February 16th

Phat Quarters

Picked up my sewing machine Friday afternoon and it works better now than when I bought it 12 years ago. Seriously. I am embarrassed I complained about having to take it in! And while the clerk was finding it in the back, I took a quick stroll through the aisles of gorgeous fabric. If you are in Phoenix, you know our local fabric selection is lackluster at best. But this shop was anything but the cartoon print material you’d find at Wal-Mart. {35th Ave Sew & Vac on Ray and Rural in Chandler}

Also? I met a local blogger for breakfast this weekend and it was such a delight. T is so kind, and had some pretty great life advice to share.We’ve been chatting online for a couple years, so it was great to put a face to the name. Funny how relationships are changing with the Internet. I’ve met friends through Twitter, am reconnecting with extended family and high school friends via Facebook, and another friendly blogger is coming to stay with me in a couple weeks for margaritas, pool time and knitting.

Ah, Interwebs, you are so good to me.

This week:

Sewing:: lounge pants for Susie, February CRAFT assignment

Knitting:: Scarf for friend

Cooking: Greek — tabouli, babaganoush, hummus, lamb

Gardening:: Time to harvest the cilantro and onions

Making:: Stamped stationery to refuel the correspondence box at my desk

Missing:: My parents and brother. We need a Spring reunion.

Reading:: Reading Lolita in Tehran Just finished,  A Spot of Bother — 3 bananas. Quite entertaining!


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16 Responses

  1. Sounds like another busy week ahead! Glad your machine is better than ever, I can’t wait to see your creations.

  2. Another busy week for you. Don’t you love meeting people through the Internet!? I have met amazing friends (including you!). So fun. I like your fabrics too, btw!

  3. I’m so glad your sewing machine is back in good working order. Just in time to use those delightful fabrics you found. It is great to meet blogging friends and I’m tickled you have these opportunities. I love your list of activities, lots of fun ahead for you.

  4. Love your ‘to do’ list Kelli! Glad your machine is back from it’s stay at the spa and feeling spry and those fabrics are super cute. You continue to inspire and give my crafting/cooking/sheep farming (LOL) muse a much needed kick in the patooty. Thanks Kelli-have a terrific week friend!

  5. LOL! I’ve been to Greece, and the only Greek food in that list is lamb! There was a restaurant that had all the rest, but I can’t remember what region the food was from. Turkish maybe? It’s amazing how different Americanized Greek food is from food in Greece. Did you know a read Greek salad doesn’t have lettuce?

    Tabbouleh is the best!

  6. Hey Kelli,

    Nice to se you are happy again. Looking forward to seeing what the “new” machine can produce.

  7. Can’t wait to see your new projects!

  8. Great to do list:) I love hearing about internet friendships/relationships. My husband and I met about 10 years ago on the net, way before it was popular or made into a business. I like to say we made it popular:)

    Have lots of fun and hopefully we will be able to see some pictures of your accomplishments.

    P.S. I love that picture of you and Jimmy from the post.

  9. busy week ahead, it seems! sounds like fun, tho.

  10. Glad you got your sewing machine back and I wish I knew how to do half the stuff you do! No idle hands/mind for you.

  11. Sounds like you have beautiful projects ahead! Busy week uhu? I like the blue on blue leaves fabric, very elegant I think. And I want to know your recipe for tabouli, ok?

  12. Tina in Duluth February 17, 2009

    Glad to hear you are reunited with your machine. Great fabric choices! I’m fond of my internet friends, too! 🙂

  13. I love this fabric! I’m so excited to go there!

  14. So you just finished “Reading Lolita in Tehran”? What did you think of it? It wasn’t quite what I had expected, but I did enjoy it. Well, rather, I enjoyed the middle to the end, the beginning was not my favorite. I think my favorite parts were whenever she was talking about her life there.

  15. Sorry but I just have to know, this burning question has been eating me up for years–WHY sewing machines and vaccuum cleaners together, always? There must be a reason, no?

  16. Your plans for the week sound great! I hope you are able to get many of those things done. And I can’t wait to visit you… only a couple of weeks!