The Life and Projects of An Avid Hobbyist

Friday, April 3, 2009

...And the Gifts Keep on Coming...A Recap

Life has surely been kicking my arse lately and I've had no time to blog. Plenty of desire...but not a stitch of time...please allow a brief re-cap.

As the calendar attests, my birthday month is over. Here are a few of the gifts that didn't get posted.

First off the bat...I got a new sewing machine. I was looking for a machine that would allow me to machine quilt at home. After some internet research and joining a yahoo group dedicated to the machine, I decided on a Juki-TL98Q from here. After some mix-ups with their shipping department I finally got her home.

Behold!

New Machine_No Name

At the moment she is namely, she is very shy and hasn't revealed her name to me. When she does, I'll be sure to let you know.

While in Cali on retreat, my knitting mentor got me this hot little ticket.

Knitted Lace

For those not in the know, this is only one of the hottest new knitting books to hit the shelves in recent months. Already is its second print, I was pleased as punch to get it, and even happier to check the inside...

Signature Page

I dunno if i really will meet/see THE Nancy Bush at MDS&W and I really don't care. I will cherish this book forever...gotta learn how to make a nupp (rhymes with soup).

I got lots of other gifts and spent a lot of time with good friends. Can't beat that...
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In other birthday news...my mentee celebrated his birthday on St. Patty's Day. I took him to a brewpub in Central Jersey with the intention introducing him to micro-brews (interpret...get him drunk)....Happy Birthday D.

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His best effort.

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Crappy Crackberry photo
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1 comment:

Jasper the Cat said...

I love your blog. I love your Ravelry name. I love your quilting. You seem to be the kind of woman I'd love to know. I'm bumpsnloops on Ravelry. And I agree. There's far too much time to do everything we'd like.