Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Does anyone else

LOVE this show as much as me? 

I discovered it on HGTV on a Saturday night when nobody was home.  I only get to watch this kind of 'chick' TV when I'm home alone.....

If you haven't seen it, look for it on Saturday evenings.  It is so much fun.  Makes me want to hit the antique stores and get creative.

I've been catching up with my block-of-the-month projects but I need to buy a new camera before I can show you.  Mine survived the rain forest but not the first day home.  It suffered a bizarre accident involving a bottle of sun screen.  You know, sun screen...the stuff we rub on our skin to protect it from the sun's evil rays?  Apparently it takes the finish right off the surface of cameras! (Not to mention how thoroughly it gums up every moving part.)  Who knew? 


Saturday, July 14, 2012


You know how people always say they need a vacation to recover from their vacation?  I'm not sure what I need. 

What does a person need after a trip where their luggage....their rugged, hard sided, 10 year warranty luggage looks like this by the 3rd day?

The Central American country I visited has umpteen million miles of roads that look like this. 
Honestly, it takes about 1 1/2 hours to travel 30 miles on these bone jarring roads.... and the picture just doesn't do them justice. 

Maybe I'm calling this adventure a vacation and it wasn't a vacation.  It was an adventure.  I think I need bed rest because I'm not hard sided or rugged and my 10 year warranty expired.  I did, however, avoid being eaten alive by bugs.  Thanks to the Passport Health Office who gave me some serious bug spray.  I didn't read the directions until half way in...oops...only spray on clothing before putting them on.  Well, all the same...it worked great.

Anyone else working on the new Lizzie Kate Halloween mystery piece?  I started it by accident.  I really wasn't going to work on it but it came in the mail, I had an hour or so free, and my other focus piece was in an entirely different part of the house...so what's a girl to do?  Stitch what's at hand.