Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Do you ever have one of those times...

when you are supposed to be enjoying the ambiance and the environment around you...but you are so focused in on one thing?  I just had a great lunch at Border Grill in Santa Monica and did I taste the food?  Yes and No.  It was really good and I'll go back again but I had such a good time that I barely remember what I ate.

Just had to get that out there into the world.

Have you all seen Parenthood from 1989?  I never seek it out to specifically watch but if I see it playing on TV I will sit down and watch it for awhile.  There is one line that has been especially resonating with me lately: Karen (Mary Steenburgen) replies to her husband Gil (Steve Martin) "Well I happen to LIKE the roller coaster, okay?"  Karen is responding to the story that Grandma told...check it out here.  I too like the roller coaster of life where things can be scary and equally thrilling at the same time.  I never liked the Merry Go Round either.

I whipped this mug rug out last Friday morning for a special friend for her birthday.  She loves going to "tea" and so I went for a traditional/modern twist.  I'm getting much better at machine sewing the binding on, starting on the back.

I used some scrap Anna Maria Horner fabric for the front and back and a almost perfect match for the binding from Joann's.

Can't stop tripping over Supernova quilt tops popping up all over blogs.  I seriously dig the design and am really stretching my sewing/design skills with this quilt.

I'm using Kona Celery as the solid fabric and am very happy with the results so far.  Not a whole lot of sewing to be going on around here in the near future as I've got a pile of homework, a big family dinner I'm hosting on Saturday and Spring Break for my boys next week.  



  1. Your Super Nova Blocks look great! Isn't it a fun quilt along?

  2. I know exactly what you mean....cute mug rug.

  3. Oooh, such pretty Supernova blocks! Great job. Glad you're joining in. : )