Monday, April 27, 2009

Make-It Monday

Looked out the bedroom window this morning and saw the snow. Not again! Oh well, it's Make-It Monday. I think I'll play inside today.

Made a little padded case for my cell phone. Scraps from my fabric stash, some foam padding I saved from some gadget we bought some time ago, and a hair tie. Just perfect!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Why I Like Cats

I love cats because they are the epitome of curiosity. Give a cat a bag and they will be occupied for hours, first trying to see what's in it, then seeing if it's good for hiding in, then turning it into a small apartment. Hmmm... sounds like a two-year-old, doesn't it?
Here's what happened when little Quinton discovered yesterday's shopping bag:

Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday Fun

Youngest Daughter sent this photo from one of her trips between home and school. Hmmmm... must be a college joke?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

They're Baaaaack...........................

For today, I think I'll just link to a post from one year ago.
Here's a hint: _q_i_r_l_ _n _h_ _h_m_e_
Check it out here.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day 2009 and I finished my dress!

For Earth Day, Libby and Sarah from Common Threads brought a couple sewing machines and lots of burlap coffee bags to Whole Foods and anyone could stop by and make a shopping tote. While I was there, quite a few folks tried their hand at sewing these wonderful little bags. A great recycling use for the coffee bags!

Look at these multi-talented Whole Foods chefs!

This man was very pleased with the tote he made -- for good reason. He did a great job!

And speaking of Common Threads, last week I finally finished the dress I'd been working on. And I got the lovely Nancy to model it for me:

It's the Amy Butler Lotus Tunic Dress and I used the Amy Butler Belle-Full Bloom fabric.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sister Helen Prejean

I went to hear Sister Helen Prejean give a talk at Naropa University last night. Second time I've heard her. She is so inspiring! From an early age I've been against the death penalty and even gave an anti-death penalty speech in eighth grade. But I realize I must do more than just "be" against it. I'm not sure where I'm headed with this but I definitely felt God's presence and a little push last night.

If you've not heard her yet, here is one of her recorded talks:

Monday, April 20, 2009

Never Forgotten

Ten years ago these students and teacher were killed at Columbine High School in Littleton:

Cassie Bernall, Steven Curnow, Corey DePooter, Kelly Fleming, Matthew Kechter, Daniel Mauser, Daniel Rohrbough, Rachel Scott, Isaiah Shoels, John Tomlin, Lauren Townsend, Kyle Velasquez, teacher Dave Sanders

Click here for a nice video about some of the survivors.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Fun Friday

Can you guess what this is? Check it out here.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Some Thursday Thoughts

Have you seen this woman? Susan Boyle. A contestant on Britain's Got Talent.
According to Fr. James Martin, SJ (from Paulist Press):
"(The video) may be the best example of the how God sees us - and the way that the world often doesn't.

Ms. Boyle, a matronly 48-year-old unemployed woman, who touchingly described herself on camera as "never been married, never been kissed," lives in a small English village with her cat, Pebbles. When she strode onto the stage of "Britain's Got Talent," you could see the contemptuous grimaces in the crowd. And when the heavyset woman smilingly announced that she would sing the vocally challenging song from "Les Miserables," called "I Dreamed a Dream," you could see the collective judges (including the ever-present Simon Cowell) literally roll their eyes in barely disguised disgust. Please.

When Ms Boyle opened her mouth, however, out came a voice that silenced her critics. Watch her video here if you haven't already."
Something to think about: Am I like the crowd before she begins singing -- or the crowd after? I certainly don't see God in the "before crowd", do you? How wonderful for us.

New Kind of Day-Planner

I LOVE day-planners and am always looking for the perfect one. My current one is a red Moleskine which is just about as perfect as they come.
(I heart Molies) Of course, I had to decorate the cover since the original was quite plain -- if red can ever be considered plain! Youngest Daughter gave it to me, and annotated it as well, so it is especially nice.

But I just ran across a new type: a Chronotebook. How clever is this! You have a clock face in the center and LOTS of room to write. Hmmm....
I just might need to switch from my dear Moleskine next year.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Friday Fun

I've always been bothered by drive-in liquor stores, but NOW I understand! They're for those who aren't allowed inside stores. You know, the stores with signs on the door saying "No animals allowed."

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Two-fer Tuesday

Two questions:
Where is this?
Where did it come from?

Monday, April 6, 2009

Make-It Monday

A few cards I made the past few days:

These two are Easter cards. The first one has removable Easter eggs in the basket.

And finally, a thank-you card:
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