Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

How was it?

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."
William Arthur Ward
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving if you are American.
If not, I hope you had a great weekend anyway!
I will omit the traditional photos...
and just say that I spent some time in the car...
going from one house to another...
and doing some stitching while being driven!
(the little house is on a zippered bag I bought from Carole) It's getting time for Christmas blog posts!!!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Video of My Aggie Family

We had a great time at Kyle Field Saturday night!

The Nebraska fans were great! A classy bunch of people!

Now if they could just get rid of their horrible coach!

I feel bad for them!

But we had fun. I've never seen the students rush onto Kyle Field...but they broke a college record for most students at an athletic event! So there were a lot of kids sitting on the track already... one thing led to the other. (on the video...to the left is the Student Section) But it was done well and there didn't appear to be any problems other than with the coaches for Nebraska... seems one (related to the head guy) attacked a camera man. But you'll need to look elsewhere for more details. This is an art blog.



Friday, November 19, 2010

Aggie Game Saturday Night

If you read my blog all the time, you know my family is an Aggie Family.
That's Texas A&M University.
My husband was in the Corps of Cadets in the 70's and a Ross Volunteer.
My kids graduated from A&M and so did their spouses.
I married into it.
We have season tickets to the football games.
All six of us sit together... which is a joy!
this was a couple of weeks ago at the OU game.
Mascot below....
This was three years ago when we beat tu at Kyle Field. So Saturday night ....it's BTHON!

ABC.... it'll be fun...we hope!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Chalkboard Paint

No, I didn't paint Henry!
But he is black.....all over...
no other color except inside his mouth and he has black spots even on his tongue!
Makes photography a challenge!
Sunday was his first birthday
and his parents
gave him a party!
Lots of people and I think about 7 dog guests!
Everyone had a great time!
And all the dogs... pretty much... wore hats... at least for awhile!
So...about the chalkboard paint.... I finally found it...at Lowe's! a few weeks ago... I painted an old gaudy gold frame glossy white. I painted a canvas with the chalkboard paint..... I need to work on my chalk writing skills. I think I need some better chalk, too... but I can't seem to remember to look for it when I'm out.
Below is an old aluminum tray that belonged to my mother-in-law!
I knew I needed to have that!
Who knew it was sooooo bumpy in the middle!
This is what it looks like on the back....
I'm hanging it in the kitchen.
I wrote Chalk on it as a reminder!
And after I made those.... I saw this..... go look! Look at this plate!! Have you used chalkboard paint yet?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

What's Eating YOUR Flowers?

I think I need a new camera for these kind of shots!
What a little stinker!
He looked just like Peter Rabbit sitting there on his hind legs
with a mouthful of marigolds!
......Charley wouldn't have allowed such behavior!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Inspired Ideas

Just in case you are living under a rock and are "unaware"! Do NOT miss Amy's latest issue here!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

No Photographs Please!

I can understand that sign on some of the quilts in the show.
I can even understand it in SOME booths.
In fact there were a couple I felt like I should tell the owner they should have that sign!!!
(but I didn't)
But those... okay.... THAT booth.... that a l w a y s is covered in signs that say
I mean "Seriously?"
I keep meaning to google and see if they have a web site up.... it must be text only and HOW inspiring is that?
okay.... I feel better....
Here are some shots.... random order.... just like if you were with me... I didn't take any of the dining area though...
Can you guess whose booth the above was?
That was just to show you it really is International....
I always love the wool stuff..... this year I gave into it....
I love the junk tables, too!
Thought I'd throw in some quilts....
I could wear this one below!
Isn't it cooooool!
Last year Quilt Festival was earlier.... it was in October... which was so great!
You can go to November 2008 and 2007
to see those years' Quilt Festival posts.
(links on the left)
The gals below made my blog last year, too.
It's a mom and her two daughters.
Their headgear last year was only slightly different.

Then we leave.... we walk across the street to the hotel where we parked...

That's Minute Maid Park at the end of the street!

(where the Houston Astros play baseball)

The Convention Center looks like a giant ship, doesn't it!

....and we walk on this beautiful carpet each year in the hotel.....

The end of International Quilt Festival....

until next year!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Quilt Festival 2010

Mystique, by Sharon Schamber, $10,000 You can read more about it here and see a better photo. This week is Quilt Market and International Quilt Festival in Houston! BFF Virginia and I have been every year since 1986... together. If you check my blog in November or late October each year you can see old photos! These are just a few quick glimpses of some favorite things!
All my needs were met.
And isn't that what Quilt Festival is about?
We actually reached "overload" pretty quick!
We were at the point we couldn't buy another piece
of hand dyed wool!
Sad, huh?
Thank goodness for internet shopping!
We have business cards from all our faves!
You know how popular rik rak has become!
This ain't your grandmother's rik rak, honey. We even stooped down and bought from our least favorite vendor.
The one that doesn't price anything.
His clerks have to run and ask him.
You know who I'm talkin about.
....no, I didn't sit in a chair...
no time....
no time...
More tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Gator 2

Pardon the interruption, but this post is for a few of my followers that are Aggies....
Aggies are graduates (and those that love them) of Texas A&M University.
I married an Aggie in 1976.
He was in the Corps, and was a Gator 2 and a Ross Volunteer.
Last weekend was the 50th Anniversary of Gator 2.
So we were there .... all weekend.
We are at all the home football games...
but you knew that...
He also participated in the Rally to the Guidons on Saturday which means the "old Ags" (corp) can march-in to Kyle Field again. So for the first time in 38 years, Dear Husband got to march-in..... along with 699 other old Ags that signed up. President Bush 41 was there, too! Of course, he and Barb (see her below) have an apartment on campus. His presidential library is at A&M. President Bush was recognized as the first Honorary Lifetime Member of the Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets Association
The Secret Service guys were pretty obvious in the crowd.
And ... as long as we are here...
a shout out to Kathleen...
We beat Texas Tech!
And when the Ags win, the Fish (freshmen Corps) carry the Yell Leaders
and dump them into the Fish Pond.
(you can click on these if you want to see better)
I considered doing an entire post on Visor Guy.
But then I googled him and realized there is enough on him out there already!
Yes, he is to our left in the stands each game.
Gig em, Aggies!