Sunday, February 24, 2008


Internet, no! It can't have been three weeks since we last talked! Please, give me another chance, let me back into your life!
The sad truth is, I've been doing next to no crafting in 2008. I know! It's a super stink. Life just hasn't been very craft conducive lately. Work has been great, but tiring. We've had lots of family in town, also great but also tiring. And now I'm sick. I spent all of yesterday on the couch. For real. I literally did not do a single thing yesterday but lay on the couch napping, snacking, tv watching and interneting. Today I feel a tid bit better so I ventured out to the farmer's market with Harv to buy some tasty French pastries that I was seriously craving yesterday. Well worth the trip.
Since we last met, my mom came in to visit and go to the Annie Awards with us. I lost, by the way. That was lame. But I'm still quite pleased to have been nominated and I couldn't have lost to anyone more deserving than this guy, our good good friend Eric Towner, so it's okay.
Then I had a birthday, February 13, the day before Valentine's day. It's quite a birthday to have. I think it has a lot more character to it than a lot of other birthdays. I'm pretty certain I share it with this little crafty blogger who I'm sure you're familiar with.
Then Harv's family came for a visit and by Harv's family I mean his entire family, parents, all siblings and all spouses here at the same time. They are nice nice people and we had a great time introducing them to artichokes and living room karaoke. Harv's mom made me a cozy new quilt for my birthday, perfect for sick day snuggling on the couch.
Oh, I know you're so bored by all of this. I'm sorry! I've just missed you, is all. I want to tell you everything! But I won't. Here are some things for you to look at instead.
For my birthday, Harv gave me this:
I know next to nothing about photography but I'm trying to learn. Today I took some pictures around the house. Everyone loves to see pictures of other peoples homes, right? That's what I thought.

We'll start you off easy, with somethings I know you'll like. Such as: fabric, waiting for me to not be sick.

Wonderful Wee's!
Vintage sewing machine.
A big ol' mess.
Cuckoo! This was a Christmas gift from Harv's parents, a memento from our trip to Germany last year.
View from the front of the house through to the back, living room, dining room and kitchen.

Living room is a bit misleading. The couch is where I've been doing all of my living. Living couch seems more accurate.
Bathroom doorknob. Our house was built in the 1920's and I assume these doorknobs are original.
Drippy bathroom faucet. So bad, I know! We need to do some handy man-ing.


  1. Found you through SMSew Flickr group and just love your quilts--all of them-- so thought I'd let you know. Happy February!

  2. Hi Liz! Happy Belated Birthday! 2008 isn't a great crafting year for me yet either... and I LOVE the fabrics that you have waiting for you. Hope you feel better soon!

  3. I just want to dive right into your fabrics! I like that your sewing room is "a big mess". Mine too! OH, I found you through SMSew too.

  4. Happy Birthday.
    Now I know of 3 creative,Feb 13 birthday bloggy women. Calamity Kim is one too... it must be an auspicious day for talent.