Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday Flick Pick #12




Remember just movies I like…
Not in any particular order…
Use your own discretion….


Friday Flick Pick #12

The Princess Bride (1987)


Staring;
Cary Elwes
Robin Wright

Director Rob Riener


True love, Buttercup and the farm-boy, Westley, fall in love. Buttercup thinks he is dead and vows never to love again. However, she somehow becomes betrothed to Prince Humperdinck. Can anyone stop this Wedding, even the Dread Pirate Roberts??

Best line of the movie….

"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

Or

“As you wish”

Or

""Inconceivable!"

I am afraid our Bride-to-Be was and still is afraid of “The Rodents of Unusual Size”!!

Also, a great book!!





Jane’s vote
Super 5 stars


Monday, May 24, 2010

Our Trip to Philly!!!


What a wonderful two days!!! As I mentioned, My oldest daughter Becky, bride-to-be, Emily, Maggie and I. Oh silly me of course the groom–to-be!, all flew from Chicago to Philly to spend some time with Randy’s family and to attend a bridal shower for Emily given by her absolutely wonderful and delightful, mother-in-law to be!

We arrived in Philly about 4PM and what did my wonderful future SIL do? Why he knows me so well he took me to one of my favorite places. He took me here even before he went to see his family!! What a great guy! Oh where? Well, as far as I know there are only two states in the US that have this little place, I believe it started in Philadelphia.
RITA”S Water Ice!!
We have all have had a DQ float BUT this is Water Ice made with fresh fruit, (Cherry)!!!! And layered with the best frozen custard on the earth!! I thought I had died and gone to heaven. The last time I had Rita’s was about 5-6 years ago, when Emily was attending Swarthmore College. What a sweet boy to take us there! NOW, that was just the start.

We next headed to Randy’s house to meet the family. I have met his parents, and they are wonderful, but Randy is the oldest of 12 children, ranging in age from 25 to 5. So, we got to meet the children, grandparents and friends of the family.

I told you I was bad at pictures and was having such fun that night, that of course I forgot to take any Friday night!!

I do have a picture of the hostess gift I brought Randy’s Mom, Mindy.
It was a box of Fannie May Candy, two pot-holders, a market bag, and a table topper.



Emily gave her a beautiful heart picture frame with a picture of her and Randy.
My daughter is such a lucky girl to be able to be part of this extraordinary family. This is a family that when you first meet them, you feel as if you have been part of there lives forever! The warm, caring, given, feeling you get cannot be described,
Wait yes it can, FAMILY!!
We had a wonderful time and I hated to leave but I knew it was going to be a big day for Randy’s Mom on Saturday.

So, we headed back to the hotel.
Sorry, but we did not invite dad, just us girls.

Maggie and I in one bed, Becky in her own bed, and Emily had the pull out. Now I have no idea what the problem was, Maggie and I had wonderful nights sleep, but for some reason Becky kept yelling, who is snoring, who is coughing. Hmmm, no idea!!!

Saturday morning was fun; I forgot what it was like to have all us girls in one room, with one sink, and one shower getting ready to go out. What fun, music, dancing, laughing ,makeup, hair and getting dressed.

Here we are ready to leave for the shower.
Becky, Maggie, Me, Emily



And my three beautiful daughters!



This is where the shower was held, there were over 70 ladies. Look at how beautiful this was…







Emily and Mindy(see how sweet she is)!!


Emily and two of her future SIL'S, aren't they breathtaking?


Here I am stalking this poor woman I did not even know because I loved her hair so much!! She said she cuts it herself! It was super cute!



We had brunch, there was so much food and it was all wonderful!!
We even had entertainment! There was a magician, super fun!!



After dessert, Randy arrived and they opened presents.



So much work and planning went into this shower and we are so grateful! Again, how lucky to become part of this wonderful family.


Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Flick Pick #11






Remember just movies I like…
Not in any particular order…
Use your own discretion….

Friday Flick Pick #11

Father of the Bride (1991)


Staring;
Steve Martin
Diane Keaton


Director Charles Shyer BR>

This is a remake of the Spencer Tracy, Elizabeth Taylor film. But to be honest even as much as I adore classics, I love this version.


And since I am heading to a Bridal Shower for my daughter, I thought it to be a fitting pick!

The movie, how to handle things when your children grow up, whether you want them to or not!



Jane’s vote 5 stars


I think I am going to cry……………..


Monday, May 17, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Taking a little Vacation…

I do not know why, but I feel compelled to let you know I will be taking a few weeks off. With Emily’s Wedding quickly approaching, I feel as if I cannot do blogging justice. I do hope to show you some pictures of the up-coming showers. The first is this Saturday, in Philly. This shower is being given by Emily’s future MIL; I know it is going to be such a fun time. Then the following weekend, my girls are giving Emily a shower.
Sooo, I will miss you but

“I’ll be Back”

Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday Flick Pick #10



Remember just movies I like…
Not in any particular order…
Use your own discretion….


