Saturday, December 13, 2014

Stick This Up Your Behind

December 13 2014,

Just came back from the grocery store after picking up some ham and bread.

As I walked down the bread aisle, I noticed a guy with a cart had a bottle of orange juice that was jutting partly out of the bottom part of the shopping cart. When I say the bottom part - it's the part where you put heavy or bulky stuff like water bottles or toilet paper.

I asked him if I could push the orange juice into his cart so that it was not sticking out.

He's response was, "If it's bothering you... sure."

I pushed the bottle of orange juice and walked on.

The reason for my interference was that I had imagined somebody walking and not noticing the orange juice and kicking it and hurting their shins and making a mess if the orange juice bottle were to spill all over.

I expected a "Thank you" or a "Good idea" from the guy, but instead it was a "Whatever" reaction.

What I really wanted to do was shove that bottle of orange juice up his you know what.

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Friday, December 12, 2014


December 12 2014,

I got an email yesterday from QuiltCon saying something along the lines that my two quilts I submitted were REJECTED. No really, I'm not at all annoyed or pissed or upset. I wasted spent $60.00 to enter the quilt ($25.00 for membership + $35.00 for quilt entry). Carry on, carry on.

Another rejection came from hubby. We had been working on tiling the fireplace. Measuring, scoring and cutting the tiles. Ever since this fireplace project started, hubby kept on saying something along the lines of, "When are you going to do the fireplace?" This question and / or sometimes statement has been going on for months.

I was hesitant to take on this project so I kept on saying that I wasn't going to do it. And usually what happens is that we'll tackle it together.

Yesterday I knew we were going to tile it. So I asked him, "When are you going to do the fireplace?" He blew up. I then said, "It was a joke. You keep on asking me when I'M going to do the fireplace this whole time, and now when I ask you the same question, YOU can't take it?" So that was that.

He did the fireplace with none of my help. Now every time I look at this freakin' fireplace, it will give me a sewer sour taste. Whatever. For right now, we're not on talking terms.

We'll see how the grouting goes today.

Before tiling

After tiling
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Thursday, December 4, 2014

I Went to Heaven...

December 4 2014,

Last month we went to Niche Modern semi annual glass blown lighting sale in Beacon, NY (near Fish Kill). We took a one day trip, three hours south and three hours back.

When hubby first showed me the pendants that they made, my jaw fell. My jaw fell further when I saw the price list.

They are stunning, elegant, and beautiful.

I investigated and saw that they had a semi annual sale (this was in July). So I patiently waited from July till November. It was a very long wait.

We made it a trip to go to NY to save some dough. The sale happened on the second weekend of November and was a factory sale - which meant seconds and showroom clearance. They were either 50% off or 80%.

At the end of the trip, we came back with 5 glass blown pendants - even though we only needed two or three depending on the configuration.

The pieces are absolutely stunning. They are made in Beacon, NY - and the owner Jeremy Pyles was also there.

We're waiting for a canopy for the dining room so that we can hang these beautiful pendant. We have spares just in case we break one or two of them. We did not buy the canopy from Niche Modern, due to the cost, but found something comparable.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Woof Woof

December 3 2014,

As I was waiting to get my brakes done, I took this photo while at the waiting room.

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ps. Laura - now you know why I had to cancel breakfast :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Show + Tell :: A Lazy Afternoon

November 25 2014,
Title: A Lazy Afternoon (For Will)
Dimension: 23" x 39"
Materials: Cotton Batiks

Front of Quilt

Back of Quilt
Detail of front of quilt
This is another quilt that is a gift. This is for a Secret Santa thingy-ma-jig. The criteria was to get something in the price range of $100.00 - $125.00 for the person. The result is a small wall-hanging. There was no real outlay in money - because I had all the fabrics on hand - it was just time and effort. This will be going to Nevada and hopefully Will will like it.

Don't ask me how I came up with the title, I pulled it out from my a**.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Show + Tell :: Cross Sectional of a Snow Bank

November 24 2014,

Title: Cross Sectional of a Snow Bank
Dimension: 21" x 49"
Materials: Front - Hand-dyed Vicki Welsh fabric

Front of Quilt

Back of Quilt

Detail of Front of Quilt
This quilt is made as a gift to Janice as a thank you for supporting me in my quilt making journey.

I couldn't figure out a title for the quilt, but knew I wanted it to be something relating to snow. I thought of "Dirty Snow" but didn't like the sound of it. At the thirteenth hour when I needed to come up with a title, I looked up the meaning of "cross-sectional" and came up with the title.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Hidden Charges

October 27 2014,

Today I went to UPS to send my quilts out to "A Quilter's Gathering" for the quilt show.

I came home and looked through the receipt to record how much I spent on the shipping.

I noticed a charge of $1.00 for "standard pack serve".

I called the store up and the kid said that he vaguely remembered me. He said if we packed the item for you, if we taped the box for you, we charge you $1.00 for it.

I told him that he did not tape the box for it, and he did not pack the items for me. I reminded him that I brought my own packing tape, and I packed and taped the box myself.

He went on to apologize for charging the $1.00.

Imagine that - $1.00 multiply the amount of people who go to that store and get charge that amount and not even realize it.


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