Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Field Trip to San Francisco

My quilting buddy Jeanne and I went on a field trip today. We live across the Bay from the city of San Francisco. My DIL gave me a gift certificate to Britex Fabrics at Christmas so Jeanne and I scheduled a trip into the city to check it out. It was so much fun! It's not geared so much toward quilters and the fabrics there are pretty overpriced, but this piece of 100% silk had my name on it! It is stunningly gorgeous!!!

I found it on the fourth floor where they have the remnants. The ladies on the fourth floor are very nice. The other floors' employees were a bit snobbish for my taste. We started on the fourth floor and worked our way down. After we visited all the floors we went back up to the fourth floor and this is when I found this beauty.

I think I'll either make a blouse or a jacket out of it. Now I'm in search of the perfect pattern. There's only about 1 1/2 yards of it so it'll probably have to be a short sleeved blouse.

After shopping at Britex we went to the Cheesecake Factory for lunch. Another first for me and it didn't dissapoint either! I had fish tacos. Yummy!!! Even though our lunch was more than filling we had to have cheesecake. It isn't called Cheesecake Factory for nothing! Jeanne and I shared a slice. There are so many kinds of cheesecake to choose from it made it difficult to pick one. We chose something with lemon and raspberry sauce. It was delicious!

On the way back to BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) we stopped in at the Ghirardelli shop. Such a fun day and perfect weather to boot. We'll have to schedule more field trips in the future!!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Tagged again! Six random or quirky things about myself

Ugh! Looks like my computer froze after I was almost finished with this post and I lost all of it so I have to do this over! Here it goes.

I was tagged by my friend Sharon. I'm supposed to list 6 random or quirky things about me. Following my list are the rules and the next innocent victims.

here goes:

1. Whenever I've wanted to learn how to do something in life such as sewing, quilting, or baking bread; I've read books and taught myself how to do it. Trial and error came into play as well which leads to number 2.

2. When I was a teenager trying to bake bread I baked an awful lot of bricks. I would use water that was too hot and killed the yeast. The dough wouldn't rise and I'd have baked bricks instead of bread. I'm happy to report that I now make bread regularly. Hardly ever have to buy it in the store anymore! Yay for me!!!

3. I'm not afraid of spiders or snakes. Just last September at our Son's rehearsal (BBQ) dinner we found a tarantula and I held it which freaked out a few people. It was so cool. I will often catch spiders in the house and release them outside. They are amazing artists!!!

4. We used to have ducks as pets. It started with Peety and then Fred & Wilma, then Bigfoot and Waddles, then Harold & Hannah.

5. I hate to shop unless it's for books or fabric. Even then I've slowed down quite a bit.

6. I'm like the Princess and the pea. My bed has to be soft and comfy. The sheets and quilts have to be just right or I can't sleep well. One time we stayed at a small Inn in Pismo Beach, the bed was so hard I woke up crying!

Done, Whew!
Now the following people have been tagged! (Sorry!)

Kim at The Mad House
Aleyta and Matt at The Wife Diaries
Carolyn and Jeanne (no blog yet but I'll try to get them to start one)

I know I don't have 6 people tagged which breaks rule number four, but rules were made to be broken!

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Put the rules on the blog.
3. Write 6 random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment.
6. Let the tagger know your entry is up.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Alphabet Meme

I was tagged once again by my DIL. Thanks Aleyta!!! Here goes...

A - Available or Taken: taken
B - Best Friend: besides my daughters (including DIL), Jeanne is my BFF
C -Cake or Pie: cake I guess
D - Drink of Choice: diet coke
E - Essential item you use everyday: quilts
F - Favorite Color: love ‘em all!
G - Gummy Bears or Worms: not a fan, chocolate please
H - Hometown: Hayward, Ca
I - Indulgence: pedicures
J - January or February: January.
K - Kids & ages: Kimberly 25, Matthew 23, Savana 21, Grandkids; Brandon 3 1/2 & Adam 18 months
L - Life is incomplete without: family
M - Marriage Date or Most Memorable Date (and why): marriage 07/25/81
N - Number of Siblings: 3 brothers
O - Oranges or Apples: a good juicy navel orange
P- Phobias or Fears: Probably heights if I had to choose something,
Q - Fave Quote: Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. I try to live by it!
R - Reason to Smile: my crazy cute grandkids.
S - Season: Spring
T - Tag 3 or 4 People: If you'd like to do this, go right ahead!
U - Unknown fact about me: When I was in high school I took a needle arts class and went to school with my ‘super yarn mart’ bag along with my books. Got teased a bit about that but I didn’t care!
V - Vegetable you don't like: I don't like brussel sprouts or radishes. Yuck!
W - Worst Habit: procrastination - but I work better under pressure!
X - X-rays: yup, broken wrist, broken ankles, broken leg, broken toe, bad hip, arthritic thumbs, TMJD. Hurts just to mention ‘em.
Y - Your Fave Food: La Pinata Mexican food all the way baby!
Z - Zodiac Sign: Cancer