Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Another birthday bites the dust

Wow, I had no idea so many famous people shared my birthday.

Birthdays on June 28
Kenny Cunningham Athlete1971
Steve Burton Actor1970
John Cusack Actor1966
Mary Stuart Masterson Actress1966
Mike Fitzpatrick Politician1963
John Elway Athlete1960
Brian Roberts Businessman1959
Georgi Purvanov Statesman1957
Lalla Ward Actor1951
Don Baylor Coach1949
Kathy Bates Actress1948
Mark Helprin Novelist1947
Robert Asprin Author1946
Howard Barker Playwright1946
Bruce Davison Actor1946
Gilda Radner Actress1946
Jane Harman Politician1945
Donald Johanson Scientist1943
Ed Pastor Politician1943
Jim Kolbe Politician1942
Rupert Sheldrake Scientist1942
Muhammad Yunus Economist1940
Major Owens Politician1936
Major R. Owens Politician1936
Carl Levin Politician1934
Pat Morita Actor1932
Junior Johnson Celebrity1931
John S. Bell Physicist1928
Hans Blix Diplomat1928
Harold Evans Journalist1928
Mel Brooks Comedian1926
George Morgan Musician1924
William Whitelaw Politician1918
George Lloyd Composer1913
Eric Ambler Writer1909
Ashley Montagu Scientist1905
Ashley Montague Scientist1905
Richard Rodgers Composer1902
Esther Forbes Author1891
Pierre Laval Politician1883
Alexis Carrel Scientist1873
Luigi Pirandello Playwright1867
Frederick William Faber Theologian1814
William Hooper Politician1742
Jean Jacques Rousseau Philosopher1712
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Philosopher1712
Peter Paul Rubens Artist1577

Friday, June 24, 2011

Back to the Sewing Machine, well, at least ONE of them...

Hi. Did you miss me? I've been missing myself lately. We just got back from our yearly jount to FLA. This year we opted to stay at Grandma Hunnybunny's and just go to the beach. We were going to go more than one day, but alas, the dreaded yellow flag was up on the second day. Things have changed with Grandma Hunnybunny; her cast of characters has changed from Aunt Hunnybunny (Hunnybunny's sister) to Mother Hunnybunny, (Hunnybunny's mother). Aunt Hunnybunny has a new little Hunnybunny of her own named Tyler. He is so sweet, and he snuggled me!            
We picked up Hollywood for a few weeks this summer. He made the trip to Florida without being too bored.

And he turned sweet 16! His party of sorts was a couple of friends, along with She who must be Obeyed  and Jerricho! I had fun with her as She is now almost 11! What did we do for kicks? We sorted fabric! That kid was always organizing so I gave her the opportunity to help me cut down my fabric hoard of scraps.  She thought it was great! My kind of kid! 
This week, I've been fairly selfish. While I have been working on The Legal Adult's quilt, I took out a little time to cut myself out a dress. Here's the pattern:

I don't even own a dress besides my wedding dress and if I ever had a special occasion, I'd be in trouble. My friend Robin told me long ago and far away to find a simple pattern and start with that, so that's what I did. I also got my little orphan machine fixed.
It was in storage as I used it to make those stitches you see, but then it didn't work at all. I took it back to the Nameless Fix-It shop here in town, and he wanted me to throw more money at it.  I took it to a place where I usually just get fabric, but they had fixed my Pfaff Hobby so wonderfully that I decided to see if they could make this little machine stitch again. It's called the Quilter's Square and they totally rock!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Look what I got in the mail!!!

Debra Spincic made this great quilt for me! ( I hope she doesn't mind that I stole her picture: see the one on the left  I tried to take and you'll see why!) It was to commemorate getting into LPN school, but wow....was I taken completely by surprise! She talked about it in this post. The funny part is that I actually read it, and never picked up on the fact that it was for ME! She is a wonderful friend, and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank her from the bottom of my heart!  Debra gets me, and that is not a great feat! Thank you, Debra! I smile every time I touch this quilt or see it.....I smile because of you!