Thursday, June 16, 2016

Really Random Thursday, 6/16/16

Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of having a trunk show on the central coast of California, Morro Bay, the Gold Coast Quilting Guild.

It was our 43rd wedding anniversary. Mark cut this gorgeous Double Delight rose from our garden, put it in one of those styrofoam soft drink cups and put it in the cupholder in my car. My whole car smelled so lovely.
I didn't take a single picture of the trunk show, but the women were very friendly. I had a great time, and I hope they enjoyed seeing my quilts.

The weather was perfect coastal weather, cool and breezy.
My good friend, Linda, who started me on this trunk show journey in the first place, came over for the afternoon and evening. After the trunk show, we did a little shopping at the local quilt shop, then had dinner and visited for a couple of hours. It was the highlight.
On Saturday, Mark and I had been invited to a 50th birthday party, semi-formal with a roaring 20s theme. I tried a beaded headband (which didn't look good with glasses) and a feather boa (which was itchy, and besides, it was a breezy evening). Finally decided the long pearl necklace and fishnet stockings would be good enough. Mark looked great as a newsboy.
Yes, a whole roasted pig.
Goldfish centerpieces.
It was a fun evening.
So it's been city clean-up in our neighborhood, that once-a-year time when you can put trash and yard trimmings out in front of your house and the city will pick it up. I'm always amazed at what ends up on the street. This year, there were a LOT of appliances. And as I was taking my morning walk, I saw this lonely little tomato pincushion, full of pins, just tossed on the ground with a lot of other junk.
Wonder what the story is, who the pins belong to, and if they decided they just didn't want to sew any longer.
Mark and I had two 6-foot tables, those really heavy ones. We decided this was the year to clear them out of the storage shed, along with two red folding chairs that had seen better days. Mark decided it would be funny to "set the table" so we cut a rose and put it in an empty wine bottle. We weren't even done setting the table when someone pulled up and wanted the tables. I'm sure they thought I was nuts when I told them to wait a few minutes while I took a picture, which turned out really badly. Sorry about that, but you get the idea.
My friend Elizabeth had told me that my Delta Breeze quilt was in the newest edition of Simply Moderne magazine. I had no idea, so I was on the hunt for a copy of my own. It's a pricey magazine and they are usually a little hard to find. But I persevered, and it paid off.
This was in the newspaper the other day.
They just don't listen to me, and keep growing no matter what I say. 
And finally, I saw this beautiful flower in our neighbor's yard. So pretty. Next week the summer heat begins in earnest, and things will start to wilt.

Hope your week has been a good one.


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Lucy | Charm About You said... #

Congratulations on having your quilt featured! The party looks like a lot of fun and I love that you were setting up that table!! Hilarious! Kids do grow so fast, I feel like I blink and they've grown :)

Robby said... #

I love that you 'set the table', and that someone else wanted them and kept them out of the landfill. Win-win! Congrats on the magazine piece, too.

Needled Mom said... #

Happy anniversary! I loved seeing the pics of you two all dressed up.

Glad the trunk show went well and that you had some time to spend with Linda.

That table setup is too cute. We need something like that in our neighborhood. I have stuff that I would like to get rid of too.

Susan said... #

I thought you were going to say that you picked up the lonely pincushion! Congratulations on the anniversary, the magazine feature and the trunk show! You have some wonderful things to celebrate!

lindaroo said... #

That poor little pincushion! Maybe it will have a Velveteen Rabbit experience. (I wouldn't have picked it up, either.)
You look great in the LBD! Glad it all worked out, and you had a good evening.
Too bad there are no pictures of your GREAT trunk show. You'll just have to do it again, somewhere else, and be sure to add "take pictures" to your checklist!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

Good for you doing the trunk show. Is that ow you met Linda in the first place? I hope they gave you credit in the magazine. Would have been nice if they'd let you know about it.

Barb Neiwert said... #

I love the randomness of today's post! You have lots going on and a smile on your face - great combo! Congrats on the magazine feature, but weird they didn't get your permission first. Enjoy the summer!

Rachaeldaisy said... #

What a lot of fun random events. I love double delight roses, they have the best smell! Congratulations on being in Simply Moderne! I haven't got the latest copy yet. I subscribed so I wouldn't miss a copy so it should arrive in my mail box any day now so I'll be able to admire your quilt in the glossy pages.