Friday, March 21, 2008


Well, I am back from my trip to Puerto Rico. It was fabulous! The beaches are beautiful and we had a very relaxing time. I am having technical difficulties with my camera so I will have a few pictures this weekend but I just wanted to post and thank everyone for their thoughts about our anniversary and our vacation.!

As you can see, I have changed my background a bit. I wanted to lighten it up for spring! I have been doing lots of reading since January so I decided to add a bookshelf which I saw on the Yankee Quilter's blog. I read TWO books while lying on the beach! The English Teacher was fabulous and of course, anything by Alice Hoffman is sure to entertain.

I have started sewing again. I am in the process of making a spring/summer quilt for my bedroom. I have had the focus fabric for a couple of years and have been collecting some fabrics but have had a problem deciding what I wanted to do. Since my DH shares the room, I don't want it to be too feminine, frilly or flowery. I have a couple of ideas but I'll be stopping at my LQS this weekend to see if I can find a pattern, some more fabric or other inspiration to "MAKE IT WORK"! And speaking of Project Runway, I watched the Finale last night.

I am sewwwww disappointed that "Mr. Fierce" was the winner. I know this is supposed to be high fashion but I found his collection uninspiring. Wayyyy too much black and haven't we seen enough rufffles with "edginess" from him. I thought that both Rami and Jillian clearly did a better job of getting out of their comfort zones and also designing clothes that real women would wear not just Spice Girls!! I think the judges had ratings more on the mind than fashion and they were super nice~ far less criticism than I expected. Although Rami and Jillian are not as FIERCE as Christian, as far as personality goes, I think they met the challenge far better. I believe Christian is talented but I didn't think his collection was the best (and it appeared he didn't either). We never saw nerves from Mr. Ferocity until right before the show. Anyway, still love this show and can't wait for next season!

I am still catching up on blogs! Boy, you gals are busy!! I have been trying to leave a comment for everyone.

As for March TIF, I am going to skip this month. I love the theme of looking at the details but I don't feel I have enough time to give it the attention it deserves so I will be back with TIF in April.

Be back with pics this weekend!


Libby said...

Project Runway . . . don't get me started *s* I really thought that Chris had a better collection than Rami to even get in the finals. And Jillian offered up the best collection that went to Bryant Park - but her personality must have been too dull for them to pick her. Whatever . . . Tim Gunn and the gang will be back soon with a whole new installment. I can't wait.

Glad you're back!

Kay said...

Welcome back. You sound very energized!

julieQ said...

I am so glad you had a wonderful vacation...and look forward to the pics!

The Calico Cat said...

I'm back to work, so the weekend is officially over. We are ready for the pictures... :o)

Kim said...

Welcome back!

YankeeQuilter said...

I like the British version of Project Runway (Project Catwalk) better than the US version.

I haven't checked top see if Alice Hoffman has anything new out...really love her writing.


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