When you see all these photos you are going to think, "No wonder you are so darn tired girl....gets some rest why don't ya!" Truth is I have been resting and although there are a lot of pix here....those were only snippets of my day.
Last Thursday I met my friend Starr for lunch. I've needed some girlfriend time and I always enjoy Starr's company and her amazing creativity. People think I'm a gadget person....truthfully I'm not...I'm more of the gadget critic....however Starr IS the Gadget Queen of the Universe!! She has darn near all of them and knows how to work them....which blows my mind.
Starr has an IPAD and she has been telling me about flipboard. I told her I had no clue as to what she was referring to and she would have to show me. When we met for lunch she brought along her new toy...she's only had it for two weeks....and she can operate all these aps...amazing isn't it?
She was tickled to show me she has IHAN on the Flipboard...can you see it there in the center? That is my blog at a touch...can you believe that? Technology is amazing to me.
Next Starr shows me how she can just use her finger to browse the pages of my blog. Dang, my blog looks better on an IPAD than it does on my computer....what is up with that?
Do you wanna know what the best part was? Her new IPAD bag....she made and designed it herself :)
The amazing, creative and talented Starr holding up her punchneedle IPAD bag. I'm in love with it. I don't think there is anything Starr can't make in punchneedle and it always comes out terrific.
Check out the sun....and the change in colors of thread to make the face....all the color changes that add texture.
Look at the crystals for eyes in the snake...scary snake ay? Starr has a facebook page, Punchneedle and Me...go over and check it out. Soon she will have an Etsy shop too.
Friday there was a Stitch-In at The Quilt Foundry in Maumee and I had arranged with some girlfriends to stitch together there. Naturally I was excited because I don't get much time away to stitch. When I woke up on Friday I was so exhausted I had to go back to bed and sleep....missing the entire morning stitching with my girlfriends. Boooo hoooooo. I tell ya, I was not happy. At least when I did arrive I enjoyed their company and the time I spent stitching.
That night The Foundry had a Lasagna Dinner Party, click here for more photo's on their Facebook Page. I dare any quilt shop to match the fun those gals had on Friday night. I've never seen anything quite like it....honestly. We were served dinner, Lasagna, Salad, Bread (the garlic butter was awesome) and a chocolate cake with a mouse center. After dinner everyone brought out their jelly rolls and began making a Lasagna Quilt....photo below.
I worked on my Hugs and Kisses quilt by Jaybird Quilts because I didn't want to start another project. Most everyone finished their quilt top that night.
Anyone who wanted to get "Party Toes" could get a pedicure or manicure for just 15.00.
Check out these frosty machines....wanna know what was in there? On the right was margaritas and on the left were mudslides....can you believe that one? Yes-sir-ee-Bob....frosty drinks for anyone who wanted them. They were not supplied by shop but rather a couple who wanted to share some fun with the rest of us. Of course rides were offered to anyone who needed one....I made it home just fine :)
Check out the fun Party Toes
Saturday, May 21st...Claire's Day in Maumee, OH.
Claire's Day is held in honor of Claire Lynsey Rubini, who died suddenly July 6, 2000. Claire loved to read and her family honors her memory with an amazing gathering of children's book authors and many other sponsors to encourage children to read.
Brad and Julie Rubini
Zach received a CARE Award on Saturday. We are very proud of his reading efforts.
Claire Ackerman, Zach's reading teacher, with Zach at the awards ceremony.
Sunday, May 22
If you are still with me and have not fallen asleep.....thanks for reading and sharing the last few days with us.
Did you notice the IHAN blog face lift? It will be transferred to the IHAN shop soon as well. I'd like your opinion...please tell me what you think. Honest feedback only please :)