Sunday, August 12, 2012

This Week in 2012, Week 32

Week 32, yikes, this year is flying by, isn't it?
I have recently become a fan of Chase's {Quarter Inch Mark} beautiful scrap quilting. She manages to make the loveliest things from the tiniest scraps of  fabric.
I took advantage of her destash this week and used the birthday money from my brother-in-law and sister-in-law to purchase this huge stack of fabric.
That's Tula Pink's Prince Charming Collection and 11 fat quarters of Katie Jump Rope. Chase also threw in two more fat quarters of DS fabrics from Joann's. 

My Stitch Tease bee is moving at a slow pace and that was my intention when I formed this bee. With only 8 people in the bee it has a pretty relaxed schedule. One of the perks of being the mama in this bee is that I have received some cute little gifts along with the blocks that the members are sending to me for Annabella's {Life's Rich Pattern} quilt. [Annabella, you are going to have the most beautiful quilt] Hadley {Flying Blind on a Rocket Cycle} sent Annabella's block this week and this cute little envelope was inside. Look at that  sticker Hadley had made. I should have realized what was inside just by the sticker.

She made me this cute little pin, in Zakka style. So now when I wear it I will feel like, just maybe, I am a little closer in spirit to my bee mates across the ocean. Thanks, Hadley!

Tomatoes and peppers are plentiful in the garden, so I made 7 more jars of salsa this week.

I am probably one of the messiest cooks in the kitchen when I am busy making something. Now I know where Evan, my son, gets it from. The only advantage he has is he doesn't have to clean up after himself at the restaurant.

I am busy working on lots of projects that I hope to  show you soon. Everything is in different stages of completion, so hopefully next week I will have something to share.

We went to see the new Meryl Streep movie. Now if you follow this blog you know I am a huge Meryl fan. This one was hard to watch because it was so raw, but in the end Meryl does not disappoint and Tommy Lee Jones was perfectly cast. It makes you think and that's what I like in a movie. It's a movie for grown-ups, not some young teenage vampire theme.
It's worth seeing Hope Springs!

Thanks for stopping by,



Susan Snooks said...

Thanks for the movie review- it's on my list to see when it starts here soon! Your little badge/brooch is very sweet! Your new stash of fabric looks amazing!

Jodi said...

I, too, love Meryl (you look like her!!) And,I love Chase's blog, too. She does make wonderful things.

Sara said...

I was watching It's Complicated the other day and would love to see her new one soon!

I love the pics of your messy kitchen so real and great and messy:):)

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

That's an awesome haul of fabric - and I love Tommy Lee Jones.
PS. My pleasure x

Katy Cameron said...

Gotta love fab extras :o) I think you should do your cooking in your son's kitchen,utilise his clean up crew ;o)

Jennifer Mathis of Ellison Lane said...

The salsa looks delish! Glad to hear the movie is good- it looks like a good one. :)

LuLu said...

I have been wondering about that movie. It looks really great. And I, too, make a huge mess in the kitchen always! I think it's because I don't like making things that are "instant" by any means.
p.s. I'm super jealous of your new stack!

Chase said...

um.. salsa looks amazing! I hope someday when I have a garden myself then I can learn to can salsa! Happy to see your new stash arrived and happy stitching!!

Danny Heyen said...

Busy week!

Dianne Neale said...

I am probably the messiest cook in the world - and have been trying to keep up with the haul from the garden!
Yhanks for the tip about Meryl's new film.