Friday, August 26, 2011

IKEA and food and fabric

A few pictures from our IKEA trip a few weekends ago:

 We were positively giddy just driving into the parking lot!

HAD to eat the Swedish Meatballs

 This is one of the many pieces of furniture I've been lusting after....the Varde kitchen island
Swedish pancakes

 Pretending we're standing in our new kitchen at home

The "Put a Bird on it" chair
(What?!  You haven't seen THIS video???)

And peach pie I made this week.....peaches compliments of customer/friend Ann, who had just picked them from her backyard tree and brought them to me at the Grandma taught me how to make pies when I was little, and she always pricked into the top crust the 1st letter of the fruit:
I thought I had a picture of Grandma rolling out pie crust, but couldn't find it....I did find this one, though:
teaching me how to knit 
(that was the time in my life where I was mistaken regularly for a boy, with my short hair)

THIS fabric arrived yesterday:

Friday, August 19, 2011

It's like Christmas morning.....

.....except instead of Santa arriving, it was Matt, the UPS guy:

So, in order to fit it all in the store.....the SALE area is growing - $6/yd fabrics, and many bolts that have 3 yds or less are 40% off if you buy the rest of the bolt!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bittersweet morning

School starts today in Albuquerque.  Alarm clocks were set last night, and at 6:30 our day began.  I have 2 middle schoolers now - whoa, time, what's the rush??

(try as I may, I couldn't get the rotation to apply when putting this picture up!)
Lunch packed in recycled plastic bag!
Notice my 6th grader - on the right - is TALLER than my 8th grader?!  Just a smidgen, but yep, she's surpassed her sister in height.
As bittersweet as this day is.....fall is coming!  The mornings are just a wee bit cooler....the State Fair is just around the corner.....the garden is ready to harvest:

Yes, that's a PINTO BEAN!  Grown in our garden!

And finally, FABRIC!  The big shipment.....which I mistakenly thought was arriving last week - alas, no, it didn't.  I do now have confirmation that it's arriving this Thursday....with a follow-up shipment coming in Friday.  If I receive all the bolts I've ordered, we'll have 38 new bolts by Friday.....but I'm sure a few will be backordered.  Can't wait!!  Here's a sneak preview of a few:

And well, you'll have to come in to see the rest!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Mother Daughter table runner

Made by Sarah and her mom......Sarah was visiting from St. Louis, and she and her mom had a week of sewing together.
Sarah sent me a picture of what they made:
and back:
Beautiful, no?