Monday, October 29, 2007

Maker Faire 2008

Well, I finally received a USB cable for my new cell phone, so I can share the photos I took at Maker Faire in Austin. It was a lot of fun, with activities for crafty folks and geeks alike! Yay!

Here's the giant mouse trap that had bowling balls rolling through it:

Here's Diana learning to make a pin cushion with very expensive Bernina machines:

Here's an art van covered in all kinds of cameras and tv monitors:

Here's some neat 3D origami art:

And here's a big owl made of cardboard and masking tape (this one's for Meghan):

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

Here's beautiful Hailey in her Halloween costume!

Apparently, she was better behaved than the dwarfs, who kept jumping out of position! I look forward to receiving more pictures of all my honorary nieces and nephews in costume! Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Ladies Night Out!

It was definitely a full moon last night as the Locklear girls, mom, and I fought traffic (both auto and human) to get into our seats at Jones Hall. Every time I go there, I remember how much I dislike that theatre! However, author David Sedaris made all the stress worthwhile! He was hilarious, and I was so pleased to have my mom laughing out of control next to me. Yes, we both have quite the penchant for dirty jokes!
Anyway, I highly recommend him if you're looking for some comic relief! Plus, his short stories are easy to finish before falling into a coma at the end of the day!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Hooray! Quilt Finished

I'm so glad to announce an end to this project! For my first attempt at quilting, I kept it fairly small. It will be a nice cover while lounging on the couch if winter ever gets here. And I DID manage to make the whole thing by hand, which was a good learning experience. However, I doubt I'll ever go through that again. In fact, I bought a sewing machine at Sears today!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Atlanta Photos

Just returned last night from my trip to visit Maria in Atlanta. Her son Austin is now 2, and he is quite the "spelunker."

We drove up to The Last Resort in Blue Ridge, which is just beginning to show some autumn colors. Here's the view from our cabin:

We took a hike out to the spot where Maria and Jonah were married and enjoyed some pretty things along the way! I'm already missing the trees and the cool weather!

Cute Scarflette Demo

Here is the scarflette I sent to Erin to keep her neck nice & toasty this winter in China. It has 3 different flower pins to keep it snug and stylish!