Saturday, June 06, 2009


This past few weeks I have been on the go. I need a rest. Now that I am back from California I feel like I deserve a little rest time before I gear up for Urban Craft Uprising. Last night I went over to Bainbridge Island to spend the night with some dear friends. I love going over there because it really feels like a vacation. A short ferry ride is all it takes I suppose. We had a pizza party and then went to bed early so we could wake up early and take in a bit of the island before I had to head back to Seattle. Their farmer's market was impressive with not only veggies and baked goods but they also had some other vendors including clothing, blown glass, etc. BUT the best part about Bainbridge is Esther's Fabrics. They are celebrating their 50th anniversary so they had all these beautiful quilts hung up on their ceiling. Well it was inspiration overload if that's possible. I didn't have much time but managed to spend some money in a few minutes time. If you live in the area or will be visiting, I highly suggest this shop. I also found out it's the oldest fabric store in Washington!

Anyways, once I got to Schmancy I have managed to use up almost the entire day looking at blogs. Here are a few goodies.

Oddly enough I was debating about prewashing fabric before I make my next baby quilt and she is discussing that very topic.

Umm I read through this ENTIRE BLOG

I decided my big weekend plans will consist of:

1) garage sales (hopefully)
2) playing Bananagrams
3) Finish Middlesex: A Novel, 2002,Picador PUBLISHER,ISBN 0312422156
4) Start a new book...not sure which one yet.
5) Start a new quilt for all the babies coming soon (there are now 3 pregnancies I am aware of...lot's of baby showers in my future)

I hope you all have a nice and relaxing weekend.


Tiffany said...

Hi there - I read your blog all the time and also happen to be a librarian with a book suggestion :-) The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (it's narrated by a family dog) or The Road by Cormac McCarthy which offer post-apocalyptic tragedy despair in such a beautiful way that it is blissful.

Haven't read Middlesex yet, but hear it is very good and plan to read it one day. I loved the Virgin Suicides.

Jo James said...

This cinches it, I'm in love with your blog!
Great quilty blog link.
Bananagrams looks extra fun.
And I just went to Bainbridge Island for a 3 generational girl retreat recently. Just right!

Schmancy said...

Thanks Tiffany! The Road is on my list actually. I did finish Middlesex so I quickly started another book. BUT I will add these both to the list. Thanks so much.

Jo James- Thanks. Bananagrams is so fun. Enjoy!