Friday Flick Pick #10

Bringing up Baby (1938)

Staring;
Cary Grant
Katharine Hepburn

Director Howard Hawks

Katharine Hepburn (Susan) a rather scatter head, finds she has been smitten with paleontologist Cary Grant (David). And the hilarious events that happen as she tries to get his attention. Even with the use of a leopard named “Baby”






Jane’s vote 5 stars

My favorite part ~~ when she is on the phone pretending to be the operator telling the time!


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Questions!!!!

#1 What kind of sewing machine do you have?

I keep buying machines and never seem to find what I want or need. I do not want bells and whistles; just a machine that works well! Where the tension stays where I put it, it does not skip stitches, the needle does not move; I have a machine every time I set the perfect ¼ inch seam. I turn the machine off, when I turn it back on the needle is in a new position!!! Grrr…
I do not care if the needle stays up or down. I like a foot pedal. I need straight and zigzag. I have a machine with a ton of stitches, never use them!! Any ideas?

#2 What kind of thread do you use for piecing?

I have always used Coats and Clark 100% Cotton, what do you think. I am afraid to try anything else, but I bet there is something better out there?

Thank you!!!!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day.....



I would love to wish everyone a Happy Mother's day!
Enjoy!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday Flick Pick #9










For my mother Dorothy Rose (1929-1991) who really , I mean it , looked like Audrey Hepburn and was a true lady. oxoxo Mom

Remember just movies I like…
Not in any particular order…
Use your own discretion….


Friday Flick Pick # 9


My Fair Lady(1964)


Staring;
Audrey Hepburn
Rex Harrison


Director: George Cukor




Jane’s vote 5 stars


Thursday, May 6, 2010

What is this????

Have you heard of these dolls?
The Blythe Doll?
They are selling on eBay for almost $300.00!!
Do I need one, one with cute pink hair!
If I can find her for $20, she can come live with me forever!!

Oh wait, I just found one for a buy it now for $399.99

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along........

These are my blocks for the Jelly Roll Quilt along. This is such fun! I am trying blocks I never thought to try, let alone make!!




Monday, May 3, 2010

RAK”S and a Win

We have all said it, but nuts!!, I am going to say it again! Bloggers are the nicest people!!
Last week I received not one but two RAK’S in the mail. These Random Acts of Kindness, warm my heart. I do not think these girls understand how special they are!
Barb from Bejeweled Quilts by Barb, She is our American Samoa gal; lives in paradise and they have the most beautiful fabric there. I went to my mailbox and there was some of the most gorgeous fabric I have ever seen. See, how beautiful.



Thank you Barb for thinking of me, it means so much. But I dare not cut into it just yet!

The next day I went to the mailbox (fun place) and inside was a package from Australia!! It was from Julia from Julia’s Place . This very talented lovely lady sent me two magazines, which I have read at least three if not more times! And this breathtaking purse, SHE MADE!!! Julia knows my daughter is getting married this July and thought I might like this purse for the Wedding. Like is not the word! I adore it and will use the purse. It will be like Julia was able to come to the Wedding with me. She has also made the COVER of Down Under Quilts Magazine, told you she had talent! Look at these pictures…









Now another very talented lady Christine, Once Upon a Quilt (I also know form Australia ;)is featured in the same magazine and shared her pattern Pinwheel Delight. I happen to own a quilt Christine made, as we made a swap for fabric. Let me tell you, I came out on the better end. Here it is:







I tell you I love my mailbox! On Saturday I went to grab the mail and found an envelope form Canada! Kaaren from The Painted Quilt was having a giveaway and I won a piece of her art. I won a string needle case. I told Kaaren I was thrilled because it came at the perfect time. My daughter’s softball season has started and there is down time between games; now I can have all I need to work on hand projects right at the tip of my fingers! Thank you so much Kaaren. Another very talented lady.





I am so lucky to know these wonderful women and to be able to be inspired by their works of art.
Thank you, ladies!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Oh my Heavens…..

Oh my Heavenly days….
I did it!!
What you say?
Binding!!!
Yes, after 25 years plus of quilting, I finally can do a decent binding!!

YIPPEE!!!!!

I would like to thank Carrie from A Passion for Appliqué for first posting this you-tube video.

Then I would like to thank Sharon Schamber (for I am sure she reads my blog) for this absolutely foolproof method.

I am going to re-post the video because it bears repeating and for those of us that are binding challenged this will save your life!! And those of your family. (I might get a little crabby when it is time to bind).

In this video Sharon uses a glue tip, do not attempt to find it, you will not be able to find the tip!!! I even emailed the Elmer’s Glue Company and they did not have the tip. I did, however, find THIS at Jo-Ann (only on-line) and it works like a charm.

So, sit back, relax and let your binding problems melt away!!!
Sorry, scroll down and turn off my music.
There are 3 parts.