Monday, July 28, 2008

I Pre-ordered My Tickets

I pre-ordered my tickets for the Henry Rollins Recountdown Spoken Word Tour this fall in Detroit. I can't wait!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Garage Sale Find of the Day v.7.26.08

The Partridge Family Christmas CD.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Getting Behind on Blogging, or rather "Here's What I did Back in June"

After weeks of trying to figure out where we were going to go on a much needed "quick getaway", my girlfriend and I decided to stick with our original plan of attending the Semi-Annual Fiestaware Tent Sale at the Fiestaware Factory in Newell, West Virginia. And what a fabulous time we had! Without boring you with too many details, here's a quick recap of our activities-

On the way through Cleveland we stopped at the World Famous Westside Market where we picked up some fabulous food for our camping trip. The Irish bakery was my favorite-

On our way into West Virginia we stopped at a couple of roadside attractions. My favorite was the World's Largest Teapot-

As soon as we reached the sale (the evening before) we got in line and set up camp. (We were #4 and #5 in line.) By midnight there were about 200 people in line. We met some wonderful people including a teacher from the only school within the Grand Canyon as well as people from all over the states. It was thundering and lightening all night long but we still had fun.

The morning of the sale they announced if you had brought some canned goods you could drop them in a box for a drawing to win the highly-coveted, limited-edition, anniversary color Marigold Baking Bowls that are retail valued at $189.99 and only available for 75 weeks. I looked at my girlfriend and said "This is a raffle I actually want to win. Let's go to the gas station and buy our raffle tickets, er, I mean 'canned goods'." My friend thought I was being ridiculous and I would never win, but guess what? I WON!!!! They called me the day after I got home and said they would be shipping them the next week. They finally arrived and are perfect in every way-

*Sigh* Receiving those bowls made the entire trip worth it.

Meanwhile, I dropped loads of cash and somehow convinced my friend she needed Fiestaware, too. She got a whole set.

We really weren't ready to go home yet, (did I mention we had a fabulous time?) so on the way home we stopped in Cleveland once again but this time it was to see the The Christmas Story House and Museum.-

You can kind of make out the leg lamp in the window-

Then we headed home. That's it. We were bummed to go home but my girlfriend has already promised me that she wants to do it again next year. We are thinking on our next trip to the sale we will head into Pennsylvania and check out some roadside attractions there, including the The World's Only Drive-Thru Strip Club.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Quilt Update

The baby quilt has been completed and placed in the care of the soon-to-be parents. They really seemed to like it. I never know the reaction I'm going to get when I go to one of these baby showers toting something I made myself. (A few years ago I was accused of buying a quilt I had made at a store. By a "sewing teacher" no less. I think she was bitter because my quilt blew away her quilt;-) Above is the Mom-To-Be holding the quilt.

Here's a picture of the back-

I had originally planned to keep the back black but thought that was too much black for a baby quilt. So I took some left over squares and whipped up a backing. When she opened it everyone thought this was the front.

Next project? To complete a "patriotic" baby quilt and/or wall hanging for my family reunion in August. I've finished a few other things in the last few weeks but that will have to wait for another post, eh?

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Back From Vacation

And what do I spy with my little eye when I pulled into the neighborhood from vacay? Sonic, Baby! Within a half mile from where I live. I'm so pysched- I love their fruity, flavored drinks and will probably be down there at all hours to get one.

More about my mini-trip coming soon!