Friday, November 19, 2010

I didn't come to Chicago to blog but...

I really have been doing some crafting lately, I just haven't blogged about it because it was a surprise for Kate.
This is my god daughter, Angie sitting on the quilt I made for Kate and gave to her when I arrived last night- the beginnings did feature on this blog a long while ago.
Hooray for a finished project!
This is Angie and her twin sister, Grace in the pj bottoms I made for them. I don't always understand what the girls and their brother, Dante are saying just yet- getting my head around the accent and excitedly fast kid speak but they thought it was pretty cool that I made them some pj's and Gracie said 'can you teach me to sew?'. It was nice- so I am thinking of quick beginner hand sewing project for a 7 year old. Any ideas are welcome. I thought maybe a little bag.

I tell you, 28 hours in transit may have been fun when I was 19 but I am not as young as I used to be! My trip involved a run at LA airport to catch my connecting flight and an injured calf muscle, which may have looked amusing to any onlookers but didn't feel amusing to me. I am not really having a big whinge, I am really thankful to have travelled safe and appreciate the priveldge of being here.
Look at this very cute little dude I saw on my walk this morning

Apparently, even the skip bins are patriotic over here...
I found out today that some people deep fry their Thanksgiving turkey.
That cracks me up- pretty massive thing to be deep frying, don't you reckon?


  1. Lovely quilt - very pretty apples I see in there!
    I used that bird fabric for some PJ's too - very nice, glad the girls liked them.
    A simple tote bag is the way to go - straight lines are always good.
    Have a great time!

  2. What a gorgeous quilt for a gorgeous little girl. And the PJs! Fantastic! Enjoy the holidays.

  3. Gorgeous quilt! And adorable pj pants!

    That is one fat ass squirrel!

    Well, if you think deep frying a turkey is weird, ask your friend what a turducken is!

    I hope you're having lots fun. :)

  4. Hope you enjoy your time away, when you recover from the flight! Love that squirrel and the cute faces on the girls. Have fun! xo

  5. That quilt is absolutely beautiful. Loving the bright colours (of course)!

  6. Oh my giddy aunt, deep frying thanksgiving turkey takes the cake. I thought Mars Bars were scary enough.

    How about a cushion? And then there's the potential for decorating said cushion...(and I wasn't thinking involvement of zips!)

  7. Surely they don't put the whole turkey in the deep fryer?!?!

    So glad you've arrived safely. Have a wonderful wonderful time.

  8. Your quilt is beautiful -- what a lucky little girl! It's so fun to see our country through your eyes. We are very patriotic -- K&J thought that was funny too. And the deep fried turkey. It's true (and the comments you're getting crack me up!) It happens outside and it's supposed to be really good. Hope you're having a wonderful time!

  9. Lol, that dumpster is hilarious! Never seen one like that before!!

  10. oh, btw, you can buy turkey fryers. I've had deep fried turkey for thanksgiving before - it's actually pretty good.


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