Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Variety - The Spice Of This Week

I'm not really becoming a slacker when it comes to blogging! I've just had an interesting and varied week so now I have something to actually write about. In fact, it will probably take me a couple of posts to catch up.

First of all, now that Jessica has received her giveaway surprise, I can let you all see what I made for her. Here is her Amy Butler Frenchy Bag made from A.B. fabrics. She says she loves it, so that makes me happy! I know I get lots of compliments on the one I carry but I think I might have to make another:) And here is another bag that I completed last week. This one went to daughter B and is another Amy Butler pattern but made from Anna Maria Horner Chocolate Lollipops fabrics. It is huge, perfect for all the extra stuff B takes to work sometimes; shoes, clothes, books etc. It was an easy pattern, but lots and lots of interfacing had to be applied.
And yes, I did make that peach pie!
We had house guests over this long holiday weekend! It's so nice to have family visit, even it means the grandkitty comes too!

Other family is in town also. My FIL and SMIL have brought pretty much her entire needlework shop to the EGA National Seminar which is being held in Louisville this week.

We all went downtown to help set up. But things were very organized and some of us helped more than others! Actually, he did contribute to the process, but he does look a little of place (and bored) doesn't he!

Of course, there was some dining out!

And I would be scolded if I didn't post a photo of this tasty dish. Paella from Mojitos!

But as to why there's been no blogging, here is the real culprit. We have been without internet service since a thunderstorm Friday night. When we arrived back home (after dining out, of course, at a different restaurant) we discovered that our home had been struck by lightning. Luckily, we had little damage, but did lose one television, our garage door opener, several GFI's, a bathroom exhaust fan and our cable/internet boxes. After the electrician replaced the vent, we realized how lucky we were!

I'll be back in a day or two with more about the EGA Boutique (a.k.a. Stitcher's Workshop) where I've been trying to help P by running a cash register. I know very little about stitching, but am learning a little bit more every day. These lady stitchers are just about as obsessed as quilters!

Have a great week!


Red Geranium Cottage said...

I thought that was a snake!!!! LOLOL

sarah said...

LOVE the bags! the colors in both of them are so good together. i saw someone carrying one that must have been the same pattern as jessica's, but she'd used a leather strip instead of fabric for the strap. just thought i'd share. :)

Anonymous said...

The pie looks delish...peach pie is one of my favorites.
We were struck by lightning last summer and went through the same thing...ack!
Great bags!

Cheryl said...

Great bags! Glad you made it thru that lightning..that one was strange picture.

joeks said...

That lightning was a little too close for comfort. Glad it didn't do any worse than it did, and that you're back online now!.

Jessica said...

I do love the bag...somebody better warn Vera Bradley about Aunt J. :) Thanks again!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

The bags are lovely, Janet. And that peach pie!!! What gorgeous crust you make.
We had a lightning strike a few weeks ago too. It got the lawn sprinkler control, two telephones, the ice maker, three trees, and one air conditioner. At least that's all we've found so far. Like you, I feel lucky that our house didn't catch fire.

Brooke said...

I love my bag too mom. I've already had comments about it when I was in TN. Maybe a try at a whole collection in that fabric? If your feeling ambitious that is.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Pretty bags and yummy pie! Janet, you can do it all. Glad the lightning strike wasn't any worse, sounds like it was bad enough. Yikes!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Wow, that was a close call. Absolutely love the bags. And looks like everyone was having a great time.