Saturday, November 26, 2011

Sunday Sundry - Vol. 49

This past week messed with my mojo a little bit, but it's all good.  Sometimes you just have to stop and smell the turkey dinner.  Hope all of you here in the States had a Happy Thanksgiving and that everyone everywhere is enjoying a great weekend.

We spent Thanksgiving Day at my sister's and had a nice time.  I only managed to snap a photo or two early on and then put my camera back in my purse and forgot about it. 

I liked her display on top of the quilt rack, some vintage kitchen items she picked up at the flea market we went to in September.  Looks like there's even some room for future finds.

Have you seen the Handmade with Love holiday tutorial contest at Pink Chalk Fabrics?  There are a lot of fun projects being linked.  I explored several of them the other day and decided to make one as a Christmas gift.  I worked on it Wednesday night while I listened to the rest of the Water for Elephants audiobook.  Hours passed as I sewed contently along.  Norm was running the soundboard for my brother's band at a local gig, so it was just blissful me time.  
I finished that little project today but can't post a photo here because it is a gift.  However, I did upload it to a Flickr group for the person whose tutorial I used, so you can see it HERE.  I've asked the recipient not to peek—and if she does, I don't want to know!

Last weekend, we saw Twilight: Breaking Dawn, and I loved it.  I wished it could have been different in some parts, but overall I was happy with it.  But it puzzles me (disturbs may be a better word) when people bring their very young children (5, 6, 7-year-olds) to a PG-13 movie such as this.  Several groups with young children filed in.  Seriously?  Was Happy Feet sold out?

Friends, you may be relieved to know that I had a brand new Twilight New Moon board game in my hands today at Goodwill, but I put it back.  See?  I can control my obsession.  It was tough, though.  I walked around cradling it for about 15 minutes before I set it back down.  I hope the lucky person who buys it appreciates my sacrifice.

This, however, made me laugh uncontrollably.  We got the holiday ThinkGeek catalog in the mail today.  Be sure to read the item description...er, instructions.
It had me in hysterics, I tell ya!

There's a lot of fun stuff in that catalog.  Like this T-shirt:
Vitruvian Dude


What's on your Christmas wish list?

9 comments:

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Very cute secret project:)

Impressive how you left the game at Goodwill for someone else. You've made someone terribly happy!

Nice geeky finds...perfect for Mr. DJ:)

Sara said...

The Heath and polka dots are adorable Paulette?:)

Michelle said...

I'm being good! I'm not peeking! (INTJs have excellent self-control. Ahem.)

That pacifier is hysterical, and the write up..., oh man! Kudos on your self control with the board game. :-)

Shay said...

Yep- I love your sisters display too...

I think the fact you saw the game, mentioned the game and told us you left it still means you're in denial/an addict. Admit it - you wanted one of us to tell you to go back and get the game didnt you?

I cant go and look at any more projects. If I dont get something quilted this week I swear my head is going to explode. I dont need more distractions !

rubyslipperz said...

(I hope I won't get hate mail)...but, I TOTALLY agree with you about bringing young 'ens to "adult" movies. In the "olden days" we found ways to have our children watched (legally), either by trading or paying.

I LUV the "poster/ad" for the Vampire Pacifier, too =P

hugZ,
annie m.

Sarah Craig said...

Love your sister's display and I have to confess, I remember all of that except the decoy from my mother's house - including the biscuit cutter (does it have the donut hole attachment?) and the star cookie cutter. I also have to confess that my mother's rolling pin mysteriously disappeared just about the time I got married and moved out.....

Love your Christmas gift project - beautiful fabric! Lucky recipient!!

And the Lil Vampire pacifier is hysterical....

What's on my Christmas wish list? Some Echo by Lotta Jansdotter - I hope my hubby got the hint!!

Kay Lynne said...

Think Geek--I've bought a lot of stuff for my youngest son from them. Some of their stuff is just too funny :)

Elizabeth said...

That vampire paci ad is . . . creepy. Funny, but creepy. Vitruvian Dude? Also funny and completely off-the-wall.

Nice finish! Yay you! You have great taste in fabrics.

Personally, I loved the holiday weekend. Going back to work today is what threw off my mojo. It is only a little after 10:00 pm and I'm thinking of going to bed already.

xo -E

Miri said...

Great little quilt!

LOL! That baby pacifier ad is too funny!