hair, those mugs (A good question, "What to do with them?" ). Neat that you tried machine binding. I have too, and don't like how mine turned out. Your design wall is lovely! I'd like to see how you're doing on that crochet ripple quilt. I never did buy the yarn to start it, but I still admire it. Thanks for sharing what you've been up to. It's nice to know you get to spend time with your grandchildren. You have lots of blessings to count. :-)