Thursday, May 12, 2016

Really Random Thursday, 5/12/16: Better Late Than Never

So...the Really Random Thursday posts usually go live at 3 a.m. PDT, and it is now over 12 hours later than that. *sigh* Some weeks are just like that.

This one is panda-obsessed. So when Stephanie was in Washington, DC, for a professional conference and the gift shop in her hotel lobby was overflowing with panda items because of the new baby panda in the Washington zoo, well....she thought Charlotte might love a cap. And stickers. She was completely right about that!
This one keeps getting more handsome by the week.

And this one informed me yesterday that he plans on being an artist. In Paris. Teaching children to draw. And if they don't want to draw, he will have a play structure for them to play on. You never know--it could happen.
This one is a little spitfire--spirited, funny, and loving. She gives the best hugs.
Her quilt is nearly done. I hope she likes it. :)
These were unbelievably delicious. A friend is going with a church group on a mission trip to Portugal, and as part of her fundraising efforts, she is making cinnamon rolls. I might have eaten nearly all of them by myself.
We took a little road trip on Mother's Day up to the foothills and stopped at this bed and breakfast for a quick look. Mark had done a lot of the cabinets but we hadn't been there since they were completed and the rooms were furnished. It would be the ideal place to hold a small quilting retreat. Anyone want to join me?
 Let's just move this table out of the way and move in the sewing machines!

Have your kids played Hungry Hippos? It's an incredibly loud game.
Have you played Super Stretch? Gabe made me play along too. I'm only glad he didn't have access to my camera to snap a picture of me twisted like a pretzel. And I still want to make a quilt based on his socks.
Do you love to declutter? I actually do and like Marie Kondo's book a lot. However, there is a lot of truth to this...
It's not too late to leave a comment to win Riel Nason's book, Modern Selvage Quilting. This is my own personalized pincushion. So fun to make.

Till next week...


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Robby said... #

That really does look like a charming B&B. We aren't in the area, but I'll try to remember it should we be vacationing in the vicinity. And yes, I remember the crazy loud hungry hippos from when our nieces were young.

Anonymous said... #

So happy she liked the hat and stickers! :-) Hugs!

lindaroo said... #

Such a generous Random Thursday post! Lots of fun stuff, and you bet I'd join you for a retreat at that lovely spot!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said... #

Looks like a great spot for a retreat!

Needled Mom said... #

The kids are all so cute, Cindy. Paris???? You could go visit him there.

That would make a fun retreat. Sounds great to me. I'm looking forward to seeing the book quilt finished.

That looks like the old Twister game. OUCH!

Mary Ann said... #

I had already purchased that book as have been saving selvages for quite sometime. I have made pin cushions and given them to my quilting friends who have saved selvages for me. Enjoy reading your blog.

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said... #

I thoroughly love your random Thursday. I can't believe how cute the kids are. The cinnamon rolls look so yummy. If I lived in Fresno, i'd be buying the and freezing them. Thank you for sharing.

Shirley JB said... #

Cute kiddos, great retreat center and the rolls look yummy! Thank you for the chance to win!

Charming bubble 52 said... #

I've been saving selvage so for 6-7 years now just waiting to be inspired to do something with them. This book may well be the impetus I need. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Unknown said... #

Looks like a really interesting book!

Rozz01 said... #

I started saving my selvages so I'm part way ready but need the book to continue to create.

OPQuilt said... #

Fun to read this week's Randomness from Cindy--and I'm glad you found a place for that Marie Kondo retort. When I was at QuiltCon, I was swapping badges around my class, and one woman said, "Oh, no. I do Mari-K." At first I thought she said "Mary Kay," you know, the cosmetics people, and I couldn't figure out what that had to do with swapping badges. "You know," she continued, "No junk in, get junk out." Okey, dokey. I guess she just labeled my swapping pin as junk. Definitely not trading with her!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

Love these posts to see what you're up to. I tried to listen to the Tidy book and finally decided she was simply obsessive about everything. I can appreciate being tidy but really . . . emptying your purse everyday just seems like a waste of time to me. It did give me inspiration to strive for a little more simplicity in my life though and that's a good thing.